willow-wanderings:

thebicker:

^^^^^HOW PRIVILEGE WORKS.

YES THIS IS EXACTLY IT.

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tomhanksy:

I revisited my small hometown this week and pasted this up. It bums me out when people never take the chance to see what else life has to offer.

tomhanksy:

I revisited my small hometown this week and pasted this up. It bums me out when people never take the chance to see what else life has to offer.

@1 day ago with 128 notes

I’m not saying that Lupita Nyong’o is a real-life Disney princess, but hey, if the shoe fits…

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@2 months ago with 188217 notes

odinsblog:

Five Myths About Crime in Black America—and the Statistical Truths

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death [and Renisha McBride and Jonathan Ferrell], we’ve seen a lot of discussion of the larger societal issues that play into how and when people are perceived as criminals. There were hoodies, there were marches, and there were frank talks from parent to child about how to minimize the danger of being a young person of color. On the other side, there were justifications of George Zimmerman’s actions: a smear campaign against Martin’s character, and plenty of writers explaining that statistically, blacks are simply more dangerous to be around.

That framing ignores the realities behind the numbers. Here are five myths about crime and people of color.

Shani O. Hilton

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@2 months ago with 5048 notes
pmjawn:

US SECRETLY CREATED ‘CUBAN TWITTER’ TO STIR UNREST
Documents show the U.S. government planned to build a subscriber base through “non-controversial content”: news messages on soccer, music, and hurricane updates. Later when the network reached a critical mass of subscribers, perhaps hundreds of thousands, operators would introduce political content aimed at inspiring Cubans to organize “smart mobs” — mass gatherings called at a moment’s notice that might trigger a Cuban Spring, or, as one USAID document put it, “renegotiate the balance of power between the state and society.”

pmjawn:

US SECRETLY CREATED ‘CUBAN TWITTER’ TO STIR UNREST

Documents show the U.S. government planned to build a subscriber base through “non-controversial content”: news messages on soccer, music, and hurricane updates. Later when the network reached a critical mass of subscribers, perhaps hundreds of thousands, operators would introduce political content aimed at inspiring Cubans to organize “smart mobs” — mass gatherings called at a moment’s notice that might trigger a Cuban Spring, or, as one USAID document put it, “renegotiate the balance of power between the state and society.”

@3 months ago with 215 notes

fallontonight:

Whoopi Goldberg hung out backstage to share some stand-up and life advice! 

@1 day ago with 311 notes
wilwheaton:

I replied: You’ve just described rape culture. A woman should be able to wear anything she wants, without worrying that a man will use it as an excuse to assault her.

wilwheaton:

I replied: You’ve just described rape culture. A woman should be able to wear anything she wants, without worrying that a man will use it as an excuse to assault her.

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@1 month ago with 2149 notes
nevver:

Design Crush
@2 months ago with 9344 notes

"“Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.”
— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath"

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