One of my coworkers is texting with me talking about how she’s still mindblown from the idea that desegregating schools may have been motivated by the fact that the state not overseeing people of color’s education led to them learning about their histories and revolutionary politics, so they wanted to put a stop to that by declaring they saw the wrong in their racist ways when really they just wanted to make sure that people of color had the most whitewashed education possible because who wants to see shit like this:
The thing most feared was poc solidarity of course:
[photo: black and white picture from political demonstration by yellow peril, black panthers, and brown berets outside of the courthouse where huey newton was being tried in in 1968]
black history month.
yellow peril, brown berets, and black panthers protesting outside a courthouse where huey p. newton was being tried. a beautiful example of different cultures coming together for change.