neo-beat:

On the Road manuscript by Jack Kerouac.

(via ecocommunitiesbookshop)

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
— Maya Angelou 
“Before going back to college, i knew i didn’t want to be an intellectual, spending my life in books and libraries without knowing what the hell is going on in the streets. Theory without practice is just as incomplete as practice without theory. The two have to go together.”
— Assata Shakur
“Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children”
Malcolm X 
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice.”

Martin Luther King, Jr in a 1955 response to an accusation that he was “disturbing the peace” by his activism during the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama

His words remind us that it was and still is, true justice, not simply “peace” which is the end goal of any civil rights movement —no matter how uncomfortable that may make so-called moderates, the privileged or members of the oppressor class

Hollow calls for “love & peace” without directly acknowledging and addressing structural racism, racial profiling and especially police brutality (a subject King specifically addressed in his most famous speech) are meaningless platitudes and offer comfort to only the oppressor, not the oppressed

#Peace Without Justice Is Oppression

bookpatrol:

Will you…. read
by Anel Páginas ao Vento
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
— ― Malcolm X
“Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.”
— Neil Gaiman- Fahrenheit 451 Introduction

(via 23books)