Reblogged from dummiesinpublic January 3rd, 2012 9,903 notes #wow #politics #legislation
TL;DR The President’s opponents played the electorate like a fiddle and will get away with it because people don’t…
Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls (via Chescaleigh)
Born and raised in the suburbs, this video is basically my life story in 2 minutes. Throw me a reblog if you can relate.
She forgot the “innocent” question of “why do black people have a … scent?”
this is SPOT ON lol
I’m so glad the white girls I deal with now don’t do these things. But when I was in high school? OMG.
This was funny though.
lmao the cigarettes though LMAO
and she forgot “your hair looks so much better when it’s straightened!”
hear that every time I wear my natural texture lol
She left out the most important one: “You are so articulate.”
As well as, “What are…….you’re reading?” while she looks at you with the most bewildered look ever! I kid you not! I’ve heard this several times.
(via thempress)Reblogged from chescaleigh January 5th, 2012 1,932 notes #stereotypes #life #African Americans #Caucasians #wow #funny
Tweets from kids trying to use Wikipedia for their homework—and failing. SOPA!
Trying to use Wikipedia for their homework—and failing to hit that “learn more” link.
These foolish children are the epitome of IRONY right now.
I don’t understand the angst from these people.
The majority of the internet is still working. Where do they think Wikipedia gets all their information?
There is this super cool place called the Library. It’s home to thousands upon thousands of things called books. Go there and read one so that you can write your papers. Also, these kids are on friggin Twitter. News about the blackout is all over Twitter! WTF?
(via deliciouskaek)Reblogged from newsweek January 18th, 2012 3,706 notes #blackout #wikipedia #library #books #wow #children
(Chart) U.S. Wealth Distribution: Perception vs. Reality
The most interesting thing about this is that even with a completely underestimated perception of the actual wealth inequality in this country, most Americans still think the wealth should be redistributed more equally. If that’s not inchoate socialism, I don’t know what is.
xkcd did a great chart visualizing weal distribution in our country. The median US after-tax household income is just shy of $40,000 per year; for the top 10% of earners, median household income tops $200k per year. Five times the median. Does that seem like it encourages a healthy economy?
(via thempress)Reblogged from socialismartnature June 20th, 2012 1,179 notes #Wow
“ I was hardly prepared for the profound emotional impact of The Slave Ship: A Human History. Reading it established a transformative and never to be severed bond with my African ancestors who were cargo in slave ships over a period of four centuries. Their courage, intelligence and self respect; their fierce efforts to free themselves (and, though cruelly bound, to create community) moved me so deeply that, for several days, I took to my bed. There I pondered the madness of greed, the sadism of wielding absolute power over any creature in chains, the violence of attempting to dominate and possess what is innately free. For all Americans and indeed all those who live in the Western world who have profited by, or suffered from, the endless brutality of the slave trade, during all its centuries and into the present, this book is homework of the most insistent order. There is no re-balancing of our wrecked planet without sitting with, and absorbing, the horrifying reality of what was done, by whites, by the West, by the wealthy, to our beloved ancestors, The Africans, who endured and sometimes survived ‘the middle passage’ to bring their radiance and their indomitable spirits into the New World. What, now, is to be done? That is the question that can only have a collective answer
Alice Walker, author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, The Color Purple
(via abagond)Reblogged from howtobeterrell October 15th, 2012 22 notes #wow
The REAL 'Lone Ranger' Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians Link post
The real “Lone Ranger,” it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves, who the legend was based upon. Perhaps not surprisingly, many aspects of his life were written out of the story,…
If the Lone Ranger reboot was actually about THIS man, I would have gone to see it.
Unless they insisted on keeping Johnny Depp. Euw.
(via racebending)Reblogged from theprophetlilith November 2nd, 2013 783 notes #lone ranger #bass reeves #hey i've heard of this dude!!! #but I totally forgot about him #wow #i read too much and remember too little