Love this Halloween PSA by saucy-sarah and other members of Students Teaching About Racism in Society of Ohio University. Time to wake up everybody.
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Students Teaching About Racism in Society is a Student Org at Ohio University.
One of the main tenets of capitalism is that it allegedly creates competition, giving consumers higher quality and lower costs. But when competition drops from 37 national banks to 4, that “consumer wins out in the end” theory goes right out the window.
But don’t even think of regulating the banks!
Human powered vehicles #fb
This does work. The raced and gendered hostility. The empty seat next to her. The sense of tension. It works. In comparison to the sculpture yesterday.
This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. This photo encompasses a lot of things that I really hate: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality…
I used to have the above photo, as well as this one of Elizabeth Eckford, taped up on the wall in my room, as part of a sort of “tough-hearted women and femmes” altar-like thing. Resistance isn’t always this graceful; it doesn’t always wear a neat dress and endure the slings and arrows of ignorant, mean-spirited enemies without spitting back in rage. But when it does appear in this way, my heart breaks wide open.
Here’s to Dorothy, and Elizabeth, and Rosa, and all those others who I could sit and name all day. Inside those dresses are quiet warriors - Dorothy’s eyes say it all.
Detroit was, in its heyday just after World War II, when the US auto industry was firing on all cylinders, the fourth largest city in the U.S., its population was 1.85 million in 1950. Today, fewer than half that number reside in the city. Detroit is a ghost town.