Me and my dad had a great talk about America and all its fault. For starters we know America is a great country, or should I say we know that we were lucky to be born here and in this certain time period.
We both agreed that the government and the media have done such an awesome job of making
peopleminoritys believe that there is a way to the top. I mean the top as in Beyonce famous, Terrence Howard famous etc. They let so few of us out of that hole that we have been strategically placed in, just so the rest of us can be disillusioned as to believe it can even happen to us! Its ingenius!
Now dont get me wrong, there are MANY talented people out there, tumblr can attest to that. I’ve seen so much amazing poetry, and so many talented singers on here its retarded. How many will actually make it. How many can achieve that level of success that they yearn for? How many will put everything they have, their money, their lives, their sanity into something that probably wont happen?
But hey, I could be wrong…
Negroes risking life and limb over some over priced Nikes
MJ all in love with a
whiteum light skin-ed-ishminority woman…
It does feel like the 90s is making a comeback…but something is missing…
Now it feels like the 90s!
Git up on dis!
November 16, 1972 - Memorandum Terminating the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
An infamous chapter in medical ethics, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study was begun in 1929 as a cooperative study involving the Public Health Service and state and local health departments in six Southern states. It evolved into a study of possible differences in the effects of the disease on Caucasians and African Americans. During the study a number of African American participants in Tuskegee, Alabama, with syphilis were left untreated but were observed, studied and compared to a control group which did not have the disease. The study continued until the 1970s when its existence was exposed to the public, resulting in Department of Health Education and Welfare and Congressional hearings on the ethics of medical experiments on human subjects.
One of the things at the root of African Americans’ inherent distrust of the medical establishment. You think that maybe that has something to do with our increased likelihood to die from certain diseases?
Remember when Rodney King got his ass whooped for, allegedly speeding in a Hyundai?
Hyundai Spot’s Police Theme Draws Criticism
April 17, 1991|BRUCE HOROVITZ | TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hyundai is set to debut this week a new TV commercial for the Hyundai Sonata—featuring a high-speed police chase—that has sparked criticism because of similarities between the ad and the highly publicized police beating of Rodney G. King.
Officials of Hyundai and its ad agency insist that the commercial bears no relationship to the police incident, which was taped by an amateur photographer. But some observers say the ad is at best a marketing blunder that associates Hyundai with an unsavory event and, at worst, may stir charges of insensitivity to highly charged feelings about the controversy. The videotape, made after police chased King’s 1988 Hyundai Excel, has been shown repeatedly around the world.
Remember when white people hated rap? Nowadays, just as long as it’s white people doing rap, I guess it’s cool to rap about Hyundais again, huh?
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Those who have put history into books have emphasized differences between Africans and Native Americans. For example, they have stressed that Europeans encountered Indians as distinct individuals and members of proud nations, and Africans as nameless slaves. Little mention is made of the enslavement of Native Americans and nothing is said about the cultural similarities between the two dark peoples. In 1984, scholar Theda Perdue said: “By emphasizing the actual, exaggerated and imagined differences between Africans and Indians, whites successfully masked the cultural similarities of the two races as well as their mutual exploitation by whites.” —
William Loren Katz, Black Indian: A Hidden Heritage (via adailyriot)
This right here hits home.
Okay, now we know why things were the way they were back in the day…what about now?