I don’t know what most white people in this country feel but I can only include what they feel from the state of their institutions. James Baldwin on The Dick Cavett Show [X]
I will reblog this every single time it crosses my dash without fail because this is at the heart of basically any discussion about racism that I will ever have.
watuknobout REALITY & TRUTH?
Moyers & Company:
Confronting the Contradictions of America’s Past
June 29, 2012
Bill and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad discuss what we should learn from our racial past to better understand the present.
We are told ‘if you work hard, you’ll succeed’-but if that were true, black people would own this country.
Stokely Carmichael (via elegantlytasteless)
i actually got to meet this cat briefly when he spoke at the college i attended in the early 90’s…
WHITEWASHING IN WRATH OF THE TITANS (2012): - “Andromeda is the Ethiopian princess, whom Perseus rescued and married. She became queen of Mycenae and, after her death, a constellation and galaxy. Andromeda’s mother Cassiopea was extremely proud of her own beauty (and this is practically all we know about her). And so strong was the pride of this Ethiopian queen, that she could not help comparing her beauty with that of the immortal NEREIDS, boasting of being better than they all. For this reason the NEREIDS were angry, and Poseidon, sharing their wrath, sent a flood and a sea-monster to ravage the land [x].”
As stated in a post before, Andromeda has been whitewashed throughout the history of Greek Mythology/History. Its so entrenched in the minds of readers and scholars everywhere that the fact that she comes from and was born in Ethiopia (and is a woman of color) flies right over their heads. It doesn’t register. So it comes to no surprise that in WRATH OF THE TITANS, Andromeda is portrayed as a blonde, blue-eyed white woman, portrayed by British actress Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice, 2005).
mythology & lies often go quite well together IMHO(bservation). this is 1 of the primary reasons 3y3 am highly spiritual but NOT the least bit religious.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) saw $2.15 billion of its market value wiped out after an employee assailed Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein’s management and the firm’s treatment of clients, sparking debate across Wall Street.
The shares dropped 3.4 percent in New…
chickens coming home & peckers getting pecked in the pocket…hmmm…
mythology is a powerful tool to use for communicating ideas to humans on a wide scale. when these ideas do not serve to prepetuate truth &/or healthy ways of being, they are no longer productive &/or desirable.
when a myth is presented as fact it is likely to produce far more damage than it is to reveal constructive paths to + change…
STOP THE LIES!