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3min 8ballswank
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8ballswank Time is repeating itself, can't let it happen #dosomething #racism #handsup 3min

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fairytalereader Just finished this amazing book which is literally beyond words. It's shocking, heartbreaking and tragic, yet also entertaining, romantic and pure genius. I don't know what else I can say about this apart from 5/5 stars. #noughtsandcrosses #malorieblackman #romance #dystopian #racism #ya #youngadult #reading #books #bookstagram #favourite 4min

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el_tigrenegro A planter would reside w/his wife&her children at his plantation,but have a townhouse in New Orleans where his placée&her children lived;he stayed in this house when in town for business or used it for entertaining friends,and when he was out of town his placée and her children participated in free Creole society.A man’s relationship with a placée often predated his marriage because he didn't get a white wife until he had established himself in business;thus, his children by the placée were often older than those by the legal wife,and some actually named their Creole children as primary heirs over their “legitimate” children.Normally, however, the placée could expect 1/3 of her husband’s property upon his death.But if he died interstate or was forced by his legal wife to abandon his placée&her children, she got nothing more than her house (and sometimes not even that).If she was still young&attractive she might enter into plaçage with another white man, or marry a Creole man;if not she might open a boarding house or seek employment as a merchant,hairdresser or seamstress.likely she would bring her own daughters up to become placées.

when New Orleans became American in 1803,the usual means by which such mothers introduced their eligible daughters to wealthy white men were the Quadroon Balls.These elegant, elaborate affairs were held every week by the owners of dance halls,only white men&Creole women were permitted to attend.Creole debutantes were accompanied to the balls by their mothers, when a white gentleman found such a girl attractive&wished to take her in plaçage he had to negotiate the terms w/the mother.Typically, the mother would insist that the details of her daughter’s housing&upkeep be specified in writing, w/kids produced by the union recognized;this way the daughters wouldn't be left w/out support,if the daughter was particularly beautiful and/or the gentleman particularly generous the mother could include a lump-sum payment or allowance for herlself #Haiti #NewOrleans #racism #blackisbeautiful
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  •   el_tigrenegro *The image is called "Creole women of color out taking the air", from a watercolor series by Édouard Marquis, New Orleans, 1867. 3min

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morethnaesthetics So ya telling me #Racism does not exist and that #Police are kind individuals of society here to serve and protect us huh. What a fucking joke Look out for the cops look out for the cops ,who cops? #FuckThemCops #fuckthesystem #weinthematrix #thebeginningisnear #ferguson 19min
  •   rjohnsray Sick 18min
  •   morethnaesthetics Fuck suspending fire that pig 18min
  •   da_raw_journalist WHITE DEVIL 14min
  •   rena.bear Yes that's what I'm saying about police not all of them are bad. 14min
  •   rena.bear This one is another story 14min
  •   morethnaesthetics @rena.bear where are all the good ones if they stay silent during times of tyranny and oppression they are just as bad as the rest 11min
  •   naturallygr0wn @rena.bear keep hearing about these "good cops", where they when shit hits the fan? Right alongside the "bad cops". Same uniform, same goal, same behavior. 10min

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31min chrisierino
Normal It's Pronounced Eye-Re-Kno

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tiffanykung Somos todos macacos #
Say no to r_____!
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ellessem The #kardashians texting during the #ripmikebrown #mikebrown moment of silence. But you coons all in they assess. They don't give a damn if you get shot and killed tomorrow. #imjustsaying #wakeup #sheep #racism #injustice #handsup #dontshoot #kimk 39min

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47min shayla1209
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shayla1209 Ridiculous how many people I know say this phrase #smh #RaceWar #Racism #AllRaces #Ignorance #EducateYourselves #blacksbelike #whitesbelike 47min

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  •   ybdivided Nice shot! Join our movement for peace, harmony, and equality 37min
  •   zimpaki It could also be created from personal experiences. Don't teach but let ppl make their own minds 30min

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maarifacircle WAKEY WAKEY 👥 "Look at yourselves. Some of you teenagers, students. How do you think I feel and I belong to a generation ahead of you - how do you think I feel to have to tell you, 'We, my generation, sat around like a knot on a wall while the whole world was fighting for its hum an rights - and you've got to be born into a society where you still have that same fight.' What did we do, who preceded you ? I'll tell you what we did. Nothing. And don't you make the same mistake we made.." - Malcolm X #MarcusGarvey #Reparations #MalcolmX #MartinLutherKing #BlackPanthers #maarifacircle #amerikkka #ripmikebrown #MikeBrown #EzellFord #JohnCrawford #ericgarner #policebrutality #PoliceState #PoliceRiot #StandUpForYourRights #Inhumane #WeHaveRights #civilrights #maarifacircle #rbg #racism #willielynch #ferguson 55min

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reezyisland_yy #familyGuy be keeping it real though... Don't shoot the messenger, especially if his hands are up!! #Racism #BlackVsWhite #Justice #nojusticeitsjustus #SadButTrue 59min

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evil_tires73 Y'all wanna play that game? Let's play that game #nojustice #hatecrime #racism #alsharpton 1h
  •   dpilon18 I get so tired of that crap it of was the other way around it would be on all the news stations and Obama would be giving a speech about the crap and how racism has to go 58min

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el_tigrenegro few women were interested in emigrating to colonies, and this held especially true for French/Spanish colonies from the time of the conquistadores on. “Suitable” European women had no trouble finding husbands among the men who remained in Europe, so there was a chronic shortage of marriageable women in the colonies; the male colonists therefore took native/slave women as mistresses.  Inevitably these relationships produced children, and by the early 18th century the plaçage system was developed to define the legal ramifications of these relationships, including the inheritance and other rights of the offspring.  Since French colonies had particular difficulty in attracting marriageable women even by colonial standards, a very large community of “Creoles of color” arose, forming the foundation of colonies like New Orleans’ free Creole society; in later times most placées (as the concubines were called) were “quadroons” (¼ black) or “octoroons” (1/8 black), but in earlier times many were mulatto, black or Indian.
Though the system was widespread in French/Spanish colonies in the Caribbean and along the Gulf Coast (including Haiti, Martinique and Florida), it was most highly-developed organized in New Orleans and reached its height during Spanish rule of the city (1769-1801). Though plaçage was not legally recognized as marriage by the authorities, Creoles considered the arrangements honorable and referred to them as mariages de la main gauche (left-handed marriages). Though in the earliest days most placées were slaves, this later became unusual and most were drawn from the free Creole community.  In 1788 it was estimated that there were about 1,500 placées in New Orleans, and they were the most influential members of the Creole community; their children were often educated in France, and some even owned houses, businesses, plantations and slaves of their own. Selling the plaçage family into slavery was common if the true wife found out
#Haiti #NewOrleans #slavery #racism
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  •   el_tigrenegro *the image is called "Creole woman of color with maid", from a watercolor series by Édouard Marquis, New Orleans, 1867. 1h
  •   myweeknd Wow! Thank you for the knowledge 58min

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Inkwell Grey Grymm
greygrymm tiny cultural differences #racism 1h

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the_black_jane That's just the way it is, or so I'm told. #policebrutality #racism #gunviolence 1h
  •   ybdivided Great pic! Help us create a movement for peace and equality! 32min

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jaysee01 Racist Nintendo ): #racism #nintendo #no #blackyoshi 1h

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