Akash Raj

Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today.

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Passive Resistance Training, SNCC, Atlanta, GA, 1960, by James Karales, courtesy Duke University Library

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people had to be trained to deal wit the evil of white people

I hope this makes it clear to folks that non-violence as expressed during the Civil Rights Movement was not simply a moral or political choice. It was a tactical application as well.

Do y’all think SNCC, SCLC, CORE, MLK, Jr. or anyone else wanted to witness their people being beaten, that they wanted to stay their fists and guns when their CHILDREN were being murdered? If you do, I suggest you go back to history class, because MLK, Medgar Evers, Bayard Rustin, almost any person you can think of who advocated non-violence had armed guards and personnel in place for their and their people’s safety.

Non-violence as a resistance strategy was an attempt at provocation. Recognize that. Recognize that’s why these folks are training. Because they’re performing provocation through passive resistance. By not striking back they were illustrating the madness and vitriol of white supremacy. They were exposing in the most dramatic manner possible the denial of their humanity.



Understand: This was not turn the other cheek, this was looking into the eyes of the Devil and not backing down.

this is a damn good point to counter all the nonviolence moralistic liberal bullshit going on continuously in activist spaces.

Bolded some things.

Amen.

Even Malcolm X recognized that it takes courage to be nonviolent, and he respected those from COFO and SNCC. To a certain extent, he was willing to be nonviolent also.

i’m sorry but i will always think this is fuckin stupid. it didn’t work. we got fucked up. we’re still getting fucked up. no end in sight. 

this was looking into the eyes of the devil and not backing down. this was looking into the eyes of the devil and being compelled to sacrifice yourself. 

will never fuck with it. 

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“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”

—   "Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

I work three jobs.. as a teenager. you’re saying I’m more qualified and beat out an adult to work in a fast food restaurant..

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cutebabe:

fuck regular q-tips i need some masculinity-tips 

what… do you build.. with a qtip…

an empire

adverber:

xproblem-childx999:

cutebabe:

fuck regular q-tips i need some masculinity-tips 

what… do you build.. with a qtip…

an empire

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"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."

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Stephen Curry — Golden State Warriors

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Stephen Curry — Golden State Warriors

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Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.

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by me.

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by me.

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