Let’s see how many of y’all ready to show some SOLIDARITY…
Let’s make this happen!!
WE HAVE TO SPREAD THIS !!!
Im for it
Yooooo. I’m doing this.
please do this
Okay, but can we get a list of black owned businesses in our areas?
There’s an app called Around the Way for iPhones and Androids that locate your nearest black owned business’ by zipcode. PLEASE SPREAD THIS!
I’ll give it a shot.
Remember that time you chained yourself to a tree in college to prevent “the man” from cutting it down? Contrary to what you tell yourself now (something about being pulled into young activist drama?), you may have been acting rationally.
People who are more sensitive to the ideas of fairness and equity are driven by logic, not emotion, according to a recent University of Chicago study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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Wow. This science supports my idea to attack racism through introducing cognitive skills training programs into schools.
BUSTED! Gov. Running #Ferguson Twitter Psyop
The family of an 8-year-old Native American girl who was tazed by police in October is suing while the Pierre Police Department say it was justified.
The Chief of Police justifies the use of a tazer on an 8 year old girl by saying they could have used their guns or batons, essentially. What restraint.
every full body shot of Hazel in her adorable outfits
of course this has 7000+ notes and no attribution. #tumblr
Hazel is a character from the 2014 graphic novel ‘Seconds’ by me, Bryan Lee O’Malley! ;)
Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters
Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me.
Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”
Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:
- 88% of the books on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were about white protagonists
- 93% of the authors on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were white authors
- 85% of the books on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were about white protagonists
- 90% of the authors on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were white authors
- 91% of the authors on the 2013 New York Times’s Bestseller Lists for YA and Children’s Lit were white authors.
- According to the 2012 Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 3.3% of books were about African-American protagonists; only 2.1% were about Asian and Pacific Islander protagonists; only 1.5% were about Latinx protagonists; and only 0.6% were about Native American protagonists. That means over 90% of children’s books surveyed were about white protagonists.