Seek The Light

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paradelle:

lastrealindians:

Inuit children at boarding school. The sign on the wall behind them reads, “Please do not speak Eskimo.” (1914)

This reminds me of how whole sects of complex Inuktitut dialects were wiped out by Euro settlers. There were hundreds of different and diverse dialects in Canadian Inuktitut languages alone, and a chunk of that was wiped out during early 20th century. That language is already on the brink of collapse (only 35,000 or so now loosely speak it).
They also took away not just their language, but their surnames, and replaced them with ID-numbers. As if taking their children and capturing them into residential schools (where they were systematically gaslighted, sexually abused and experimented on the regular) wasn’t enough, an Inuit child’s name was legit changed to something like “Annie E7-121.”

paradelle:

lastrealindians:

Inuit children at boarding school. The sign on the wall behind them reads, “Please do not speak Eskimo.” (1914)

This reminds me of how whole sects of complex Inuktitut dialects were wiped out by Euro settlers. There were hundreds of different and diverse dialects in Canadian Inuktitut languages alone, and a chunk of that was wiped out during early 20th century. That language is already on the brink of collapse (only 35,000 or so now loosely speak it).

They also took away not just their language, but their surnames, and replaced them with ID-numbers. As if taking their children and capturing them into residential schools (where they were systematically gaslighted, sexually abused and experimented on the regular) wasn’t enough, an Inuit child’s name was legit changed to something like “Annie E7-121.”

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gorlt:

stereotypes against white people are not dangerous at all. no one is out here stopping and frisking you guys for liking starbucks and chipotle. meanwhile, black teenagers suspected of being “thugs” and “threats” are slain on sight so please calm the fuck down and learn how to take a joke

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nprglobalhealth:

Images from an epidemic.

Shots in and around Kailahun, Sierra Leone where the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded continues unabated.
The latest bad news is that the lead doctor at the largest government-run Ebola isolation ward has now also come down with the disease.

Photos:  Jason Beaubien, NPR

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letterstomycountry:

When you see something like this, it’s hard not to wonder whose protection this is actually for: journalists, or the Israeli Government.  One of the reasons that the Vietnam War generated so much political opposition at home was because it was really the first war where images of war-related destruction and casualties were televised to the American people in real time.  It’s amazing how quickly people stop supporting war when the results of it are shoved in their face.  Conversely, one of the quickest ways to stifle opposition to war is to hide its results.  That’s part of the reason why the Bush I administration refused to allow the coffins of dead soldiers to be photographed, a tradition that Clinton and GWB upheld.  Out of sight, of mind.
JVP

letterstomycountry:

When you see something like this, it’s hard not to wonder whose protection this is actually for: journalists, or the Israeli Government.  One of the reasons that the Vietnam War generated so much political opposition at home was because it was really the first war where images of war-related destruction and casualties were televised to the American people in real time.  It’s amazing how quickly people stop supporting war when the results of it are shoved in their face.  Conversely, one of the quickest ways to stifle opposition to war is to hide its results.  That’s part of the reason why the Bush I administration refused to allow the coffins of dead soldiers to be photographed, a tradition that Clinton and GWB upheld.  Out of sight, of mind.

JVP

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envlquest:

The truth is … that climate change is a FACT and no matter how much you go against it, it is something that we cannot deny forever.

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Israel:
I just came out to steal your land, terrorize your families and shoot innocent children... but I'm feeling so attacked right now