This... is White Privilege: #799 →
thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is protesting the Affordable Care Act and labeling it as “obamacare” and a form of “welfare” for “those people”….Meanwhile symapathy and an outpouring of donations are expected because many of the survivors of the shooting in Aurora did not have health insurance and they are…
This... is White Privilege: For anyone who says... →
thisiswhiteprivilege: We have 6,000+ followers here on TIWP. Everyday, I receive messages from people of color who tell me how great this blog is, how nice it is to read about these examples and to have a place where they can be compiled. They tell me how they’ve pointed people to this blog when their friends don’t…
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is learning about the Filipino Genocide carried out by the white American servicemen and, assuming that the only genocides that ever happened were the ones written about by white textbook publishers, categorizing it as “fortunes of war” instead of the systemic murder of a people.
thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is @TargetChi running a series of ads about the history of Jazz in Chicago & only using depictions of white people instead of any of the black people that created & sustained the genre.
Gȵª T: Cultural Appropriation and Street Fashion →
Important thoughts about dress, and cultural appropriation. I’m also trying to navigate this, as it’s a difficult subject. A few of my own thoughts: - I believe there are different degrees to cultural appropriation and what is or is not okay, most influenced by one’s awareness of the cultural significance of what’s being appropriated. - Wearing a warbonnet / native...
Queerness, to me, is about far more than homosexual attraction. It’s about a...– What Queerness Means To Me « Tranarchism (via bearbearpdx)
i am a lover without a lover. i am lovely and lonely and i belong deeply to...– warsan shire (via dreamhampton1)
Legalize Gay? Who, in the wake of Prop 8, is illegal for being gay? Sure, gays...– Yasmin Nair, in Legalize Gay, Or: So You Think You’re Illegal? for Queercents
Do you realize you can actually listen a person’s soul into existence? Your...– Rob Brezsny (via nirvikalpa)
Something about summer always changes you.
udenlandske: Always has, always will. Mythologically, spring represents rebirth, blossoming, childhood. If so, then summer is adolescence, and young adulthood, when the world feels ripe for the picking, when the days stretch, and the sun is warmest, lighting the way to new possibilities. Summer is exploration, finding your self and it’s relation to the rest of creation. And so, summer...
If you are poor, you chose that reality from many probable ones that did not...– Seth, Nature of Personal Reality (via nirvikalpa) This is exactly how I think. It’s almost eerie. Maybe I brought this quote into reality.