My blog is like Gretchen Wiener's hair: it's full of secrets. Here I reveal my oft-hidden passion for social justice, makeup/fashion, porn, and all the fandoms. My name's Julie, and I'm a white bi woman trying to learn about oppression and how to be a better ally. INFP. Please don't call me a girl, I prefer to be called a woman; however, I prefer “sir,” not “ma’am” or “miss.” Most of my posts involve trigger warnings. I’ll do my best to keep up with those. If you see anything labeled incorrectly or not at all, please let me know. In the same vein, if I say something oppressive please call me out if you feel comfortable and/or willing. I fuck up and would appreciate it, though of course no one has to.
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Why august? Lol
It’s a hotter month, since we are technically a tropical people.
It’s a longer month then February, which is the shortest month.
Brief Historical Outline of “Black August”
A sampling of this month of “righteous rebellion” and “racist repression” includes:
The first Afrikans were brought to Jamestown as slaves in August of 1619.
Gabriel Prosser’s slave rebellion occurred on August 30th, 1800.
The “Prophet” Nat Turner planned and executed a slave rebellion that commenced on August 21, 1831.
In 1843, Henry Highland Garnett called a general slave strike on August 22.
The Underground Railroad was started on August 2, 1850.
The March on Washington occurred in August of 1963
The Watts rebellions were in August of 1965.
On August 18, 1971 the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was raided by Mississippi police and FBI agents.
On August 8, 1978 Philadelphia police initiated a shootout against MOVE members
Further, August is a time of birth. Dr. Mutulu Shakur (New Afrikan prisoner of war), Pan-Africanist Leader Marcus Garvey, Maroon Russell Shoatz (political prisoner) and Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton were born in August. August is also a time of transition and rebirth. The great scholar and educator W.E.B. Dubois died in Ghana on August 27, 1963. So, August is a month during which New Afrikans can reflect on our current situation and our struggle for self-determination and freedom.
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