Talk about passing the torch.
Talk about passing the torch.
I can’t even tell who that is. That’s already a crime. If you are THIS bold and white, at least make it clear who it is.
But that said. Even this old slave is staring out from the whiteness of her hipster shoulder saying “Lord, if there is a god, please let this white woman get strung up by the KKK.” Sojourner Truth and Harriett Tubman are both waiting for her at the pearly gates with a switch and a houseshoe.
The saddest of sad eyes. Sarah McLachlan’s leg-less dog commercials have nothing on those sad eyes.
And I know this wheffah works at a vegan coffeeshop hot yoga pilates community garden knitting warehouse hybrid somewhere in Bushwick. I just know it.
I’m so glad I can finally travel safely to The Magnolia State without fear of being sold to a cotton plantation.
Mississippi has officially ratified the 13th amendment to the US constitution, which abolishes slavery and which was officially noted in the constitution on 6 December 1865. All 50 states have now ratified the amendment.
Mississippi’s tardiness has been put down to an oversight that was only corrected after two academics embarked on research prompted by watching Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film about president Abraham Lincoln’s efforts to secure the amendment.
Then again, they do still have the Confederacy big as day on their state flag, so maybe not.
The Sims: Slavery Edition.
White Friends…come handle your cousins over here. They actin’ up again. Y’all need to come do something about this, and maybe I’ll see what I can do about that whole talking in a movie theater thing.
Also: I’m mad ole girl with the white hair looks like she bout to dip it low, pick it up slow…
Alright, colored people, gird your loins. White Guilt is coming just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Can’t wait for the Oscars next year……
…if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding…there would be no country.
Who would’ve built it? Pasty white people burning up in the sun and skin-cancering themselves trying to raise crops and make money with absolutely no suitable agricultural skills whatsoever?
That, or there would be no white people. What, you think you can just forcibly take millions of people from their homeland in chains, bring them to some new place, tell them to make you a bunch of money, give them a gun, and they’re just gonna set it to the side and harvest your rice and indigo?
I’m sorry, where they do that at?
And let’s not forget how the NRA promoted gun control back in the 1960s when there were too many angry Black Panthers and white people got scared of colored folks with weapons.
So no, Mr. Ward, you don’t get to tie the plight of my forefathers in with your need to feel manly and powerful in a world where your importance diminishes by the hour. You take those issues up with your therapist and Viagra. I am not here to help you get your rocks off.
While I was reading the letters, I didn’t realize I had stopped breathing until I got to the end and exhaled loudly.
You say you have offers to buy me, and that you shall sell me if I do not send you $1000, and in the same breath and almost in the same sentence, you say, “you know we raised you as we did our own children.” Woman, did you raise your own children for the market?
This may be the first historical record of something literally giving me life. I did a praise dance and everything after this.
“I never understood why blessings wore disguises. If I were a blessing, I’d run around naked.” —Sophia Petrillo
That’s a really amazing disguise slavery was wearing. I’m glad this Arkansas representative has let me know it really was a disguise though. From where I’m sitting, it looked a lot like racism, rape, oppression, murder, and inhumanity, but thank goodness this white man has guided me toward the path of enlightenment, to the reality of the situation. Oh white man, bless you. Oh where would I be without you?
Probably back in my homeland, not fighting wars I don’t even understand against people I should be cooperating with because you and your guns divided my continent into colonial money machines, pitting my people against each other for the next three centuries.