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Attacking femaleness, deriding ‘girly stuff’ and rolling your eyes at ‘women’s issues’ declaring yourself a ‘tomboy’ who gets along better with men because women are silly or pretty or whatever, these are expressions of internalized sexism. If that’s the way you feel about your own sex you’ll be doomed to feel inferior no matter what you achieve in life.
Ariel Levy, Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture (via quoilecanard)

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If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest.
Pam Oliver, a professor in the UW-Madison sociology department, explaining the historical roots of racism in the United States to her undergraduate students (mostly middle-class and White).  I try to use this when I teach race now, too, to get past the defensive “but why are you BLAMING ME” reaction. (via cabell)

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Because ‘colorblind’ is just another way to say ‘We don’t care.’
Jason Chu, from “Colorblind” (via pianoter)

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But under the laws of our land, you got to have a jury that is a reflection of society as a whole, and on an Indian reservation, it’s going to be made up of Indians, right? So the non-Indian doesn’t get a fair trial.
cocobaby23:

medeaismyfavourite:

babyslime:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

siddharthasmama:

thequilentone:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:


June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.



And white folk wonder why

My mom was born in ‘64, kay? So, what that means is… THIS SHIT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO AND Y’ALL NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE SHIT WE TALK ABOUT IS ARCHAIC AND OLD-HAT.

my mom was still in trinidad when this happened but seriously it could’ve happened to either my aunt or uncle who were 12 and 15/16 respectively

I think photos like this need to exist, not because I like the subject matter, but because it helps immortalize events that many people want to forget ever happened (and work pretty hard to make it so). It makes us face it. I’ve seen this picture before, but don’t know all the details. I hope the children in this photo were okay.

I’m always going to reblog photos like this. People are always like “Oh just get over it already”. Well, no.
No.

Reblogging this picture AGAIN. Because NEVER FORGET.

cocobaby23:

medeaismyfavourite:

babyslime:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

siddharthasmama:

thequilentone:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.

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And white folk wonder why

My mom was born in ‘64, kay? So, what that means is… THIS SHIT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO AND Y’ALL NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE SHIT WE TALK ABOUT IS ARCHAIC AND OLD-HAT.

my mom was still in trinidad when this happened but seriously it could’ve happened to either my aunt or uncle who were 12 and 15/16 respectively

I think photos like this need to exist, not because I like the subject matter, but because it helps immortalize events that many people want to forget ever happened (and work pretty hard to make it so). It makes us face it. I’ve seen this picture before, but don’t know all the details. I hope the children in this photo were okay.

I’m always going to reblog photos like this. People are always like “Oh just get over it already”. Well, no.

No.

Reblogging this picture AGAIN. Because NEVER FORGET.

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stfuwhiteliberals:

Have I told you lately that I love you?

(via recreationalsociologist)

I am the first African American editor in comics.

I’m sorry if this somehow displeases you. I’m sorry if it causes you to involuntarily groan in annoyance at my bringing it up. These are common reactions among industry pros when I mention this fact. If it’s not true, by all means, please prove me wrong: I’ll be happy to celebrate whomever was the first black guy in, but it is a reasonable and important distinction for many African American fans and pros. I’m sorry if it annoys you, but it has significance for many of us.

I am also, to my knowledge, the first African-American writer in comics, though people in this biz are quick to haggle and parse that claim. I’m not sure why none of the various self- congratulatory histories of comics ever mention this. Amid all the wonderful histories that have been written, noting the pioneers of the Golden and Silver and Modern Ages, trumpeting these firsts, I am not mentioned anywhere. And, whenever I mention it myself, it is, every time, excised from the published text. I haven’t figured out if the companies think I’m arrogant in making the claim, or if they’re embarrassed to have been in business nearly fifty years before allowing a black man a seat in their front office.

ismokeweedalot69:

bigfatphallusy:

salesonfilm:

The Invisible War (Kirby Dick, 2012)

Watch this, it’s on Netflix.

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elevenacres:

Moleskine Sketches

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I’ve been getting kind of frustrated recently with the world.  I think—I worry that apathy is setting in for me.  I feel like I’m talking to a wall, trying to convince it to let me see the other side.