Amythest Schaber, http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/ (via soooyeahanyway)
Disabled people don’t have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.
The need for accommodation isn’t a “special need”. It’s a basic human right. It’s a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people.
It’s this lack of positive representation for latinos that photographer Eunique Jones Gibson is seeking to address with her project, "Por Ellos, Sí Podemos." Gibson photographed 31 Latino kids ages 2 to 14 for an empowering series that pays tribute both to the trailblazers who broke ground for the community and to the kids who will one day pick up the reins.
Happy Indigenous People’s Day! Go pick up a book or watch a documentary and learn about some history and culture you didn’t know before! Observe this day because these things should be common knowledge by now, but colonization doesn’t rhyme with 1492.
Good lord, this is the most stark portrayal I’ve seen of this.
LA County is considering making homelessness a parole violation and if that isn’t the most fucked up clear proof that the prison system is about getting poor, “unsavory” people out of sight out of mind then I don’t know what is.
There are no words.
Protesters are playing games in the middle of the streets in an act of civil disobedience.
Decolonize Columbus: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Celebrate Something Worth Celebrating.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Monday, October 13, 2014
Why do police have quotas? If a doctor went around intentionally sneezing on people to get more patients, that would be seen as a travesty to their profession. But police, can sit around and wait for someone to turn on a red light or commit other mundane ‘offenses’ because they have quotas to meet. Quotas are all the proof we need that policing is not a public service vocation; it’s a business and a subsidiary of Wall Street.this answer on yahoo from a retired officer will add on some further insight to this (via lamegrownup)