partybarackisinthehousetonight:

if you’re ever feeling lazy just remember that the ancient greeks believed their gods lived on top of a very climbable hill but no one even bothered to check

I used to get intimidated to talk about race around people in college mainly because I was scared of being perceived as “the black that thinks everything’s racist.” Often times bringing it up calls for immediate dismissal from nonblack friends. Even when something was absolutely racist I’m demanded to let it go or hear some weird defense on how it’s not that big o deal.

I blame Hollywood for making the struggle of certain people a cliche that upon hearing, we refuse to listen, take it seriously or, even worst, deny their experience. They make fake feminists and simple black characters that are loud, annoying and not funny to represent an idea for everyone to laugh at and form an opinion about “hahaha those crazy feminists!” Or “haha yeah those angry black guys are always talking about something being racists! Everything’s fine!”

I’ve done this too often to my friends who are women. Laugh at their fear of creepy “harmless” men, mocking other women for wearing what they want and even teasing how much they think about safety. This is not a good thing and not tolerable behavior. We have to start listening to people who complain before we shut them down and write them off. Some people do have nothing but pure bullshit to say but others have real shit today and if we are not careful, we miss out on opportunities to learn and chances to help.

It’s not just right thing to do—it’s a responsibility.

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

blastortoise:

When a POC reads a lot, gets good grades or speaks with naturally with an expansive vocabulary and white people say ” haah you are so WHITE!”

What they really are saying is “I don’t associate those positive attributes with being a poc because your people don’t do any of that. Only white people do are capable of that.”

Fellas (and ladies this may concern ) Remember:

Good sex makes her happy

Good head makes her call you back.

Good sex and good head makes her a life long pal.

The message: good head and good sex builds great friendships.

For the love of friendship, go down.

Spread the wisdom

missrevived:

yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.


BLACK excellence

missrevived:

yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.

Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.

Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

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And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.

So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.

As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”

Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.

When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

BLACK excellence

(Source: tsunamiwavesurfing)

http://bellecosby.tumblr.com/post/93164070571/kaylapocalypse-seriously-guys-put-poc-in-your

kaylapocalypse:

Seriously guys, put POC in your sci-fi movies, books, and tv shows. Seeing a film with none of them at all is actually kind of scary for me.

It would be like you sitting down to watch a movie about a dystopian near future and there are absolutely no men and the plot doesn’t…

The shittiest thing about our culture of cynicism is that cynical voices are often favored and understood as being realistic when in fact, it’s often wrong, crass and cruel. People think “ah yeah! That guys keeping it real because he totally went there!” when in fact that guy is just being a dick. But for some reason, we will relate it to having strength and make him or her a leader of a company, city or a whole damn country.

"Poor people will always exist. Why fight homelessness?"

"Racism is natural"

"Rape is biological. There’s no rape culture"

"Sexism ? Deal with it! At least you got a job "

"Well, if you dress like a thug you die like a thug"

"War is part of human nature"

"War is part of human nature

"War is part of human nature"

"War is part of human nature"


To many, it’s realistic. To me, it’s fucking lazy.

Comic book conventions are a fucking trap if you’re a chick. It’s like “Hey, the only women in these comics barely where any clothes. But ohwell. I like these characters.” Then you go to the convention dressed as said character and dudes and chicks be all like “what a slut! That’s not even real cosplay! Cover yourself up.”  

Then, feminists are like “Well, how about we portray women in comics in more ways then just naked and sexual. Like, what if…”

"OH GOD! FEMINSTS ARE GONNA RUIN OUR COMICS! GIRLS DONT EVEN READ COMICS! MAN, GOD! I HATE THE PC POLICE. CAN’T WE JUST LIVE?!"

Give me more Ms. Marvel. Twice monthly. Captain Marvel Thrice Monthly. Storm every fucking day. CONTENT CONTENT CONTENT! Fill the market with these wonderful characters. Then tell the haters to kiss my black ass.

White People:*back flips over actual KKK members*
White People:*moonwalks past real neo-nazi blogs*
White People:*goes into PoCs inbox*
White People:You're whats keeping racism alive