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Aphrodite Cabin headcanons!

Okay but think about this:

- as Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty, imagine nobody in the cabin actually uses makeup because they are all beautiful. They don’t wear makeup unless it’s a party or a special event.

- the Aphrodite cabin being the most diverse cabin in the matter of race. Filipino, Caucasian, Afican-american,… Also Aphrodite children who are albino or have vitiligo.

- campers of the Aphrodite cabin being in all sizes and height and weight ; skinny, tall, short, with a little more weight, chubby, with abs or with tummy rolls. But they are all beautiful!

- The Aphrodite cabin is the most LGBT+ supportive cabin, as they are also very diverse in the terms of sexuality: imagine a ton of pansexuals, demisexuals, bisexuals, flirty gays/lesbians, a few aro/ace chilling in the background — everyone is represented.

Just imagine.

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Jailed for Life for Stealing a $159 Jacket? 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole For Non-Violent Crimes

 A shocking new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses. Of those prisoners, 80 percent are behind bars for drug-related convictions. Sixty-five percent are African American, 18 percent are white, and 16 percent are Latino – evidence of what the ACLU calls “extreme racial disparities.” The crimes that led to life sentences include stealing gas from a truck, shoplifting, possessing a crack pipe, facilitating a $10 sale of marijuana, and attempting to cash a stolen check. We speak with Jennifer Turner, human rights researcher and author of the new ACLU report, “A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses." 

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Sometimes I like to wear my clothes too tight.

(I promise to actually take proper pictures someday…but webcam is so easy!)

The stretchy dress is my mother’s. No idea where she bought it.

Tights are from Dots, The shoes are from Ross.

Malcolm X

About: Malcolm X was a minister and human rights activist. He is known for challenging the mainstream civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent way of protesting, encouraging his followers to defend themselves against white aggression “by any means necessary”. Malcolm has also been referred to as one of the most greatest and most influential Afican-Americans in history.

Usually thought of as: Straight

The truth:

  • Malcolm has had many relationships with both men and women. In Malcolm - The Life of a Man Who Changed Black America, a biography written by Bruce Perry, Malcolm’s previous same-sex relationships which he had when he was a sex worker were documented.
  • He had a sexual relationship with a white business man before he married a woman.
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“Oreo” - Tucker Bryant

The equivalent of saying, “You’re not a normal nigger, you’re the GOOD kind of nigger.”