It’s important that people see this
I dont even know who this is, but the media pulls shit like this often and it should be publicized.
And I realized that when people say “It’s a joke, don’t take it so seriously,” they’re really telling you that they see nothing wrong with what they said and they’re not going to apologize for it.
They aren’t saying “I’m a witty person with a cynical view of the world,” they’re saying, “It’s your fault I made you uncomfortable because you let yourself be angered by something offensive I said. I take no responsibility for this.”” — Excerpts from My Dreams /// r.i.d (via mythoughtsarestars)
Seasons according to the North
IT IS THAT DAY IN MARCH TODAY
It is today.
That day in March was today.
Definitely was today
white people really out here thinking slavery was about some kindly white folk who gave food and shelter to some negroes that just needed a hobby
i can’t with y’all today
Foil, toilet paper tubes and marbles? I’M IN.
Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.” —
Samuel L. Jackson
This is basically the cutest video to ever exist so let’s all collectively thank Melissa for being quick and clever and capturing this moment.
This was nearing the end of our visit with her, after hugs and pictures. So Laverne double checks that she can keep the drawing of her as Wonder Woman that I gave her, and I say “Yeah of course, it’s for you!” And I point out of course that I had to include the Wonder Woman theme song, because it’s basically a song about Laverne!
And she started singing the theme song and dancing and being absolutely precious and I had hearts in my eyes. Perfect perfect perfect goddess.
I picked joining Tumblr and staying active on here because:
- I’m not attractive enough to be a Youtuber
- Not popular enough for twitter
- Facebook is dumb
the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
Sometimes coffee doesn’t quite do the trick in the morning. Let everybody know what your morning routine is. Sold on Etsy.