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Claude McKay, Jamaican-American writer and poet, was born on this day, September 15, 1889. Jamaican born McKay moved to Harlem, after studying the Tuskegee Institute and Kansas State College, when he published some of his first collections of poetry and became a prominent literary artist in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance. Amongst the four novels he authored, “Banjo” was a best seller and won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature. “Harlem Shadows,” a collection of poetry written in 1922, was one of the first books published during the Harlem Renaissance.
McKay wrote about social and political issues from the black point of view in the United States. He also wrote about love, life in Jamaica and a wide range of subjects he felt were relevant to the time. 
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you mean a racist and rude woman who mocked people for their appearance, ethnicity, and sexuality, and who kept putting female colleagues down? no thanks. time magazine should be ashamed of themselves for even suggesting that this woman was a feminist icon.

I wonder what women in Palestine (you know, the ones she said deserve to be dead) think of her feminist credentials.

lmao fuck this racist trash
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Anonymous said: My white coworker actually got "dread hair extensions" which is apparently something that exists for white people. I told him that if he didn't get rid of them by the next shift I worked he would be out his rides home. His head was bald the next day.



Justice Department to investigate entire Ferguson police force


NBC News: The Justice Department intends to launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, officials said Wednesday.

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has been investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Brown for the last month, but the new investigation would look into the conduct of the entire department.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

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one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’

no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shitty

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Having a PoC friend does not absolve you of racism. How is this a hard concept to grasp?

includes spouse and even family

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I wanna know how many police officers nationwide are in the Ku Klux Klan

is that not important information we should know?

you know there’s a lottttttttttt too, especially in Southern states.

excuse you some of them are ex-members 

lol no such thing as an ex Klan member.

like they just gonna wake up and say

"you know what? I don’t hate niggers and spics anymore"

Who seriously tries to vouch for KKK members???


When MLK said “I they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" he was saying that ‘I hope one day that i can walk down the street without being stereotyped and killed’

Why would he be talking about white people.

In what world would be trying to fight for “white rights” or for white people to be treated ‘equally’ when they already had a majority of the power, what fucking sense does that make.

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