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Yes, there are more brutal regimes elsewhere, but we can not use that as an excuse to not debate and speak about our issues here.

Prof. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

At the end of his lecture about racism in America, one of the students in the crowd felt it necessary to point out that America has made a lot of progress and has come a long way compared to other countries in the world. This was his response.

(via newwavefeminism)

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bambudepistola:

Just(Us)

It is just us
look around the room
a bunch of broke muthuhfukkuhs who look just like you
and some of you keep looking at your clocks counting those minutes
‘cause that boss is gonna’ make you wake up at 6AM to wash those dishes
and tuition getting high
so you study all day
and the guy that washes dishes just graduated last May
same school
same major
same grades
same honor
and the Shift Manager’s summa cum laude straight outta’ Harvard
and the guy who owns the business took the business from his Dad
and his Dad built that business on a low cost land
using low cost hands
stolen man on stolen land
and his business keep on booming ‘cause you keep looking at the hands of the tic toc click clock
“When’s this show gonna’ stop?”
but you hate your fuckin’ job and you lovin’ this Hip Hop
but, nah, ‘cause if you stay here with the people lovin’ music
you might come in late
and the boss is already mad over some stupid shit
and God forbid you don’t get those good grades
B’s and A’s
if you just average Daddy’s gonna’ take your car away
and anyway he can’t afford it
he washes dishes and parks cars
so I appreciate y’all coming out
I know that time’s are hard!

Just us!
Just us!
Ain’t no justice when it’s just us! (repeat)

Welcome to the muthuhuhfukkin’ moment when you realize the way we live here don’t work
where the kids and the others where you live either off to a prison or get driven in a hearse
but worse 
working like a muthuhfukkin’ slave for that little bitty pay
I rather we die
that American dream is a lie
check to check just to get by
it’s not a Black thing or a white thing
it’s class division
listen
‘cause one day you gonna’ have to explain this bullshit to your children!

(hook)

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freshboldandsodef:

From Congressional Fundraisers to NY Fashion Week to the streets of Bed Stuy, MISNOMER(S) brings more than one unique element to the genre of Hip Hop. On mic & violin, the sisters ooze style, wit & passion in their music & show. Even if you’re not a fan of Hip Hop— you’ll be a fan of Misnomer(S).   Korean-American sisters born and bred in the Buffalo ‘burbs, Knewdles (MC) and Sos (Violin) are aptly named Misnomer(S). Whether it be the Asian female rapper angle, the prodigal hip hop violinist factor, or the two hot sisters hook, it matters not— Misnomer(S) backs up any claims of novelty with a strong message, a “killer live show” (as the NY Post writes), and a level of musicianship rather rare in today’s rap game.  In the wake of the collapse of the music industry as we knew it, Misnomer(S) has taken it back to a grassroots level, performing over a hundred shows in the New York City area, planting roots in Brooklyn’s most well known hip hop home, Bed Stuy, holding a monthly Youth Open Mic with the sponsorship of the Brooklyn Public Library, and continuing to be active in their various communities.  At the same time, Misnomer(S) has kept an eye on the national stage, with credits that include starring in a national tv/print/internet campaign for Converse One Star/Target, a featured promo spot for the upcoming Def Jam RapStar video game, acting/performing roles and sole soundtrack credit for Nelson George’s latest project “Left Unsaid”, and self-producing & starring in a documentary-style reality show pilot, “Knewdles & Sos”, based around their lives and music.  With their self-produced debut album “American I(s)”, Knewdles & Sos are only just getting started. Who knows where Misnomer(S) will surface next? http://knewdlesandsos.com/

freshboldandsodef:

From Congressional Fundraisers to NY Fashion Week to the streets of Bed Stuy, MISNOMER(S) brings more than one unique element to the genre of Hip Hop. On mic & violin, the sisters ooze style, wit & passion in their music & show. Even if you’re not a fan of Hip Hop— you’ll be a fan of Misnomer(S). Korean-American sisters born and bred in the Buffalo ‘burbs, Knewdles (MC) and Sos (Violin) are aptly named Misnomer(S). Whether it be the Asian female rapper angle, the prodigal hip hop violinist factor, or the two hot sisters hook, it matters not— Misnomer(S) backs up any claims of novelty with a strong message, a “killer live show” (as the NY Post writes), and a level of musicianship rather rare in today’s rap game. In the wake of the collapse of the music industry as we knew it, Misnomer(S) has taken it back to a grassroots level, performing over a hundred shows in the New York City area, planting roots in Brooklyn’s most well known hip hop home, Bed Stuy, holding a monthly Youth Open Mic with the sponsorship of the Brooklyn Public Library, and continuing to be active in their various communities. At the same time, Misnomer(S) has kept an eye on the national stage, with credits that include starring in a national tv/print/internet campaign for Converse One Star/Target, a featured promo spot for the upcoming Def Jam RapStar video game, acting/performing roles and sole soundtrack credit for Nelson George’s latest project “Left Unsaid”, and self-producing & starring in a documentary-style reality show pilot, “Knewdles & Sos”, based around their lives and music. With their self-produced debut album “American I(s)”, Knewdles & Sos are only just getting started. Who knows where Misnomer(S) will surface next? http://knewdlesandsos.com/

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WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Grant DREAM Act Eligible Youth Administrative Relief.

immigrantstories:

We hoped the recent DHS announcement would bring relief to DREAM Act eligible youth by halting their deportations. However, because of the lack of a clear mechanism for its implementation, we continue to hear the stories of DREAMers being incarcerated, shackled and deported to countries they barely know.

Countless of DREAMers are being treated as criminals because of programs like Secure Communities, which serve as mechanisms for racial profiling. President Obama continuously speaks of his support for the DREAM Act. However, to show his support, he must use his executive power to protect DREAMers from deportation until Congress acts.

President Obama, issue an executive order to grant Administrative Relief to DREAMers and provide them with the opportunity to apply for work authorization!

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