Q

Anonymous asked:

did you ever consider that some white people aren't actually aware of their privilege, cultural appropriation, etc. and that they're kind of just going through life not realizing that they're doing anything wrong and they're not against anyone or trying to hurt anybody, they're just unaware?

A

whitepeoplestealingculture:

And that’s the greatest privilege of all isn’t it? To be able to do whatever you want, regardless of how damaging and harmful it is, and being able to excuse it all because you “didn’t know”. 

POC are constantly always checking what we’re doing. We have to ask ourselves all the time, is this okay? Will this make me seem like a FOB? IF I say this in class, will people think I’m too extreme? Am I being too sensitive when I get angry about this?

Until we no longer have to do that, I have no sympathy for ignorance. It won’t kill you to Google a few things. 

-Joyce

redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’
redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’
redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’
redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’
redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’
redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’
redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’
redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’
redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’
redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’

redskoollovr:

bokononish:

deasu:

this breaks my fucking heart

“Why do you need feminism?”

Why I need a justice system that will actually look at me and not say ‘I deserved to be beaten, raped, or thrown acid on’ but say, ‘This was not right and we are going to put them behind bars with no chance of getting out in their current or next life.’

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A Supreme Court justice poses a question to a lawyer for opponents of same-sex marriage

  • Sonia Sotomayor: [...] outside of the marriage context, can you think of any other rational basis, reason, for a State using sexual orientation as a factor in denying homosexuals benefits or imposing burdens on them? [...]
  • Charles J. Cooper: Your Honor, I cannot.
leahreena:

sharing photos from my trip to mexico d.f. last month on my blog 
leahreena:

sharing photos from my trip to mexico d.f. last month on my blog 
leahreena:

sharing photos from my trip to mexico d.f. last month on my blog 

leahreena:

sharing photos from my trip to mexico d.f. last month on my blog 

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chifladazine:

chifladazine:

chifladazine:

August’s theme for CHIFLADA is “El Fin”!!! write to us about how endings and closure fits into your experiences. We accept art, creative writing, music, interviews, photography, etc. at submissions@chifladazine.com and chifladazine@yahoo.com!!!!!!!! 

hey y’all!! you have til the end of the month to submit!!

hey y’all!! submit your stuff to us!!

Writers and artists and poets and filmmakers and photographers be aware and submit

thefuckmenswear:

trillaparade:

Marcelo Burlon County of Milan.

I WANNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTT I LOVE THISSSSSSSS

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zuky:

Let’s talk about the racist notion, deeply embedded in US culture, of Asians as perpetual foreigners. Specifically, maybe you heard about this massive facepalm from US Congress just last week.

At a congressional hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, July 24, 2014, Florida Republican Congressman Curt Clawson (above, left) addressed Nisha Biswal (right) and Arun Kumar, two US citizens and senior officials working for the US State Department and US Commerce Department, with these words:

“I’m familiar with your country. I love your country. Anything I can do to make the relationship with India better, I’m willing and enthusiastic about doing so. Just as your capital is welcome here to produce good-paying jobs in the U.S., I’d like our capital to be welcome there. I ask cooperation and commitment and priority from your government in so doing.”

Needless to say, Biswal and Kumar are Indian Americans who hold senior position within the US government, and were introduced as such at the hearing, but the Tea Party Congressman repeatedly spoke to them about India as “your country” and “your government”. An incredibly awkward silence was finally broken when Biswal said: “I think your question is to the Indian government.”

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two-browngirls:

HAIDER: SHAKESPEARE IN INDIA

The king of Indian Shakespeare has done it again guys. Vishal Bhardwaj can now proudly claim three Shakespeare adaptations - i’m so excited to see this adaptation of Hamlet

Set against breathtaking Kashmir, Hamlet (Shahid Kapoor) is re-interpreted as Haider, a philosophy student who returns from University to find his father, a well known Doctor, dead (ahem, murdered). 

The film has strong notes of political controversy, which are making me nervous about it passing India’s art censors! 

The adaptation has been written by Basharat Peer, a Kashmir-born author and journalist. Hamlet’s famous soliloquies have had to be largely omitted, but the most famous scenes remain. Haider asks “to be or not to be” as he points a handgun to his own head, and as a Muslim decides not to kill his uncle while he is kneeling in prayer, rather than before an altar.

Peer said he hoped the film would challenge the narrative constructed by previous mainstream cinema about the Kashmir conflict and give an alternative point of view.

"Kashmiris have always been portrayed as crazy fanatics or Kashmir simply seen as a picturesque tourist destination. This is a very different view," he said.

Bhardwaj’s brilliant cast choices get me every time! Tabu made an incredible Lady Macbeth in Maqbool, and this time she’s back as Gertrude. 

Oh, and how gorgeous does Shraddha Kapoor look as Ophelia?

Also, is it just me or did Bhardwaj mention at some point that he would be doing Julius Caesar? I flipping hope so - it’s my favourite Shakespeare play. Don’t let me down Bhardwaj…

- A x

What did you guys think of Omkara and Maqbool?

cisyphus:

Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive  because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics  to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.

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reclaimingthelatinatag:

Meet Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, the first Latina to complete U.S. Air Force military pilot training. She is also recognized as the first Latina commercial airline captain.
Picture courtesy of Curves for Change.

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Meet Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, the first Latina to complete U.S. Air Force military pilot training. She is also recognized as the first Latina commercial airline captain.

Picture courtesy of Curves for Change.

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