1. sinidentidades:

    The racist immigrants carry disease rhetoric is nothing new. 

    Perhaps we need a U.S. history lesson:

    Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. forged a program, through a series of agreements with Mexico’s PRI-dominated government, called the Bracero program. This program was used to fill in the gaps in manual labor the U.S. had after the war.

    It sounds like a liberal dream: immigrants being given an opportunity to work in the “land of opportunity,” yet it was hardly that. The laborers were forced into horrible working conditions. Many died from exhaustion (often from working in the sun too long) from working in the fields picking food for the U.S. Many also suffered from disease.

    The U.S. decided what was best for the issue of disease: a widespread use of a highly toxic livestock pesticide that braceros were often doused in as part of processing into the U.S.

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  2. weepling:

    Mark RothkoUntitled, 1949

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  3. 1950sunlimited:

    High School, 1955

    Photo: Wayne Miller

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  4. ROBERT SMITH.

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  6. Valerie Hegarty

    Famous paintings come to life in 3D sculptures of nature’s destructive tendencies.

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  8. rivernymph:

    samwinchesterhatesfire:

    quads-for-the-gods:

    bellecs:

    winningthebattleloosingthewar:

    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. 

    she’s so goddamned inspirational

    this makes me want to cry

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