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Posted on 28th Jul at 5:58 PM, with 55,902 notes

Stiletto Studios, Chair, “Consumer’s Rest”, ca. 1991. Metal. Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund. 1992-112-1
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Stiletto Studios, Chair, “Consumer’s Rest”, ca. 1991. Metal. Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund. 1992-112-1

Posted on 28th Jul at 5:13 PM, with 112 notes

artfromthefuture:

André Masson (French, 1896-1987, Street Singer, 1941. Printed paper with conté crayon, ink, pencil, gouache, leaf, insect wings, and sand on coloured paper, 59.6 x 44.7 cm.

Posted on 28th Jul at 4:55 PM, with 403 notes
shoulderblades:

from new tokyo standard by takashi homma, 2001
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shoulderblades:

from new tokyo standard by takashi homma, 2001

Posted on 28th Jul at 4:54 PM
I miss when my hair was purple. Nevertheless, I might stay aqua forever.
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I miss when my hair was purple. Nevertheless, I might stay aqua forever.

Posted on 28th Jul at 4:52 PM, with 14,195 notes

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Passive Resistance Training, SNCC, Atlanta, GA, 1960, by James Karales, courtesy Duke University Library

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/photo-tractatus/4915553610/in/photostream/)

people had to be trained to deal wit the evil of white people

I hope this makes it clear to folks that non-violence as expressed during the Civil Rights Movement was not simply a moral or political choice. It was a tactical application as well.

Do y’all think SNCC, SCLC, CORE, MLK, Jr. or anyone else wanted to witness their people being beaten, that they wanted to stay their fists and guns when their CHILDREN were being murdered? If you do, I suggest you go back to history class, because MLK, Medgar Evers, Bayard Rustin, almost any person you can think of who advocated non-violence had armed guards and personnel in place for their and their people’s safety.

Non-violence as a resistance strategy was an attempt at provocation. Recognize that. Recognize that’s why these folks are training. Because they’re performing provocation through passive resistance. By not striking back they were illustrating the madness and vitriol of white supremacy. They were exposing in the most dramatic manner possible the denial of their humanity.



Understand: This was not turn the other cheek, this was looking into the eyes of the Devil and not backing down.

this is a damn good point to counter all the nonviolence moralistic liberal bullshit going on continuously in activist spaces.

Bolded some things.

Amen.

Even Malcolm X recognized that it takes courage to be nonviolent, and he respected those from COFO and SNCC. To a certain extent, he was willing to be nonviolent also.

i’m sorry but i will always think this is fuckin stupid. it didn’t work. we got fucked up. we’re still getting fucked up. no end in sight. 

this was looking into the eyes of the devil and not backing down. this was looking into the eyes of the devil and being compelled to sacrifice yourself. 

will never fuck with it. 

Posted on 28th Jul at 11:00 AM, with 554 notes
louros:

Detail of a composition I’m working on. Lou Ros 2013
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louros:

Detail of a composition I’m working on. 

Lou Ros 2013

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