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"the kindest words my father said to me
women like you drown oceans"
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darvinasafo:

All praise to the elders, for they are bridges to the ancestors.

darvinasafo:

All praise to the elders, for they are bridges to the ancestors.

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Gandhi Spreads Racial Hatred of Africans

Gandhi was passionately prejudiced towards black Africans, as clearly displayed by his own writings over his 21-year stint in Gandhi’s writings during his 20 years in South Africa. He promoted racial hatred, in theory, and campaigned for racial segregation, in practice. In his newspaper, The Indian Opinion, he frequently wrote diatribes against the black community. Of particular concern to him was any contact between Indians and Africans. The following series of quotes, which is but a small selection of his extensive writings on the topic, documents Gandhi’s intense hatred for equal treatment of blacks and Indians, whether in culture or under the law. Indeed, his efforts to improve the status of the Indian community in South Africa were primarily focused on ensuring Africans were treated worse than Indians. His goal, thus was greater social inequality rather than universal equality.

All quotes taken from Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG).

Sept. 26, 1896: “Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir* whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.” — Vol. 1, p. 410

Sept. 24, 1903: “We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do… We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race.” — Vol. 3, p. 256

Feb. 15, 1904: “Under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians, I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population.” — Vol. 3, p. 429

Sept. 5, 1905: “The decision to open the school for all Coloured children is unjust to the Indian community, and is a departure from the assurance given… that the school will be reserved for Indian children only.” — Vol. 4, p. 402

Sept. 2, 1907: “From these views expressed by a White we have a lesson to learn: We must encourage the Whites too. It is a short-sighted policy to employ, through sheer niggardliness, a Kaffir for washing work. If we keep in view the conditions in this country and patronize the Whites, whenever proper and necessary, then every such White will serve as an advertisement for the Indian trader.” — Vol. 6, p. 276

Feb. 29, 1908: “The British rulers take us to be so lowly and ignorant that they assume that, like the Kaffirs who can be pleased with toys and pins, we can also be fobbed off with trinkets.” — Vol. 8, p. 167

Mar. 7, 1908: “We were all prepared for hardships, but not quite for this experience. We could understand not being classed with the whites, but to be placed on the same level with the Natives seemed too much to put up with.” — Vol. 8, p. 198

Mar. 7, 1908: “Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilised – the convicts even more so…. The reader can easily imagine the plight of the poor Indian thrown into such company!” — Vol. 8, p. 199

Jan. 16, 1909: “I have, though, resolved in my mind on an agitation to ensure that Indian prisoners are not lodged with Kaffirs…. I observed with regret that some Indians were happy to sleep in the same room as the Kaffirs…. This is a matter of shame to us. We may entertain no aversion to Kaffirs, but we cannot ignore the fact that there is no common ground between them and us in the daily affairs of life.” — Vol. 9, p. 257

Jan. 23, 1909: “I acquainted the Governor with what had happened and told him there was urgent need for separate lavatories for Indians. I also told him that Indian prisoners should never be lodged with Kaffirs. The Governor immediately issued an order for a lavatory for Indians to be sent on from the Central Gaol. Thus, from the next day the difficulty about lavatories disappeared.” — Vol. 9, p. 270

June 5, 1909: “I received from General Smuts two books on religion, and I inferred from this that it was not under his orders that I had been subjected to hardships, but that it was the result of his negligence and that of others, as also a consequence of the fact that we are equated with the Kaffirs.” — Vol. 9, p. 355

Dec. 2, 1910: “Some Indians do have contacts with Kaffir women. I think such contacts are fraught with grave danger. Indians would do well to avoid them altogether.” — Vol. 10, p. 414

The term “Kaffir” is a pejorative South African term for black people which is equivalent to the ‘n’ word. Use of this term has been a criminal offense in South Africa since 1975. Despite always using it to describe black Africans, Gandhi was fully aware of the offensive nature of the word. This is demonstrated by Gandhi’s comment during a religious conflict in India, when he said: “If ‘Kaffir’ is a term of opprobrium, how much more so is Chandal?” [CWMG, Vol. 28, p. 62] “Chandal” is a racist term for low-caste Hindus.

Up to a couple years ago all I heard was the “good” side of Gandhi.. Good to know though

damn.

Fuck him too

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Round Table India - Savarna English and the violent exclusion of Dalits →

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daasharjit:

ਫਕੜ ਜਾਤੀ ਫਕੜੁ ਨਾਉ ॥Pride in social status is empty, pride in personal glory is useless.Guru Nanak Dev

daasharjit:


ਫਕੜ ਜਾਤੀ ਫਕੜੁ ਨਾਉ ॥
Pride in social status is empty, pride in personal glory is useless.
Guru Nanak Dev

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Polisario front resistance fighters in Morocco, 1975

Jacques Pavlovsky/Sygma/Corbis

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"We are not interested in a social project of queerness, in queer contributions to society, in carving out our own ghettos within the material and symbolic structures of capitalist life. Rather, our engagement with queer theory must be attuned to locating the moments which reveal the potential undoing of society, its structures and its relations."
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 Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,  but beautiful old people are works of art. 
~Eleanor Roosevelt


 Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
but beautiful old people are works of art.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

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grannywasjungonce:

'Zitkala-Ša, a Yankton Sioux Native American woman who made her mark as a champion of Native American rights and as an accomplished author and musician. She and her husband, Raymond Bonnin, founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926 to advocate for full citizenship rights for Native Americans.’

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'Zitkala-Ša, a Yankton Sioux Native American woman who made her mark as a champion of Native American rights and as an accomplished author and musician. She and her husband, Raymond Bonnin, founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926 to advocate for full citizenship rights for Native Americans.’

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Balaknama: A Newspaper Run By Delhi Street Kids

Delhi’s slum population is one of the most neglected sections in India. Child marriage, drug/sexual abuse and police brutality are some of the ills that street kids battle daily.
Thanks to NGO Chetna’s efforts, these kids have now turned into amateur journalists and reporters who write stories about the struggles of being slum kids and feature them in their quarterly newspaper called ‘Balaknama’. Kids who earn money by washing cars, working at hotels during the night, rag-picking and begging have become voices of truth and reality.
This video by Vocativ is an eye-opener!

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kosherqueer:

*very quiet voice* queer spaces need to be safe for people of faith too 

I don’t think about this enough. How do I make spaces more inclusive to people of faith.

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Unsolicited Advice To Brown Girls Who Have Had Enuf (After Jeanann Verlee and Ntozake Shange) →

hijabandboijeans:

When they ask 
“Do you eat curry every day?”,

Do not pretend to laugh,

Do not humour them.

When they mock 
Your MC Hammer pants,
Do not bow your head
Or change.

When your mother asks 
“What were you whispering about?”,
Invite her in,
Write her into your poetry,
Eternise her

Because she is the cure.

Write poetry –
Write poetry 
Not just for other brown girls –

Write for immigrant parents
Who have contemplated suicide because this wretched land is not enuf.

Do not buy into this land’s gaze,
Do not give away your Stuff!
Hold onto your hairy knuckles,
Your stretch marked stomach,
Your short legs,
Hold on for dear life.

Put the Veet away –
The world will not do with less of you
So do not wax/shave/dissolve
Yourself away.

Stretch 
Long and often,
Oil and wash your hair slowly,
Rub two kinds of moisturisers onto your body
And hold yourself.

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India has highest number of suicides in the world: WHO →

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