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Statue of mass murderer Christopher Columbus topples in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Photo via Teri New Di
This is actually a statue of Diego de Mazariegos and it happened on the Christopher Columbus quincentennial, October 12, 1992. After toppling it the people bund and dragged it through the streets as the Spaniards did to the indigenous.
Basta!: Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas
By George Allen Collier
and another source said:
The 1994 action was preceded by a symbolic protest march, appropriately enough on October 12,1992, “The Day of the Race.”According to Thomas Benjamin, “indigenous peoples in the colonial city of San Crist6bal de las Casas, in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, reached its objective. In the courtyard of the beautiful baroque temple of Santo Domingo was the monument to the conquistador Diego de Mazariegos, founder of the city. One marcher knocked the statue off its base with a sledge hammer, and the crowd then beat it into fragments. Hundreds of marchers returned to their mountain homes with souvenirs of an unforgettable historical event. After surviving five centuries of systemic violence and exploitation, the natives of the highlands of Chiapas destroyed the premier symbol of their oppression. This event, along with other recent dramatic actions, has led one observer to remark that ‘they are living in a time
THE AFRICAN SCIENCE BEHIND THE AFRICAN ZOO TYPES OF ANCIENT EGYPT
THE /UPPER NILE/NUBIAN ORIGINS OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WILDLIFE/ANIMALS AND ZOO TYPES.. THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE ANIMALS AND DIETIES OF ANCIENT EGYPT. EGYPT’S INDIGENOUS AFRICAN ANIMALS. THE METU NETER SYMBOLIC LANGUAGE ORIGINS
On the left is how ancient Egyptians depicted themselves and on the right is who has been casted for the next big movies about ancient Egypt. Egyptian Gods and Moses, yes batman is Moses and Tom Buchanan is Ramses. The phenomenon of whitewashing. Taking a historically black, or any other person or character of color and casting a white actor to play the part. People can say “oh it’s just movies and television who cares” but it’s quite important. When you erase the history of a people that have already been told they come from nothing other than slaves you erase their humanity their sense pride and purpose. Director of 12 years a slave Steve McQueen actually has asked his fellow directors why they didn’t cast black actors in their movies and most stood silent, while one said “I don’t want to get into that.” In the words of the great Paul mooney Hollywood could make a movie called the last n*gga on earth and cast Tom Hanks. #blackhistorymonth
Shopping for Spells: Exploring Four of the World’s Witchcraft Markets
Some practicing witches purport to be able to cure and transform people, or create favorable, or unfavorable, conditions. And these witches require supplies for their conjuring, and for this there are witchcraft markets. However, it’s not just people who claim a connection to witchcraft who have a need for candles, incense, herbs, oils, soaps, potions, and supplies for assisting the balance of a situation. Tourists, curiosity seekers, and the desperate also seek out these spiritual supply supercenters.
Why are these people called witches, though? Do they identify themselves as witches? Vodun is a religion in Benin. Where is the witchcraft in that? And why call the religion of the indigenous Ayamaras witchcraft? And the stuff thats sold in Peru is by the articles OWN admission indigenous folk medicine … so again, why is witchcraft being used as a descriptor for indigenous religions? I am going to need white people to stop fucking demanding that what what indigenous people do needs to be translated into analogues of white european practices and to check their racism as well. I just don’t see why you couldn’t call these religious markets? Oh wait, that wouldn’t be click baity. Misses that see those primitive peoples tang that ya’ll need to feel superior huh? And why tag it pagan? Thats white people religion, all of these are run by POC.
I’ve been to one of these before very interesting.