I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime.
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Albert Einstein, 1947

He also shared his observations on race in America in 1946

“There is, however, a somber point in the social outlook of Americans. Their sense of equality and human dignity is mainly limited to men of white skins. Your ancestors dragged these black people from their homes by force; and in the white man’s quest for wealth and an easy life they have been ruthlessly suppressed and exploited, degraded into slavery. The modern prejudice against Negroes is the result of the desire to maintain this unworthy condition.”

“I do not believe there is a way in which this deeply entrenched evil can be quickly healed. But until this goal is reached there is no greater satisfaction for a just and well-meaning person than the knowledge that he has devoted his best energies to the service of the good cause.”

‘Death’ Appears in a Photo Alongside Three Juvenile Subway Train Surfers?

On March 23rd, 2015 at around 6 p.m., real-estate broker Sean Futterman snapped this image of three kids putting their safety in jeopardy by riding the back of a Manhattan subway train. Futterman and other onlookers quickly shouted at the kids to get off the train. The kids merely laughed and shouted obscenities as the train continued on. 

Futterman posted the image online, and people quickly noticed something strange. Underneath the train was what appeared to be a large skull, which some say was ‘death’ itself. The same day this picture taken, a woman was killed in a Manhattan subway after she fell while walking between two train cars.

As creepy as this image is, this really seems like a classic case of pareidolia. However that’s just my opinion, and I’m interested to hear yours. Were these kids literally inches away from ‘death’? Or is this skull simply an optical illusion?

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anonymous asked:

Opinions on racism in America?

People who justify racism fail to recognize that differences perceived are simply in relation to different cultural backgrounds, rather than skin color. People need to understand the various factors to consider when making observations, before lazily justifying correlations and assumptions as some kind of scientific evidence, and demonizing an entire race of people.

It doesn’t help that mainstream media laces skin color with fashion statements, musical interests, and personalities. Those influenced by this are then unaware that they’re playing their part as an unthinking consumer, their unconscious mimicry serving only to sustain these anti-communicative “identities”, as they succumb to the “divide and conquer” tactic used by mainstream media.

The result of this manipulation is a population of people who are easy to control because they are distracted by trivialities that have been intentionally dramatized to feign significance, while they remain blind to their actual enemies: tyrannical authorities enforcing these oppressive dynamics.

*Another means of sustaining racial bias is through propagation of racial humor within social circles. Regardless of one’s supposed “comedic” intention, this behavior causes these irrational notions to remain among our collective psyche, and unconsciously reinforces this psychological pollution.

This Land is My Land
  • Guy at Bar:I don't get why they don't just learn the language. This is America! Learn our language, or GTFO!
  • Me:O-nen ki' wahi'! (Mohawk "Goodbye then!")
  • Guy at Bar:Uh, what?
  • Me:Oh, you don't speak the language of this land? Then go back to Europe!
  • Surrounding pals:*laughing at him, and giving me high-fives*
  • This concludes my Tuesday night.