ok i’m all for white candles being cleansing and black candles being used for banishment, but can we move away from always touting white as “purity” and black as “evil” because you can see what’s wrong with that, right. r i ght.
So after watching Hidden Figures I’ve been researching the lives of the main three protagonists and I found something really beautiful???
Karl Zielinski, the Polish Jewish man who in the film encourages Mary Jackson to go get her engineering degree is based on a real person! The real man’s name was Kazimierz Czarnecki and I wish that they’d left his real name in the narrative. He was a long time mentor of Mary and they even published a whole bunch of scientific papers together! And, when he retired, she threw a party for him.
Kevin Costner’s ‘Some White Men Were Good During Segregation’ plotline was utterly useless, unnecessary and complete historical revisionism designed to make white people feel comfortable. If they wanted a white male protagonist, they should have focused on the achievements of Kazimierz Czarnecki instead and celebrated the solidarity between Jewish people and Black people.
Hello again! So this is nothing too special, just an idea I had after the finale and then it kinda turned into something that hit me after the RWBY cast was on Always Open. It’s White Rose and I know the last two have been them so promises that the next After Hours will be something else.
Anyway, also wanted to say that Foxtrot is moving along and will have an update sooner than later. I’m also in the process of outlining a new fic for this hiatus that I’m really excited about and it’ll be coming when Foxtrot is concluded.
Enough from me. Here’s some BFF Weiss/Ruby
Despite the fact that she was exhausted and her muscles hurt
from training and it was already past midnight – Ruby was still awake.
It had been an extremely emotional day. Not only had her
sister returned, but they’d run into Weiss as well. They reunions had been
everything Ruby imagined they would be. A lot of crying and hugging and a few
times here Yang yelled at her – then one time where Weiss did. Then more
hugging and Weiss crying and Yang teasing Ruby when she kissed Weiss on the
She didn’t know what all the fuss was about, it was only
because that’s how her dad would always help her stop crying. She wanted to do
the same for Weiss. Yang’s snickers and teasing didn’t even make sense but was
Though that annoyance couldn’t replace the relief at seeing
her partner and big sister again. To have three members of team RWBY together
was so wonderful, even though they all felt Blake’s absence.
Yang had promised they’d find her too, that they’d be
together again. Yang was so confident, so strong and smiling so much – it made
Ruby’s heart swell.
The emotion of the day had overwhelmed her, and even after
Yang went out with Qrow and Weiss retired to the room she rented out, Ruby was
still wired up and unable to sleep.
transcript of the speech i gave at Vassar’s black baccalaureate service
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, and the Vassar class of 2017.
Just saying that aloud made me feel old. Class of 2017? Most of y'all were born after dark-skinned Aunt Viv left the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. That’s wild.
I want to first thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a special moment in your lives. I am honored, privileged, and a bit in disbelief that you asked me of all people to give this address. I try not to have feelings, and I’m going to do my best not to cry today, but no promises.
I’m here to stand in the gap between you and your parents and guardians and any other elders in your lives that you stopped listening to because you thought they were wack and out of touch. I remember being in your shoes not TOO long ago, and it is my fervent prayer that something that I say here today will help you avoid some of the mess I went through.
To be honest I’m a little nervous, but I figured there was no way could this be worse than when Betsy DeVos went down to Bethune-Cookman, so let’s get started.
As you transition to life after Vassar the changes will be both inevitable and swift, so I’d like to begin by giving you some well-intentioned advice and warning you about the continued process of becoming an adult.