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tedx:

Beyoncé, a.k.a. goddess among mortals slash queen of everything, dropped a surprise album this morning  and guess what? She sampled a TEDx Talk! One of our favorites, actually. It’s a killer talk by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about gender and femaleness and why we should all be feminists. You can hear the excerpt above in the second verse of ”***Flawless,” bookended by Beyoncé reminding you that she can own it. TEDxEuston, FTW.

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Watch Adichie’s talk here »

hisdailylove:

This video is so powerful that it brought me to tears in the first 15 seconds. 

Not only does slavery still exist the world today, but there are MORE slaves now than there has ever been in history. That seems a little hard to believe, I know. 27 MILLION men, women and children are enslaved, and this video was made to bring awareness to a portion of those people who are enslaved in sex trafficking. 
I was brought aware to this issue in 2012 at the Passion conference in Atlanta. My heart was broken for all of these people and I wanted to make a change in the world. No one deserves to live their life as a slave, they deserve a life just like you and me. Just by spreading awareness, slavery will be stopped and people’s lives will be SAVED. 

Do you live in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, or Washington, DC? Because those cities are the top cities in America where sex trafficking is the worst. 

In Europe, there are annually 600,000 to 800,000 men, women and children caught in sex trafficking. 

And South East Asia, is the LARGEST exporters of sex slaves to brothels to Japan, China, Australia, Europe, and the United States. 

Every minute there are at least 2 children becoming victims of sex trafficking. And the average life span of a child who is a sex slave is TWO YEARS, because they have either been beaten to death, caught an STD or overdosed on the drugs forced upon them.

So, I ask you now to please reblog this. Spread the word. The more people who know, the more chances there are to give these people a life of their own. If you haven’t heard of END IT movement, then I suggest that you look it up or you can click here to look at their website. 

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White People: “You blacks need to get over what we did to you. It was so long ago and it wasn’t even that bad. So what if us honest hard working christians could attend a lynching after church, where’s the issue in that?”


this shit was happening like 40 fucking years ago

hell this shit STILL HAPPENS

mind blowing

The fact that he has on a u.s. army sweatshirt is just
…..

these two guys (including Army sweatshirt guy) were helping the one guy escape a white mob

there’s another photo of them helping him walk away to safety

who knows what really happened, history is all fucked up.

history is incredibly fucked up and the 1943 race riots in Detroit were incredibly fucked up

but the second photo is much more clear about the interactions between these three. Source on the 2nd photo was an issue of Life magazine from the time.

Well done Tumblr. You posted a picture without context and made two of the nicest people look like complete monsters.

THIS IS AN EXACT REPRESENTATION OF MEDIA MAKING YOU SEE WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO SEE

Look at how distressed the man in the suit looks in the first photo. There is no doubt terrible things were happening, and still continue to happen, but this particular man was not (willingly) participating. He’s as disgusted as the rest of us are! 

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Me at the hospital cafeteria having lunch.

A patient just discharged from the ward interrupts me halfway…

P: Sorry mate, Can I take the socks off now? (Pointing at the anti-embolitic stockings)

Me: Are they smelly?

Patient: No

Me: Are they hurting?

Patient: No

Me: Why have you got them on?

Patient: I had surgery

Me: When?

Patient: A week ago

Me: Are you on your way home?

Patient: Yes

Me: What did your Nurse tell you to do?

Patient: To take them off when I get home, but I want a doctor’s opinion.

Me: Uhrmmmm… Well… I think you need a surgeon to tell you to take them off so go to your GP, ask him to refer you to a surgeon, wait four weeks until you are seen and see what happens to your legs in the meantime.

Patient: Are you for real?

Me: Yes, but you could always do WHAT YOUR NURSE TOLD YOU TO DO AND TAKE THEM OFF WHEN YOU GET HOME!!!

Patient: She is just a Nurse, I think I just go to A&E and see what they say, what do you say?

Me: Sorry, you’ve used half of my lunch break. Good luck with the gangrene!

A nursing colleague.  (via theitunurse)
If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

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THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

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I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

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Hmm. I need to read up on this.

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