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thottie:

srslywhocares:

Let’s show up uninvited to a public place! #anarchy

2001 is sacred

Saying things like “we’ve gone from white hoods to business suits” is one way to seem to speak to contemporary racism’s less vocal, yet still insidious nature. But it does a disservice to the public understanding of racism, and in the process undercuts the mission of drawing attention to contemporary racism’s severity.

It wasn’t the KKK that wrote the slave codes. It wasn’t the armed vigilantes who conceived of convict leasing, postemancipation. It wasn’t hooded men who purposefully left black people out of New Deal legislation. Redlining wasn’t conceived at a Klan meeting in rural Georgia. It wasn’t “the real racists” who bulldozed black communities in order to build America’s highway system. The Grand Wizard didn’t run COINTELPRO in order to dismantle the Black Panthers. The men who raped black women hired to clean their homes and care for their children didn’t hide their faces.

The ones in the hoods did commit violent acts of racist terrorism that shouldn’t be overlooked, but they weren’t alone. Everyday citizens participated in and attended lynchings as if they were state fairs, bringing their children and leaving with souvenirs. These spectacles, if not outright endorsed, were silently sanctioned by elected officials and respected members of the community.

It’s easy to focus on the most vicious and dramatic forms of racist violence faced by past generations as the site of “real” racism. If we do, we can also point out the perpetrators of that violence and rightly condemn them for their actions. But we can’t lose sight of the fact that those individuals alone didn’t write America’s racial codes. It’s much harder to talk about how that violence was only reinforcing the system of political, economic and cultural racism that made America possible. That history indicts far more people, both past and present.

yelyahwilliams:

istillloveparamore:

Jon tweeted a link to this story, it’s incredible

forgiveness is a possible thing.

lectorel:

nininghasfeelings:

fursasaida:

the-cinnamon-peelers-wife:

mochente:

Hari Kondabolu tells a feminist dick joke.

Fuck. Yes.

So I thought I should let everyone know that I’m in love, no big deal.

excuse me but

this man has impaired my judgement

Oooh, new comedian who doesn’t piss me off. Time to track down videos of him.

valvesoftware:

going to college like

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plantbased-princess:

ana-sthetic:

"Don’t say you hate your fam-" No.

"Omg you should love your fami-" No.

"Be grateful they’re your famil-" No.

If you have been bullied, hit, teased, put down, hurt, lied to, or hated by your own family; you don’t need to justify how you feel. You don’t need to explain yourself. You are allowed to hate a family member or dislike a family member if they’ve given you a reason to.

this is so fucking important

calmdownandkissme:

Awww

broadwayfangirling:

why-chromosomes:

did you mean Spring Awakening

Oh my god

saunterdown:

#this is some like dark mage sorcerer goddess fashion going on here im diggin it so hard 

kaciart:

‘Here boy, come here!’

‘No Damian, come here boy!’

‘no no come to me, i have treats’

By treats he means weapons…