jewist:

so i updated that orange is the new black offense thing bc it was kind of inaccurate and i added some of my faves ok here

It be like that sometimes.

-- African American Proverb (via blackproverbs)

Yo. This motto got me thru heartbreak, death, and bitter disappointment. I thank my people for this one

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coolcalmcommitted:

I’ve decided that the next person I date will be my friend. Like, my best friend. I’ve had some pretty epic love stories but I think true friendship is the missing piece.

إذا تم العقل نقص الكلام
The smarter you get the less you speak

-- Arabic Proverb  (via fuckinq)

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cognitiveninja:

GOALS

cognitiveninja:

GOALS

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disneyvillainsforjustice:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

skylorremixes:

arsenicandgoldlace:

reverseracism:

Some of the many books created for children of color (:

Not only do they excel in representation, they teach important life lessons, and they shed positive light on the media imagery of POC.

I remember reading almost ALL of these!! My favorite was ‘Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain’!! 

I had a mega book with all these stories in it. Love them.

(Source: neoafrican)

hellabitcoins:

ilovesmoothjazz1998:

hellabitcoins:

aliwav:

listen you boutta have the thickest smoodie of all time, where is your liquid? your ice? weak ass aesthetics, try again

smh they leave the strawberry tops on… might as well leave the gotdam banana peels on

hellabitcoins
u can eat strawberry tops… & recent studies are showing banana peels are healthy n nutritious for u:…. The turntables

n im sure the outside of a coconut is mad high in fiber but im not bout ta eat woodchips cause of no govermence scienticians

hellabitcoins:

ilovesmoothjazz1998:

hellabitcoins:

aliwav:

listen you boutta have the thickest smoodie of all time, where is your liquid? your ice? weak ass aesthetics, try again

smh they leave the strawberry tops on… might as well leave the gotdam banana peels on

hellabitcoins
u can eat strawberry tops… & recent studies are showing banana peels are healthy n nutritious for u:…. The turntables

n im sure the outside of a coconut is mad high in fiber but im not bout ta eat woodchips cause of no govermence scienticians

(Source: vthevegan)

It is reported that Maya Angelou has likened racial microaggressions or petty humiliations to “small murders,” in contrast to the blatant forms of oppressions called “grand executions,” in which the lethal nature of biased acts is obvious (Greene, 2000). Microaggressions have the lifelong insidious effects of silencing, invalidating, and humiliating the identity and/or voices of those who are oppressed. Although their lethality is less obvious, they nevertheless grind down and wear out the victims.

Studies reveal that a lifetime of microaggressions takes a major toll on the psychological functioning of marginalized groups in our society (Constantine & Sue, 2007; Crocker & Major, 1989; Herek, Gillis, & Cogan, 2009; Lyness & Thompson, 2000; National Academies, 2006; Pierce, 1978, 1988, 1995; Salvatore & Shelton, 2007; Solórzano et al., 2000; Steele, Spencer, & Aronson, 2002; Symanski, 2009). When speaking about the Black experience, for example, microaggressions have been described as “offensive mechanisms used against blacks”; they are “often innocuous,” but the “cumulative weight of their never-ending burden” may result in “diminished mortality, augmented morbidity, and flattened confidence” (Pierce, Carew, Pierce-Gonzalez, & Willis, 1978).

korra:

People from my past who are looking terrible lately give me life

How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head.

-- Nina LaCour, Hold Still  (via sighpie)

Shiiitttt

(Source: poetrist)

I might think I can’t take it any more, that I can’t go on any more, but one way or another I get past that.

-- Haruki Murakami, After Dark (via larmoyante)

I am stuffing your mouth with your promises and watching you vomit them out upon my face.

-- Anne Sexton (via observando)