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I noticed that some people already reposted these photos I took of the Transgender Day of Remembrance installation on the Syracuse University campus. I know all the people involved with putting it together and designing it and they all worked very hard.

On Friday November 15th these signs were vandalized- ripped out of the ground, stomped, and spit on. I, and many others, were shocked…though sadly I probably shouldn’t be at this point. But I thought people would at least respect a memorial.

Please reblog this so that people will still see these two signs- and there’s nothing vandals can do about that. If you are local, please come to the Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil this Wednesday, 6 PM, at city hall to show that the good people of Syracuse support trans people, despite what haters try to make us believe. 

Thank you.

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On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

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Welcome back to Shaming Racists: the Halloween Edition! Ladies and gentlemen, I present:

Caitlin Cimeno, also known as Kt Cimeno of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. Employed at Our Market Package Store.

Greg Cimeno

William Filene from Quincy, Massachusetts.

This is all public on facebook. All three pictures can be found on Caitlin Cimeno’s Instagram, @ktcimeno.

There’s no question that the three of them are racists, but Caitlin disgusted me by taking an unconsented picture of somebody else’s little girl, somebody else’s child, and using them as the target of racism for a facebook status. I’m including that too because how nasty do you have to be? As if the Halloween photos don’t answer that question.

Let me add that this stuff right here, EVERYBODY, is the reason you can’t darken your skin to portray a Black person. Because this is used to dehumanize us. Whether you intend to or not, you are perpetrating Blackface.


Caitlin Cimeno, Greg Cimeno, and William Filene are three of thousands. But justice will be served where it can. For them to make a mockery of Trayvon Martin’s death is disgusting, as is every single person praising them in the comments and every person defending them.

Look at how little value Black lives have in some people’s lives. Look at how today, yes, in 2013, our deaths are something to be laughed at, mocked, and our bodies worn as a Halloween costume. This is how we are dehumanized. Only one of thousands of ways.

Happy fucking Halloween.


TIP passed on: KT Cimeno’s work number is (508) 693-3000. They are closed on Sundays.

white people are fucking evil for this shit



though i’d share since it’s been hot as butts lately


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HBCU education y’all

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One day you’ll awaken to love’s first kiss, till then, Sleeping Beauty, sleep on.

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And then there is a moment of relief, because she’s going home to Amy.

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