"…Slavery was a system of “corrective violence.” Colonialism was a system of “corrective violence.” Apartheid was a system of “corrective violence.” Jim Crow was a system of “corrective violence.” Reservations are a system of “corrective violence.” Deportation and detention centers are “corrective violence.” Correctional violence is violence performed by individuals who are representatives of the state (read white men); it is used to correct the non-state sanctioned violence performed by deviant bodies. The U.S. leads the world in number of prisons in operation and of citizens incarcerated. The U.S. legal, policing, and prison systems—justice systems—are systems of “correctional violence.” Black, Brown and Native men, and oftentimes Black, Brown and Native women are always deemed the deviant bodies in need of policing and correcting…

The history of racial violence in this country necessitates attention. It requires that we connect each gunned down Black man with each—raped woman of color, beaten and harassed Trans person, Muslim person called a terrorist and stripped of their civil rights, and every U.S. deportee. Race is a thing and an issue because it has been made that way by systems of corrective violence."

Vanessa Lynn Lovelace, On Ferguson’s Protests and It’s Occupation  (via anthropologeist)

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savvydarling:

Days slow by my window by holding onto gravity on Flickr.
mildredmildred:

Strawberries (by Call me cupcake)
"Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  (via emilymlarson)

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nevver:

Happy Birthday Ray Bradbury
Fantastic Mr. Fox & the perils of wiping down a picture before the ink is dry.

lovedbyapollo:

In a Sentimental Mood, by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

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