"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
- Elie Wiesel (via dangerouswitnesses)
"Quinoa may deliver a complete protein—all of the amino acids you require—in a compact package, but rice and beans together actually do better. And like goji berries, blueberries and strawberries are packed with phytochemicals. The only problem is that lacking an exotic back story, food marketers can’t wring as exorbitant a markup from these staples: The domestic blueberry, for example, is periodically (and justifiably) marketed as a superfood, and in 2012, products featuring blueberries as a primary ingredient saw their sales nearly quadruple. But they only raked in $3.5 million—less than 2 percent of açaí-based product sales."
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Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)

Also worth highlighting is this section:

Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)

So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.

(via thalassarche)

northwestfashionstyle:

Hahaha!!!!

theangryviolinist:

honestly, whenever white classical musicians criticize asian classical musicians for being too robotic or unemotional or detached from the music i’m 324% positive it’s coming from a place of jealousy and racism

i’m just saying

overlypolitebisexual:

"if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars

latinageek:

 Race in Toyland: A Nonwhite Doll Crosses Over
By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS and TANZINA VEGA
Jade Goss, age 2, looks as if she just stepped out of the wildly popular “Doc McStuffins” cartoon.“She has the Doc McStuffins sheets. She has the Doc McStuffins doll. She has the Doc McStuffins purse. She has Doc McStuffins clothes,” said Jade’s mother, Melissa Woods, of Lynwood, Calif.“I think what attracts her is, ‘Hey, I look like her, and she looks like me,’ ” Ms. Woods said of the character, an African-American child who acts as a doctor to her stuffed animals.With about $500 million in sales last year, Doc McStuffins merchandise seems to be setting a record as the best-selling toy line based on an African-American character, industry experts say.
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latinageek:

 Race in Toyland: A Nonwhite Doll Crosses Over

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS and TANZINA VEGA

Jade Goss, age 2, looks as if she just stepped out of the wildly popular “Doc McStuffins” cartoon.

“She has the Doc McStuffins sheets. She has the Doc McStuffins doll. She has the Doc McStuffins purse. She has Doc McStuffins clothes,” said Jade’s mother, Melissa Woods, of Lynwood, Calif.

“I think what attracts her is, ‘Hey, I look like her, and she looks like me,’ ” Ms. Woods said of the character, an African-American child who acts as a doctor to her stuffed animals.

With about $500 million in sales last year, Doc McStuffins merchandise seems to be setting a record as the best-selling toy line based on an African-American character, industry experts say.

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postracialcomments:

