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gynocraticgrrl:

"In the late seventies, a young white poet, wrote a song entitled, "Rock n’ Roll Nigger". She felt she could liken her personal trials as a feminist musician in a cock rock culture to the African American struggle for equality. The lyrics go on to say "outside of society that is where I want to be”. This is dedicated to every black kid who has ever been called a nigger…and every white kid who thinks they know what that means…”

AFRO-PUNK: A Documentary (2003)

HIGHLYYYYYYYY recommend. It answered a lot of my own confusing questions growing up brown. It’s sad cuz I feel like if I had known these people growing up, I’d be a lot happier or stayed in Los Angeles I woulda been happier.

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thesmithian:


…exploring the relationship between African American and Native peoples of Virginia, she unraveled the story of…a racial divide that the Civil Rights movement has never eroded. Virginia’s miscegenation laws, from the law of hypo-descent to the Racial Integrity Act, are burned into the hearts and culture of Virginians, white, black and Indian.

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thesmithian:

…exploring the relationship between African American and Native peoples of Virginia, she unraveled the story of…a racial divide that the Civil Rights movement has never eroded. Virginia’s miscegenation laws, from the law of hypo-descent to the Racial Integrity Act, are burned into the hearts and culture of Virginians, white, black and Indian.

more.

teratocybernetics

The early Muslims, especially Aisha, were extremely blunt in their description of physical attributes and sexual activities. They had none of the shame and discomfort that modern Muslims have about these issues, because they were not subjected to British colonial brainwashing. Many Muslims today, especially those from Indian subcontinental and Arab backgrounds, are the product of several centuries of Victorian cultural conditioning left over by the British.

During the Indian Raj, the British colonizers were horrified by how blunt the Islamic texts were about sexuality — there were popular “sex manuals” disseminated by the ulema (religious scholars) to give practical advice to husbands and wives about how to please each other, all based on hadith (oral traditions) of our Holy Prophet (pbuh). The Victorian British, who were raised to believe that sex even between married people was shameful and unspiritual, forced Indian Muslim scholars to retranslate these Arabic texts into Urdu using euphemisms that were acceptable to the colonialists. The result has been two centuries of Muslims believing that discussions of the human body and genitals as well as open talk about sex is uncultured, when in truth Muslims never had such taboos.

In the hadiths, Aisha was very blunt about how the Prophet (pbuh) liked to have sex. In the hadiths she said that he even enjoyed what we would call “French kissing” — that he used to suck on her tongue. “French kissing” was as such promulgated by early Muslims as a Sunnah (an example of the Prophet to be emulated).

All of this may shock you, but I would urge you to go back and read the hadiths for yourself, and you will see that blunt discussion of sex and physical body parts has always been a part of Islam.

Kamran Pasha (via tmihijabi)

When colonialism has even reached the bedrooms.

(via theblackdalia)

Go find a copy of The Perfumed Garden. There are probably even better examples, that’s the only one I know of.

(via teratocybernetics)

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(Reuters) - Puerto Rican singer José Luis “Cheo” Feliciano, who performed with some of salsa’s top stars, was killed in a car crash in San Juan early Thursday morning, police said.

He was 78.

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla declared three days of mourning for the widely admired salsero.

fylatinamericanhistory

Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.

His death was confirmed by Cristóbal Pera, his former editor at Random House.

Mr. García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal. His books were translated into dozens of languages. He was among a select roster of canonical writers — Dickens, Tolstoy and Hemingway among them — who were embraced both by critics and by a mass audience.

“Each new work of his is received by expectant critics and readers as an event of world importance,” the Swedish Academy of Letters said in awarding him the Nobel.

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profbarrera:

A couple of weeks ago in my Chicana/o history class, we discussed the WWII era and zoot suit style. I always emphasize to students that zoot suits were not only worn by Chicanos and African Americans, but by youth of all ethnicities. This post by Ellen Wu for Nikkei Chicago explains that some Japanese American youth learned of and adopted zoot style in internment camps:

[T]he internment experience itself was an incubator for Nikkei zoot suit culture. Japanese Americans even invented their own slang for Nisei zoot suiters. One was ‘pachuke,’ a Japanese version of the Spanish word ‘pachuco’/’pachuca.’

Learn more about young Japanese zooters at this link. Put This On also features a link to the same story, but includes the great photo below.

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