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Calling out to all people on Tumblr that complain about the lack of diversity on television. 

WATCH STILL STAR- CROSSED. I REPEAT. WATCH STILL STAR- CROSSED. 

It has a largely diverse cast in period costumes, like c’mon. 

The main female lead is Black and is in no way an accessory for the White male lead. They are equals (in fact she might have a tad bit more screen time). 

There are strong, bad ass women that really overshadow their male counterparts at times. 

*Also if you’re a fan of the enemies turned lovers trope, then you will absolutely love this. 

Please support this! We have lost some great diverse shows because of the undeserved low ratings. Don’t let this be another one.

Originally posted by dailystillstarcrossed

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Trevor Noah Exposes THE TRUTH of Philando Castile Verdict HATE Crime!

This was utterly amazing. 

When he pointed out how the girlfriend still kept calling the cop “Sir” even though the cop is obviously fucking mental and has just murdered the father of her child for no real reason. 

Horrifying. 

passive aggressive reminder that more than two genders and transgender people have existed for millennia

reminder that colonialism forced native societies to revert back to their gender assigned at birth or be killed

reminder that there has been Mahu in Hawai’i until it was forcefully taken and colonized by white america

reminder that there were Hijra in South Asia until britain colonized it and forced every Hijra person into concentration camps the same time the german holocaust was happening

reminder that We’Wha was a nonbinary person who served as an Ambassador to the Zuni people in 1886 to Grover Cleveland and was arrested for witch craft

reminder that in ancient Egypt there were people who were transgender and Egyptologists say that it was just people who were “buried wrong”

reminder that there are thousands of societies and cultures lost because of white colonization and we will never hear there stories

reminder that when this isnt taught in school it erases the history of people of color and queer people 

RE: Why American police never get convicted: Racism is undoubtedly a factor, but I think jurors worry about police retribution too. I can’t imagine sitting on a jury, staring at a courtroom full of cops from your city and knowing the “wrong decision” could make your life pretty damn difficult.

And let’s not pretend Ramsey Orta wasn’t used as a warning to people for what happens when they don’t look the other way.

I am always here to fight for my people, but for this pride month, I want to give extra love to my fellow lgbtqa+ folks of color. Shout-out to all of you. You are so gorgeous and important and brave. 

We deserve to be here and to be heard. We deserve to fight the institutions that keep us down and to not be silenced. We are valuable and wise. We are worthy. Now, more than ever, we need to remind ourselves of this. 

If any other lgbtqa+ folks of color want to reblog this and add their own words, I would be honored.