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if ur looking for a movie to watch i HIGHLY recommend Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, a new Netflix original.

  • It stars Ashleigh Murray (Josie on Riverdale!) as Deidra, a valedictorian trying to take care of her family when the entire world basically sets her up for failure.
  • It was written and directed by women (also the director, Sydney Freeland, is a Navajo woman (and only 36!))
  • Deidra and her sister Laney are both super complex and rich characters (plus they have 3 good female role models!)
  • It also addresses really important themes re: race and the legal system/ incarceration and stuff.

tl;dr: watch Deidra & Laney Rob a Train on Netflix (and rate it 5 stars tbh)

Hey everyone, so I’m thinking about doing a mini conference sort of thing to talk about some issues that are very important to me. I want this to be interactive, so if you have stories you want to tell or questions to ask I want you to feel comfortable doing so. I’m thinking of doing a google hangout sort of thing, ‘cause that’d just be easiest for me. It’d probably be a Saturday afternoon/evening, because I work in the morning on Saturdays. Anyways, this is a roughish idea of what I’d talk about. Please note that these aren’t the only issues that are important to me, they’re simply the ones that I’m most knowledgeable in (for example, equality for different races is important to me, but I’m not too knowledgeable and I don’t want to talk over people as I am white. However, if you feel comfortable talking about it, I do want to encourage you to bring it up and I’ll do my best to help you).

1. Asexuality and the LGBT+ community

2. Feminism and it’s role in modern society

3. Mental Illnesses and it’s treatment options

4. Protecting our natural world and what we can do to help ******* The longest topic I’ll probably talk about, so that’s why it’s going to be last.

If this is something you’re interested in please let me know. If you have any suggestions, such as more topics to talk about, or if you want there to be fewer topics please let me know. I will talk about topic 4 no matter what, though.

Also, if you’d like to collaborate, please shoot me a message. I’m still trying to pick a date, so you have time. I will be preparing a PowerPoint, so hopefully I’ll be able to get it to work.

Let’s try something different

Just a random thought I’m having slightly after midnight, but maybe some folks will see a little value in this. I’ve posted in the past about how “PoC” is a term that actively excludes white people, under the pretense of solidarity against racism. Most of the time, the only one’s that are guaranteed a spot under that umbrella are American blacks. Their role as the national arbiters of race not exactly being official, I do want to try a new form of “PoC” definition out.

How about instead of a statement, we turn it into a question?

All we have to do is change one letter, and some punctuation.

Person or Color?

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Your love is valid, your religion is valid. Happy pride month & Ramadan Kareem ❤️💛💚💙💜🕋

important music PSA

DEAR TUMBLR: we are currently living in a world where there is no mash-up of the songs “you only live once” from yuri!!! on ice and “sexy drag queen” by rupaul, which is an actual tragedy, because since i first fell into YOI, I could not get through the ending without singing SEXY, SEXY DRAG QUEEN over the chorus, which @rcmclachlan and @winchilsea can now verify. please someone teach me to mix music so i can make this mash-up a reality, or do all the hard work for me, i don’t care, i just know it needs to be done

noahandbrian phone headcanons

unanswered question in igyts #114: noah sweetwine and brian connelly having phones was literally never mentioned in the whole book but they probably had them but can you imagine what kind of texters they were ?? things for your consideration

  • when they were 13 and 14 they probably mostly kept conversations in person
  • but 1 night brians mom is stressing him out and hes lonely n he texts noah just somethin generic n brianish 
  • noah smiling in the dark w his lil face all washed out in the glow of his shitty cell phone bye 
  • O R EVEN BETTER BRIAN CALLS HIM
  • AND NOAH WHISPERS SOO OO O O O QUIETLY EVEN THO HIS VOICE FEELS LIKE ITS GONNA RAISE 34890294 OCTAVES 
  • WITH THE SHEETS PULLED OVER HIM WITH HIS KNEES TUCKE D UP TO HIS CHEST
  • trying 2 speak quietly convinced jude cant hear from the next room over (she totally can hear)
  • and brians on his back 
  • WITH HIS EYES CLOSED 
  • listening to noahs lil whispery voice made a little fuzzy by the phone
  • thats all they barely use their phones when they’re younger but tht one time
  • they never even discuss it in person but its always there neither of them are even sure it happened 

OKA Y AND THEN WHEN THEY’RE 16 AND STAR T DATING + OLDER

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4 ‘Reverse Racism’ Myths That Need To Stop

It really all comes down to semantics. At some point, the actual meaning of “racism” got mixed up with other aspects of racism – prejudice, bigotry, ignorance, and so on. It’s true: White people can experience prejudice from black people and other non-whites. 

“Why isn’t there a White History Month?!”

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If you are of age to, I implore you, please go vote. If you can’t Tuesday go vote early today or tomorrow. This is so important. This race is disgustingly close and I, for one, am genuinely frightened for Tuesday.

Frank Ocean derailed an important conversation about race in the music industry by singling out and blaming Taylor Swift. The headlines are now ‘Frank Ocean shaded Taylor Swift’ instead of anything substantive.