persnickety poet type

The world’s most brilliant scientist is also a kindly, lovably bumbling, grandfather figure: Professor Genius combined with Dr. Feelgood! Opinion-molders, looking down from their ivory towers, may have concluded that such an appealing icon will help the great unwashed public feel good about science, about history, about America. Why spoil such a beautiful image with stories about racism, or for that matter with any of Einstein’s political activism? Politics, they argue, is ugly, making teeth grind and fists clench, so why splash politics over Einstein’s icon? Why drag a somber rain-cloud across a bright blue sky? Einstein might reply, with a wink, that without rain-clouds life would be very, very short. Or he might simply say that a bright blue sky is a fairy tale in today’s war-weary world.

Yet, despite Einstein’s clear intention to make his politics public – especially his anti-lynching and other antiracist activities – the history-molders have seemed embarrassed to do so. Or nervous. “I had to think about my Board,” a museum curator (who doesn’t want his name used even today) said, explaining why he had omitted some of the scientist’s political statements from the major exhibition celebrating Einstein’s one hundredth birthday in 1979.

When it came to how to handle Einstein’s ashes or his house on Mercer Street, everyone involved meticulously adhered to his wishes. But when it involved his ideas, and especially his concerns about what he called America’s “worst disease,” the fact that Einstein wanted his views made as public as possible seems to have slipped past his historians.

Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor - 'Authors' Preface To Einstein On Race And Racism' (via kenobi-wan-obi)

kingerock288:

nasty-galxxx:

A Norwood Park man has been charged with a hate crime after he jumped off his porch and yelled racial slurs as he chased a woman who works at a nearby hospital, according to police.

Tom Diamond was also charged with misdemeanor assault after the incident Saturday evening.

The woman said she had just finished a 12-hour shift at Presence Resurrection Medical Center and was walking to a Mexican restaurant nearby around 7:30 p.m. Saturday  when she was confronted by Diamond outside his home in the 5800 block of North Oketo Avenue.

“Hey you stupid black n—– b—-, how does it feel to walk in an all-white neighborhood?” Diamond, 45, yelled from his porch, according to a police report.

The woman said she kept walking and Diamond yelled, “You hear me? You must be from Englewood,” the police report states.

The woman, who was wearing a nurse’s uniform and had a stethoscope around her neck, told Diamond, “I’m not from around here” and said she worked at Resurrection Medical Center.

Diamond, who is white, then got off the porch and ran after her, screaming, “If I see you in my neighborhood again, I’m going to ra*e you and hang you from a tree,” the police report said.

“He jumped off his porch and chased me down,” the woman said. He tried to grab her but I was able to get away, she said.

Officers arrested Diamond at 8:10 p.m. at his home, police said.

 

I wonder what excuse white people will try to make to blame the nurse or if they’ll start saying that we need to lighten up after this asshole says he was just joking around

mariavontraphouse:

racismschool:

my-journey-my-thoughts:

racismschool:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

feedmerevolution:

alpacas-are-not-llamas:

A few racists on Facebook felt the need to share their opinion, reblog so future employers can find this post when searching their names in google.
Transcript | Link

TRAVIS HALL

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Works at United States Marine Corp
Studied at Wake Forest University
Lives in Norwood, North Carolina

OLIVIA NICOLE THOMAS

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Went to West Stanley High School
Studied at Stanly Community College
Lives in Midland, North Carolina

Lynda Scott

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Lives in North Carolina

Snezhanna Granados Black (what is her real name?

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Went to West Stanly High
Lives in Midland, North Carolina

I emailed Olivia’s job her profile says she works at Subway in Midland, NC

Travis Hall deleted his facebook after someone let him know he would get kicked out of the marine core for those statements so we need to get this to the Marine Corps

He lives in NC please I know SOMEBODY can find a way to figure out how to contact and send this to them

The other two have private profiles 

AND SOMEBODY PLEASE GET ME THE SISTAS NAME SO I CAN EMAIL HER OR SOMETHING SO I CAN LET HER KNOW SHE IS NOT ALONE AND WE ARE BEHIND HER

THANK GOD FOR THE OTHER GIRL STANDING UP TO THEM ALSO.

