masteradept

Adoption is a White privilege.

magicalorphanboy:

In 1904, a group of forty New York orphans were sent to live with Catholic families in Arizona. However, the Catholics turned out to be Mexicans and the local Anglos were so outraged at this race boundary transgression that they instigated a mass abduction of the children.

Through this direct action, trans-racial adoption as a white privilege was resolutely reinforced. This privilege continues in the contemporary era. One can only imagine the reactions if white European children were to be sent to Latin American or African countries for international adoption.

In the pre-Civil Rights United States, a handful of states even went so far as to legislate against interracial adoption or even fostering of white children by non-whites, and in the late 1990s a widely publicized controversy erupted, when a black woman in Detroit wanted to adopt a white girl.

- Tobias Hübinette, Between European Colonial Trafficking, American Empire-Building and Nordic Social Engineering: Rethinking International Adoption From a Postcolonial and Feminist Perspective

Oh my god…

So it’s ok for white parents to collect light-skinned Latin@s like they’re Pokemon…but arjhgjhhj

deliciouskaek

lol white people will steal anything

deliciouskaek:

sugahwaatah:

latinagabi:

In 1888, more than 300,000 mummified cats were found an Egyptian cemetery. They were stripped of their wrappings and carted off to be used by farmers in England and the U.S. for fertilizer.

-Piven, Hanoch. 2009. What Cats Are Made Of. New York, NY: Ginee Seo Books.

smh 

fertilizer

FERTILIZER

k.

deliciouskaek
deliciouskaek:

rabbleprochoice:

brooklynmutt:

While others celebrate their humanity-affirming selflessness, the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto wonders whether the hero boyfriends made the right call. 
Read: Daily Intel


Was this something that really needed to be voiced? Like, what kind of point was this supposed to serve at all? What kind of point was this supposed to send to the people who are grieving over losing their boyfriend in such a way?
“I’m really sorry you’re grieving the loss of your boyfriend, who died protecting you, but make sure you were worth it. You don’t want to be anything less than perfection or else you’ll never be able to justify your boyfriend’s decision to die protecting you.”
Like, really? What the fuck man.
Love,
Rabble


-____- *slow exhale*

deliciouskaek:

rabbleprochoice:

brooklynmutt:

While others celebrate their humanity-affirming selflessness, the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto wonders whether the hero boyfriends made the right call.

Read: Daily Intel

Was this something that really needed to be voiced? Like, what kind of point was this supposed to serve at all? What kind of point was this supposed to send to the people who are grieving over losing their boyfriend in such a way?

“I’m really sorry you’re grieving the loss of your boyfriend, who died protecting you, but make sure you were worth it. You don’t want to be anything less than perfection or else you’ll never be able to justify your boyfriend’s decision to die protecting you.”

Like, really? What the fuck man.

Love,

Rabble

-____- *slow exhale*

moniquill

ladyatheist:

Quartavious Davis Sees ‘Cruel’ Face Of U.S. Justice In Extreme Sentence For First Offense

ladyatheist:

He got 162 years without the possibility of parole for his first offense.

Just think about that for a minute.

162 years

No possibility of parole

For a first offense

Reblogging again for the folks who didn’t see it yesterday.

womanistgamergirl

ladyatheist:

A highly respected softball coach in Alabama is raising claims of reverse discrimination after he was informed that he would not be allowed to keep his job because the school wanted a female softball coach.

As first reported by the Opelika-Auburn News and Al.com, Beauregard (Ala.) High softball coach Brandon Cobb was removed from his position not because of incompetence, but because of the school district superintendent’s open desire to have a female coach lead the school’s softball program.

“I felt like it was an opportunity to fill that position with a female coach … because we don’t currently have any female coaches at Beauregard High School,” Lee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Nowlin told the News. “I think it’s important to have some.

“That’s just kind of the rationale, is that we need female coaches, too. We need a mixture. We need to have equality in our program for boys and girls in terms of sports that are offered, we need to have equality for them in terms of facilities, and then we need to have males and females among the coaching staff. That’s just what I believe and what I think we legally have to try to do.”

The loss of his coaching position doesn’t mean that Cobb is out of a job; the longtime Beauregard employee will still serve as the school’s volleyball coach and will continue to teach U.S. Government.

Yet Cobb isn’t content with those roles and told the News that he is considering his options, which could include legal action, though the coach gave no indication that a future lawsuit was in the cards.

I kind of do [see the district’s coaching decision as discrimination],” Cobb told the News. “I guess you would call it reverse discrimination, I don’t really know. But it just doesn’t feel right, it doesn’t seem right, because if it were the other way around it would be wrong — remove a woman because you want a man head coach, so why wouldn’t the reverse be just as wrong?

So, this fool still has two other fucking positions at the school, but still feels the need to cry over the fact that a female coach will be replacing him as softball coach.

Is this motherfucker a MRA?

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xombebe:

thegoddamazon:

howtobeterrell:

two gay fathers and son

And a beautiful Black family. <3

How about, “And a beautiful family. <3”? Why choose to add “black”? I didn’t even register their skin color until I read that comment..
*Shrugs*
-X

Erasure is not equality. Ignoring the race of POC isn’t being anti-racist, it’s just racism in a new form. If you can’t stand the idea that POC aren’t ashamed of their race, the problem isn’t us the problem is definitely you. Now have a seat & be quiet while grown folks are talking.

xombebe:

thegoddamazon:

howtobeterrell:

two gay fathers and son

And a beautiful Black family. <3

How about, “And a beautiful family. <3”? Why choose to add “black”? I didn’t even register their skin color until I read that comment..

*Shrugs*

-X

Erasure is not equality. Ignoring the race of POC isn’t being anti-racist, it’s just racism in a new form. If you can’t stand the idea that POC aren’t ashamed of their race, the problem isn’t us the problem is definitely you. Now have a seat & be quiet while grown folks are talking.