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All day today. #ATCQ #Wu #1993

All day today. #ATCQ #Wu #1993

— 10 months ago with 2 notes
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criminalwisdom:

DRAPETOMANIA, or THE DISEASE CAUSING NEGROS TO RUN AWAY 
Drapetomania was a supposed mental illness described by American physician Samuel A. Cartwright in 1851 that caused black slaves to flee captivity. Cartwright described the disorder – which, he said, was “unknown to our medical authorities, although its diagnostic symptom, the absconding from service, is well known to our planters and overseers” – in a paper delivered before the Medical Association of Louisiana that was widely reprinted.
He stated that the malady was a consequence of masters who “made themselves too familiar with [slaves], treating them as equals”.In Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race, Cartwright points out that the Bible calls for a slave to be submissive to his master, and by doing so, the slave will have no desire to run away.
In addition to identifying drapetomania, Cartwright prescribed a remedy. His feeling was that with “proper medical advice, strictly followed, this troublesome practice that many Negroes have of running away can be almost entirely prevented.” In the case of slaves “sulky and dissatisfied without cause” – a warning sign of imminent flight – Cartwright prescribed “whipping the devil out of them” as a “preventative measure”. As a remedy for this “disease,” doctors also made running a physical impossibility by prescribing the removal of both big toes.
While Cartwright’s article was reprinted in the South, in the Northern United States it was widely mocked. A satirical analysis of the article appeared in a Buffalo Medical Journal editorial in 1855, whilst Frederick Law Olmsted, in A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States (1856), observed that white indentured servants had often been known to flee as well, so he satirically hypothesised that the supposed disease was actually of white European origin, and had been introduced to Africa by traders.
[Read “Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race,” by Dr. Cartwright here | Image Source | Thanks to Vintage-Royalty]

(Source: theoddmentemporium)

criminalwisdom:

DRAPETOMANIA, or THE DISEASE CAUSING NEGROS TO RUN AWAY

Drapetomania was a supposed mental illness described by American physician Samuel A. Cartwright in 1851 that caused black slaves to flee captivity. Cartwright described the disorder – which, he said, was “unknown to our medical authorities, although its diagnostic symptom, the absconding from service, is well known to our planters and overseers” – in a paper delivered before the Medical Association of Louisiana that was widely reprinted.

He stated that the malady was a consequence of masters who “made themselves too familiar with [slaves], treating them as equals”.In Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race, Cartwright points out that the Bible calls for a slave to be submissive to his master, and by doing so, the slave will have no desire to run away.

In addition to identifying drapetomania, Cartwright prescribed a remedy. His feeling was that with “proper medical advice, strictly followed, this troublesome practice that many Negroes have of running away can be almost entirely prevented.” In the case of slaves “sulky and dissatisfied without cause” – a warning sign of imminent flight – Cartwright prescribed “whipping the devil out of them” as a “preventative measure”. As a remedy for this “disease,” doctors also made running a physical impossibility by prescribing the removal of both big toes.

While Cartwright’s article was reprinted in the South, in the Northern United States it was widely mocked. A satirical analysis of the article appeared in a Buffalo Medical Journal editorial in 1855, whilst Frederick Law Olmsted, in A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States (1856), observed that white indentured servants had often been known to flee as well, so he satirically hypothesised that the supposed disease was actually of white European origin, and had been introduced to Africa by traders.

[Read “Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race,” by Dr. Cartwright here | Image Source | Thanks to Vintage-Royalty]

(Source: theoddmentemporium)

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Chris Morris just fulfilled my Al Hirschfeld dream.  #RIP #chrismorris #LATimes #coppertv

Chris Morris just fulfilled my Al Hirschfeld dream. #RIP #chrismorris #LATimes #coppertv

— 1 year ago with 8 notes
#latimes  #chrismorris  #rip  #coppertv 

maisewilliams:

It’s not the case, it’s the chip. I can’t accept it. I know that to most addicts it’s a treasured token, it’s a very tangible representation of their hard work and determination, but I’m not most addicts. To me it does not commemorate a success but rather the end of a period of great failure. I failed when I abused drugs and I would really rather not be reminded of that fact.

That was quick. Nice!

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— 1 year ago with 2153 notes
The Buddhist monk who gave this to me (unsolicited mind you) tried to hustle me for $20.  I gave him $3.  He cursed me. #namaste #peace

The Buddhist monk who gave this to me (unsolicited mind you) tried to hustle me for $20. I gave him $3. He cursed me. #namaste #peace

— 1 year ago
#namaste  #peace 
And thrives. #dearone

And thrives. #dearone

— 1 year ago
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Life’s trials. My friends are my teachers. #realtalk #vintage #nydirtyc

Life’s trials. My friends are my teachers. #realtalk #vintage #nydirtyc

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#vintage  #nydirtyc  #realtalk 
Here. #nydirtyc

Here. #nydirtyc

— 1 year ago
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