Lemme hear one more white person say that White people don’t start nor participate in Race riots. 
1824: October 18          Providence, R.I.             Hardscrabble Riots
1829: June- August:       Cincinnati, OH            Cincinnati Riots of 1829
1831:                                Providence, R.I.              Snow Town Riots
1834: July 7                       New York City, N, Y     Farren Riots
1834: August 12                 Philadelphia, PA            Flying Horse Riot
1836: April and July      Cincinnati, OH                Cincinnati riots of 1836
1841: September              Cincinnati, OH                Cincinnati riots of 1841
1855:                                 Cincinnati, OH
1863: March 6                   Detroit, MI                  Detroit Race Riot of 1863
1863: July 13-16.              NYC City, NY            New York City Draft Riots 
1866: May 1-3                    Memphis, Tennessee   Memphis Riots of 1866
1866: June                          Charleston, SC
1866: July 30.                 New Orleans, LA        New Orleans Riot of 1866
1867:                              Pulaski, Tennessee       Pulaski Riot
1868: September 28     Opelousas, LA                   Opelousas Massacre
1868: September 19       Camilla, Georgia              Camilla Riot of 1868
1870:                                 Eutaw, Alabama             Eutaw Riot of 1870
1870: June                          Alamance, N.C.                 Kirk-Holden War
1870: October 20             Laurens, SC                       Laurens County Riot
1871: March                        Meridian, MS         Meridian Race Riot of 1871
1872:                                  Louisiana
1873: April 13                     Colfax, LA                             Colfax Massacre
1874: July 29                  Vicksburg, MS                  Vicksburg Riot of 1874
1874: September 14      New Orleans, LA               Liberty Place Riot 
1874: August                 Coushatta, Louisiana     Coushatta Massacre
1874: November 3          Eufaula, Alabama            Election Riot of 1874
1875: September 1          Yazoo City, MS        Yazoo City Race Riot of 1875
1875: September 4         Clinton, Mississippi         The Clinton Riot
1876: July 4                        Hamburg, SC                       Hamburg Massacre
1884:                                Cincinnati, OH
1891: October 18           Omaha, NE                         Omaha riot of 1891. 
1898: October 12             Virden, IL                            Virden Massacre
1898:  November       Wilmington, NC   Wilmington Insurrection of 1898
1898: February 22         Lake City, South Carolina    Lake City Mob
1898: November 9-14    Greenwood County, S.C.    Phoenix Election Riot
1899: April 23                    Coweta, GA                   Lynching of Sam Hose
1899: September 19          Carterville, IL
1919: July 19-23.                      Washington, D.C.
1919: September 25-28.  Omaha, Nebraska
1919: May 10                             Charleston, South Carolina
1919: May 25                             Milan, Georgia
1919: July 10                              Longview, Texas
1919: August 30                      Knoxville, Tennessee 
1919: August 21, September 16. New York City, New York
1919: August 27-28.               Laurens County, Georgia
1919: October 1                        Elaine,  Arkansas
1919: June 13                             New London, Connecticut
1919: July 3                                Bisbee, Arizona
1919: April 13                             Millen, Georgia
1919: July 7. July 31.               Philadelphia, Penn
1919: July 15                                Port Arthur, Texas
1919: July 21                                Norfolk, Virginia
1919:                                               Argo, Illinois
1919: July 31                               Syracuse, New York
1919:                                              Ocmulgee, Georgia
1919: Mid Aug/Sep.                Baltimore, Maryland
1919: November 13-1.           Wilmington, Delaware
1919:                                          Waukegan, Illinois
1919: August 5                        Lexington, Nebraska
1919: August 18                       Mulberry, Florida
1919: July 27- August 3      Chicago, Illinois
1919: October 4-5                   Gary Indiana. 
1919: October 9                       Donora, Pennsylvania
1919: October 10                     Hubbard, Ohio
1919: October 30                   Corbin, Kentucky
1919: November 22              Bogalusa, Louisiana. 
1919: May 10                             Sylvester, Georgia. 
1919: May 29                            Putnam, Georgia
1919: 31 May                              Monticello, Mississippi
1919: 13 June                             Memphis, Tennessee
1919: June 27                            Macon, Mississippi.
1919: June 27                            Annapolis, Maryland.
1919: July 5                                Scranton, Pennsylvania 
1919: July 6                                Dublin, Georgia
1919: July 8                                Coatesville, Pennsylvania 
1919: July 9                                Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1919: July 11                             Baltimore, Maryland
1919: July 23                              New Orleans, Louisiana
1919: July 23                              Darby, Pennsylvania
1919: July 26                              Hobson City, Alabama
1919: July 28                             Newberry, South Carolina
1919: July 31                               Bloomington, Illinois
1919: August 4                         Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1919. August 6                         Texarkana, Texas
1919: August 29                      Ocgulmee, Georgia
1920:                                  Chicago, Illinois
