1. "Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge. Whether it is obscuring state language or the faux-language of mindless media; whether it is the proud but calcified language of the academy or the commodity driven language of science; whether it is the malign language of law-without-ethics, or language designed for the estrangement of minorities, hiding its racist plunder in its literary cheek - it must be rejected, altered and exposed. It is the language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability and patriotism as it moves relentlessly toward the bottom line and the bottomed-out mind. Sexist language, racist language, theistic language - all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas."
    Toni Morrison (via ethiopienne)
  2. asexualthings:

Asexuality is an orientation in which a person does not experience sexual attraction to any sex and/or gender. They do not feel an intrinsic desire to make sex a part of their relationships with other people. However they may still be able to experience other types of attraction, and desire relationships with other people.
Check out the following websites to learn more about asexuality, join in on the community, and/or help increase asexual visibility and education.
Asexual Visibility and Education Network
International Asexuality Conference(Worldpride Toronto 2014 Affiliate Event) (June 28, 2014)
Asexual Things (asexual vis/ed tumblr blog)
Frequently Asked Questions
Asexuality Websites/Blogs/etc

    asexualthings:

    Asexuality is an orientation in which a person does not experience sexual attraction to any sex and/or gender. They do not feel an intrinsic desire to make sex a part of their relationships with other people. However they may still be able to experience other types of attraction, and desire relationships with other people.

    Check out the following websites to learn more about asexuality, join in on the community, and/or help increase asexual visibility and education.

    Asexual Visibility and Education Network

    International Asexuality Conference
    (Worldpride Toronto 2014 Affiliate Event) (June 28, 2014)

    Asexual Things (asexual vis/ed tumblr blog)

  3. "Colonization does not, after all, affect people only economically. More fundamentally, it affects a people’s understanding of their universe, their place within that universe, the kinds of values they must embrace and actions they must make to remain safe and whole within that universe. In short, colonization alters both the individual’s and the group’s sense of identity. Loss of identity is a major dimension of alienation, and when severe enough it can lead to individual and group death. When an individual’s sense of self is… distorted by the impact of contradictory points of view, colonization and its terrible effects will not be assuaged by mere retention of land rights and economic self-sufficiency."
    Paula Gunn Allen (via aloofshahbanou)
  4. fuckyeahmexico:


There are around over 900,000 Afro-Mexicans in Mexico, mostly Afro-Mexicans live in Oaxaca, Guerrero, Veracruz and Yucatan. First few African slaves brought to Mexico as servants by Hernan Cortes. Later Spanish brought over 200,000 African slaves to Mexico, 1519 to 1821. 
The Afro Mexican population today is of very mixed ancestry; many ignore, or have forgotten, the African part of their ancestry. The predominant mainstream Mexican culture has only minor to moderate African influences. African ancestry is still noticeable in small groups such as those in the Costa Chica region in Guerrero, and some other Mexicans may retain phenotypical clues to African ancestry.
submission from ricozilla

    fuckyeahmexico:

    There are around over 900,000 Afro-Mexicans in Mexico, mostly Afro-Mexicans live in Oaxaca, Guerrero, Veracruz and Yucatan. First few African slaves brought to Mexico as servants by Hernan Cortes. Later Spanish brought over 200,000 African slaves to Mexico, 1519 to 1821. 

    The Afro Mexican population today is of very mixed ancestry; many ignore, or have forgotten, the African part of their ancestry. The predominant mainstream Mexican culture has only minor to moderate African influences. African ancestry is still noticeable in small groups such as those in the Costa Chica region in Guerrero, and some other Mexicans may retain phenotypical clues to African ancestry.

    submission from ricozilla

  5. maminature:

The Goddess Ma’at Truth,Justice,law

    maminature:

    The Goddess Ma’at Truth,Justice,law

  6. xochitlmictlan:

miguel-saucedo:

mattmawson:

La Sierra Restaurant. Nayarit Mexico

Tenian que ser nayaritas… *.*

Ese sí es restaurante 💕

    xochitlmictlan:

    miguel-saucedo:

    mattmawson:

    La Sierra Restaurant. Nayarit Mexico

    Tenian que ser nayaritas… *.*

    Ese sí es restaurante 💕

  7. The Roots Factory Presents… Third Annual Barrio Film Festival 2014 (NOV 8-9). For more info visit: www.BarrioFilmFest.com

    The Roots Factory Presents… Third Annual Barrio Film Festival 2014 (NOV 8-9). For more info visit: www.BarrioFilmFest.com

  8. mermaidsofcolor:

A painting titled Mami Wata, by artist Lila from Toulouse, France.Here is her portfolio : https://www.behance.net/-lila The French Wikipedia page for “Vaudou” explains that “Mami Wata” doesn’t come from English (“Mammy Water”), but it originally comes from the Mina language of South Togo : in that language “Mamui Ata” means “I keep my legs tight”, because in fertility rituals dedicated to that Goddess, the person was told to tighten their legs in order to keep inside what they had been inseminated with by the Goddess. Mami Wata is associated with both fertility & destruction.

    mermaidsofcolor:

    A painting titled Mami Wata, by artist Lila from Toulouse, France.
    Here is her portfolio : https://www.behance.net/-lila 

    The French Wikipedia page for “Vaudou” explains that “Mami Wata” doesn’t come from English (“Mammy Water”), but it originally comes from the Mina language of South Togo : in that language “Mamui Ata” means “I keep my legs tight”, because in fertility rituals dedicated to that Goddess, the person was told to tighten their legs in order to keep inside what they had been inseminated with by the Goddess. Mami Wata is associated with both fertility & destruction.

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