I am; a parent, a trans man, a polyamorous pansexual, married to a man, in love, living with chronic pain and fatigue, fighting depression and anxiety, an insomniac, an artist, a dreamer, looking for happiness, a feminist, an amateur philosopher, politically active and aware, interested in serious debates about any and all serious topics, following my own code of honor, otherkin, honest, thinking of baking something, a lazy poster, extremely tired, a fan of facts and information in general, and about a thousand other things...
“Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?”
“No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.”
I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Well, that explained a lot of things. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in a hole. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions… Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people."
Reblogged from ftmark
Assata (via michellehuxtable)
I tell my students this every single semester.
I’m so very tired…
I’m so very much not done doing what needs doing tonight…
Why do I not have more hours in a day?
or better yet, more energy with which to do stuff in the hours I already have?
I really should stop playing with my face-hairs when I’m reading the screen… my face is starting to hurt.
When otherkin play a game of guessing which kintype/therotype a celebrity or historical figure had.
It’s literally a game of assigning a belief to another human being, specifically the believe they have a non-human aspect to the core identity, without personal knowledge of that human being, their beliefs, their core identity, or anything else that would make you have the right to say “yep, they’re dragonkin”.
It’s saying “this person there, who I don’t really know at all believes that they are x-kin”.
Usually this game revolves around otherkin either stating this or that person they look up to or are fans of are “like me” or that this or that person they dislike or look down at are “like them evilz”.
And yeah, “it’s just a game”, but so is “guess the queer”.
Reblogged from dkyubey
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my name is gone
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Uh….I think I found a loophole.
Reblogged from thegreenwolf
Tumblr, please spread this like WILDFIRE. This teenager has been wrongly suspected of being one of the Boston bombers. He’s scared for his family.
Please pass it on.
I’m so sick of hearing these stories of targeted people of color. I just have to keep reminding myself of the good that is in this world, and use that as fuel in anti-racist work.