1921: May 30- June 1.         Tulsa, OK              Black Wall Street Massacre
1922. May 6, June 9            Kirven, Texas
1923: January 1.                    Rosewood, FL                 Rosewood Massacre
1930: October 12-15             Sainte Genevieve, MO
1931: March                            Scottsboro, AL 
1935: March 19                      Harlem, NY                     Harlem Riot of 1935
1943: May                               Mobile, AL
1943: June                            Los Angeles, CA                 Zoot Suit Riot
1943: June 15-16                    Beaumont, TX     Beaumont Race Riot of 1943
1943: June 20                        Detroit, MI                           Detroit Race Riot
1943: August 1                       Harlem, NY                     Harlem Riot of 1943
1949: August-September Peekskill, NY
1951: July 11-12                        Cicero County, IL            Cicero Race Riot
1958:                                           Maxton, NC             Battle of Hayes Pond 
1959: February                    Pearl River County, MS
1960: April                             Biloxi Beach, MS
1962: October                        Oxford, MS                     Uni of Mississippi
1963: September 30.         Oxford, MS                             Ole Miss Riot
1963: July 11                             Cambridge, MD              Cambridge riot of 1963 1963: May 13               Birmingham, AL                         Bombings
1964: July                                Brooklyn, NY
1964: July 18                           Harlem, NY                   Harlem Riot of 1964 
1964: July 24-26                  Rochester, NY                           Rochester riot
1964: August                         Jersey City, NJ
1964: August                          Paterson, NJ
1964: August                          Elizabeth, NJ
1964: August                          Chicago, IL
1964: August 28                   Philadelphia, PA     Philadelphia race riot 
1965: March 7                       Selma, AL                               Bloody Sunday
1965: July                               Springfield, MA
1965: August 11-17                Los Angeles, CA                      Watts Riot
1966: July 18                           Cleveland, Ohio                      Hough Riots
1966: July 4                             Omaha, NE
1966: September                  Dayton, OH
1966: September                  San Francisco, CA           Hunter’s Point
1967: June                               Atlanta, GA
1967: June 6                            Boston, MA                            
1967: June 11                             Tampa, FL                                                Tampa Riot
1967: May 22                    Houston, TX      Texas Southern University Riot 1967: July 22                           Detroit, MI                                                Detroit riot
1967: June 26- July 1            Buffalo, NY                                             Buffalo Riot 
1967: July 30                          Milwaukee, WI                   Milwaukee Riot
1967: July 21                   Minneapolis, MN    Minneapolis North Side Riots
1967: July 12-17                      Newark, NJ                                          Newark riots 
1967: July 16                   Plainfield, NJ                                   Plainfield riots
1967: July 24                   Cambridge, MD      Second Cambridge Race Riot
1967: June 11-16               Cincinnati, OH                           Avondale Riot
1967: July                                Newark, NJ
1967: July                                 Detroit, MI
1967:                                        Birmingham, AL
1967:                                         Chicago, IL
1967:                                         New Britain, CT
1967                                          Rochester, NY
1968: February 8                Orangeburg, SC            Orangeburg massacre 
1968: April                   Nationwide riots Assassination of MLK
1969: June 24                         Omaha, Nebraska
1969:                                      Camden, NJ
1969: July 17                            York, PA                             York Race Riot 
1969: June 28                         New York City, NY             Stonewall Riots
1970: May 11                            Augusta, GA                    
1970: May 5                            Jackson, MS                Jackson State killings 
1970: July 4                      Ashbury Park, NJ             Ashbury Park Riots
1970: July                             New Bedford, MA
1971:                                       Camden, NJ                         Camden Riots
1972-1977:                              Pensacola, FL     Escambia High School Riots 
1975-76:                                  Boston, MA                     Anti-Busing Riots
1980: May 18                            Miami, Florida                        Miami Riots
1980: July 24                          Chattanooga, TN                Chattanooga Riot
 1984: August 8                      Lawrence, MA             Lawrence Race Riot
1986: December                  Howard Beach, NY
1987: February 20               Tampa, FL                              Tampa Riot
1989: February 1                   Tampa, FL                                Tampa Riot
1989: August                        Bensonhurst, NY
1991: August 19                       Brooklyn, NY                Crown Heights riot
1992: April 29                          Los Angeles, CA             Los Angeles Riots
1996: October 24-26            Petersburg, FA                 St. Petersburg Riots
1998: June                              Jasper, TX                              Lynching
2001:                                         Cincinnati, OH                Police Riots
THERES MANY MORE RACE RIOTS

postracialcomments:

Lemme hear one more white person say that White people don’t start nor participate in Race riots.

1824: October 18          Providence, R.I.             Hardscrabble Riots

1829: June- August:       Cincinnati, OH            Cincinnati Riots of 1829

1831:                                Providence, R.I.              Snow Town Riots

1834: July 7                       New York City, N, Y     Farren Riots

1834: August 12                 Philadelphia, PA            Flying Horse Riot

1836: April and July      Cincinnati, OH                Cincinnati riots of 1836

1841: September              Cincinnati, OH                Cincinnati riots of 1841

1855:                                 Cincinnati, OH

1863: March 6                   Detroit, MI                  Detroit Race Riot of 1863

1863: July 13-16.              NYC City, NY            New York City Draft Riots

1866: May 1-3                    Memphis, Tennessee   Memphis Riots of 1866

1866: June                          Charleston, SC

1866: July 30.                 New Orleans, LA        New Orleans Riot of 1866

1867:                              Pulaski, Tennessee       Pulaski Riot

1868: September 28     Opelousas, LA                   Opelousas Massacre

1868: September 19       Camilla, Georgia              Camilla Riot of 1868

1870:                                 Eutaw, Alabama             Eutaw Riot of 1870

1870: June                          Alamance, N.C.                 Kirk-Holden War

1870: October 20             Laurens, SC                       Laurens County Riot

1871: March                        Meridian, MS         Meridian Race Riot of 1871

1872:                                  Louisiana

1873: April 13                     Colfax, LA                             Colfax Massacre

1874: July 29                  Vicksburg, MS                  Vicksburg Riot of 1874

1874: September 14      New Orleans, LA               Liberty Place Riot

1874: August                 Coushatta, Louisiana     Coushatta Massacre

1874: November 3          Eufaula, Alabama            Election Riot of 1874

1875: September 1          Yazoo City, MS        Yazoo City Race Riot of 1875

1875: September 4         Clinton, Mississippi         The Clinton Riot

1876: July 4                        Hamburg, SC                       Hamburg Massacre

1884:                                Cincinnati, OH

1891: October 18           Omaha, NE                         Omaha riot of 1891.

1898: October 12             Virden, IL                            Virden Massacre

1898:  November       Wilmington, NC   Wilmington Insurrection of 1898

1898: February 22         Lake City, South Carolina   Lake City Mob

1898: November 9-14    Greenwood County, S.C.    Phoenix Election Riot

1899: April 23                    Coweta, GA                   Lynching of Sam Hose

1899: September 19          Carterville, IL

1919: July 19-23.                      Washington, D.C.

1919: September 25-28. Omaha, Nebraska

1919: May 10                             Charleston, South Carolina

1919: May 25                             Milan, Georgia

1919: July 10                              Longview, Texas

1919: August 30                      Knoxville, Tennessee

1919: August 21, September 16. New York City, New York

1919: August 27-28.               Laurens County, Georgia

1919: October 1                        Elaine,  Arkansas

1919: June 13                             New London, Connecticut

1919: July 3                                Bisbee, Arizona

1919: April 13                             Millen, Georgia

1919: July 7. July 31.               Philadelphia, Penn

1919: July 15                                Port Arthur, Texas

1919: July 21                                Norfolk, Virginia

1919:                                               Argo, Illinois

1919: July 31                               Syracuse, New York

1919:                                              Ocmulgee, Georgia

1919: Mid Aug/Sep.                Baltimore, Maryland

1919: November 13-1.           Wilmington, Delaware

1919:                                          Waukegan, Illinois

1919: August 5                        Lexington, Nebraska

1919: August 18                       Mulberry, Florida

1919: July 27- August 3      Chicago, Illinois

1919: October 4-5                   Gary Indiana.

1919: October 9                       Donora, Pennsylvania

1919: October 10                     Hubbard, Ohio

1919: October 30                   Corbin, Kentucky

1919: November 22              Bogalusa, Louisiana.

1919: May 10                             Sylvester, Georgia.

1919: May 29                            Putnam, Georgia

1919: 31 May                              Monticello, Mississippi

1919: 13 June                             Memphis, Tennessee

1919: June 27                            Macon, Mississippi.

1919: June 27                            Annapolis, Maryland.

1919: July 5                                Scranton, Pennsylvania

1919: July 6                                Dublin, Georgia

1919: July 8                                Coatesville, Pennsylvania

1919: July 9                                Tuscaloosa, Alabama

1919: July 11                             Baltimore, Maryland

1919: July 23                              New Orleans, Louisiana

1919: July 23                              Darby, Pennsylvania

1919: July 26                              Hobson City, Alabama

1919: July 28                             Newberry, South Carolina

1919: July 31                               Bloomington, Illinois

1919: August 4                         Hattiesburg, Mississippi

1919. August 6                         Texarkana, Texas

1919: August 29                      Ocgulmee, Georgia

1920:                                  Chicago, Illinois

1921: May 30- June 1.         Tulsa, OK              Black Wall Street Massacre

1922. May 6, June 9            Kirven, Texas

1923: January 1.                    Rosewood, FL                 Rosewood Massacre

1930: October 12-15             Sainte Genevieve, MO

1931: March                            Scottsboro, AL

1935: March 19                      Harlem, NY                     Harlem Riot of 1935

1943: May                               Mobile, AL

1943: June                            Los Angeles, CA                 Zoot Suit Riot

1943: June 15-16                    Beaumont, TX     Beaumont Race Riot of 1943

1943: June 20                        Detroit, MI                           Detroit Race Riot

1943: August 1                       Harlem, NY                     Harlem Riot of 1943

1949: August-September Peekskill, NY

1951: July 11-12                        Cicero County, IL            Cicero Race Riot

1958:                                           Maxton, NC             Battle of Hayes Pond

1959: February                    Pearl River County, MS

1960: April                             Biloxi Beach, MS

1962: October                        Oxford, MS                     Uni of Mississippi

1963: September 30.         Oxford, MS                             Ole Miss Riot

1963: July 11                             Cambridge, MD              Cambridge riot of 1963 1963: May 13               Birmingham, AL                         Bombings

1964: July                                Brooklyn, NY

1964: July 18                           Harlem, NY                   Harlem Riot of 1964 

1964: July 24-26                  Rochester, NY                           Rochester riot

1964: August                         Jersey City, NJ

1964: August                          Paterson, NJ

1964: August                          Elizabeth, NJ

1964: August                          Chicago, IL

1964: August 28                   Philadelphia, PA     Philadelphia race riot

1965: March 7                       Selma, AL                               Bloody Sunday

1965: July                               Springfield, MA

1965: August 11-17                Los Angeles, CA                      Watts Riot

1966: July 18                           Cleveland, Ohio                      Hough Riots

1966: July 4                             Omaha, NE

1966: September                  Dayton, OH

1966: September                  San Francisco, CA           Hunter’s Point

1967: June                               Atlanta, GA

1967: June 6                            Boston, MA                            

1967: June 11                             Tampa, FL                                                Tampa Riot

1967: May 22                    Houston, TX      Texas Southern University Riot 1967: July 22                           Detroit, MI                                                Detroit riot

1967: June 26- July 1            Buffalo, NY                                             Buffalo Riot

1967: July 30                          Milwaukee, WI                   Milwaukee Riot

1967: July 21                   Minneapolis, MN    Minneapolis North Side Riots

1967: July 12-17                      Newark, NJ                                          Newark riots

1967: July 16                   Plainfield, NJ                                   Plainfield riots

1967: July 24                   Cambridge, MD      Second Cambridge Race Riot

1967: June 11-16               Cincinnati, OH                           Avondale Riot

1967: July                                Newark, NJ

1967: July                                 Detroit, MI

1967:                                        Birmingham, AL

1967:                                         Chicago, IL

1967:                                         New Britain, CT

1967                                          Rochester, NY

1968: February 8                Orangeburg, SC            Orangeburg massacre

1968: April                   Nationwide riots Assassination of MLK

1969: June 24                         Omaha, Nebraska

1969:                                      Camden, NJ

1969: July 17                            York, PA                             York Race Riot

1969: June 28                         New York City, NY             Stonewall Riots

1970: May 11                            Augusta, GA                    

1970: May 5                            Jackson, MS                Jackson State killings

1970: July 4                      Ashbury Park, NJ             Ashbury Park Riots

1970: July                             New Bedford, MA

1971:                                       Camden, NJ                         Camden Riots

1972-1977:                              Pensacola, FL     Escambia High School Riots

1975-76:                                  Boston, MA                     Anti-Busing Riots

1980: May 18                            Miami, Florida                        Miami Riots

1980: July 24                          Chattanooga, TN                Chattanooga Riot

1984: August 8                      Lawrence, MA             Lawrence Race Riot

1986: December                  Howard Beach, NY

1987: February 20               Tampa, FL                              Tampa Riot

1989: February 1                   Tampa, FL                                Tampa Riot

1989: August                        Bensonhurst, NY

1991: August 19                       Brooklyn, NY                Crown Heights riot

1992: April 29                          Los Angeles, CA             Los Angeles Riots

1996: October 24-26            Petersburg, FA                 St. Petersburg Riots

1998: June                              Jasper, TX                              Lynching

2001:                                         Cincinnati, OH                Police Riots

THERES MANY MORE RACE RIOTS

a-cottage-in-the-woods:

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a-cottage-in-the-woods:

source: Dave Hennessy

~ gorgeous garden