i need to go to america

20 Things The World Wouldn’t Have If Black People Didn’t Exist

Buzzfeed: Black people make the world go ‘round.

That’s just a small sample of what black people invented in this worlds in wich we live in. There are many, many things black people invented that all of use or need in our lives. And I am very proud of that. 

America would not be America without black people!

We need to start teaching this in schools!

#BlackHistoryMonth

a visual representation of my inauguration day anxiety

can i just say something?

when I was a kid, I told my mom that I wanted to be an actress when I grew up. You know what she told me?

She said, “sure, but you’re going to have to do it in China. America won’t hire you if you’re Asian.”

And that was it for that dream. 

Of course, that was just a phase - one of many, one I would’ve gotten over anyway. But what she said stuck to me. You’re going to have to act in China, because America doesn’t hire Asians.

And if there’s anything I learned over these years, it’s that she was right. Asian-Americans don’t get to see ourselves on screen. We don’t get to read about our deeds. And we get pissed. We complain, we shout, and people dismiss us because, oh, “the Japanese are okay with Ghost in the Shell”, and “I’ve heard that mainland Chinese are perfectly fine with Iron Fist.” Well, great for them. This isn’t about them.

This is about us. Asian-Americans. Asian-Canadians. Asian-Australians. Asian hyphen something. And the Asians in Asia don’t understand - because they can’t. They’re surrounded by media portrayals of them. They never have to fight for representation because it’s always there. They have no idea what it’s like to live in a country that sees you as other, and then to have to go back to your home country, to have your parents tell you “this is you, this is your culture, your heritage” and you look upon the faces of your family and you see nothing of yourself in them. 

Asian-Americans are not the same as Asians who live in Asia. We live in a different culture. Our values, our beliefs, the experiences that shape our lives are separate. 

We want to see ourselves in western media because it’s what we grew up with. It’s what surrounds us. Sure, we can watch K-dramas and anime and Chinese/Taiwanese/Japanese/whatever dramas, and a lot of us do, but it’s still not us

We shouldn’t have to go watch Asian dramas just to see a part of us represented. We shouldn’t have to move to Asia just to be hired. 

We deserve to represent, and be represented, as ourselves.

9

moodboard: sweeran

“Honestly, I know I wouldn’t be up here if it wasn’t for one of my best friends who took me to pubs and taught me how to make a good cup of tea and taught me everything I need to know about the UK. I just want to say I love you, Ed Sheeran.”

“America would never have happened for me, or I would never have got the ball up at all if I hadn’t gone on tour with Taylor Swift in 2013. She texted me and asked did I want to go away with her for six months. I might have been a very successful home grown act here (UK), but not in America, so it was the best text I’ve ever had from Taylor.“

I couldn’t resist 

Okay so growing up we had things we would say after every lyric of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the last one was “You’ll go down in history (like George Washington)” and I need to know if this is something that only kids in the US do and if not then what did you all say at the end of the song because it probably wasn’t a reference to America’s First President

The next four years (at least) of America are going to be run by a man who’s entire campaign was based on hateful/racist rhetoric.

I don’t think we can meet his hate with more hate. I think we all need to follow this quote from Martin Luther King Jr:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

And also this:

Originally posted by shawnhollenbach

Match his hate with your love. 

Match his anger with your patience. 

Match his darkness with your light. 

Be better than him. 

Be better than those who voted for him. 

Do not let yourself become defined by the negativity which has defined his campaign and in all likelihood will define his presidency.

Originally posted by 1996-lucas

THIS BLOG IS SAFE FOR ANYONE WHO IS AFRAID.

  • People who are part of the LGBTQIA spectrum, this blog is safe.
  • Muslims who are afraid of islamophobia, this blog is safe.
  • Hispanics who are afraid of deportation, this blog is safe.
  • Women who are afraid of Trump’s sexism, this blog is safe.
  • Anyone and everyone who is genuinely frightened about what a Trump presidency means for them and/or their loved ones, this blog is safe.

This blog is not a place for hate or negativity, and if anyone comes to me with any sort of homophobia/islamophobia/sexism/racism/bias/bigotry of any kind you will soon find there is no place for it here.

(GIF originally posted by @dailysupergirlgifs)

Stay strong, and know you can message me about ANY of your worries and I will treat them with care and respect.

moon : *exists*

mars : *exists*

galaxies : *exists*

America & Russia: 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit

3

You know how every fandom needs a Gratuitous Beach Outing? 

You know that scene in Cap 2 where Nat is like “First rule of going on the run is don’t run, walk” and then Steve is like “If I run in these shoes they’re gonna fall off”??

You know how Bucky is just generally a fucking gigantic clumsy human disaster???? 

You know that falil-walk dogs do when you put shoes on them??????

Originally posted by melissaoldnew

Same exact thing happens when you put flip-flops on super soldiers.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sentence starters
  • “I’m the only one like me.”
  • “My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice." 
  • "Will we die, just a little?" 
  • “ Was that everything that came out of the case? “
  • “ do you know anything about the wizarding community in America? “
  • “ You got a plan, right guys? “
  • “ They need our help. “
  • “ I think your egg is hatching. “
  • “ Something is stalking our city, reaping destruction and then disappearing without a trace! “
  • “ No human can do what this thing is capable of. “
  • “ I’m not flirting. “
  • “ Time is running out “
  • “ And try very hard not to be predictable. “
  • “ You brought men home. “
  • “ Come and give me a smile. “
  • “ I wouldn’t have done it without you. “
  • “ You’re not going to obliviate me? “
  • “ You’re one of us now. “
  • “ Did you say school? Is there a school? A wizardry school here?”
  • “I think you’ll find the best wizarding school in the world is Hogwarts”
  • “ I’m sure people like you, too. “
  • “ No, not really. I’m annoying. “
  • “ But why would I have to wear something like this? “
  • “ They’re a taker, you need a giver. “
  • “Please, you don’t understand.”
  • “Nothings in there’s dangerous.”
  • “You know i never would have let them take you.
  • “(name) look, Coco.”
  • “ Tell me — has anyone ever believed you when you told them not to worry? “
  • “ People are easiest to read when they’re hurting.”
  • “ Are you alone? “
  • “I do know a few things, actually. “
  • “Help me!”
  • “Er, you’ve got something on your…”
  • ❝do you think i’m a freak?❞
  • “you prefer pie or strudel? “
  • “Look at the markings.”

