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Things to avoid on Halloween: already opened candy, hurting black kitties, and cultural appropriation! Here’s to pointing out how it’s important to acknowledge that being a Geisha, Indian, etc. for Halloween inaccurately represents an entire culture as a two-dimensional costume rather than a…

odinsblog:

Five Myths About Crime in Black America—and the Statistical Truths

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death [and Renisha McBride and Jonathan Ferrell], we’ve seen a lot of discussion of the larger societal issues that play into how and when people are perceived as criminals. There were hoodies, there were marches, and there were frank talks from parent to child about how to minimize the danger of being a young person of color. On the other side, there were justifications of George Zimmerman’s actions: a smear campaign against Martin’s character, and plenty of writers explaining that statistically, blacks are simply more dangerous to be around.

That framing ignores the realities behind the numbers. Here are five myths about crime and people of color.

Shani O. Hilton

al-mashrabiyat:

EVERY 28 HOURS.

al-mashrabiyat:

EVERY 28 HOURS.

angrylatinxsunited:

A worthwhile read even if you think you already “get” white supremacy and antiblackness (we never know what holes exist in our understanding until we encounter them). 

Anonymous asked:

Can you or shuttersmiley please tell me why there is no such thing as racism against white people?

lookatthewords:

I have some questions for you, actually.

Are you systemically oppressed?

Do you have a history of genocide, enslavement and oppression which still actively leaks and informs your daily life and opportunities?

Is the worse discrimination you’ve experienced being called a cracker in the 6th grade?

Meanwhile;

Whoa, it does not stop

x

Racism against White people does not exist. Me calling you a cracker might hurt your feelings but it could never oppress you. Was never used to oppress you. Your history is being Oppressor, not the oppressed.

Meanwhile you calling me a racial slur only enforces the engraved white is right superiority that is literally seeped in everything, from beauty standards to a human value and innocence. All around the world.

You have a million and one links provided for you. Now go learn.

Wow

aquestforpeace:

iridessence:

thereisnonerdlevel:

whoisahmad:

onlylolgifs:

You’ve Been Pouring Juice Wrong

My whole life

or you pour it out at a rate where it doesn’t do that…

right? unless you have a disability, you could get a steady and manageable stream like the second gif if ya ass wasn’t so thirsty

You also could just not use a cup because orange juice is amazing. Lol.

These are a few of my favorite things #lorax #ohtheplacesyoullgo #masonjar from @katelynmae12 and @schu_c wedding #diploma #goraiders #gradschool #workflow #papertime

These are a few of my favorite things #lorax #ohtheplacesyoullgo #masonjar from @katelynmae12 and @schu_c wedding #diploma #goraiders #gradschool #workflow #papertime

starting a paper at 9pm…. 

reflecting on my own school experience and how it relates to my practice in schools… why is this so difficult?

Grateful for my Kindle that allows me to read about indirect trauma, school social work, and self care while snuggling with my dog. 

It’s been difficult to get back into school mode and give up free time reading for fun until Christmas break, but it’s where I’m called to be and I feel that deeply.

Grateful for my Kindle that allows me to read about indirect trauma, school social work, and self care while snuggling with my dog.

It’s been difficult to get back into school mode and give up free time reading for fun until Christmas break, but it’s where I’m called to be and I feel that deeply.

cobscookbay:

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!!!

Interesting graphic.

cobscookbay:

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!!!

Interesting graphic.

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