“You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.” 

theeducatedfieldnegro:

—Malcolm X

Watched this today!

My fellow white people (particularly white people raised in America), I have a message for you.  Go watch this film right now. Then let this marinade:

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"However, displayed right alongside all the Confederate flag paraphernalia is a bunch of American flag merch – American flag place mats, patriotic “body crystals,” flag stickers you attach to your skin. Personally, I’m small-minded and literal enough that I see the two symbols as contradictory, especially in a time of war. But I fear that the consumer who buys a Confederate flag coffee cup, which she will then put on her American flag place mat, is the sort of sophisticated thinker who is open-minded enough that she is capable of hating blacks and Arabs at the same time." - Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation