1. Notes: 999 / 1 month ago  from liligiworld (originally from classicrockneverdies)

    Yep and more, nay, alladaaaaaaa yep.

    (Source: classicrockneverdies)

  2. Notes: 134509 / 1 month ago  from liligiworld (originally from darvinasafo)

    thatdudeemu:

    darvinasafo:

    Rest In Power

    Boyce “Scoop” Coleman

    RIP

    The painfully high reach of humanity’s fingertips are composed of this man’s spirit. I can’t lose faith in us while those like him have lived, live now, and will yet live.

  3. Notes: 20347 / 1 month ago  from thablackmarket (originally from america-wakiewakie)
    7 Things Your Colorblind Racist Friend Might Say to You and How to Respond | Atlanta Black Star

    b8in4satan:

    america-wakiewakie:

    1) Colorblind

    What they say:

    “People are just people.”  ”I don’t see color.”  ”We’re all just human.”   “Character, not color, is what counts with me.”

    Response:

    “Colorblindness” negates the cultural values, norms, expectations and life experiences of people of color. Even if an individual white person can ignore a person’s skin color, society does not.

    Claiming to be “colorblind” can also be a defense when someone is afraid to discuss racism, especially if the assumption is that all conversation about race or color is racist.  Color consciousness does not equal racism.

    2) Reverse Racism

    What they say:

    “Blacks cry ‘racism’ for everything, even though they are more or just as racist as white people.”

    Response:

    Let’s first define racism with this formula: Racism = racial prejudice + systemic institutional power.

    To say people of color can be racist, denies the power imbalance inherent in racism. Although some Black people dislike whites and act on that prejudice to insult or hurt them, that’s not the same as systematically oppressing them and negatively affecting every aspect of their lives.

    People of color, as a social group, do not possess the societal, institutional power to oppress white people as a group. An individual Black person who is abusing a white person, while clearly wrong, is acting out a personal racial prejudice, not racism.

    3) It’s Not Race

    What they say:

    “It’s not race, it’s economics.”  ”Classism is the new racism.”

    Response:

    “Being Black and middle class is fundamentally different to being white and middle class.” This is what  Dr. Nicola Rollock, a researcher at The Institute of Education at the University at Birmingham in the U.K., said after researching the issue.

    For the report, “The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Classes,” Rollock and her team looked at African-Caribbean families in particular, and confirmed that there is a Black “middle class”  who work very hard to do the best for their children. But researchers also discovered that social status and relative wealth do not protect Black people from racism.

    Racism is a reality in the lives of  Black middle-class families and it extends to the upper class too, as Oprah Winfrey would agree based on her widely reported racial-profiling incident at a Zurich boutique last year.

    4) Blame the Victim

    What they say:

    “Blacks are not willing to work hard.”  ”Blacks feel entitled and want everything handed to them.”  ”Blacks hold themselves back, not racism.”   “We have advertised everywhere, there just aren’t any qualified Blacks for this job.”

    Response:

    When blame-the-victim tactics are used, it provides an escape from discussing the real problem: racism. Therefore, the agents of racism, white people and their institutions, can avoid acknowledging a system of oppression exists.

    As long as the focus remains on Black folks, white people can minimize or dismiss our experiences and never have to deal with their responsibility or collusion in racism and white privilege.

    5) Deny, Deny, Deny

    What they say:

    “Blacks are unfairly favored, whites are not.”

    Response:

    This form of denial is based on the false notion that the playing field is now level. When some white folks are expected to suddenly share their privilege, access and advantage, they often perceive it as discrimination. White people’s attacks on programs like affirmative action and Black History Month are usually rooted in this false perception.

    6) Pull Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps

    What they say:

    “America is the land of opportunity, built by rugged individuals, where anyone with grit can succeed if they just pull up hard enough on their bootstraps. So Blacks need to pull themselves up from the bottom like everyone else.”

    Response:

    U.S. social propaganda has convinced many people that an individual’s hard work is the main determinant of success in the country. This ideology totally denies the impact of either oppression or privilege on any person’s chance for success, and pretends that every individual, regardless of color, gender, disability, etc.,  has the same access to the rights, benefits and responsibilities of society.

    It also implies that Blacks have only their individual character flaws or cultural inadequacies to blame, and not racism.

    7) Racism Is Over

    What they say:

    “Blacks live in the past. We dealt with racism in the 1960s with all the marches, sit-ins and speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.  Laws have been changed. Segregation and lynching have ended. We have some details to work out, but real racism is pretty much a thing of the past. They need to get over it and move on.”

    Response:

    The absence of legalized, enforced segregation does not mean the end of racism. This denial of contemporary racism, based on an inaccurate assessment of both history and current society, romanticizes the past and diminishes today’s reality.

    If there is no race problem, there would be no school-to-prison pipeline in Mississippi that leads to the arrest and sentencing of Black students for infractions as insignificant as wearing the wrong color socks.

    New York City’s Stop and Frisk policy that led to 400,000 police encounters with innocent Black and Latino New Yorkers, would not have happened.

    If there is no race problem,  why is a Black person 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, even though Blacks and whites use marijuana at similar rates?

    (Read Full Text)

    Not going to name drop but you know you need to read this

    Interestingly…I’ve discovered, as an aggressively white cat in many “inside” conversations, that statements 1 and 3 are oft uttered by those who self-proclaim as liberals, politically speaking, though the others are expectedly common conservative battlecries. And all them shits are bullshit. But self-awareness and openmindedness, along with reading a few books, does wonders. But the books do nothing if read with the wrong mindset, meaning that the thought process of willingness or not to try to understand the possibly seemingly foreign experience of others is what is most crucial to building the dialogue of true understanding.

    In other words…basic empathy. Something we learn as children. That’s the key to understanding why “colorblindness” is useless, and realizing that we can’t 100% totally know each other’s experiences, and being at peace with that while striving to reinforce the bridges of understanding and strength and desire to build.

  4. Notes: 31307 / 1 month ago  from sirdexrjones (originally from adslibitum)

    adslibitum:

    MusiXploitation by Ads Libitum :

    shop / facebook / tumblr / portfolio

    These, man.

  5. Notes: 2761 / 1 month ago  from anomalousaffairs (originally from wordsnquotes)
    "At the heart of all great art is an essential melancholy."
    - Federico García Lorca (via onlylogan)

    (Source: wordsnquotes)

  6. Notes: 3697 / 1 month ago  from gayrageband (originally from jbinjapan)
    jbinjapan:

Dead Kennedys (1985)

That is a fucking show.

    jbinjapan:

    Dead Kennedys (1985)

    That is a fucking show.

     
  7. Notes: 54028 / 1 month ago  from mistagoodbar (originally from blvck-n-gold)

    dollface-galactica:

    dynastylnoire:

    Lupita Nyong’o as Storm

    i got chills

    ^^^omg me tooo!

    Well I say damn. I think we need this.

    (Source: blvck-n-gold)

  8. Notes: 1 / 1 month ago 

    Up only temporarily. New shit.

  9. Notes: 3 / 1 month ago  from gentlyman

    gentlyman:

    Fall In Love|Phantogram

    Late night groove.

  10. Notes: 396 / 1 month ago  from myampgoesto11

    myampgoesto11:

    Carlito CarvalhosaPrecaução de contato, 2014

    at Galeria Nara Roesler Aug. 30th – Oct. 5th

    São Paulo, Avenida Europa 655

    My Amp Goes To 11Twitter | Instagram

  11. Notes: 1639 / 1 month ago  from liligiworld (originally from yearningforunity)

    yearningforunity:

    In the Name of God

    The Ramnamis are a small hindu sect from central India. As leather-workers they are on the lowest rung of the caste-system, because they process the skins of dead cows and are considered ‘untouchable’. Traditionally this status meant that they were prevented from entering Hindu temples along with the other castes. So, in an expression of their own proud religious convictions, the Ramnamis began the practice of tattooing the name of the god, (Ram) all over their faces and bodies. In this way they wished to show that everyone is equal in the eyes of God and that they have no need of temples to confess their faith. Today the Ramnami tradition continues with its own strand of Hindu belief and outdoor prayer areas, and its members hold their heads high in the knowledge of their devotion to their faith.

    Olivia Arthur 2005

  12. Notes: 9180 / 1 month ago  from fountainandthefury (originally from nyctaeus)

    nyctaeus:

    Clouds cast thousand-mile shadows into Space when viewed aboard the International Space Station. Photos by geophysicist and current astronaut Alexander Gerst.

    The view from afar.

  13. Notes: 1851 / 1 month ago  from musicnerdery (originally from damonbaker)
    It’s Friday, so here’s some Lianne.

    It’s Friday, so here’s some Lianne.

    (Source: damonbaker)

     
  14. Notes: 55974 / 1 month ago  from lsix12 (originally from nubbsgalore)

    nubbsgalore:

    photos of sakurajima, the most active volcano in japan, by (click pic) takehito miyatake (previously featured) and martin rietze. volcanic storms can rival the intensity of massive supercell thunderstorms, but the source of the charge responsible for this phenomenon remains hotly debated.

    in the kind of storm clouds that generate conventional lightning, ice particles and soft hail collide, building up positive and negative charges, respectively. they separate into layers, and the charge builds up until the electric field is high enough to trigger lightning.

    but the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud is still unknown. lightning has been observed between the eruption plume and the volcano right at the start of an eruption, suggesting that there are processes that occur inside the volcano to lead to charge separation.  

    volcanic lightning could yield clues about the earth’s geological past, and could answer questions about the beginning of life on our planet. volcanic lightning could have been the essential spark that converted water, hydrogen, ammonia, and methane molecules present on a primeval earth into amino acids, the building blocks of life.

    (see also: previous volcanology posts)

    Beautiful/amazing. Also: resembles my Skyrim destruction mage in a fight.

  15. Notes: 329273 / 1 month ago  from gildedorange (originally from feelinalrightsaturdaynight)
    cc-randomness:

govthookercoulson:

cuntgradulation:

pantslesswrock:

joanna-kaana:

this is a necessity for me

dude the oxford comma is the shit i am all up on that bitch like woo woo





all right, you’ve convinced me. 

Yes. And more yes. And yes for dessert.

    cc-randomness:

    govthookercoulson:

    cuntgradulation:

    pantslesswrock:

    joanna-kaana:

    this is a necessity for me

    dude the oxford comma is the shit i am all up on that bitch like woo woo

    image

    all right, you’ve convinced me. 

    Yes. And more yes. And yes for dessert.

    (Source: feelinalrightsaturdaynight)

     
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