“My name is Jasmine Edwards. I worked at IHOP in Evansville, Indiana. As you can see I got hurt at work. A lady hit me with a glass of milk and I had to get 8 stitches. My boss told me that I was fired and that my people didn’t know how to act. I didn’t do anything wrong, customers even said that I handled the situation very well. Anyway he fired me and another lady for standing up for me. This is not right and I ask that you Please Share-thanks”
This is so fucked up. Please share this photo.
"my people didn’t know how to act"
oh but we weren’t the ones assaulting ihop workers
Fuck Ihop and fuck racist assholes.
Sounds like this needs to go viral.
At the Dark End of the Street: Sexual Violence and the Civil Rights Movement
In 1944, in Abbeville, Alabama, a black woman named Recy Taylor walked home from a church revival. A car full of white men kidnapped her off the street, drove her to the woods and gang raped her at gunpoint. When they finished, they dropped her off in the middle of town and told her they would kill her if she told anyone what happened. But that night, she told her husband, father and the local sheriff about the assault. A few days later the Montgomery NAACP called to say they were sending their best investigator.
It was Rosa Parks.
Rosa Parks carried Taylor’s story back to Montgomery where she and the city’s most militant activists organized the Committee for Equal Justice for Mrs. Recy Taylor, and launched what the Chicago Defender called the strongest campaign for equal justice in a decade. Eleven years later this group of homegrown activists would become better known as the Montgomery Improvement Association, vaunting it’s president, Martin Luther King Jr. to international prominence and launching a movement that would help change the world. But when the coalition first took root, King was still in High School.
The 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, often heralded as the opening scene of the civil rights movement, was in many ways, one of the last acts of a decades-long struggle to protect black women, like Taylor, from sexualized violence and rape. Indeed, major civil rights campaigns in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina had roots in organized resistance to sexual violence.
At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance-A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
Danielle L. McGuire
This book is gr8
This book is fantastic and I wish more people knew about it.
The one problem I had with it, that I wish I’d know about going in, is that in transcribing interviews, the (white) author only ever spells phonetically the words of black interviewees. It’s been a couple years since I read this book, but if I remember correctly, she has a range of interview subjects. Many of them are southern, and if she was going to convey a regional accent through spelling, I would have been less jarred if she’d transcribed all her subjects in the same manner. Doing that to only the black women she interviewed felt othering.
Otherwise, it’s a really necessary really important book. I’m really glad I read it.
After almost two weeks of delay, and an apparent cover-up in the details surrounding the shooting death of Renisha McBride, 19, news just broke that Theodore Paul Wafer, 54, has finally been charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and a felony firearm charge. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy just announced the decision to charge Wafer at a press conference this morning.
After his initial 911 call, in which he hung up, Wafer admitted to police that he shot and killed McBride. Why? He said that she was “bleeding and disoriented” after a car crash… which for some reason led him to conclude he had the reason and right to shoot her dead on his front porch.
christhepusher: I saw this on my news feed on FB from back home in Oklahoma and was like WTF!? If you don’t know what “G8RBAIT” is..read below and follow the link for a insightful blog about it. ..see how DISGUSTING this is…
Alligator bait, also known as gator bait, is the practice of using little black children as bait to catch alligators. Some say it was done by white men during slave times in Florida and Louisiana and other parts of the American South.
Here is the most complete account of how it was done, coming from the grandson of someone who says he used to do it:
… the slaves who had babies they would steal the babies during the course of the day, some times when their mothers weren’t watching . … some would be infants, some would be a year old, he said some would be toddlers, he said they would grab these children and take them down to the swamp, and leave them in pens like little chicken coops.
They would go down there at night, take these babies and …. tie them up, put a rope around their neck and around their torso, around here, and tie it tight.
… they’d be screaming. … what they were doing would help them to chum the water. He said when they would throw the babies in tied to this rope, he said in a matter of minutes, he said, the alligator were on them. He said the alligator would clamp his jaws on that child, as a matter of fact once he clamped on them he was really swallowed, he said you couldn’t see anything but the rope!
THIS SYSTEM IS OUT TO KILL US AND WE KNOW IT. SOME SAY we are not ready to take on this monster. We say that we do not want to….but that is not the question any longer. The monster has taken us on and we have to deal with reality.