Well, you’re not the only girl at the table anymore. We work at a police force full of dudes. We got to have each other’s backs, okay?
[Image description: six stills from the Negro documentary containing statistics on people of African descent.
(Negros) Ladinos: Hispanicized Africans
Negros Bozales: Africans captured in Africa
Negros Criollos: Children of Africans born in the Americas
Criollo: Person born in the Americas
Indio/Indian: Indigenous person
Mestizo: Mestizo Spanish person
Mulatto/Pardo: African Spanish person
Zambo: African Indian person
Negro: African/Black person
A disproportionate number of Afrodescendants suffer a lack of infrastructure and utilities, no health services, few schools, high unemployment, and low income.
Afrodescendant women are the most underpaid and underemployed in Latin America.
Mainly working in domestic roles, for less pay, with little to no security benefits.
2000 Census: 35.3 million U.S. Latinos
37% some other race
Enslaved Africans to the Americas (1450-1870)
South America: 50%
Caribbean Islands: 43%
United States: 4.6%
Mexico & Central America: 2.4%
Below the statistics are images of ten people of African descent.]
Stills from the 2-hour documentary!
Check out the videos in the Negro docuseries!
ok no but i think the one relationship we can all agree on is deanxseamus like there’s no argument there they ARE boyfriends
Recent Archeological findings have discovered ancient west African Mega cities dating back to 500 BC possibly rivaling other early urban civilizations such as Mesopotamia. Long before the coming of Islam and the days of the Songhay, Mali and Ghana Empires.
The Archeologists state they have not seen any signs of war & waring, therefore it seems like they lived in relative peace. Some of the cities were twice the size of Timbuktu (Medieval Timbuktu was twice the size of London).
What is most interesting about this information that it emphasizes how little we know of ancient Africa’s past.
Why does this have so few notes.
british things, our british things
I thought that there were many
british things, our british things
it seems there’s hardly any
Sleepy Hollow needs to put it away this week.
- Abbie & Ichabod use completely misrepresented bit butchered bits of “Mohawk” mythology (actually Christian mythology with a bit of dressing) - and butcher the language while they’re at it - to figure out how to save Abbie
- The show uses Haudenosaunee involvement in the Revolutionary War (which was divisive and devastating to our confederacy in many ways) to prop up Ichabod’s “progressive” credentials
- Our stars run up on the first “Mohawk” person they see and demand that he helps them and assume that he has some sort of “mystic” knowledge
- This person brings them to a sweat lodge where there are a bunch of cultural pieces of Native tribes and cultures not our own (we don’t wear Plains style war bonnets)
- And initiates a ceremony that is both not an actual thing and, if it were, would be performed by a medicine society and not fucking filmed and put on a show
- But, I’m supposed to like that they gave a cursory nod to the genocide of my peoples and tried to go for an “LOL, we’re subverting stereotypes but not rly” with our “Gerominoters” saleman
Not here for it. Not even kind if here for it. I defer to my Kanienkehaka kin on this, but uggggghhhhh.
i should have known this show was too good to be true
please get better wrt this, sleepy hollow :(
Yeah, I noticed how everyone’s livetweeting stopped cold when we hit that point in the show. Like, “Oh, so… oh. We’re doing this. Oh.” I didn’t pick back up either until they were in the safely non-specific dream world. The moment Crane was like, “But what happened to my friends and their mighty nation that stretched across the continent?!” I was like, well at least they’re acknowledging the… “Welcome to Geronimotors!” oh noooooooo
thank you. also ichabod’s whole “no more powwows? i liked the powwows” comment, like… haha fuck you dude. they’re not fucking for you, so who gives a shit what you like?
It is rare for an openly trans woman – no matter how sickening she is – to have a man who openly loves her, who has an unabashed desire to be seen with her, who proudly stands beside her — despite the stigma and other people’s curiosities and inappropriate questions. Those questions regarding Aaron’s sexuality are constant and fraught with assumptions that this essay can’t begin to unpack, and for a man less secure it can be difficult navigating these questions, especially if you also perceive the women you’re attracted to as shameful, as less-than-human objects you must keep secret at all costs.
It’s important that we begin truly accepting trans women as who they are, women. We are not objects to have secret sex with, to discard and to laugh at on the radio or the gossip blogosphere. We are worthy of being seen and are not dirty or shameful. Until we begin checking how we delegitimize the identities, bodies and existence of trans women and stigmatize the men who yearn to be with us, we will continue to marginalize our sisters, pushing them further into socially-sanctioned invisibility, left in the dark to fend for themselves with men who are don’t have the space to explore, define and embrace their attraction to various women.
Um. Someone changed the quote to read “It is rare for an openly trans woman – no matter how sickening she is….”from "it is rare for an openly trans woman - no matter how "passable" or attractive she is…"
Am I missing some clever non-asshole commentary here?