It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods.
It IS messed up.
And yet WE are the racist ones.
yes, you are the racist ones. where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc. Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found. Racist piece of shit.
Reblogging for trrruuuth
latinagabi dropping them truth bombs
reblogging for that paragraph ^^
A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.
Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.
63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]
But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!”
(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.)
Edwin Washington Edwards is running for the House of Representatives this fall so he is making himself available for interviews and photographs. And thank God for that!
He is an 86-year-old three-time Governor, who’s done time essentially for “practicing the Louisiana way of politics,” married a bombshell prison pen pal in her thirties AND has sired a son with her. If that’s not story enough he’s famous for his colorful quips in a state known for political color.
We shot for many hours for New York Magazine on a beautiful July afternoon in the small town of Gonzales, LA; I very much appreciate the energy and patience that Edwards and his wife Trina brought to the session.
After our last set-up I was driving the Governor home and told him that I recognized how boring it can be being the photo subject. He paused, looked at me with a hint of a smile, “I’m not a virgin, I’ve been had before.” God bless America!
I love this. After growing up and going to various events when he was running for governor, I am excited to finally get to vote for him.