Quote: One Strike Left…

“We taught the Negros how to use that voting machine.[…] When I got back home [from law school] a lot of people said, ‘You’ve got two strikes against you: You’re a woman and you’re a Negro.’  Yeah, but I’ve still got one strike left, and I’ve seen people get home runs when all they’ve got left is one strike.’’

~ Alberta Jones {told The Courier-Journal in March 1965, shortly after she became a city prosecutor, the first African-American and first woman of any race in that job in Louisville, KY.}

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Treaty-breakers: The Genocide of the First Peoples by the U.S. Government

Red Cry – Today’s Genocide in America

I know of no other instance in history where a great nation has so shamefully violated its oath. Our country must forever bear the disgrace and suffer the retribution of its wrongdoing. Our children’s children will tell the sad story in hushed tones, and wonder how their fathers dared so to trample on justice and trifle with God.

Henry Benjamin Whipple, Negotiator for the U.S., Bureau of Indian Affairs, Annual Report, 1876

[The Indian] must be imbued with the exalting egotism of American civilization so that he will say ‘I’ instead of ‘We’ and ‘This is mine’ instead of ‘This is ours.’

John Oberly, 1888, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs

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“The Indian Question.”

The language of hate and propaganda against non-white populations in America is not new. “The Indian Question.” The solution of the Indian Problem, as it is called, is citizenship. Like all great questions which have agitated the world, the solution is simple; so simple that men cannot understand it. They look for something complicated, something […]

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Affirmation

I believe in living. I believe in the spectrum of Beta days and Gamma people. I believe in sunshine. In windmills and waterfalls, tricycles and rocking chairs. And i believe that seeds grow into sprouts. And sprouts grow into trees. I believe in the magic of the hands. And in the wisdom of the eyes. […]

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Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

…once a judicial opinion rationalizes such an order to show that it conforms to the Constitution, or rather rationalizes the Constitution to show that the Constitution sanctions such an order, the Court for all of time has validated the principle of racial discrimination. … The principle then lies about like a loaded weapon ready for the hand of any authority that can bring forward a plausible claim of urgent need.”

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America First, The Netherlands Second

A funny for the day.

As President Donald Trump has mentioned, people are talking about America all over the world — and that includes satirical comedy shows in the Netherlands. In response to Trump’s first speech about putting “America first,” the comedy show Zondag met Lubach is asking him to put the Netherlands second. So in their video pitch filled…

via This Dutch TV Show’s Parody of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Speech Is Going Viral — Newsfeed – TIME

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