Yes. And did you know that White women suffrage leaders demonized Black people and other PoC in order to get their right to vote?
"It is not fair that a plantation Negro who can neither read or write should be entrusted with the ballot." -Frances E. Willard, president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
"In Colorado… 6,666 men vote "Yes." Now, I am going to describe the men who voted "Yes." They were native-born men, temperance men, cultivated, broad, generous, just men, men who think. On the other hand, 16,007 voted "No." Now, I am going to describe that class of voters. In the southern part of that State are Mexicans, who speak the Spanish language… . The vast population of Colorado is made up of that class of people. I was sent out to speak in a voting precinct having 200 voters; 150 of those voters were Mexican greasers, 40 of them foreign-born citizens, and just 10 of them were born in this country; and I was supposed to be competent to convert those men to let me have so much right in this Government as they had.” -Susan B. Anthony
Go on and look up your white fem faves. They oppressed other groups in order to get up from their oppression. Stepping on the backs of PoC in order to stand up. And i’m supposed to be sympathetic to your “plight?!” Like dude, you mad at me for the patriarchy that oppressed your people and mine? Get real.
Oh! And did you know that White women were freed from slavery before Black… Oh….. wait…….
And if we’re talking about Blacks and “voting rights” did ya know that it was damn hella hard for Blacks to vote even when they got the right? Ignoring the expensive polling taxes and the rallies of Whites who threatened and attacked Blacks who attempted to vote… did you know that Blacks were disproportionately administered (among poor whites and other poc) impossible literacy tests in order to get this “vote”?
Here is a sample of this simple and easy test. 10 minutes. Get NOTHING wrong. Go go!
Times up. How was it? Easy I bet. Each question made at a total 5th grad level so I’m sure you got them all right. But oops, doesn’t matter. As I am the one correcting your test I decide if you failed or not even if you, somehow, managed to get all of these correct in the 10 minutes provided to you, Negro.
Could also go into how racist laws put up to keep predominately Black people from voting, which were outlawed to protect Black voters, are now being allowed again so they can oppress them once more…could go into all that… but that would be a longer post.
In the meantime
Part of the rhetoric white feminists used to support the 19th amendment was the idea that they’d vote in line with their white husbands thereby consolidating white supremacy. Due to the idea that Black men were barbarians and irrational and were going to ruin the country by being able to vote.
And in reality, Black people in mass couldn’t really vote till the Civil Rights Act and even today voter suppression attacks POC, but specifically African Americans. Whereas white women have never had an issue voting after the 19th amendment. So in actuality they got the vote first. And used their vote to oppress Black women and men.
"Well, the average person is constantly being bombarded by propaganda crafted by the elites. Why do poor people with missing teeth and high blood pressure get foaming at the mouth mad at the thought of “socialized” medicine? Why do working class people have such negative views of unions? Why do they think bombing random countries is about protecting America’s freedom? Because they’re told to feel and think that way every single day."
The oligarchs and elites control the airwaves. They craft the narratives. That is why we need campaign finance reform to keep big money out. That is why we need to crush all voter suppression. And most of all, we need to elect principled politicians and get rid of the misanthropes on the Right.
Liberals are so cute
"Just vote the good guys into office and things will change"
When Hilary Clinton’s top three donors are corporations other than Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase, I’ll believe the democrats are different
"dont be surprised if they announce that i own worldstar"
De La Soul is fuckin amazing. Tribe is cool with the jazz rap and the laid back rhymes. Buy De La Soul spent the majority of there careers trolling there fans with some obscure dope shit. De La Soul Is Dead was wonderful. Low End Theory is my shit tho
Agreed. I’ve never been able to figure out why De La Soul gets less love than the Tribe. Their flows are tighter and their bars are more provocative. They even have more longevity than Tribe (De La Soul still puts out music and they still tour).
Its because White People love Tribe Called Quest with a passion. I mean white people like De La Soul, but white people are like obsessed with Tribe and all the bougie Black girls from the 90s were in love with Q Tip.
Because every album he has put out since Stillmatic is always labeled the “Nas is back album” and then people forget about it a month later and goes back to listening to Young Jeezy.
That’s something to blame on the sycophantic stans who want another Illmatic tbh. Nas himself really doesn’t give a fuck and just puts out when he feels like it.
I mean lets not act like that doesn’t happen to other rappers like Kanye West. The difference is Kanye has spent the majority of his career playing down his first two albums (he doesn’t even play Gold Digger or Good Life live anymore). And to be honest people really weren’t sucking Illmatic’s dick the way they do now before the internet told them it was the greatest rap album of all time.