• Before:We should be exposed to different cultures and embrace them and appreciate their customs. After all, America is a melting pot.
  • Now:THAT WHITE GIRL HAS DREADLOCKS, THAT'S CULTURAL APPROPRIATION AND THAT IS DISGUSTING.
Humble Awareness, Mindful Engagement

‘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.’

- Hozan Alan Senauke, An Inconvenient Buddhist.

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.

US Politics Post

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?

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.

This is racism. This is white supremacy culture.

PLEASE RE-BLOG

I don’t normally say that? but everyone is talking (shaming people) about how the Congressional elections are SO IMPORTANT - but nobody is educating folks on how to go about it.

HERE ARE THE LINKS

Step 1:  OpenSecrets.org

Step 2: House.gov

Step 3: ontheissues.org

ADDITIONAL

What if you do your homework and find that all of your reps are terrible? what then?

Well? Run for office! Why the hell not? Because at the end of the day you - even without any political experience? you might just be overqualified.
types of tumblr people to stay away from for your own good
  • justifies harassment with power dynamics
  • justifies harassment with mental illness
  • justifies harassment with morals
  • unironically & actively engages in callout culture
  • guilt trips people, including large groups of people, based on superficial and impersonal things
  • fear-mongers and seeks to amplify tension between social groups
  • is a part of a “hostile clique” kind of group of friends
  • tells people to conceal personal information or opinions due to those being “problematic”
  • makes you choose between x and being their friend
  • nitpicks on literally everything to find something to complain about
  • claims to be or acts like they’re morally flawless
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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.


http://www.adventurekitties.com/collections/shop-all/products/cat-lives-matter?variant=16032800195

I think the main problem with Tumblr social justice is that so little of it is done out of care and compassion. Mostly, people seem to call problematic stuff out due to of a desire to feel superior. 

The basic sentiment seems to be “You’re being problematic! I’m sure glad that I’m not as awful as you are.”

  • 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!!!~~ :)))
Nineteen Eighty Four

It is 2016 they call

But all I hear is 1984

Two plus two is five not four

Is it?

Big Brother says so.


Safe spaces

Censored words

The language police,

Here to take out verbs

No curse words!


Newspeak

Double think

Forgoing reason for righteous

We keep going

Well it might just…

Sink.


Mobs of social justice warriors

Taking sharpies to thesaurus

So what if its vulgar or coarse

I need not your recourse.


Words have a purpose

They are here to serve us

I think…


Therefore I am not,

Politically correct…

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.

Her principal insisted that they remove the shirts for their own safety.

She refused: “We opened up a lot of eyes and we showed people that they can have voices too.”