1. "The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."
    — 

    Scott Woods (X)

    he motherfucking dropped the truth.

    (via mesmerisme)

    THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR OWNING EVERYTHING

    (via queerfabulousmermaid)

    this is a super important explanation to think about whenever you feel like telling someone that something isn’t racist because you don’t hate x person.

    (via robotsandfrippary)

    I probably reblogged in the past, but here it is again in that case.

    (via feministdisney)

    (Source: luvyourselfsomeesteem, via atlasaire)

     
  2. reverseracism:

    mvgl:

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

    Relevant.

     
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  4. Anonymous said: these anons are like, "can i be racist in the rain? can i be racist on a train? can i be racist in a box? can i be racist with a fox?"

    incogneeco:

    whiteoppression:

    famphic:

    anthotny:

    postracialcomments:

    lmfaoooooooooooooo Yes!

    Lmao!
    How can I be racist if I work with blacks
    How can I be racist if one sold me slacks
    I’m not racist I’m just like you. I’m best friends with a black or two.

    i’m not racist, you see, it’s just a preference
    i love eastern culture and its women’s deference
    the west lost its way with no room for clemency
    If I love Asian women, how’s that white supremacy?

    i’m not a racist, i can’t be, you see
    my great grandma’s grandma was part cherokee
    plus one time i got called “cracker” to my face
    don’t we all bleed red? i don’t even see race…

    I’m not racist, blacks just need to stop complaining
    Living in the past and white people blaming
    I work hard, no handouts for every little fraction
    If white privilege isn’t fair, then how is affirmative action?

     
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  6. pretty-period:

    More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special.” - 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history, the FIRST girl to throw a Little League World Series SHUTOUT. Her fastball? 70 MILES PER HOUR. #throwlikeagirl #BlackGirlsROCK

    (via crepesandthings)

     
  7. ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

    A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

    Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

    I don’t know who any of these folks are.

    They were tourists I presume.

    But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

    "Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

    (Laughs.)

    There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

    The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

    One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

    There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

    "One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

    (via hildebear)

     
  8. sp0iledbabe:

    blowmarisol:

    highfromsanfrancisco:

    Always reblog

    10/10 THIS

    I actually adore her because I’ve NEVER seen a black person get to be so fucking frank and honest about racial injustice on tv.

    She’s real, she’s smart, she’s witty, she’s informed and she’s fucking unapologetic. I’m obsessed.

    (Source: vangoghmygod, via paperbagparrot)

     
  9. citizensyndrome:

    I see you, Fox News.

    (via anna-sunn)

     
  10. sixpenceee:

    Famous Failures

    I stumbled upon this video a long time ago and it honestly made me feel a lot better.

    "If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived."

    I could not fit everyone mentioned in the video in this post so be sure to give the video a look.

    WATCH IT HERE

    (via likethebrimofahat)