southern engagement

Yes, these monuments were put up to honour Confederate leaders. But the timing of the monument building makes it pretty clear what the real motivation was: to physically symbolize white terror against blacks. They were mostly built during times when Southern whites were engaged in vicious campaigns of subjugation against blacks, and during those campaigns the message sent by a statue of Robert E. Lee in front of a courthouse was loud and clear.

No one should think that these statues were meant to be sombre post-bellum reminders of a brutal war. They were built much later, and most of them were explicitly created to accompany organized and violent efforts to subdue blacks and maintain white supremacy in the South. I wouldn’t be surprised if even a lot of Southerners don’t really understand this, but they should learn. There’s a reason blacks consider these statues to be symbols of bigotry and terror. It’s because they are.

hopless-daydreamer-blog  asked:

Hi! Me again! Sorry to bother you but is there anyway you could maybe do a kristanna fanfic where there's like a storm outside and Anna is super scared so she goes to Kristoff? You don't have to, after all you must be busy! But just curious! Thank u!

You haven’t bothered me at all! You literally made my day the other day, so as thanks I took a short break from my Last of Us fic to write this. I hope you like it! ^_^

*whispers* Crazy AU idea where instead of living with the trolls, the royal family stumbled upon Kristoff, the poor, homeless, orphan boy in the street and gave him a home in the castle, before Elsa had the incident, of course. Kristoff grows living in the castle as a guest, but loved member of the royal court. Years later, Elsa is queen, though still secretly struggling with her powers. Anna falls for the handsome Prince Hans of the Southern Isles, and is engaged to marry him. Kristoff has feelings for Anna but knows she sees him as a brother and tells himself nothing could ever happen between them. Drama ensues (and this prompt obviously which got weird and kind of out of control sorry I suck at sticking to prompts whoops)~ 

As We Fall
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 Ha this wasn’t really edited so sorry if there’s a lot of some embarrassing typos

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im taking british lit and american southern lit at the exact same time rn and i have to say…… why is british literature full of WAY more white men than southern lit, and also worse in every single way possible….. why do all literature degree programs focus so heavy on kissing Britain’s ass…. like i could have gotten this degree and taken 1 class on british lit and been as happy as a clam…. instead i take about 4000 british lit classes and then like 3 other classes of my choosing….. all Britain ever wants to talk about is darkness and grey clouds and suffering…. also they are obsessed w being boring stuffy intellectuals….  Whereas southern literature is actually engaging and interesting and shocking and also FUNNY a lot of the time. also, every discussion of southern lit focuses on how evil and racist the south has been and still can be, which is def an important part of the context, and i dont think southern lit should ever be read without that conversation, but no one ever wants to mention the fact that england literally was the one orchestrating the african slave trade into america OR the fact that they exploited africa and just stole all their resources and murdered/tortured anyone who refused to comply. all anyone ever wants to talk about is how Smart and Witty and Full Of Dry Humor the british, are but i can tell u what: ive been to england and ive also been to every major city in the american south, and there is a reason southern literature actually has Life and Color and Excitement and british literature is just about being boring and sitting around in petticoats. shakespeare was pretty good ig. there are some things in the british canon that i definitely love, but for the most part it’s truly the whitest and malest and most boring canon out there and i wish everyone would stop treating it like the holy alter of all  things literature bc it’s honestly so…. not