June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.
And white folk wonder why
My mom was born in ‘64, kay? So, what that means is… THIS SHIT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO AND Y’ALL NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE SHIT WE TALK ABOUT IS ARCHAIC AND OLD-HAT.
my mom was still in trinidad when this happened but seriously it could’ve happened to either my aunt or uncle who were 12 and 15/16 respectively
I think photos like this need to exist, not because I like the subject matter, but because it helps immortalize events that many people want to forget ever happened (and work pretty hard to make it so). It makes us face it. I’ve seen this picture before, but don’t know all the details. I hope the children in this photo were okay.
I’m always going to reblog photos like this. People are always like “Oh just get over it already”. Well, no.
Reblogging this picture AGAIN. Because NEVER FORGET.
This is awful, no human being should be treated like this. However, I’d just like to point out that not all white people were like this or are like this. Many people might be annoyed by the fact that anyone with a lighter complexion is grouped in with savages such as the man depicted above pouring the acid
^Wtf is wrong with White people though?
Like, I really want to know what the fuck is wrong with y’all? I really want to know what possesses y’all to hear, see, eat, shit, and breathe nothing but White people, White ideals, and White history all fucking day long… and then when you see ONE thing circulating that doesn’t involve White people and sunshine, lollipops, and teddy bears, you feel the need to “point out” something????
THIS IS NOT AN OFFENSIVE AGAINST YOU. THIS IS SIMPLE HISTORY. THIS IS WHAT YOU DID AND DO TO PEOPLE!! And instead of fessing up.. White people have only ever denied and averted attention away from true facts of the matter. They never want to talk about what IS there. They wanna talk about what ISN’T there. Any other time, it’s exactly what’s in the photo. But only when confronted with their racism, white people look away and suddenly think, “Well.. what about what’s not there.” Is it like looking in the mirror and not liking what you see?.. I mean, wtf is that? Why did you have to poke in your little irrelevant opinion?
Sure there are “good White people.” NO DUH! But I’ll tell you one thing… seems like it’s a billion White people online ****all**** thinking they’re “good.” But racism against people of color still exists… from the economy.. to education…to the government…. to dating… to simple online gaming… RACISM STILL EXISTS. Not only are people of color talking about it…. It is documented. It is quantitative and qualitative.
So where the fuck are all you “good” White people?????????????????
I guess too busy trying to defend your “image” and apparently not “good” enough to get off your “good” asses and make changes in this country.
Here is THE ONE THING I’ve learned about “good” White people. You go to their blog…….. They sit on their asses blogging nothing but White models.. White television shows, White book characters…. White White White.. all day….and then the ONE TIME they decide to blog anything .. anything about racism at ALL…. they still manage to somehow make it about White people’s “goodness”. Oh.. everybody doesn’t do that. I can’t possibly be grouped in with those other people. I’m diet racist-lite now with Splenda.
I wish I could take every “good” White person I’ve run across online.. line them up in a row, and spit in their faces or at least physically shake them…. maybe toss a glass of wine in their face. Something ANYTHING to get them to WAKE THE FUCK UP and realize YOU ARE NOT THE GOOD WHITE PERSON THAT YOU LIKE TO THINK THAT YOU ARE!!!!!!!! Racism is alive and prospering in the country that it built… we are living history right now. And when they look back on our present times, you will not be counted among the “good” White people.
And has the nerve to talk about being annoyed.
You don’t know what it’s like to be annoyed ‘til you had a conversation with a “good” White person about racism.
And for the record, in my entire life, I’ve met 2 racially conscious White people… and lemme tell you, they don’t derail conversations about racism so that they can put more unnecessary positive White affirmations out into the world.
I agree 100% that images like this need to be circulated. I agree 100% that racism is alive and well in our country. I agree 100% that denial of white privilege/privilege of the hegemony is one of the most disgusting and disheartening things I have witnessed to date. However, I do not think it is benefiting any of us to be spreading vitriol the way the person above me did. I don’t think it helps anyone. Hemming and hawing about some ignorant young blood who probably doesn’t quite understand the conversation at hand and seeks only to cover their ass as being “racially conscious” does not advance the dialogue any more than their asinine comment does.
True, there are a lot of white people out there who arbitrarily say, “Oh, look at me, I’m not racist, look at my black friends everyone! I HAVE BLACK FRIENDS!” and it’s fucking annoying as shit. There is this approach being taken nowadays by people suffering from “white guilt” that seeks to quell some of the embarrassment white people feel for those who have historically represented their race as intolerant, terrified, violent barbarians, but there is a COMPLETE LACK of empathy or understanding of those who bore the brunt of this violence. So many of these people don’t find it necessary to learn what really happened, to put any context behind their expressions of guilt. Do not express guilt. Rather do your research. Stand behind your fellow humans, regardless of race. But understand that that is also a luxury. Be grateful that you have the ability to do so, rather than moping around and saying “But it wasn’t all white people…”