I NEED HIS INFO

Natalie, we should send Massuh Hall some pictures of us to make him feel all SICK.

QUOTE “I’m not racist by any means

You can actually forward those screen caps to Camp Le Jeune, the base he’s most likely out of…I think you’d have to contact the office over the phone, first, to get the email. You’d want to give his name, and ask to speak to his commanding officer. If he won’t speak to you, follow the chain of command all the way up.

I’ve been looking but can’t find a concrete email. Here’s the address:

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Base
PSC Box 20004
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0004

And the phone number:

(910) 451-1113

Reblogging for the above info.

Remember when tumblr got that racist white girl fired
uppityniggatalkshitwithpinkiesup:

siddharthasmama:

babybutta:

thecouscousqueen:

homonoire:

The murderers of Emmett Till. 

fucking scum of the earth

Do you see that all of those white men are wearing white to represent how white they fucking are?

i thought i was the only one that peeped that; like they’re the klan dressed in plain clothes for the day time. tbh this picture makes me uncomfortable. i ain’t even wanna reblog it earlier.

these men had children who had children growing up with me today. This wasn’t 400 years ago, this was more like 60, that’s only about one generation.
monsters walk among us and they have normal jobs and normal faces and love their families, but they wouldnt hesitate in doing terrible shit like this.

uppityniggatalkshitwithpinkiesup:

siddharthasmama:

babybutta:

thecouscousqueen:

homonoire:

The murderers of Emmett Till. 

fucking scum of the earth

Do you see that all of those white men are wearing white to represent how white they fucking are?

i thought i was the only one that peeped that; like they’re the klan dressed in plain clothes for the day time. tbh this picture makes me uncomfortable. i ain’t even wanna reblog it earlier.

these men had children who had children growing up with me today. This wasn’t 400 years ago, this was more like 60, that’s only about one generation.

monsters walk among us and they have normal jobs and normal faces and love their families, but they wouldnt hesitate in doing terrible shit like this.

soulology:

15 years ago on June 7, 1998, James Byrd, age 49, accepted a ride from three white men, Shawn Berry (age 24), Lawrence Russell Brewer (age 31) and John King (age 23). Instead of taking Byrd home, the three men took Byrd to a remote county road out of town, beat him severely, urinated on him and chained him by his ankles to their pickup truck before dragging him for three miles. Brewer later claimed that Byrd’s throat had been slashed by Berry before he was dragged. However, forensic evidence suggests that Byrd had been attempting to keep his head up while being dragged, and an autopsy suggested that Byrd was alive during much of the dragging. Byrd died after his right arm and head were severed after his body hit a culvert.

soulology:

15 years ago on June 7, 1998, James Byrd, age 49, accepted a ride from three white men, Shawn Berry (age 24), Lawrence Russell Brewer (age 31) and John King (age 23). Instead of taking Byrd home, the three men took Byrd to a remote county road out of town, beat him severely, urinated on him and chained him by his ankles to their pickup truck before dragging him for three miles. Brewer later claimed that Byrd’s throat had been slashed by Berry before he was dragged. However, forensic evidence suggests that Byrd had been attempting to keep his head up while being dragged, and an autopsy suggested that Byrd was alive during much of the dragging. Byrd died after his right arm and head were severed after his body hit a culvert.

masteradept:

sourcedumal:

Black women got fucking lynched for defending their Black men

But we don’t fucking support y’all enough?

When we suffer in silence on a regular basis from the sexual assaults y’all asses enact on us?

When we fucking DIE for y’all asses?

Just remember the next time you fix your fuckin mouth to say Black women don’t support Black men, your mama could have aborted your ass. 

