this is how im gonna go to hajj. land right next to the kaaba
The total number of African slaves sent to all parts of the world between 1500 and 1865 was estimated to be at least 12 million. When you consider that only one in ten made the trip alive, the number of Africans who were enslaved or killed in the 350 years of the slave trade had to be no less than 120 million people.
More facts at http://did-you-kno.tumblr.com/
“capitalism never killed anyone”
Bertrand Russell to British fascist Oswald Mosley in 1962. This is how to tell someone you won’t debate with them
~to all my anons~
Muhammad Ali vs Ernie Terrell, 1967
”Why don’t you call me my name, man. I never told you my name is Cassius Clay. My name is Muhammad Ali and you will announce it right there in the center of that ring after the fight, if you don’t do it now. You are acting just like an old Uncle Tom. I’m gonna punish you.”
- Ali to Terrell, who refused to call him by his new name before the fight. Ali won a 15th-round decision.
being of mizrahi descent i am feeling this article so much because i’ve dealt with a bunch of ashkenazi jews recently who have said p racist things to me not realizing i am middle-eastern/central asian. and they’ve attempted to co-opt my experiences or use what jasbir puar refers to as “single axis identity analysis” (sorry to get all academic but i don’t know a better way to put it) to try to tell me that i’m not ~actually~ iranian
including someone who went so far as to say that they were “disappointed in me” for not “embracing” my jewish side even though they know nothing about me/have not spoken to me in over a year and really don’t know anything abut the interest and research i’ve been doing via family oral histories