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damnitsizzi:

ahoyamity:

ausonia:

Moon Bridge

how the fuck are you supposed to cross that

With determination.

Innocent Trans Women

autogynephile:

One reason that so many people claim to value protecting trans women, but won’t go to bat when it comes time to follow through, is that they’re actually only interested in protecting hypothetical, innocent trans women. What these people fail to acknowledge is that, by…

rustedknees:

the more I think about it, the more I realize that 2009 me would be pretty scared/intimidated by 2014 me and that’s what counts

At night I dream that you and I are two plants
that grew together, roots entwined,
and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth,
since we are made of earth and rain.
— Pablo Neruda, Regalo De Un Poeta/ Gift Of A Poet (via teenager90s)
Please remember that there are many different Jewish ethnicities. There've been African, Arab, Latinx, South Asian Jewish communities for centuries (in some countries for millenia). Jews in these communities have never been & never will be white. When both Jews & non-Jews talk about Judaism as "a" race, they almost always erase this diversity. Not all Jews are people of color, but many of us ARE, and I don't appreciate having my ethnicity challenged. It will always be more complex than YES/NO.

And I will make the same offer that I do every time someone asks about Jews on here — I am both Jewish and a mixed-race person of color, and I am always interested in meeting other Jews of color. If you share my multiple minority labels, please feel free to drop by my inbox and say hello! Whatever you’re mixed with and whether you’re religious or not.

rrosequartz:

destructive-creature:

"At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.

They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.

Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright 

One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better. 

i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay

land-of-propaganda:

#FergusonOctober

A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations.

(Read more here)

(10/21)

It’s funny, when I think about this exact time last year. Things were so different. I never would have thought that things could change so much in only a year. I wonder what next October will be like.

allishinca:

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Inktober #10, based on this post by iwilleatyourenglish.

As Americans, we have this naïve assumption that people all over the world are struggling and way behind us. They’re not. Sweden and South Korea have more advanced high speed internet networks. Japan has the most advanced trains and transportation systems. Norwegians make more money. The biggest and most advanced plane in the world is flown out of Singapore. The tallest buildings in the world are now in Dubai and Shanghai. Meanwhile, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
— 10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America [x]  (via assivore)

End romantic love. 

http://bookishboi.tumblr.com/post/100550940341/b-binaohan-how-we-mixed-with-white-poc-behave

b-binaohan:

how we mixed-with-white poc behave is fucking embarassing.

we literally act like entitled white ppl. like colonizers.

and _this_ too has a history

let’s not pretend for a fucking second like the racial hierarchies set up by our colonizers didn’t explicitely favour those of us…

sixtysixthousandmilesanhour:

i cannot reblog this enough

figtreedreams:

mental health advice from people who don’t struggle with mental illness basically boils down to “have you tried turning it off and on again?”