EXACTLY!

secretdreamlife:


ryaninwonderland:

lunchtrae:

florels:

youurlove:

Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]

he was 14. didn’t even get a chance to defend himself. this is just sick

Long Live Junius Stinney

and this is why I oppose the death penalty 

http://secretdreamlife.tumblr.com

secretdreamlife:

ryaninwonderland:

lunchtrae:

florels:

youurlove:

Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.

[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]

he was 14. didn’t even get a chance to defend himself. this is just sick

Long Live Junius Stinney

and this is why I oppose the death penalty 

http://secretdreamlife.tumblr.com

sisoula:

gradientlair:

In 1887, a Black woman named Gracy Blanton was lynched in Louisiana. The charge against her was theft. In 1895, a Black woman named Hannah Kearse was lynched in South Carolina. The charge against her was stealing a Bible. In 1898 a Black woman named Dora Baker was lynched in South Carolina. The charge against her was…”race prejudice?”

In 1906, a Black woman named Meta Hicks was lynched in Georgia. The charge against her…none. Her husband was charged with murder, and she was lynched by consequence. In 1911, a Black woman named Hattie Bowman was lynched in Florida. The charge against her was theft. In 1914, a Black woman named Jennie Collins was lynched in Mississippi. The charge against her was aiding in an escape. In 1918, a pregnant Black woman named Mary Turner was lynched in Georgia. The charge against her was just being “taught a lesson.” In 1923, Sarah Carrier and Lesty Gordon were lynched in Florida (Rosewood). The charge against them was “race prejudice.”

In 1946, a Black woman named Dorothy Malcolm was lynched in Georgia. The charge against her was being able to identify mob members. In 1956, a Black woman named Angenora Spencer was lynched in North Carolina. The charge against her was miscegenation, and a charge that predated the historic Loving v. Virginia ruling by barely over a decade.

Black women were lynched too. These are only some of the recorded cases. Recorded—in that not all were recorded.

In addition to all of the punishments via White supremacy and racist oppression meant specifically for Black women (i.e. rape as a tool of power, control, and capitalism), this punishment associated with Black men was also used against Black women.

While some will be quick to think of this as just “Southern racism” while the North was without racism, it would probably be best to read a NYT article, King Cotton’s Long Shadow and this quote by James Baldwin, as a start.

Related Post: Black Bodies: Objects For White Profit, Power and Pleasure

But according to my Black M.Div professor, Black men have it worst cause while we are raped they were lynched. And of course lynching beats rape and everything else. And Black women of course were never lynched , you know.

crackerhell:

witchsistah:

siddharthasmama:

rebelion-silenciosa:

aboutmaleprivilege:

brashblacknonbeliever:

punjabi-rani:

wellhellolovely:

Had you any idea that Emmett Till’s final words were some of boldest in American history?
Milam: “You still as good as I am?”
Till: “Yeah.”
Milam: “You still ‘had’ white women?”
Till: “Yeah.”
Keep in mind that that’s after two grown men had tortured him for hours. Milam would later say that, following that exchange, he had no choice but to kill the 14-year-old boy:
“Well, what else could we do? He was hopeless. I’m no bully; I never hurt a n*gger in my life. I like n*ggers—in their place—I know how to work ‘em. But I just decided it was time a few people got put on notice. As long as I live and can do anything about it, n*ggers are gonna stay in their place. N*ggers ain’t gonna vote where I live. If they did, they’d control the government. They ain’t gonna go to school with my kids. And when a n*gger gets close to mentioning sex with a white woman, he’s tired o’ livin’. I’m likely to kill him. Me and my folks fought for this country, and we got some rights. I stood there in that shed and listened to that n*gger throw that poison at me, and I just made up my mind. ‘Chicago boy,’ I said, ‘I’m tired of ‘em sending your kind down here to stir up trouble. Goddam you, I’m going to make an example of you—just so everybody can know how me and my folks stand.’”

still less than 60 years ago white folks.

Just 57 years ago. Think long and hard about that. 57 years. That’s not that long.

