"In 1943, some 3 million brown-skinned subjects of the Raj died in the Bengal famine, one of history’s worst. Mukerjee delves into official documents and oral accounts of survivors to paint a horrifying portrait of how Churchill, as part of the Western war effort, ordered the diversion of food from starving Indians to already well-supplied British soldiers and stockpiles in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, including Greece and Yugoslavia. And he did so with a churlishness that cannot be excused on grounds of policy: Churchill’s only response to a telegram from the government in Delhi about people perishing in the famine was to ask why Gandhi hadn’t died yet."
— The Ugly Briton (via mehreenkasana)
"Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities being denied access to the political process. … Race also matters because of persistent racial inequality in society — inequality that cannot be ignored and that has produced stark socioeconomic disparities. … In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination."
— Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting opinion in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (via englishprof)
Sonia Sotomayor is my hero.
"Colonialism is when bees bust their asses to make honey but all the bottles look like bears!"
Kim Crosby’s Facebook page(which quoted me yesterday!)
Holy shit, best quote fucking ever, holy shit.
OMFG I don’t LOL often but Goddamn.
Perfect analogy is perfect.
(Source: theangryblackwoman, via desidere)