Rare footage of educator and civil rights leader, Mary McLeod Bethune (circa 1930s, 1940s)
*found in Prelinger Open Archives
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
Top image: Sarah Jones. All images via Slates for Sarah Facebook page.
On February 20, 2014, camera assistant Sarah Jones was struck and killed by a train while working on a film. She was 27 years old. Seven other crew members were injured in the incident.
Since Sarah’s death, many people have called for tighter safety regulations on film and television sets. A a social media campaign, Slates for Sarah, has been set up to draw attention to the cause.
I CANT BREATH LORD JESUS CHRIST FUCK OMG
Y’all niggas doing too much on twitter. Y’all need Christ.
I hope his dumb ass got arrested.
And you have a photo timeline of your crime. I hope they lock you up.