That’s how privilege sounds.
“I like them, but in their place. I like them, but they’re not as good as me. I like them, but I’ll kill/assault/make life hell for them because I feel it is my right to do so.”

He calls it “poison” - being denied his ubiquitous privilege for even a moment - was venomous to his psyche.
No way in hell that fucked up mentality just evaporated from his generation - we all know, it was instilled far further back - yet that’s the beginning of every “we’re not like that” excuse: that somehow THIS time period was one of great justice and change.

If that mans words don’t make your stomach turn, you just might be a white supremacist/sympathizer. I got chills. I’ve read it before, but god damn, it is so hateful and HIS words are poisonous. Racism is a poison, a disease in society, and it has not been eradicated. I mean, my grandmother was 12 when this happened, and she’s not yet an ‘old woman’.

And if you think that mentality is gone now, or is just with THAT generation and no further, I got some seafront property in Kansas for you.

absolutely no reason to hate white people

crackerhell:

witchsistah:

siddharthasmama:

rebelion-silenciosa:

aboutmaleprivilege:

brashblacknonbeliever:

punjabi-rani:

wellhellolovely:

Had you any idea that Emmett Till’s final words were some of boldest in American history?

Milam: “You still as good as I am?”

Till: “Yeah.”

Milam: “You still ‘had’ white women?”

Till: “Yeah.”

Keep in mind that that’s after two grown men had tortured him for hours. Milam would later say that, following that exchange, he had no choice but to kill the 14-year-old boy:

“Well, what else could we do? He was hopeless. I’m no bully; I never hurt a n*gger in my life. I like n*ggers—in their place—I know how to work ‘em. But I just decided it was time a few people got put on notice. As long as I live and can do anything about it, n*ggers are gonna stay in their place. N*ggers ain’t gonna vote where I live. If they did, they’d control the government. They ain’t gonna go to school with my kids. And when a n*gger gets close to mentioning sex with a white woman, he’s tired o’ livin’. I’m likely to kill him. Me and my folks fought for this country, and we got some rights. I stood there in that shed and listened to that n*gger throw that poison at me, and I just made up my mind. ‘Chicago boy,’ I said, ‘I’m tired of ‘em sending your kind down here to stir up trouble. Goddam you, I’m going to make an example of you—just so everybody can know how me and my folks stand.’”

still less than 60 years ago white folks.

Just 57 years ago. Think long and hard about that. 57 years. That’s not that long.

That’s how privilege sounds.

“I like them, but in their place. I like them, but they’re not as good as me. I like them, but I’ll kill/assault/make life hell for them because I feel it is my right to do so.”

He calls it “poison” - being denied his ubiquitous privilege for even a moment - was venomous to his psyche.

No way in hell that fucked up mentality just evaporated from his generation - we all know, it was instilled far further back - yet that’s the beginning of every “we’re not like that” excuse: that somehow THIS time period was one of great justice and change.

If that mans words don’t make your stomach turn, you just might be a white supremacist/sympathizer. I got chills. I’ve read it before, but god damn, it is so hateful and HIS words are poisonous. Racism is a poison, a disease in society, and it has not been eradicated. I mean, my grandmother was 12 when this happened, and she’s not yet an ‘old woman’.

And if you think that mentality is gone now, or is just with THAT generation and no further, I got some seafront property in Kansas for you.

absolutely no reason to hate white people

siddharthasmama:

rebelion-silenciosa:

aboutmaleprivilege:

brashblacknonbeliever:

punjabi-rani:

wellhellolovely:

