August 20, 2014

Two weeks from today, my dad and I are driving out to New Jersey.

Three weeks from today, I start class.

Grad school. It is so close. I cannot even.

August 20, 2014
dickspeightjr:

howiemandel:

rainbowwaterfall:

that’s a lot of butter.

there are fucking google eyes staring into your soul from every angle and you comment on the butter

to be fair it is a lot of butter

dickspeightjr:

howiemandel:

rainbowwaterfall:

that’s a lot of butter.

there are fucking google eyes staring into your soul from every angle and you comment on the butter

to be fair it is a lot of butter

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August 20, 2014
medicalstate:

A yawn is a silent scream for coffee.

medicalstate:

A yawn is a silent scream for coffee.

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August 20, 2014

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

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August 20, 2014

atane:

The above are the first 3 responses to Dr. Redmond’s spot on tweet. This is the boorish behavior that Black people have to deal with from white people for merely speaking out against white supremacy. The harassment from white people towards Black people is constant and virulent. If you’re a Black person speaking out against white supremacy, white people will attack you or at the very least, they will have a major problem with you. They will attack you more than a “good” white person saying the exact same thing. Tim Wise does not put up with an inkling of the abuse Black people endure and he isn’t saying anything new. Discourse about white supremacy from a white mouth is more palatable to the white masses than from the mouths of those victimized by white supremacy.

Ironically, the “good” white people become like the rest of their white brethren when they attempt to separate themselves by saying “not all white people”. They too become a nuisance that everlastingly badgers. They are largely silent about injustice, inequity and marginalization at the hands of white supremacy. However, the minute the marginalized speak out against their abusers, they are quick to lend a voice in defense of the abusers. It’s because even when white people are clearly abusers, other white people still see their humanity. In the face of this abuse, merely pointing out that the perpetrators of the abuse are white angers white people. The abuse itself doesn’t elicit the same level of anger from them.

Another problem are these alleged white liberals. Truth be told, I get more harassment from white liberals than from anyone else. White conservatives don’t hide their disdain for Blackness. For them, it’s a badge of honor. We know where they stand. White liberals in contrast tend to be silent, but will speak up to center themselves in a crisis or will be apologetic towards white abusers, instead of condemning them. Many will not acknowledge that white supremacy even exists. If they do acknowledge a problem, they will wrap it up in empty platitudes about everyone needing to get along, how they don’t see race, how we’re all human, how they have Black friends or whatever post-racial nonsense they ascribe to, as if that addresses white supremacy. They believe that the problem “goes both ways”.

If the above isn’t you as a white person, do not take this as your cue to respond with “not all white people”. As the saying goes, the hit dog will holler. If something does not apply to you, then why are you hollering? Did I hit you? Maybe I did. The only thing many white people can bring themselves to say in response to Black suffering and white supremacy is “not all white people” or "this is reverse racism" or their favorite chopped up MLK Jr. quote “hate cannot drive out hate”. The response from white people is never a unanimous “the system of white supremacy is a scourge that must end and we must fight to end it”. It is never that.

Whiteness will always justify the extermination of Blackness. Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson by officer Darren Wilson and the Ferguson police in turn releases video stills of what they claim to be Brown being an alleged criminal days after his murder. This was completely unrelated to his murder, but there is always a reason for dead Black bodies when whiteness governs. So why did they release these stills if the Ferguson police themselves have admitted that it is completely unrelated to Brown’s murder at the hands of officer Darren Wilson? They did it to smear his image. This is a tactic of white supremacy. It always smears the image of a Black victim.

When Black people are victimized and dehumanized, they still aren’t quite human in the eyes of many white people. At least not on the level of white humanity. It’s why a white terrorist like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can be put on the cover of Rolling Stone, like he’s a heartthrob in a boy band, and be described as “popular and promising”, while unarmed Black people murdered by white people are criminalized in death. Their image gets smeared because full victimhood is relegated to whiteness. Innocence and chasteness will be awarded to a white murderer before a Black murder victim.

I don’t argue or engage with white people on this subject anymore. This Malcolm X quote is forever relevant. I’ll respond or say my piece if need be, but I won’t debate a white person about Black humanity. My response to “good” white folks will always be “go and get your people”. That’s all I have to say to them. Truly good white people don’t need to be told that. They know. Word to John Brown.

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August 12, 2014

It’s official. We’re in love.

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August 12, 2014

Islamic architecture

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August 12, 2014

vixleonard:

I feel like this photo set sums up the entire series.  The men talk about doing shit; the women get shit done.

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August 12, 2014

booklust:

a-little-bi-furious:

feministpokemonmaster:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I love you Mara.

OMG

MATiLDA HAS RISEN AGAiN

August 10, 2014

orphan black meme
3/3 clones → Helena

August 10, 2014

I don’t leave for school for another 3.5 weeks, and I’m already about to book tickets to come home for Christmas.

August 10, 2014

liamdryden:

itsvondell:

aeyelaeyen:

Let me just be straight up and say that this is the tightest shit my ears have ever had the pleasure to experience.

download

My original music: Facebook / Bandcamp

More mash ups: music tag

IM ALL ABOUT IT

I WANT TO DANCE SOMEBODY LET’S DANCE TO THE THING

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August 10, 2014

oh hi tumblr what’s up it’s been a while

August 10, 2014
tessellation29:

tamorapierce:

thebicker:

soulrevision:

Look at the difference in headlines. And then look at the way in which the AP depicted Renisha McBride.
Even in death, we lose all humanity. Victim shaming knows no bounds.
She is a black woman, she has a name. Don’t ever forget it!
#RenishaMcBride
*thanks to @goldietaylor for the pic*

The AP’s headline was un-fucking-acceptable. In the first tweet they sent out they called him “the porch shooter,” as if he shot a fucking porch. He didn’t. He shot a black woman who was just looking for help. He shot Renisha McBride.

Shame on you, AP.

shesagift - we were just talking about shit like this earlier this morning! Unacceptable.

Headlines: great for revealing bias, also fear-mongering.

tessellation29:

tamorapierce:

thebicker:

soulrevision:

Look at the difference in headlines. And then look at the way in which the AP depicted Renisha McBride.

Even in death, we lose all humanity. Victim shaming knows no bounds.

She is a black woman, she has a name. Don’t ever forget it!

#RenishaMcBride

*thanks to @goldietaylor for the pic*

The AP’s headline was un-fucking-acceptable. In the first tweet they sent out they called him “the porch shooter,” as if he shot a fucking porch. He didn’t. He shot a black woman who was just looking for help. He shot Renisha McBride.

Shame on you, AP.

shesagift - we were just talking about shit like this earlier this morning! Unacceptable.

Headlines: great for revealing bias, also fear-mongering.

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August 10, 2014

flames-of-amber:

hella-extraordinary:

savleighm:

The fact that Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian Mckellen are best friends in real life makes me so happy

x

My goal is to find a friendship like this with someone special. 

They are just so beautiful.

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