BRIAN'S WORLD = Pescatarian & Buddhist: No, I'm not a Christian but I believe in God, but I don't believe in the devil, my beliefs are odd.

The word, NIGGER, carries with it much of the hatred and disgust directed toward Black Africans and African Americans. Historically, nigger defined, limited, made fun of, and ridiculed all Blacks. It was a term of exclusion, a verbal reason for discrimination. Whether used as a noun, verb, or adjective, it strengthened the stereotype of the lazy, stupid, dirty, worthless nobody. No other American surname carries as much purposeful cruelty. 

In the 21st century, it remains a principal term of White racism, regardless of who you think you know or how cool you think you are with black people. 

“Go home nigger! Go back to Africa!,” is what Hazel Bryan is spewing at the back of Elizabeth Eckford’s head, in the pic. The two women actually actually met again as adults, and they reconciled; sort of. That story is interesting for those who don’t know any of the history of the integration of America’s public schools, you should Google the LR9. It’s such a well-documented history that I won’t bother rehashing what others have already covered.

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday

The word, NIGGER, carries with it much of the hatred and disgust directed toward Black Africans and African Americans. Historically, nigger defined, limited, made fun of, and ridiculed all Blacks. It was a term of exclusion, a verbal reason for discrimination. Whether used as a noun, verb, or adjective, it strengthened the stereotype of the lazy, stupid, dirty, worthless nobody. No other American surname carries as much purposeful cruelty.

In the 21st century, it remains a principal term of White racism, regardless of who you think you know or how cool you think you are with black people.

“Go home nigger! Go back to Africa!,” is what Hazel Bryan is spewing at the back of Elizabeth Eckford’s head, in the pic. The two women actually actually met again as adults, and they reconciled; sort of. That story is interesting for those who don’t know any of the history of the integration of America’s public schools, you should Google the LR9. It’s such a well-documented history that I won’t bother rehashing what others have already covered.

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday

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5 hours ago
fiseebilillah:

bl-ossomed:



How beautiful is meeting someone by coincidence. 


Love this

No such thing as coincidence

fiseebilillah:

bl-ossomed:

How beautiful is meeting someone by coincidence. 

Love this

No such thing as coincidence

(Source: totafdak, via gagukinz)

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