Seabirds and Butterflies
"We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We
Die soon."
— Gwendolyn Brooks

Bobbie.21. Viscous.
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Greg Shupak - "A Plague on One House" via Jacobin Magazine

In addition to these distinctions, the “both sides” idea is dangerous because it is immobilizing. With its use, it becomes impossible to demand an end to colonial practices. And that is exactly the point.

(via mizoguchi)

“This rhetoric of “both sides” implies that pain and fault belong equally to Palestinians and Israelis. It erases manifold, unmistakable, qualitative and quantitative differences at play in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and the political-historical context in which this is taking place — most centrally, that what is occurring is part of a settler-colonial invasion.

“Both sides” rhetoric refuses to make even the easiest, most obvious judgment, to which any honest evaluation of the information points: that Israel is massacring Palestinian adults and children, 77% of whom are civilians, and subjecting them to collective punishment; that Israel evidently claims for itself a right to extra-judicially execute anyone who it says is a Hamas member, a practice too few among even Palestine’s allies have denounced; that Israel is bombarding what is essentially a giant refugee camp home to an imprisoned population of a people Israel has ethnically cleansed, occupied, subjected to apartheid, and repeatedly slaughtered; that international law does not grant Israel a “right to defend itself” against the Gaza Strip. And that international law does grant Palestinians a right to resist using armed struggle.

To employ “both sides” rhetoric completely misrepresents the situation. It is not “both sides” who take thousands of political prisoners. Both sides do not systematically torture each other. Both sides do not control each other’s freedom of movement, or access to the sea, drinking water, and education.”
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ostracizedpoodle:

I don’t need alcohol to make bad decisions

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“There’s no point to a guy yelling, “Hey sexy baby” at me out of the passenger window of a car as it speeds past. Even if I was into creepy misogynists and wanted to give him my number, I couldn’t. The car didn’t even slow down. But that’s okay, because he wasn’t actually hitting on me. The point wasn’t to proposition me or chat me up. The only point was to remind me, and all women, that our bodies are his to stare at, assess, comment on, even touch. “Hey sexy baby” is the first part of a sentence that finishes, “this is your daily message from the patriarchy, reminding you that your body is public property”.”
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“If you can’t like Captain America anymore because he’s black, there’s a word for that.”
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"Football is a form of culture, made in and by the collective watching of the event, the follow-up argument and analysis, the folklore that is passed down from generations. It is soap opera on grass, providing main narratives, sidelines, unlikely diversions, wonderful arrays of character" - The Cambridge Companion to Football 

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aztec-princesss:

vfpalestine:

I can’t scroll through any feed (Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter), without seeing things like this. Pro-Israelis can only use graphics and cartoons to make their “points”…the rest of us have to suffer with real-life tragedies…

This is the shit that I’m talking about like they only post little cartoons and shit. Like I literally see Palestinian victims.sadly. Like I hate going on fb or insta because I went to school with a whole bunch of Jewish kids and I’m not surprised they are pro Israel smh

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Happy 7th birthday, Deathly Hallows!

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Behind the scenes of Mexico NT’s Brazil experience.

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sighcology:

this was honestly the most beautiful scene

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please tell white people that this will never be a compliment (via blkdzn)
“but you don’t act black”
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lettersnumbersdashes:

daggerpen:

gabzilla-z:

hylianears:

but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life



I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.

There are a lot of really interesting arguments regarding the skin color of the ancient Egyptians. Did they look like modern Egyptians? Did they look like sub-saharan Africans? Like Imazighen? There are legitimate arguments to be made on all sides of that.You know what we all know DEFINITIVELY though? The ancient Egyptians were NOT WHITE. And neither was moses.

lettersnumbersdashes:

daggerpen:

gabzilla-z:

hylianears:

but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life

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I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.

There are a lot of really interesting arguments regarding the skin color of the ancient Egyptians. Did they look like modern Egyptians? Did they look like sub-saharan Africans? Like Imazighen? There are legitimate arguments to be made on all sides of that.

You know what we all know DEFINITIVELY though? The ancient Egyptians were NOT WHITE. And neither was moses.

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twinkleofafadingstar:

frida kahlo was a disabled politically active woman of color who deliberately fucked with gender roles and don’t you ever forget it

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