Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible.

Things I’ll teach my children  (via whitenes-s)

feathercanvas:

Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
- Maya Angelou

feathercanvas:

Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.

- Maya Angelou

My mistrust [of men] is not, as one might expect, primarily a result of the violent acts done on my body, nor the vicious humiliations done to my dignity. It is, instead, born of the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man—the casual rape joke, the use of a female slur, the careless demonization of the feminine in everyday conversation, the accusations of overreaction, the eye rolling and exasperated sighs in response to polite requests to please not use misogynist epithets in my presence.

(via hollow-gram)

racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
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racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Zoom Info
racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Zoom Info
racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Zoom Info
racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Zoom Info
racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Zoom Info
racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Zoom Info
racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Zoom Info
racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Zoom Info
racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
http://thesocietypages.org/
http://www.ensemble-rd.com/en
http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/index.aspx
http://www.stophate.us/racism/
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
http://www.communitychangeinc.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html
http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeK759FF84s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Zoom Info

racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!

I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.

There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.

stay-human:

I cannot recommend this video enough. This woman breaks it down perfectly.

The Stories That Europe Tells Itself About Its Colonial History

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“She said once she was shocked that her son while being taught Belgian history, was taught nothing about Congo. She said “They teach my son in school that he must help the poor Africans, but they don’t teach him about what Belgium did in Congo.” Of course, all countries are evasive about the past for which they feel ashamed, but I was shocked by what seemed to me not evasiveness but an erasure of history

If her son doesn’t learn that the modern Congo State began a hundred years ago as the personal property of a Belgian king, who was desperate to get wealthy from ivory and rubber, if her son doesn’t learn that the hands of Congolese people were chopped off for not producing enough resources to meet the king’s greed, if her son doesn’t learn that the Belgian government later led Congo with a deliberate emphasis on not producing an educated class, so that Congolese could become clerks and mechanics but couldn’t go to university, if her son doesn’t learn that more recently, even though it was the Americans who installed the Mobutu dictatorship, Belgium was a major force behind the scenes propping him up, if this young Belgian boy, knows nothing about these incidents, then, at some point, they would perhaps no longer have happened because the past after all is the past because we collectively acknowledged that it is so. 

This young Belgian boy would grow up to see Africa only as a place that requires his aid, his help, his charity with no complications for him. A place that can help him show how compassionate he can be, and most of all, a place whose present has no connection to Europe. 

It is not that Europe has denied its colonial history. Instead, Europe has developed a way of telling the story of its colonial history that ultimately seeks to erase that history”

afro-dominicano:

newsweek:

Sierra Leone’s Leading Ebola Doctor Contracts Ebola

The doctor at the forefront of Sierra Leone’s fight against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in the region has contracted Ebola himself, Reuters reported Wednesday.

As of this week, Ebola has claimed 632 lives in three West African countries, according to the World Health Organization. Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, 39, has treated more than 100 victims of the disease. Sierra Leone Health Minister Miatta Kargbo called him a “national hero” and said she would “do anything and everything in my power to ensure he survives,” according to Reuters.

Last month, Khan told Reuters that he was aware of the risk of himself contracting the disease, which kills up to 90 percent of those infected. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” he said. “Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.”

Damn :/

afro-dominicano:

newsweek:

Sierra Leone’s Leading Ebola Doctor Contracts Ebola

The doctor at the forefront of Sierra Leone’s fight against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in the region has contracted Ebola himself, Reuters reported Wednesday.

As of this week, Ebola has claimed 632 lives in three West African countries, according to the World Health Organization. Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, 39, has treated more than 100 victims of the disease. Sierra Leone Health Minister Miatta Kargbo called him a “national hero” and said she would “do anything and everything in my power to ensure he survives,” according to Reuters.

Last month, Khan told Reuters that he was aware of the risk of himself contracting the disease, which kills up to 90 percent of those infected. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” he said. “Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.”

Damn :/

afro-dominicano:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

upallnightogetloki:

slattern:

hollywood sure has an easy time finding brown and black people to play terrorists, thugs, drug dealers, gangsters, servants, “barbarians”, hypersexualized or desexualized caricatures but all of a sudden you need a lead role and

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gosh where did they go i swear we put them here right after zero dark thirty??

Can’t even find them to play black and brown people in movies ABOUT black and brown people.

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where are the lies??

A man came to our class once,
he claimed to be a fair judge
with daughters he loved.

He asked a question to the class:
“When should a minor be tried
as an adult?”
and students began raising their hand

“murder”
he wrote it up on the board.

“robbery”
he wrote it up on the board.

I said, “Rape”
and he paused, he asked
for clarification

“You mean violent rape?”

“no I mean rape.
It is all the same.”

he looked to a boy
who said “rape only if
he used a weapon and
hurt her.”

and I said, “rape is rape,
whether his weapon is a knife,
drugs, or guilt. She said no.”

he shook his head,
and wrote
“Violent rape” on the board
anyways.

I never understood,
because you can kill somebody
quietly and peacefully with drugs,
or with guns and knives or cars;
but nobody cares if the murder was “violent”

it was still murder.

#yesallwomen by Amanda Katherine Ricketson (via boro-bemir)