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The ‘victim’ approach to the study of white women in the slave formation, therefore, has severe limitations… while white males were the predominant owners of slaves in the plantation sector, the same cannot be said for the urban sector. White women were generally the owners of small properties, rather than large estates, but their small properties were more proportionately stocked with slaves than the large, male owned properties.

In 1815, white women owned about 24 percent of the slaves in St Lucia; 12 per cent of the slaves on properties of more than 50 slaves, and 48 per cent of the properties with less than 10 slaves. In Barbados in 1817, less than five of the holdings of 50 slaves or more were owned by white women, but they owned 40 percent of the properties with less than 10 slaves…

White women also owned more female slaves than male slaves. The extensive female ownership of slaves in the towns was matched by the unusually high proportion of females in the slave population; female slave owners owned more female slaves than male slave owners….

From these data the image that emerges of the white female slaveowner is that she was generally urban, in possession of less than ten slaves, the majority of whom were female. That female slaveowners generally owned female slaves, indicates the nature of enterprises, and hence labour regimes, managed and owned by white women. It is reasonable, then, to argue that any conceptualization of urban slavery, especially with reference to the experiences of enslaved black women, should proceed with an explicit articulation of white women are principal slaveowners.

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excerpt from Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society by Hilary McD Beckles  (via daniellemertina)

White feminists tend to conveniently forget this and pretend that they don’t benefit from white supremacy like white men (via thisisnotjapan)

this is some boston harbor level spilt tea

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feminists-fighting-for-equality!! :)

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canadianvogue:

at work: ***flawless (feat. chimamanda ngozi adichie)

when i’m going out: ***flawless (feat. nicki minaj)

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lulz-time:

Acceptable reaction to misogyny.

(Source: alwaysthecrazyone, via ethiopienne)

guatepolitics:
nativefaces:

Since i keep getting questions on, if the Mayans were only found in mexico. Here’s a visual, these were the regions of the Maya people. 

you mean where Maya peoples were, or where Maya peoples are? 
Above is an English version of a map produced with the Academia de Lenguas Mayas in Guatemala, there are also maps for Mexico and Belize (and there should be for El Salvador and Honduras).
I know settler colonial logics keep telling us Maya peoples are in the past, but Maya peoples are also in the present. And the future.
In Guatemala alone, there are 21 legally recognized living Maya peoples, as well as the non-Maya indigenous Xinca and the African Diaspora Garífuna.

guatepolitics:

nativefaces:

Since i keep getting questions on, if the Mayans were only found in mexico. Here’s a visual, these were the regions of the Maya people. 

you mean where Maya peoples were, or where Maya peoples areLiving Maya Map

Above is an English version of a map produced with the Academia de Lenguas Mayas in Guatemala, there are also maps for Mexico and Belize (and there should be for El Salvador and Honduras).

I know settler colonial logics keep telling us Maya peoples are in the past, but Maya peoples are also in the present. And the future.

In Guatemala alone, there are 21 legally recognized living Maya peoples, as well as the non-Maya indigenous Xinca and the African Diaspora Garífuna.

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niggathot:

who-is-madonna:

graphitetroll:

haitian-sensati0n:

blackorchidd:

harrietsrevenge:

thisiswhiteculture:


Never forget…Dorothy Counts being mocked by an entirely white audience on enrollment day at Harding High School. September 4th, 1957

and they call US savages

Never fucking forget

Never

Never forget

The people in this photo are SOME OF YA’LLS GRANDPARENTS. Not your great great great great grandparents. Your GRANDPARENTS. Your dad’s dad.

these could easily be parents as well.

this is 15 minutes away from where i live

niggathot:

who-is-madonna:

graphitetroll:

haitian-sensati0n:

blackorchidd:

harrietsrevenge:

thisiswhiteculture:

Never forget…Dorothy Counts being mocked by an entirely white audience on enrollment day at Harding High School. September 4th, 1957

and they call US savages

Never fucking forget

Never

Never forget

The people in this photo are SOME OF YA’LLS GRANDPARENTS. Not your great great great great grandparents. Your GRANDPARENTS. Your dad’s dad.

these could easily be parents as well.

this is 15 minutes away from where i live

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markus-of-nuttus:

demispooky:

male teachers arent allowed to dress code female students anymore at my school because somebody pointed out that if they had been dress coded for their shorts/skirt being too short or their bra showing by a male teacher, that meant said male teacher was looking at her ass and boobs i am laughing my fucking ass off

where is the lie tho

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andthebluestblue:

stop saying “his or her”

use their

piss off prescriptivists
acknowledge nonbinary identities
make your sentences less clunky
advocate for common usage which is what leads to grammatical acceptance 

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