A few years ago I was really passionate about this shit…”This shit” meaning I used to be pro-Asian American movement. Ultra sensitive about racism towards my people especially when it came from a white person. I always felt like we had to fight the “white man”, beat the suppression caused by them.
I would read these past stories of how minorities were taken advantage of, being killed, etc. by the white person. I would use these stories to motivate my anger towards them. I discovered I started becoming racist towards white people…
But then after a few years, I calmed down. I realized that if I’m going to get past this so called “white” suppression in the world, it’s not gonna be with anger or conflict. It’s gonna be the opposite, through understanding one another.
But I never forgot about the stories I heard and read about. It always fed that fire. Although I’m more chill about things now and let things slide off my back easier, that “shit” is still in the back of my head. Specially after what happened with the Trayvon Martin case…
This may sound stupid BUT I believe that each of these tragic and horrible stories that I’ve read through history books is a stepping stone towards a greater good. Without these things happening we would still be at day 1, we would still be getting lynched, my family would certainly not have existed within America. I believe that the injustice that happened to Trayvon is a story that’ll improve us. Without it ever happening, we won’t ever learn.
Just like without these events happening below, we wouldn’t ever be here today.
Trayvon is a movement, a wake up call, his life was taken because America still has a lot to improve on.
Sorry if I don’t make any sense. It’s late. I saw this post and I remembered all the sad faces I saw within history books and it just inspired me to do this…thanks for reading if you got this far…
weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:
Cherokee Trail of Tears
Japanese American internment
Philippine-American War
Jim Crow
The genocide of Native Americans
Transatlantic slave trade
The Middle Passage
The history of White American racism
Black Codes
Slave patrols
Ku Klux Klan
The War on Drugs
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
White anti-racism
The Southern strategy
The rape of black slave women
CORE
Madison Grant
The Indian Wars
Human zoos
How the Jews became white
White flight
Redlining
Proposition 14
Homestead Act
Tulsa Riots
Rosewood massacre
Tuskegee Experiment
Lynching
Hollywood stereotypes
Indian Appropriations Acts
Immigration Act of 1924
Sundown towns
Chinese Exclusion Act
Emmett Till
Vincent Chin
Islamophobia
Indian boarding schools
King Philip’s War
Bacon’s Rebellion
American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
History of the gun
History of the police
History of prisons
History of white suburbia
Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
George Wallace
Fox News
Cointelpro
Real estate steering
School tracking
Mass incarceration of black men
Boston school busing riots
And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).
(via Why there should be a White History Month | Abagond)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget

A few years ago I was really passionate about this shit…”This shit” meaning I used to be pro-Asian American movement. Ultra sensitive about racism towards my people especially when it came from a white person. I always felt like we had to fight the “white man”, beat the suppression caused by them.

I would read these past stories of how minorities were taken advantage of, being killed, etc. by the white person. I would use these stories to motivate my anger towards them. I discovered I started becoming racist towards white people…

But then after a few years, I calmed down. I realized that if I’m going to get past this so called “white” suppression in the world, it’s not gonna be with anger or conflict. It’s gonna be the opposite, through understanding one another.

But I never forgot about the stories I heard and read about. It always fed that fire. Although I’m more chill about things now and let things slide off my back easier, that “shit” is still in the back of my head. Specially after what happened with the Trayvon Martin case…

This may sound stupid BUT I believe that each of these tragic and horrible stories that I’ve read through history books is a stepping stone towards a greater good. Without these things happening we would still be at day 1, we would still be getting lynched, my family would certainly not have existed within America. I believe that the injustice that happened to Trayvon is a story that’ll improve us. Without it ever happening, we won’t ever learn.

Just like without these events happening below, we wouldn’t ever be here today.

Trayvon is a movement, a wake up call, his life was taken because America still has a lot to improve on.

Sorry if I don’t make any sense. It’s late. I saw this post and I remembered all the sad faces I saw within history books and it just inspired me to do this…thanks for reading if you got this far…

weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:

  1. Cherokee Trail of Tears
  2. Japanese American internment
  3. Philippine-American War
  4. Jim Crow
  5. The genocide of Native Americans
  6. Transatlantic slave trade
  7. The Middle Passage
  8. The history of White American racism
  9. Black Codes
  10. Slave patrols
  11. Ku Klux Klan
  12. The War on Drugs
  13. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  14. How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
  15. How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
  16. White anti-racism
  17. The Southern strategy
  18. The rape of black slave women
  19. CORE
  20. Madison Grant
  21. The Indian Wars
  22. Human zoos
  23. How the Jews became white
  24. White flight
  25. Redlining
  26. Proposition 14
  27. Homestead Act
  28. Tulsa Riots
  29. Rosewood massacre
  30. Tuskegee Experiment
  31. Lynching
  32. Hollywood stereotypes
  33. Indian Appropriations Acts
  34. Immigration Act of 1924
  35. Sundown towns
  36. Chinese Exclusion Act
  37. Emmett Till
  38. Vincent Chin
  39. Islamophobia
  40. Indian boarding schools
  41. King Philip’s War
  42. Bacon’s Rebellion
  43. American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
  44. History of the gun
  45. History of the police
  46. History of prisons
  47. History of white suburbia
  48. Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
  49. George Wallace
  50. Fox News
  51. Cointelpro
  52. Real estate steering
  53. School tracking
  54. Mass incarceration of black men
  55. Boston school busing riots

And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).

(via Why there should be a White History Month | Abagond)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget