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#FergusonOctober:

People from all over have converged on St. Louis for ‪#‎fergusonoctober‬ after 24 hours many have expressed fatigue…props due to the youth of Ferguson who have been going non-stop for 63 days now. No time to be tired when you’re fighting for your life!!    

I just imagined my face drawn on this post and almost cried.

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intersectionalfeminism101:

It’s important to be able to spot when certain phrases are silencing tactics. The concept of compromise can be used to make minorities look irrational, as if their demands to be treated respectfully are complicated and difficult to agree to.

Such tactics that evoke the same type of doubt in a minority’s claims :

  • Gaslighting. Simple phrases such as “but I’ve never seen that happen,” or “that’s never happened to me” are meant to counter the oppressed’s credibility and make them seem unreliable.
  • Demanding sources for lived experiences. Sometimes it isn’t enough to the oppressors that a person testifies to living through horrible injustices. Facts are demanded to support the oppressed’s experiences, which are dismissed as “anecdotal evidence.” Which leads to the next point:
  • Framing human rights discussions as debates. No one should be able to debate whether or not someone deserves to live peacefully and happily. When oppressors try to engage in “debates” with the oppressed about their situations, the oppressor gets the upper hand, because suddenly the rules of debate apply, and emotions and anecdotal evidence are off limits. The oppressed are forced to discuss their own lives by the oppressor’s rules.

If you have experienced other silencing tactics when discussing racism, sexism, ableism, etc. please share to let others know what and who to be wary of.

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I’m from DR Congo and there’s two things I always get asked: 1. Do you speak African & 2. Do they only speak French in Congo? The answer to both of those questions is NO!

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Languages and dialects spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Language families (spoken in the Congo): [view language map] [other source]

  1. Niger-Congo family
  2. Indo-European family
  3. Nilo-Saharan family
  4. Afro-Asiatic family 

Colonial languages 

  • French 
  • Portuguese 
  1. Alur (Aloro, Alua, Alulu, Dho Alur, Jo Alur, Lur Luri)
  2. Amba (Hambo, Humu, Kihumu, Kuamba, Kwamba, Ruwenzori, Kibira, Rwamba)
  3. Asoa  (Aka, Asua, Asuae, Asuati)
  4. Aushi (Avaushi, Ushi, Usi, Uzhili, Vouaousi)
  5. Avokaya (Abukeia, Avukaya)
  6. Babango (Babango)
  7. Baka (Tara Baaka)
  8. Bali (Baali, Dhibali, Kibaali, Kibala, Kibali, Libaali)
  9. Baloi (Baato, Baloi, Boloi, Loi, Rebu)
  10. Bamwe 
  11. Banda Mid-Centra
  12. Banda South Central
  13. Banda Togbo-Vara
  14. Bangala (Ngala)
  15. Bangala (Abangba)
  16. Bangi (Bobangi, Bubangi, Dzamba, Lobobangi, Rebu)
  17. Bangubangu (Bangobango, Kibangobango, Kibangubangu)
  18. Barambu (Abarambo, Amiangba, Amiangbwa, Balambu, Barambo, Duga)
  19. Beeke (Beke, Ibeeke)
  20. Bemba (Chiwemba, Ichibemba, Wemba)
  21. Bemba (Kinyabema)
  22. Bembe (Beembe, Ebeme, Ibembe)
  23. Bendi (Mabendi, Mabeni)
  24. Bera (Kibira, Plains Bira)
  25. Bhele (Bili, Ebhele, Ipere, Kipere, Kipili, Pere, Peri, Pili, Piri)
  26. Bila (Ebila, Forest Bira, Kibila, Western Bila)
  27. Binji (Bindji)
  28. Boguru (Buguru, Kogoro, Koguru)
  29. Boko (Iboko)
  30. Bolia (Bokoki, Bulia)
  31. Boloki (Baloki, Boleki, Buluki, River Ruki)
  32. Bolondo 
  33. Boma (Boma Kasai, Buma, Kiboma)
  34. Bomboli (Bombongo)
  35. Bomboma (Boba)
  36. Borna (Eborna)
  37. Bozaba (Budzaba, Buzaba)
  38. Budu (Bodo, Ebudu, Kibudu)
  39. Budza Budja, Buja, Eduja, Embudja, Limbudza, Mbudja)
  40. Buraka (Boraka, Bouraka
  41. Bushoong (Banongo, Bushong, Bushongo, Busoong, Ganga, Kuba, Mbale, Mongo, Shongo)
  42. Buya (Ibuya)
  43. Buyu (Bujwe, Buyi, Kibuyu)
  44. Bwa (Boa, Boua, Bua, Kibua, Kibwa, Libenge, Libua, Libwali)
  45. Bwela (Buela, Lingi)
  46. Bwile 
  47. Chokwe (Ciokwe, Cokwe, Djok, Imo, Shioki, Tschiokwe, Tshokwe)
  48. Dengese (Ileo, Lengese, Ndengese)
  49. Ding (Di, Din, Dzing)
  50. Dongo (Donga, Dongo Ko)
  51. Dazndo 
  52. Efe
  53. Enya (Ena, Genya, Tsheenya)
  54. Foma (Fuma, Lifoma)
  55. Fuliiru (Fulero, Fuliru, Kifulero, Kifuliiru) 
  56. Furu (Bagero, Bagiro, Baguero, Baguiro)
  57. Gbanziri (Banziri, Gbandere, Gbanzili)
  58. Gbati-ri (Gbote)
  59. Gilima 
  60. Gobu (Gabou, Gabu, Gubu, Ngobo,Ngobu)
  61. Hamba 
  62. Havu (Haavu, Kihavu)
  63. Hema (Congo Nyoro, Hema-Sud, Kohema, Nyoro, Rynyoro, Southern Hema)
  64. Hemba (Eastern Luba, Emba, Kiemba, Kihema, Luba-Hema)
  65. Holoholo (Guha, Horohoto, Kalanga, Kiholoholo, kikalanga)
  66. Holu (Holo, Kiholo, Kiholu)
  67. Hunde (Kihunde, Kobi, Ruboki)
  68. Hungana (Huana, Gungaan, Hunganna, Kihungana)
  69. Joba (Kijoba, Kivira, Loba, Vira)
  70. Kabwari 
  71. Kaiku (Ikaiku, Kaiko)
  72. Kakwa (Bari Kakwa)
  73. Kaliko (Kaliko-Ma’di, Keliko, Ma’di, Maditi)
  74. Kango (Likango)
  75. Kango (“Dibatchua”, Kango Pygmy, “Kibatchua”, Kikango, Likango)
  76. Kanu (Kaani, Kano, Likanu)
  77. Kanyok (Kanioka, Kanyoka)
  78. Kaonde (Chikahonde, Chikapnde, Kawonde)
  79. Kari (Kare, Li-Kari-Li)
  80. Kela (Ikela, lemba, Okela)
  81. Kele (Ekele, Kili, Likelo, Lokele, Yakusu)
  82. Kete (Kikete, Lukete)
  83. Kituba (Kibulamatadi, Kikongo Commercial, Kikongo Simplifé, Kikongo Ya Leta, Kikongo-Kutuba, Kileta)
  84. Komo (Kikomo, Kikumo, Kikiumu, Kikuumu, Kumo, Kumu, Kuumu)
  85. Kongo
  86. Kongo, San Salvador (Congo, Kikongo, Kikoongo, Kisikongo)
  87. Konzo (Konjo)
  88. Koongo (Congo, Kikongo, Kikoongo, Kongo)
  89. Kpala (Gbakpwa, Kpwaala, Kwala)
  90. Kusu (Fuluka, Kikusu, Kongola, Kutsu, Lokutsu)
  91. Kwami (Kikiwame, Kiwami, Kwame)
  92. Kwese (Kikwese, Pindi, Ukwese)
  93. Lala-Bisa 
  94. Lalia 
  95. Lamba (Chilamba, Ichilanba)
  96. Langbashe (Langbase, Langbashi, Langbasi, Langbweasse, Langwasi)
  97. Lega-Mwenga (Ileka Ishule, Ishile, Kilega, Kirega, Leka-Shile, Leka-Sile, Rega, Shile)
  98. Lega-Shabunda (Igbonzabale, Ileka-Igonzabale, Kilega, Kirega, Leka-Igonzabale, Rega)
  99. Lele (Bashilele, Usilele)
  100. Lendu (Bale, Balendru, Baletha, Batha, Bbadha, Bbaledha, Hema-Nord, Kilendu)
  101. Lengola (Kilengola, Lengora)
  102. Lese (Balese, Lesa, Lesse, Lissi, Mbuti, Walese, Walisi)
  103. Libinza (Libinja)
  104. Ligenza (Digenja, Gendha, Gendza-Bali)
  105. Lika (Kilika, Kpongo, Mabiti, Toriko)
  106. Likila (Balobo, Bangela)
  107. Lingala (Ngala)
  108. Lobala
  109. Logo (Logoti)
  110. Lombi (Lumbi, Odyalombito, Rombi, Rumli)
  111. Lombo (Olombo, Turumbu, Ulumbu)
  112. Lonzo 
  113. Luba-Kasai (Luba-Lulua, Luva, Tshiluba, Western Luba)
  114. Luba-Katanga (Kiluba, Luba-Shaba)
  115. Lugbara High Lugbara)
  116. Luna (Inkongo, Kuba, Northern Luba)
  117. Lunda Chilunda)
  118. Lusengo (Losengo)
  119. Lwalu 
  120. Ma (Amadi, Madi, Madyo)
  121. Mabaale (Lomabaale, Mabale, Mbali)
  122. Mamvu 
  123. Mangbetu (Amangbetu, Kingbetu, Mambetto, Mangbettu, Nemangbetu)
  124. Mangbutu (Mangu-Ngutu, Mombuttu, Wambutu)
  125. Mayeka
  126. Mayogo (Kiyogo, Maigo, Maiko, Majuhu, Mayko, Mayugo)
  127. Mba (Kimanga, Kimbanga, Manga)
  128. Mbala (Gimbala, Rumbala)
  129. Mbandja (Mbandza, Mbanja, Mbanza)
  130. Mbesa (Mobesa, Mombesa)
  131. Mbo (Imbo, Kimbo)
  132. Mbole (Lombole)
  133. Mfinu (Emfinu, Funika, Mfununga)
  134. Mituku (Kinya-Mituku, Metoko)
  135. Moingi
  136. Mongo-Nkundu (Lomongo, Mongo)
  137. Mono (Amono)
  138. Monzombo (Monjombo, Mono-Jembo, Monzumbo)
  139. Mpuono
  140. Mündü (Mondo, Mountou, Mundo)
  141. Mvuba (Bambuba, Bamvuba, Mbuba, Mvuba-A, Obiye)
  142. Nande (Banande, Bayira, Kinandi, Nandi, Ndande, Northern Nande, Orunadnde)
  143. Ndaka (Indaaka, Naaka)
  144. Ndo (Ne’bu, Kebutu, Ndu, Oke’bu)
  145. Ndobo (Ndoobo)
  146. Ndolo (Mosange, Ndoolo, Tando)
  147. Ndunga (Bondonga, Modunga, Mondgugu, Mondunga)
  148. Ngando (Longandu, Ngandu)
  149. Ngbaka (Ngbaka Gbaya, Ngbaka Minangende)
  150. Ngbaka Ma’bo (Bouaka, Bwaka, Gbaka, Gwaka, Ma’bo, Mbacca, Mbaka, Mbwaka, Ngbaka Limba)
  151. Ngbandi, Northern (Baza, Mongwandi, Ngwandi)
  152. Ngbandi, Southern (Mbati, Monbandi, Mongwandi, Ngbandi-Ngiri, Ngbanndi-Sud, Ngwandi)
  153. Ngbinda (Bangbinda, Bungbinda)
  154. Ngbundu
  155. Ngelima (Angba, Bangalema, Bangelima, Leangba)
  156. Ngiti (Bindi, Druna, Kingeti, Kingiti, Lendu-Sud, Ndruna, Ngeti)
  157. Ngombe (Lingombe)
  158. Ngongo
  159. Ngul (Ingul, Ngoli, Nguli, Ngulu)
  160. Ngundu
  161. Nkutu (Bankutu, Nkuchum Nkutshu)
  162. Ntomba (Lontomba, Luntumba, Ntomba-Bolia, Ntumba)
  163. Nyali (Huku, Linyali, North Nyali, Nyali-Kilo, Nyari)
  164. Nyanga (Inyanga, Kinyanga)
  165. Nyanga-li (Linyanga-le)
  166. Nyindu
  167. Nzakara (Ansakara, N’sakara, Sakara, Zakara)
  168. Ombo (Hombo, Loombo, Songola)
  169. Omi (Kaliko-Omi)
  170. Pagibete (Apagibete, Apagibeti, Apakabeti, Apakibeti, Pagabete)
  171. Pambia (Apambia)
  172. Pelende
  173. Phende (Gipende, Giphende, Kipende, Pende, Pindi, Pinji)
  174. Poke (Puki, Tofoke, Topoke, Tovoke)
  175. Ruud (Chiluwunda, Lunda Kambove, Lunda-Kamboro, Luunda, Luwund, Muatiambua, Northern Lunda, Uruund)
  176. Rwanda (Kinyarwanda, Ruanda)
  177. Sakata (Kisakata, Lesa, Odual, Saka)
  178. Salampasu (Chisalampasu)
  179. Samba (Shankadi, Tsaam, Tsamba, Usamba)
  180. Sanga (Kisanga, Luba-Garenganze, Luba-Sanga, Southern Luba)
  181. Songo (Sangho)
  182. Seba (Kunda, Sewa, Shishi)
  183. Sengele (Kesengele, Sengere)
  184. Sere (Basil, Basiri, Chere, Serre, Sahire, Shere, Sheri, Sili, Siri)
  185. Shi (Mashi)
  186. So (Eso, Gesogo, Kisoonde, Soonde)
  187. Sonde (Kisonde, Kisoonde, Soonde)
  188. Songa (Kisonga)
  189. Songe (Kalebwe, Kisonge, Kisongi, Kisongye, Luba-Songi, Lusonge, Northern Luba, Songye, Yembe)
  190. Songo (Itsong, Kisongo)
  191. Songomeno
  192. Songoora (Binja, Kesongola, Songola)
  193. Suku (Kisuku)
  194. Swahili, Congo (Zaïre Swahili (no longer Zaïre) Kingwana/Copperbelt Swahili)
  195. Taabwa (Ichitaabwa, Rungu, Tabwa)
  196. Tagbu (Tagba, Tagbo)
  197. Talinga-Bwisi (Bwissi, Kitalinga,Lubwisi, Lubwissi, Mawissi, Olubwisi)
  198. Teke, Eboo
  199. Teke, Ibali (Estern Teke, Ibali, Kiteke, Teke-Ibali)
  200. Tembo (Chitembo, Kitembo, Nyabungu)
  201. Tembo (Litembo, Motembo)
  202. Tetela (Otetela, Sungu)
  203. Tiene (Kitiene, Kitiini, Tende)
  204. Vauma (Bambutuku, Bvanuma, Livanuma)
  205. Wongo (Bakong, Gongo, Ndjembe, Tukkongo, Tukongo)
  206. Yaka (Iaka, Iyaka, Kiyaka)
  207. Yakoma
  208. Yamongeri (Yamongiri)
  209. Yango (Gbendere)
  210. Yansi (Eyansi, Eyanzi, Kiyanzi, Yans, Yanzi)
  211. Yela (Boyela, Kutu)
  212. Yombe (Bayombe, Kiombi, Kiyombe)
  213. Yulu (Youlou)
  214. Zande (Asande, Azande, Badjande, Bazenda, Pazande, Sande, Zandi)
  215. Zimba

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"Power" by Kurt White

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marvelousmission:

yup. it’s atrocious.

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bktoatl:

Black history is everyday.

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pinkcookiedimples:

And this is only a few out of the thousands. T.V. has always been “White-ish” but once that’s either pointed out or POC do the same damn thing, these bigoted white people want to pull the race card or bark at these POC for doing the same damn thing they’ve already been doing. 

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