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How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

nprchives:

Here’s some excellent archival research by NPR’s Code Switch team (with help from NPR librarian Katie Daugert) on blacks passing as East Indian or using “exotica” to navigate the Jim Crow South. This perspective complicates the conversations trending on the Internet about cultural appropriation. 

"I was Jim Crowed here, Jim Crowed there, Jim Crowed all over the place. And I didn’t like being Jim Crowed." —- Jesse Routté, who pulled off what historian Paul Kramer calls the “turban trick.”

At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.

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doppeltim:

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radicalrascality:

Megyn has her moments

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dancingqueen707:

niallshit:

if u feel sad right now look at this bunny eating a flower

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It made me so happy

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marijatiurina:

It was the 30th anniversary of Tetris a couple of weeks ago.
Below is a little illustrated tribute I created to celebrate the date!
Hope you like it.

Prints available here:
http://society6.com/marijatiurina

And a couple of other links for those who haven’t had a chance to catch up with my internet activity just yet ^_^
behance

Thank you!

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ray-justblaze-jr:

victran:

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scottishwinds:

mintsmintsmints:

Rebloggable by request.  Sorry if it’s fucked up.

you’re my fav

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND NOTES.

always reblog for Sgt Mints

SGT MINTS


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braydaaan:

bestnatesmithever:

tastefullyoffensive:

Invisible Bicycles

Last one made me spit.

im laughing really hard omfg


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phuckthisphreak:

Yesterday morning.

The sky was breathtaking. 

~~~

Click the photo please.



child-of-clay:

im-electric-sympathy:

i made sum pancakes

oh my god are you shitting me

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neil-gaiman:

queerfabulousmermaid:

coapostropheneill:

queerfabulousmermaid:

doormouseetcappendix:

Nnedi Okorafor

why didn’t i know about her?!!

she is everything.
get into lagoon and she who fears death immediately.

i trust your judgement. new additions to my summer reading list ayyy

If you read the UNNATURAL CREATURES anthology I did as a benefit book for 826 DC (I coedited it with Maria Dahvana Headley), you’ll already have read an amazing story by Nnnedi already, “Ozioma The Wicked”. She’s a remarkable writer, and a lovely person. I canbnot recommend her books highly enough.


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(669) 221-6251

straightwhiteboystexting:

feminist-phone-intervention:

next time someone demands your digits and you want to get out of the situation, you can give them this number: (669) 221-6251.

when the person calls or texts, an automatically-generated quotation from feminist writer bell hooks will respond for you.

protect…

Just putting this out there

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kahzu:

1969 Fiat Abarth 2000 Scorpio



fortheloveofwildlife:

Too sleepy to keep his eyes open. He’s so not a morning fox!


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