I see far too many people in America chasing after a college diploma simply because it is expected of them. In this country, it is viewed as a minimum requirement everyone should have. In my mind, it is wrong to think that is all you need to succeed. There are too many lost souls out there with college degrees, not knowing where to go next.  Many young people today are getting a promise in the beginning that you need to have a college degree, and then no one is sure what to do with it. This degree may serve as a valuable foundation of knowledge, but it is much more important to understand your talents and interests.
—  Arnold Schwarzenegger
No. Okay. FUCK YOU ALL.

This bullshit has been going on for too long.
It needs to stop, and now I’m stopping it. 

“A NON-STRAIGHT, NON-WHITE GIRL”

First of all: “NON-WHITE” DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN “LATINA”.

As a matter of fact, I don’t recall Maggie ever calling herself that.  
It’s not that because you Americans are convinced that the world outside of north and south America sorts of stops being relevant, then latinos are the only people that can be considered non-white. Get your heads out of your asses and realize that the world is full of non-white people outside of your continents. 

2) THE FACT THAT FLORIANA HAS ITALIAN (and not latino) ORIGINS SHOULD NOT DISCRIMINATE HER FOR PLAYING CERTAIN ROLES IF SHE IS FIT FOR THOSE ROLES. If you judge the actress by her origins… I’m sorry to tell you but YOU are the racist. 

Also, Maggie Sawyer is blonde and white in the comix, so it’s not like she HAD TO BE latina because the comic books said it. 

3) ITALIANS ARE NO STRANGERS TO RACISM.
Seriously, let this Italian teach you something about how my country works. 
I live in a boot. A 1.185 km long-ass boot.
A long and thin strip of land that has been the center of attention for the great powers of Europe since 476 A.D.:
Germany, Spain, the Ottoman Empire, the Papal States, it has always been a divided country until 150 years ago… CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE HOW MANY RACES AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT COME FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES AND WITH DIFFERENT RACIAL TRAITS ARE IN HERE!?

Right now even if my country is one, it can be divided into 3 categories:

  • Northern
  • Center (I live here THANK GOD)
  • Southern

Do you know the meaning of the word “terrone”?

Guess what, it’s a word that the northern people use DAILY to racially discriminate the southern people…
…it’s like calling someone a mudblood basically.

Southern people are the ones Floriana Lima’s origins are from.

Typically descendants from hispanic people but also with Arabic traits from the times southern Italy was under the Ottoman Empire. They are also the ones that during the first years of 20th century traveled to America looking for work and fortune because of how bad the situation was where they lived, and that’s probably the reason why Floriana was born in the US. 
____________________________________________________________________
Little edit for those who are missing the point here:

NOT. ALL. ITALIANS. CAN. BE. CONSIDERED. SIMPLY. WHITE.  
____________________________________________________________________

EVERYONE has a racial history and everyone has a right to be represented. 

Judging someone and spreading hate on them simply because their origins are not what you were expecting IS. RACISM. 

Now that someone has taken the time to educate you on matters that you talked about without knowing what you were actually talking about, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD stop bitching about it. 

Originally posted by cinnamonsavior

So now that the Electoral College didn’t bail you out, liberals and progressives ...

may I suggest an alternative? Like, get mad, get organized, and fight back.

Liberals and progressives need to take over the Democratic Party the way the conservatives took over the Republican Party: from the ground up. Win precinct offices. Elect county officials. Dominate state races. Recruit talent. Develop your finances.

Show up. Vote, even in the boring elections.

Win in 2018. Win in 2020. Win in the off year gubernatorial, state and local elections. 

Make Trumpists embarrassed to confess their Trumpism. That’s how you make America great again. You’re certainly NOT going to do it by hoping some political helicopter parent drops in from the sky and takes care of your problems for you.

hey so i know i dont usually post about romanian things but i need to say this

so last night (yes, in the middle of the fucking night, like the filthy thieves they are) the romanian government passed a law that, basically, makes corruption legal (if its under 45k euros, which is a LOT) AND they’re going to let all the (few) people who (they barely) arrested for this out of prison… 

i know this isnt as important to america as trump, but this is HUGE to us. there were (as far as i know) 90 thousand people protesting last night (the last time there were protests this big was in 1989 when communism fell, just to give you a perspective) and there are going to be even more today

this country has had problems with corruption since the dawn of time but i dont reckon it ever being made LEGAL. i just figured id bring some awareness to this…

here and here are two sources

Some disjointed thoughts about going forward from here

The most important thing right now is to be as vocal and educated and empathetic an ally as you can for everyone with more to fear than you.

Don’t judge people for enjoying the little things, they are more important than ever. Be patient with each other.

Take care of yourselves, this is going to be exhausting on so many levels, but sitting idly by is not an option and we’re going to need each other. Seek out peace, joy, laughter, and comfort where you can, provide it when you have the energy to, and take courage. You are not alone. We are in this together.