tinytrees:

no one wants to be equal to privileged people

we want to dismantle the system that gives people privilege in the first place

so stop yr whining like “how can u say want EQUALITY if u dont kiss cishet ass 24/7??”

(Reblogged from myrtenaster)

Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

boozairob:

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

I have never been arrested.

I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

But here’s the thing:

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

Please, please read the guy trying to get arrested.

(Reblogged from elementnumber46)

ilivetosyn:

chocolate & roses 
IG: kingkesia

(Reblogged from ceeberoni)

nicowaha:

1212m:

NOT ENOUGH

For those who have not seen this:

World Champion Pachirisu

(Reblogged from acustardduckling)

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: the experience of eating corn

(Reblogged from genderoftheday)

my Kaiba tag is literally “please watch Kaiba”

Played 1,197 times

musicinanime:

The Tree Song - Kiyoshi Yoshida

Anime: Kaiba

(Reblogged from listening-to-despair)

professor-pigeon:

I googled ‘swimming pigeon’ once and I still haven’t recovered from this picture

image

(source)

(Reblogged from elementnumber46)

crowslist:

[anime recommendations]: KAIBA

"Never too wrong, your heart,
Always beside you - that's all I wished for.
Never too sad, your heart,
Can't bear losing my everything."

(Reblogged from listening-to-despair)

georgeseurat:

injellyfish:

ahkmenra-h:

hellabitcoins:

sansaspark:

magconbabe-matt:

This shit better work

HAH I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND LOOK WHAT I GOT FROM MY DAD TODAY OUT OF THE BLUE

what if we all got paper lol
GUYS I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND I JUST GOT $150 

I am not even kidding but I am reblogging this twice in a row because I just got $275.

hi i am chinese and there is no such thing as this. some people hang money bags or red envelopes (红包) around their house for good luck—but 5 days occurring in the same month? no. if you look at your calendar, you can see that that many days can happen in any month (this chain went around a couple years ago raving on about july). we also didn’t use the western calendar until the Qing Dynasty fell, so it would be a little dumb to create a “feng shui tradition” that late in our 2000+ history. yeah 8 is like the most auspicious number because it sounds like fortune but like pleaaaaaaaaase don’t just buy into this stuff because it sounds “mystic”. and why would friday, saturday, and sunday be important other than it’s the weekend? people didn’t just magically get money on the weekend. the process for choosing days during which to receive money is lunar-based and much more complicated than that. feng shui has nothing to do with this, too. feng shui is about the orientation of objects around the natural environment (which explains why people would hang things AROUND THEIR HOUSES instead of reblogging some dumb tumblr chain). feng shui has qualities that require you to suspend your disbelief, but it literally has a FOUNDATION in METAPHYSICS. you can’t just pull something about “money” and “luck” out of your butt and call it feng shui. 

please please please pass this along with what i’ve written because if i see this pop up on my dash again i might sob because i find this REALLY insulting

(Reblogged from ceeberoni)
(Reblogged from seadwellerkin)

sload:

The community in Ferguson is struggling to come up with the money to keep their kids fed, since school has been cancelled all this time, yet people have donated over $12,000 to the murderer who started all of this in the last 24 hours alone. Think about that. And then donate to the right cause.

(Reblogged from seadwellerkin)

arabellesicardi:

the police are telling AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL TO LEAVE and they’re doing so AT GUNPOINT

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS IN FERGUSON SHOULD BE IN JAIL. TRIED FOR TREASON. I DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

(Reblogged from seadwellerkin)
(Reblogged from seadwellerkin)

underthenerdhood:

a little girl who grows up thinking all doors are automatic but actually she’s haunted by a really polite ghost

(Reblogged from forestprincen)