Sorry for the language but this needs to be said. Racism needs to end once and for all, from ALL sides. In ALL countries. People need to stop blaming people for the PAST that they CANNOT control and they need to start facing the real issues of this world that are still active. You CAN do something about issues that are ACTIVE.
When Native Americans pray to the four directions, it is a prayer to the spirits of the world, to life, and the Great Spirit that encompasses everything that is. The Medicine Wheel is a symbol that incorporates the four directions with spokes pointing to each. The four quarters are colored red, yellow, black, and white representing all races, seasons, and stages of life. The circle is the earth, moon and planets. It is the circle of life and all creation. Photo by Nicholas Mitchell
Oh Great Spirit who made all races. Look kindly upon the whole human family and take away the arrogance and hatred which separate us from our brothers. —Cherokee Prayer [Artwork by Charles Frizzell]
Okay so this is REALLY important, and wonderfully demonstrates the struggle women go through that men just DO NOT UNDERSTAND because they don't experience this. BUT the thing is, men shouldn't HAVE TO DO THIS BEFORE they believe women. You don't believe us until you experience it yourself, you do not take our own words and years of experience being treated this way. People don't believe women. And it's a MAJOR problem.
When Native Americans pray to the 4 directions it is a prayer to the spirits of the world, to life & the Great Spirit that encompasses the 4 directions & everything that is. The Medicine Wheel is a symbol that incorporates the 4 directions. Its spokes point east, south, west, & north. The 4 quarters are colored red, yellow, black, & white representing all races, seasons, & stages of life. The circle is the earth, moon & planets. It is the circle of life & all creation.
Eartha M.M. White and her mother Clara White, 1910. A former opera singer, Eartha helped create the first school for black children in the Bayard neighborhood of Jacksonville. Eartha lived frugally on a teacher's wages, so she could support philanthropic causes. In 1904, she founded the Clara White Mission to honor her mother, a former slave who ran a soup kitchen in her home. Founded to serve blacks in segregated Jacksonville, the Clara White Mission now serves people of all races.
Yesterday actress Taraji P. Henson posted a meme on her instagram account that celebrated the beauty of Black women. When a non-Black commentor criticized her on choosing to celebrate the beauty of just Black women as opposed to recognizing that all women of all races are beautiful, she snapped back unapologetically. All women of all races don't need to be reminded that they're beautiful as our beauty industry and dating preferences works real hard to ensure that only certain races of women…