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On December 10, 1950, Diplomat Ralph J. Bunche was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation efforts between Israel and four Arab neighbors, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Bunche became the first person of color in the world to ever receive a Nobel Prize.
Today, Ralph J. Bunche and his accomplishment often fall below the radar of our consciousness of influential African Americans. However, in the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, Bunche was a hyper visible fixture whose dedication to decolonization, trusteeship, integration, and international peace, placed him at the forefront of leaders fighting toward equality. Bunche, who was characteristically humble, recognized that his visibility and privilege could be used to promote his racial progression platform. He believed that he was not free until his black audience was free too. The media, however, did not read Bunche’s visibility the same way. They saw Bunche and his success to be proof of the “Horatio Alger myth,” and believed that racism was dead and that any lack of progress in the black community, or the “negro problem,” was its own fault. Despite this contention, Ralph J. Bunche remains a very important figure in African-American, and American History. His selected speeches, writings, and papers, can be viewed here at the Schomburg center.
Photo Credit: David Shapinsky
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Amy Adams on Women and Love Triangles in films - Thank You for saying it Amy!
yeah you’re probably right, i mean why would people like/identify with a socially awkward snarky loud mouth puppy who has gone through an immense amount of character development. who has scars all over his body because his father was an alcoholic piece of shit and was emotionally, mentally and physically abused most of his life and never belonged to anyone or had a real home. mother died in a fire, had to raise himself, literally. his only family was his white supremacist misogynistic asshole brother but loved him still because daryl’s a good person despite his upbringing and ended up having to kill that only family he had left and now he’s a crossbow swinging badass who’s a genuinely good person with a good heart that finally feels like he has a purpose and people that love him that he’d do anything to protect. wow idk why people like him either tbh. did i mention he’s more attractive than satan himself.