Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination. Sonia Sotomayor, on why pretending that America is a colorblind, post-racial society does not make it so (via odinsblog)

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Don Donaghy: Untitled, 1960s

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Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form. Toni Morrison (via missturman)

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The path.Rabat, Morocco // 2011
First Semester Lessons


As I sit in my now empty dorm room with my things waiting outside my door in a bin, I can’t help but recollect everything I’ve learned in my first semester of college. Yes, some of it is cliché, but what is life without clichés? This is not the end all of college lessons,…

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druze families from the town of majdal shams in the jawlan, now occupied by israel, communicating with their relatives on the syrian side via megaphones, 1975.

Palestinian children play war games on the third day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr on October 2, 2008 in Gaza City, the Gaza Strip. Palestinian child welfare advocates say that children in the Palestinian territories are scarred emotionally by the violence that comes from fighting with Israeli forces and amid the internal fighting between rival factions or clans. (October 1, 2008 - Photo by None/Getty Images Europe)

Anonymous, Image of a ‘Ghost’, taken in the 1900’s