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I don’t understand why this is such a big deal for you, the Lord God rumbled over the garden. There are so many other words to say, I’m just asking you not to say one of them. When would you even want to USE it.
‘Unno, said the white people in response to the Lord their God. Just in case, we guess. And the white people said While we’re on the subject why is there an ENTIRE MONTH about black h– and the Lord said I’m going to bed.
I really wasn’t feeling down to study today so I made me these to use as my desktop background
instead of studying
FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS FINALS THIS WEEK AND IS STILL ON TUMBLR
This is perfect.
to every single white person on this earth seeking to claim our elder as theirs, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
this doesn’t have anything to do with Mandela directly, but i was trying to explain this idea of having to LEARN respect & empathy for others based on their color or race to my mother yesterday when we were discussing this documentary we saw called Erasing Hate. It’s about this guy who was a former leader in the neo-nazi skinhead movement and his personal evolution after having his first kid & realizing that he doesn’t want to be a piece of shit violent alcoholic racist anymore. This organization which sues hate groups offers him help paying for laser tattoo removal because his face is completely covered in those tattoos you get when you’re a self confessed MURDERER so that this guy can get a job and support his family. And here is my sad sack of a mom feeling sorry for all the pain this guy has to go through during the removal process while I’m laughing my fucking ass off because he deserves all of that pain and more! My mom’s like, “You’re so cruel, he’s changed. After his baby was born he decided he doesn’t want that life anymore & he had a hard childhood & it wasn’t his fault that he was raised to be that way and blah blah de blah…” UH, NO. How does learning how to be a just barely decent human being give you a free fucking pass & of all things a reward?! HOW>?! EXPLAIN. I don’t give a fuck how mean his daddy was or how many times he uses the “n” word because a lot of people see their parents engage in horrible behavior and even as children sense that shit is not right because kids do not grow up in a freaking bubble & believe it or not can form thoughts & ideas of their own. Not to mention that even if your parents are racists and pass that nastiness on to you, it goes beyond the scope of “mom always crosses the street when she sees a group of blacks walking towards us” when you take it upon yourself to physically and psychologically harm another person and try to incite a fucking race war & promote genocide. LIKE THAT IS FUCKING CRAZY. Really think about what kind of person is capable of beating the shit out of someone ONLY because they are black/brown/yellow, disabling people, traumatizing them for their entire fucking lives… But after having a child you LEARN empathy for other human beings? and that is something that we are supposed to fucking congratulate you for? Imagine if all the poc kids who had tough lives and were actually discriminated against on a daily basis decided to form fucking militant gangs and commit violent crimes against white people… do you think they’d be allowed to throw fucking festivals and marches in major cities?! would they be receiving pity and rehabilitation, would people be bending over backwards to justify their mentalities or would they be receiving police bullets & prison sentences? This documentary drove me fucking crazy because it was supposed to inspire sympathy for someone who actually fucking admitted to committing racially motivated murder by tattooing his own face and whose wife used to take her kids to fucking skinhead festivals and aryan brotherhood conventions! WTF. BUT OH BECAUSE THIS TRAGIC WHITE BOY LEARNED THAT WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG HE DESERVES THE GIFT OF A FACE THAT NO LONGER REMINDS HIM OF HIS TERRIBLE PAST. He should be reminded of his crimes, every single fucking day. I’m most certain that the people that he hurt will never ever be able to forget him, the people that he scarred won’t get free fucking surgery & be applauded. They kept saying he is trying to atone for his crimes yet all I saw was him going to church and talking about the shit he used to do to poc with dry sarcasm, “i beat him pretty good.” This whole thing about cheering people who have to be taught (at the cost of our own lives!) that racism is wrong and that hurting other human beings is wrong is just fucking ridiculous. If you don’t already feel that intrinsically then you are fucking just wired wrong and IMO are less than human, straight up. END RANT.
"My mother is the perfect Ecuadorian wife and mother. Everyone loves her. She will sit and listen to you and provide advice when it is solicited. She cooks, cleans, makes sure her house and daughters are neat, and she will always look cute doing it. All things she did not teach me to be or do.
One day, my father and I were talking about how the lack of these skills affected me. We talked and talked while my mother stayed quiet. Soon, the conversation turned into a “Mom-you-should-have-taught-us- how- to-do-X-Y-and-Z!!!”
After a couple of those outbursts, my mother looked at us and told us to shut up. In Spanish.
We were quiet.
She looked straight at me and said the following: “I did not teach you those things because I did not want any man to have any excuse to order you around and tell you what to do. I don’t want you or any of my daughters to be like me.”
…And while there were definite fears of what being “Americana” meant — love and independence, were items she wanted for her daughters, but for her, were tied together. Her obligations became my options.”
"They Do Not Exist" (1974) a Palestinian film by Mustafa Abu ali http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WZ_7Z6vbsg
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"To commemorate a past event, you kill & eat an animal. It’s a ritual sacrifice. With pie." #typicalofferings #thanksgiving #thankyoudionisis #imsorrynativeamericans #celebratingamassacre #latergram
Am I supposed to think Clara is cool because she rides a moped?
It’s My Party and I’ll Transcend This Mortal Flesh if I want To