Had you any idea that Emmett Till’s final words were some of boldest in American history?
Milam: “You still as good as I am?”
Till: “Yeah.”
Milam: “You still ‘had’ white women?”
Till: “Yeah.”
Keep in mind that that’s after two grown men had tortured him for hours. Milam would later say that, following that exchange, he had no choice but to kill the 14-year-old boy:
“Well, what else could we do? He was hopeless. I’m no bully; I never hurt a n*gger in my life. I like n*ggers—in their place—I know how to work ‘em. But I just decided it was time a few people got put on notice. As long as I live and can do anything about it, n*ggers are gonna stay in their place. N*ggers ain’t gonna vote where I live. If they did, they’d control the government. They ain’t gonna go to school with my kids. And when a n*gger gets close to mentioning sex with a white woman, he’s tired o’ livin’. I’m likely to kill him. Me and my folks fought for this country, and we got some rights. I stood there in that shed and listened to that n*gger throw that poison at me, and I just made up my mind. ‘Chicago boy,’ I said, ‘I’m tired of ‘em sending your kind down here to stir up trouble. Goddam you, I’m going to make an example of you—just so everybody can know how me and my folks stand.’”

still less than 60 years ago white folks.

Just 57 years ago. Think long and hard about that. 57 years. That’s not that long.

That’s how privilege sounds.
“I like them, but in their place. I like them, but they’re not as good as me. I like them, but I’ll kill/assault/make life hell for them because I feel it is my right to do so.”

He calls it “poison” - being denied his ubiquitous privilege for even a moment - was venomous to his psyche.
No way in hell that fucked up mentality just evaporated from his generation - we all know, it was instilled far further back - yet that’s the beginning of every “we’re not like that” excuse: that somehow THIS time period was one of great justice and change.

If that mans words don’t make your stomach turn, you just might be a white supremacist/sympathizer. I got chills. I’ve read it before, but god damn, it is so hateful and HIS words are poisonous. Racism is a poison, a disease in society, and it has not been eradicated. I mean, my grandmother was 12 when this happened, and she’s not yet an ‘old woman’.

siddharthasmama:

rebelion-silenciosa:

aboutmaleprivilege:

brashblacknonbeliever:

punjabi-rani:

wellhellolovely:

Had you any idea that Emmett Till’s final words were some of boldest in American history?

Milam: “You still as good as I am?”

Till: “Yeah.”

Milam: “You still ‘had’ white women?”

Till: “Yeah.”

Keep in mind that that’s after two grown men had tortured him for hours. Milam would later say that, following that exchange, he had no choice but to kill the 14-year-old boy:

“Well, what else could we do? He was hopeless. I’m no bully; I never hurt a n*gger in my life. I like n*ggers—in their place—I know how to work ‘em. But I just decided it was time a few people got put on notice. As long as I live and can do anything about it, n*ggers are gonna stay in their place. N*ggers ain’t gonna vote where I live. If they did, they’d control the government. They ain’t gonna go to school with my kids. And when a n*gger gets close to mentioning sex with a white woman, he’s tired o’ livin’. I’m likely to kill him. Me and my folks fought for this country, and we got some rights. I stood there in that shed and listened to that n*gger throw that poison at me, and I just made up my mind. ‘Chicago boy,’ I said, ‘I’m tired of ‘em sending your kind down here to stir up trouble. Goddam you, I’m going to make an example of you—just so everybody can know how me and my folks stand.’”

still less than 60 years ago white folks.

Just 57 years ago. Think long and hard about that. 57 years. That’s not that long.

That’s how privilege sounds.

“I like them, but in their place. I like them, but they’re not as good as me. I like them, but I’ll kill/assault/make life hell for them because I feel it is my right to do so.”

He calls it “poison” - being denied his ubiquitous privilege for even a moment - was venomous to his psyche.

No way in hell that fucked up mentality just evaporated from his generation - we all know, it was instilled far further back - yet that’s the beginning of every “we’re not like that” excuse: that somehow THIS time period was one of great justice and change.

If that mans words don’t make your stomach turn, you just might be a white supremacist/sympathizer. I got chills. I’ve read it before, but god damn, it is so hateful and HIS words are poisonous. Racism is a poison, a disease in society, and it has not been eradicated. I mean, my grandmother was 12 when this happened, and she’s not yet an ‘old woman’.