‘When we are awakened to simplicity and humility and aware of the suffering engendered by greed, hatred, and ignorance, our consciousness is restructured. We become mindful about ourselves and others, and naturally try to restructure society.’
I feel like 2016 has been a very Black year. Like, you have people that have always embraced their blackness embracing it more. You have people that tried to downplay their blackness embracing it. REALLY importantly, you have the black people that shit on other black people waking the fuck up and realizing they’re black, too. We’re all in this shit together and at the end of the day, their black asses are in just as much danger as the rest of us.
It’s been a time of banding together and a time of community and a time of recognition and pushing forward (I LOVE that we’re finally acknowledging colorism more publicly) and for all of the negatives that it entails, I still love the strides that have been made.
you know how i bug you to register to vote and then vote and it’s really super-annoying? well the republican party platform is rolling out and it includes a 100% ban on abortions and revocation of same-sex marriage and no background check for guns and oh yes also conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ people so yeah me bugging you is not going to change sorry not sorry please register to vote and then vote?
If you can only check, come for, and put a certain a person in their place, Then don’t do it. Either you come for anyone or you don’t do it all. You just want to seem hard and prey on the “weaker” ones but when someone that’s “bigger” than you come, you scatter. Be consistent.
Black Lives Matter is held to such a ridiculously high standard. If anyone who is REMOTELY associated with BLM commits an act of violence, white people use it as an excuse to smear the name of the entire movement.
Cops can murder unarmed Black people and many white folks still jump to defend the police force.
Here in Scotland they mock my culture and then take it. In Bangladesh, I am looked down upon because of the colour of my skin - my beautiful, glowing, brown skin. Unfair is lovely and the bindi ain’t indie!
This shirt costs $48.00 This shirt costs fourty eight dollars
This racist-as-hell embodiment of white privilege and aboslute tone-deaf social ignorance costs fourty eight fucking dollars.
No, it is not silly or cute to change Black lives Matter into Cat Lives Matter. When you value paying three times more than the regular cost for a piece of cotton that professes your love for cats over, you know, people who are dying, going hungry, being denied jobs or housing opportunities, it’s not ok.
But sure, thanks for pointing yourself out. Please, do wear this shirt in public so I know who to avoid on the street.
Tumblr's reaction to opposite-sex friendships:Assuming that a man and woman who are friends HAVE TO BE IN LOVE is REALLY shitty and heteronormative. It erases opportunities for diversity and representation in the media. PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS ARE A THING. We need to teach society that a man and a woman can be regular friends without automatically assuming they're in love upon realizing their friendship.
Tumblr's reaction to same-sex friendships:GAYGAYGAYGAYFJADS13@JFADHDFSJH342UIEFJ!!! I'M LITERALLY DROWNINGN IN THE GAYNESS!!! <33 OMFFFFF OUR PRECIOUS GAY BABIES MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS~~~ MY HEARTTTTT;!! iM SCReEEAMMING! THIS IS CLEAR PROOF OF A CANONICAL GAY ROMANCE!! <3;;;!~~ IF U DISAGREE UR A HOMOPHOBE SORRY I DONT MAKE THE RULES!!!~~ :)))
Latino students win battle to wear Dump Trump tees to school
16-year-old Angelina Alvarez has heard the message loud and clear from Donald Trump: Mexicans are rapists and criminals; illegal immigrants should go home; infectious diseases are pouring across the border from Mexico.
After the anti-Trump protests last week in Costa Mesa, California, where one of Angelina’s 13-year-old friends was choked and punched, she had enough and half a dozen of her friends wore Dump Trump shirts to school on Friday to make their feelings known.