Illustrator Oriol Vidal
Andreas Franke, The Sinking World
"You plagiarized a sentence in an essay? Expelled & we’ll make it hard for you to enroll into another school ever again."
"You raped and assaulted a student on campus? You can come back to school."
fuck the education system
I will never NOT reblog this.
God I love this man
“To say a person is a happy person or an unhappy person is ridiculous. We are a thousand different kinds of people every hour.”
― Anthony Doerr, Memory Wall
This is a caravan of 500 Chinese Mexicans, fleeing from Mexico to the US in 1917, in an episode of North American history that is all but forgotten, part of a social phenomenon known at the time as el movimiento antichino. In the early 1900s, Chinese Exclusion Laws were in full effect in the US. Many Chinese laborers and merchants had settled on the Mexican side of the southern US border. These Chinese were targeted in a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign led by Mexican revolutionaries such as Pancho Villa. The purported rationale for this xenophobia was that the Chinese were taking Mexican jobs. Some theorists believe that anti-Chinese sentiment was a key component in the creation of a racialized Mexican national identity. Hundreds of Chinese were murdered, thousands were put on ships back to China (often with Mexican wives).
In 1916, US General John J. Pershing led 10,000 troops across the Mexican border on a mission to hunt down and kill Pancho Villa. He sought and received field assistance from certain Chinese communities in northern Mexico. Chinese restaurants and laundromats fed and clothed Pershing’s troops. In the end, the mission failed and Pancho Villa got away. For the Chinese who had aided Pershing, staying in Mexico was probably unwise. Pershing received a special exception to Chinese Exclusion Laws from the US president himself, and brought a bedraggled column of 500 Chinese refugees into the US southwest in 1917.
"Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear."