The same Mayor overseeing the closing of fifty-four schools and six community...– Rahm Emanuel’s Zombie Pigs vs. Chicago’s Angry Birds | The Nation (via dendroica)
The ego hurts you like this: you become obsessed with the one person who does...– Warsan Shire (via erraticintrovert)
They are so damn ‘intellectual’ and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore….I...– Frida Kahlo (via theuncolonizedmind)
sfux: i feel like people who eat breakfast really have their lives together
It features a peculiarly African-American twist on Marx’s and Engels’s...– Greg Tate, Everything But the Burden (via wretchedoftheearth)
When Audre Lorde made that much quoted yet often misunderstood cautionary...– bell hooks in essay “feminist theory: a radical agenda” (via daniellemertina)
this guy I dislike goes on trips all of the time and is a huge advocate of “adventuring” and “living life” BUT he also has a ton of money in an enormous trust from his grandparents so when he hashtags his Instagram photos with shit like #livinglife #areyou? i actually want to kill him b/c very few of us have access to such a fund so are you rly going to shame people for not...
most of the time my brain feels too heavy, dead and tired and muddled to feel things or to create, no matter how well I’ve slept (sometimes conversations seem impossible too) and so I’ve taken to statistics and facts and science to comfort me and ground me. otherwise I just feel anxious and empty.
estelcontar: a flame flickered somewhere in a dark house a flame flickered somewhere in a dark house and i well i thought it was you again lighting those candles in the cold evenings maybe when the flame is dead and the wick is burnt maybe when the wax is all but gone these are silly dreams, i quickly realize we tend to forget all too soon what an old candle was worth as it dies in the dark.
tears-in-the-tardis: sometimes my mood is ‘beyonce’ but other times its ‘white person in an infomercial’
Be of service. You are taking your degree into a society dominated by...– Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s advice to Class of 2013 (via bitchwhoisyou)
Obama to weaken fracking rules →
climateadaptation: rtamerica: The federal government has proposed a new set of national fracking rules that would weaken disclosure requirements. The proposal allows ‘trade secrets’ to remain unknown from the public, which has distressed environmental groups. I called it. Last month, environmental groups were doing handstands and backflips over Sally Jewell, who is Obama’s pick to lead the...
lordbape: time periods in american history when the majority of white people were right about the racism people of color were facing and knew more about racism than the people of color that were actually facing it: never never literally never this has not ever happened the overwhelming majority white people have always been wrong about racism throughout the entirety of american history and...
Europe presses US on drones – not to cease, but to... →
European countries are piling more pressure on the US to allow them to buy armed Predator and Reaper drones. As we have previously reported Germany wants to buy armed Reaper drones from the US and France too has reported this week that it ‘expects’ the US to allow it to acquire unarmed Reapers as a step towards it aim of acquiring armed drone capability. Italy meanwhile is getting frustrated...
You have played, (I think) And broke the toys you were fondest of, And are a...– E.E. Cummings - You are tired (I think)
The thing about cultural appropriation is that the appropriator does not have to...– - Turbans on the Runway: What does it mean for Sikhs? by Sonny Singh Brooklynwala (July 10th, 2012) ^^^this^^ (via thisisnotindia)
When targets of microaggressions attempt to point out the offensive nature of...– Derald Wing Sue (via wretchedoftheearth)
a poem about bugs
pizza-butts: if it can fly it should die
notxam: my good friend lorn had this...
every time I need to list off things I’m involved in, the list is really small, which is confusing because I feel perpetually busy what else will I fill my sched with WELL I GUESS next year we’ll see!
This is the largest mass shooting in the United States where the shooters were...– Why isn’t New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting a ‘national tragedy’? (via jayaprada)
joolabee: “my opinion is a justification of an oppressive system that seeks to self-justify in its very nature, but I refuse to be educated about this because it is my opinion and opinions are holy” (◡‿◡✿) ah, yes. opinions. they are never wrong