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they should really stop making movies like the purge because americans are stupid enough to try to reenact that shit in real life and thats dangerous

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just girly things: pretending to be on the phone when you walk by a large group of men because there’s a chance they’ll harass you <333

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Warning’ by Langston Hughes



Sweet and docile,

Meek, humble, and kind:

Beware the day

They change their mind.”

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"Critics generally don’t associate Black people with ideas. They see marginal people; they see just another story about Black folks. They regard the whole thing as sociologically interesting perhaps, but very parochial. There’s a notion out in the land that there are human beings one writes about, and then there are Black people or Indians or some other marginal group. If you write about the world from that point of view, somehow it is considered lesser. We are people, not aliens. We live, we love, and we die."
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Why my first book was centered on Black people in general and Black women in particular.

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African American Nurses During The Civil War
During the Civil War, black women’s services included nursing or domestic chores in medical settings, laundering and cooking for the soldiers. As the Union Army marched through the South and large numbers of freed black men enlisted, their female family members often obtained employment with the unit. The Union Army paid black women to raise cotton on plantations for the northern government to sell.
Five black nurses served under the direction of Catholic nuns aboard the Navy hospital ship Red Rover. Four of their names—Alice Kennedy, Sarah Kinno, Ellen Campbell and Betsy Young—have been recorded. Black nurses are in the record books of both Union and Confederate hospitals. As many as 181 black nurses—both female and male—served in convalescent and US government hospitals in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina during the war.
Photo: Sixth-plate ambrotype of a Black woman in a white dress, with gilt accents to her earrings, necklace and rings. Solarization at margins only compromises image somewhat and the woman is still quite visible and distinct. Velvet lining rubbed, some dents to brass mat and gutta-percha case.  This image is from Railsplitter http://www.railsplitter.com/sale11/blackam.html
Source information http://www.womensmemorial.org/Education/BBH1998.html



I’m grossed out by the kind of stuff tumblr does to its users over an extended period of time

Grammar and punctuation is completely lost on some people, to the point where their posts are unreadable and irritating

And tumblr fosters and feeds this incredible narcissism and need to impress people- people who don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.


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he sank the boat he was working on just to kill the captain











Haha this made me laugh XD

I’m sure they would’ve, if they didn’t decided to abandon colonizing here, but for some reason they just decided to”fuck it” and leave…

Right? Pretty sure the Vikings were conquerors.

Maybe the Vikings were not conquerors as popularly imagined?

lol. okay guys this is what happened.
Erik the Red got kicked out of Iceland cos he killed someone. He wandered over to Greenland and then started trying to convince people to come live with him and they set up this sad little settlement there. Later another dude got blown off course trying to get there and happened to see North America, so he told Erik’s son Leif and Leif went to go check it out, but they didn’t see any people.
A few years later Leif’s brother Thorvald went exploring to try and get some furs and stuff. He found nine indigenous people sleeping under canoes and so what does he do? Yeah he kills eight of them and the ninth one runs off and comes back with a force of very angry Inuit who then killed him. Not exactly a promising start.
Anyway long story short, the Norse did a really crappy job interacting with the indigenous people so the Inuit just beat them back to Greenland and then they were too stubborn to eat fish like the native people instead of trying to raise sheep in Greenland so they either died or moved back to Iceland. 
Basically, it’s not that they were significantly nicer than Columbus, it’s mostly that they happened to piss off the Inuit before they managed to transmit diseases to them. 

This is why I have issues with “American ingenuity” bullshit about how the colonists took over America. No. It was not superior weapons or ingenuity. It was that we wiped out their populations with disease.

I am reblogging just because I never like to miss a chance to remind people that Natives consistently controlled and overwhelmed European forces before they were hit by epidemics. People of the northeast coast kept a very tight leash on Europeans until the early 1600s when disease hit (and Europeans commented that they couldn’t settle there because there were too many people), the Spanish got their butts kicked in Mexico until smallpox ravaged the Triple Alliance, and the majority of the middle part of the continent was entirely dependent on Native whims until the huge epidemic of 1780 (Native domination lasted longer in some areas of course, well into the 1800s, but before the epidemic Europeans didn’t even have a chance). 
I feel very confident saying that if diseases had not affected indigenous Americans, then Europe would not have conquered the continents. 

Reblogging because it is important for people understand the bold. it is true, the Europeans could not have won without the diseases brought to us. The argument saying that they won because they were “advanced” is invalid because not even their weaponry was enough to beat native people. It was their diseases, which they knew, that could potentially decimate our population. So no, Europeans were not more “advanced” they were just filthy, which is the reason why they carried disease in the first place.

In Chile somehow the Mapuche didn’t get weakened by disease, and they never ever let the Spanish alone (In fact, they’re still fighting to this day). The Spanish were so done trying to fight them that at the end they set up the Bío-Bío river as a natural geographical limit, to the North was the Chilean Capitanía, to the South of the river were the Mapuche (Of course, the Spanish would cross the river to steal away people and get them into the Encomienda system because they were and are shit like that).

I’d read somewhere once that we shot their camp leader through the skull with a single arrow.
Idk idk maybe it was both but truth is, yeah, we fought off invaders for centuries.
Now, who DIDN’T we kill? Africans and Asians. Why? BECAUSE THEY CAME TO TRADE PEACEFULLY.
It’s only ever white fuckers that mess shit up.

"So no, Europeans were not more “advanced” they were just filthy."


Night Vision - Olivia E
privileged people:the problem isnt the actual problem!! the problem is that youre not reacting to the problem the way i feel you should be reacting to the problem!! even though im not experiencing the problem in any way therefore i really shouldnt dictate the way the problem should be solved but--- HEY LISTEN TO ME YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO ME THATS EQUALITY!!!