"One does not simply dismantle systemic racism by pretending racism doesn't exist." [follow this link to find a short clip and analysis on color-blind race logics: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/01/code-speak-and-the-new-racism.html]
La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe. Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802. She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.
"My thinking is why do we have to be polite to people who are making racist statements at the table or making sexist comments. I mean I think when they do that you have to call them at it because you're also educating them in the process so they can stop that kind of behavior." ~ Dolores Huerta (1930 - ) Huerta is a noted American labor leader and civil rights activist who, along with César Chávez, co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers…
In 1989 more than a million students and workers occupied Beijing's Tiananmen Square and began the largest political protest in the history of communist China. Six weeks of demonstrations ended with a night of bloodshed on June 3rd. Photo credit: AFP