Native Appropriation Month, By Ruth Hopkins
You know, in the United States of America, November is officially designated “Native American Heritage Month”- but with all the exploitation and denigration of American Indian culture and identity that’s been perpetrated by mainstream society lately, perhaps they should cut the bull and go ahead and call it “Native Appropriation Month.” The past several weeks have been absolutely replete with full on character assaults against real Indigenous people. Contrary to what pop culture would have you believe, we are very much alive, and our existence is much richer and more vibrant than any of their fabricated portrayals of us.
There have been so many incidences of Native appropriation over the past 30 days (literally thousands) that it’s impossible to discuss them all, so I’m opting to highlight a few here, in no particular order. READ THE REST HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/native-appropriation-month-by-ruth-hopkins/
Vincent Van Gogh (via the-immortality)
Malcolm X (via mydearestlola)
It’s really fucked that we can just say we puked or we have a sore throat and stay home from school but we can’t say I’m too sad to go to school or I want to jump off a bridge and school isn’t the best place for me right now. Mental illnesses are just as serious as any physical illness.Parents need to realize this.
The former South African president died today at age 95. Remember him through his uplifting and revolutionary words.
“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended." —Nelson Mandela
A true visionary for the plight of oppressed people. Nelson Mandela will always be a hero to the people, and will remain a figure against the injustices of Imperialism and Racism. History will never forget his name, or his great deeds.