After 40 years of impoverished black men getting prison time for selling weed, white men are planning to get rich doing the same things. So that’s why I think we have to start talking about reparations for the war on drugs. How do we repair the harms caused?

Michelle Alexander  (via lugardepiedras)

Always reblog, because I’ve noticed the media salivating over all these *white* weed entrepreneurs for being so “ingenious” and “savvy businessmen”, while ignoring the the mostly Black, Brown and poor victims and survivors of Amerikkka’s “War On Drugs”, and the ongoing racist and classist injustices that keep locking away Black, Brown and poor people in masses while giving white people who commit the same offenses less or no jail time at all.

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And it costs like $8,000 non-refundable application fee to even get started running a legal weed shop.

WHO had access to that kinda money?


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What I feel for you can’t be conveyed in phrasal combinations; It either screams out loud or stays painfully silent but I promise — it beats words. It beats worlds. I promise.

Katherine Mansfield, from The Collected Letters (via violentwavesofemotion)

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I know right…

I know right…

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White privilege is knowing that your work will not be regulated to the “niche” section of a mainstream bookstore, conveniently where it will not sell.  

White privilege is knowing that you will not have to send a proxy to pitch your story because people think PoC art and literature isn’t “mainstream” enough to be appealing.  

White privilege is knowing you can put up an author’s portrait and know that people will not dismiss your work as “black fiction” and hit the back button.  

Last post today. I love everything about this.

Last post today. I love everything about this.

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Amazing art.

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It’s bigger than religion: Hip Hop.

It’s bigger than religion: Hip Hop.

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