Tuesday, September 30, 2014

sailorleo:

imagine ur otp

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happydorid:

May - Dragon Phoenix San Lin XI
from my Tea Spirits 2015 Calendar 

happydorid:

May - Dragon Phoenix San Lin XI

from my Tea Spirits 2015 Calendar 

lanzerel:

Maquettes by Trevor Grove

mariexvx:

queervegancunt:

p-okemonica:

literatenonsense:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Malcolm X: Our History Was Destroyed By Slavery 

on March 17, 1963 in Chicago.

see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’. 

how come i never knew this damn

you know why. 

The X makes all the sense in the world now

Monday, September 29, 2014
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

Think about who’s in jail and why. 

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and that “crime” could be anything they felt like charging you with

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This was how the myth of Black criminality started, for the record. After the abolition of slavery, a lot of states made laws targeting Black people specifically, and then put them on chain gangs to get free labor from them.

Oh, and the US is still disproportionately incarcerating Black people and private prisons are making huge amounts off them.

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This is one of those pieces of information I wish had like 200 million notes on tumblr.

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meanwhile the dea teamed up with the cca

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Yeah, I believe that black people are twice as likely to be arrested and convicted for committing the same crimes as a white person. Draw your own conclusions.

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Reblogging this because everytime in real life I’ve said Slavery didn’t really end I’ve been dismissed as crazy.

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I’ll reblog this every time it comes up on my dash. People need to know!

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All of this.

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Additionally, in Britain, three times as likely to be arrested.

Six times as likely for a drug offence.

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housebuiltbyghosts:

professorpher:

ashlingtumbls:

La La La

YUP

not quite but

housebuiltbyghosts:

professorpher:

ashlingtumbls:

La La La

YUP

not quite but

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illbeoutback:

If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.

But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Why do you people have to make everything about race???

  • Long answer: White Europeans decided to colonize the rest of the world. They enslaved, massacred, segregated, displaced, tortured, disenfranchised, and raped other racial groups. They stole land, resources, and art. They put other races in zoos and death camps. They destroyed written and pictorial history. They suppressed the religions of other races. They dehumanized us. They refused to teach the history of these atrocities in their schools. They refused to acknowledge the achievements of other races. They used the theory of their racial superiority as their excuse. All social institutions reflect this history. All affected racial groups are still feeling the aftereffects of this. So it tends to come up a lot.
  • Short answer: Please shut up.

eudaemaniacal:

avianeurope:

Pallas’s Sandgrouse (Syrrhaptes paradoxus) »by Sergey Pisarevskiy (1|2)

a pleasing arrangement of shapes, an excellent rhythm, but does it really say anything

soulrevision:

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If you read, or are currently reading this news headline today and thinking, “Great!! I’m glad justice is served”, you have the wrong idea of what justice is. It’s time to re-think the way we see justice delivered to victims of oppression and abuse.  For the humiliation, pain, psychological and physical violence Marlene Pinnock endured, this settlement was rightfully owed to her. But this is what I call, “partial justice”.The provision in the $1.5 million settlement states that the officer will resign. This is where justice is lacking. He is not being terminated, he is choosing to resign. For justice to work, the officer involved should be terminated, and must be arrested and charged for the violent crime of assault. There has to be accountability within the CHP. CHP is responsible for sending a clear message to Marlene Pinnock and Californians throughout the state, that they will not tolerate police brutality and will bring charges on any and all officers who fail to comply, just as they would do to civilians.  There is a pattern that has been developing for years across the nation, police commit acts of extreme violence on civilians (including sexual assault and murder), and walk away without incident. A new precedent must be set, one that says law enforcement is not above the law. This is just the beginning, we have yet to scratch the surface of ‘justice’ with this story.

My post can be found here: http://on.fb.me/1usMqX0

Story on Marlene Pinnock’s $1.5 million settlement: http://bit.ly/1suRH01
 

soulrevision:

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If you read, or are currently reading this news headline today and thinking, “Great!! I’m glad justice is served”, you have the wrong idea of what justice is. It’s time to re-think the way we see justice delivered to victims of oppression and abuse.

For the humiliation, pain, psychological and physical violence Marlene Pinnock endured, this settlement was rightfully owed to her. But this is what I call, “partial justice”.

The provision in the $1.5 million settlement states that the officer will resign. This is where justice is lacking. He is not being terminated, he is choosing to resign. For justice to work, the officer involved should be terminated, and must be arrested and charged for the violent crime of assault. There has to be accountability within the CHP. CHP is responsible for sending a clear message to Marlene Pinnock and Californians throughout the state, that they will not tolerate police brutality and will bring charges on any and all officers who fail to comply, just as they would do to civilians.

There is a pattern that has been developing for years across the nation, police commit acts of extreme violence on civilians (including sexual assault and murder), and walk away without incident. A new precedent must be set, one that says law enforcement is not above the law. This is just the beginning, we have yet to scratch the surface of ‘justice’ with this story.
My post can be found here: http://on.fb.me/1usMqX0
Story on Marlene Pinnock’s $1.5 million settlement: http://bit.ly/1suRH01
 
Friday, September 26, 2014

dinolich:

cubebreaker:

E-Nabling the Future is an organization of volunteers who produce 3D-printed prosthetic superhero arms for kids in need.

This is the tightest shit. I’m totally jealous of that kid’s sweet Wolverine hand.

julstorres:

blue-author:

duskenpath:

oli-via:

duskenpath:

Rest stops on highways are liminal spaces where the veil is thin and nobody can tell me differently

Explain

The explanation is that liminal spaces are in between places that bridge Here with There, so in fairy tales we often have the Fairy Ring, the Forest Clearing, the Sudden Misty Foggy Forest, the Bridge, the River, graveyards, in some cases

We also have a ton of american urban mythology around famous roadways and sites off the sides of roads

Archetypes like these occur to mark the places in the world where the veil goes thin and humans can have extra-worldly experiences, out of the ordinary way of living

So why wouldn’t transient spaces like rest stops where everyone is just passing through from one place to the next, never stopping for too long, not be a liminal space where spirits frequent, too

Especially since nobody would know if they were real or not

This is how I feel about airports. I hate going through security, but once I’m in, I’m nowhere and everywhere. Neither here nor there.

Driving I-10 between LA and Phoenix, I once saw a closed rest stop around sunset, in the desert about halfway across the state of California. Rest stops are closed temporarily or long-term all time from what I can tell, especially in this part of the country, because drought can make the toilets unusable so I didn’t think anything of the fact that it was closed - just thought it odd, as I drove on past its on-ramp to the interstate, that it was marked as feeding into I-18, not I-10.

I looked up I-18 later. It doesn’t exist.

I drive between LA and Phoenix fairly often, so I’ve looked for that rest stop again and never seen it. I’ve seen a rest stop in the area - I didn’t think to check my odometer, so I can’t be sure how close - that was open, and signed correctly as being on the 10, but I’ve never managed to catch sight of that I-18 rest stop again.

Maybe I’ve never driven through at the right time again. Twilight is a liminal space, too.