You realize this is patently inaccurate right? That not only did the 14th and 15th Amendments already exist, but that the 19th Amendment made no allusion to race, calling for universal suffragism?
Obviously legality isn’t everything considering that even today states have laws which disenfranchise voters of color and impoverished voters, but that’s no reason to diss the 19th Amendment.
And the suffragettes may not hold up to today’s standards of feminism, a century later, but considering that most of them crusaded for African American rights, both separately and together with women’s rights, maybe don’t overlook that and insult their memory just to incite controversy. Hell, most of them originally built power campaigning for emancipation.
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
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Furthermore - I don’t know how it is in other cities, but Chicago’s holding a lot of meetings on stopping police terror this weekend - there’s one in Hyde Park Saturday.
America is some fucked up dystopian shit honestly like how are y’all even surviving? Paying for healthcare? $60,000 on tuition? POC getting shot in Wal-Marts? White men shooting up elementary schools? That’s terrifying I’m worried about all of you
America definitely has it’s immense share of problems I agree. But considering the actual state of the world this summer this feels kind of off. These are definitely all problems we should be addressing - but like this is the summer of Ukraine-Russia and everything going on Iraq and Syria and the Central African Republic and Afghanistan and Israel-Palestine and Sudan and Ebola and quite a few other things. So we’ll keep fighting the good fight on those things (and many more) over here - but I feel like you should probs maybe save the lions share of your concern for some less-media-covered but more serious plights countries around the world are facing.