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Pretty things from Etsy and maybe some random chatter.

"Quick, Constance, bring a dustpan so they don’t guess we’re witches…"

"Quick, Constance, bring a dustpan so they don’t guess we’re witches…"

(Source: salemincadisi, via supermargaret)

— 1 day ago with 817 notes

brownglucose:

iverbz:

brownglucose:

Little white teen stabs up his high school in PA

CNN: What is troubling this young man? His family isn’t dysfunctional.
Me: (0_o) 

Little black teen stabs one student in an altercation where he felt threatened

CNN: we have reason to suspect that this student was a delinquent in school, from a trouble home and involved in gang activity as was supported by raiding his home, arresting his parents and going through his social media accounts. 

iverbz gets it

(via futureabortiondoctor)

— 3 days ago with 5243 notes
#racism  #violence 
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (via taylorbooks)

(Source: bookmania, via taylorbooks)

— 4 days ago with 5934 notes
reginechassagnarly:

sign this right now
the goal of the non-binary petition is flawed, this one is much more realistic and has a serious concrete goal that will help people definitely more than harm them (which the nb petition has the possibility of doing) 

reginechassagnarly:

sign this right now

the goal of the non-binary petition is flawed, this one is much more realistic and has a serious concrete goal that will help people definitely more than harm them (which the nb petition has the possibility of doing) 

(via futureabortiondoctor)

— 5 days ago with 20471 notes
"Help your brother whether he is an oppressor or an oppressed. It was said: how am I to help him if he is the oppressor? The Prophet replied, you stop him and prevent him from oppressing others. That is how you help him."

Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم

(Related by al-Bukhari). (via bunfem)

(Source: at-tariq, via booksandghosts)

— 1 week ago with 116 notes
#Muhammad 
whiteguiltconfessionals:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

consumemyspirit:

thanoblesavage:

Never let them define our culture with their propaganda.

BUT EGYPTIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT AND WERE NOT BLACK.You’re thinking of Nubians.

Have you been to Egypt? Have you seen the native Egyptians. Not the Arab settlers I’m taking indigenous Egyptians. Plus wtf are you talking about saying the Ancient Egyptians weren’t black? Like that’s just wilful ignorance. Even if they weren’t black as you claim the certainly weren’t even close to white so explain to me why white Europeans are playing these characters? - Deejah

Regardless of what Egyptians were (which is Black / Brown), this story is about their gods. Set and Horus’ story in particular revolves around the fact that Set was fair-skinned (not White) and had reddish hair which was looked down upon in their culture, while Horus and his brothers were darker-skinned and thus more accepted in their society. The entire story that is being portrayed, unless it strays absolutely completely from any real mythology, is completely pointless if that skin difference is not there because that is why Set was so hated, and why he became the god of destruction, war, and foreigners. His issues with Horus were based primarily on the fact that (a) Horus abused him because he looked different, and (b) because Horus encouraged the other gods to belittle and ridicule him. 
All of the hieroglyphs and painted depictions of these gods clearly show their skin. Horus is clearly brown-skinned, Set is light but not ‘White’ per se. It’s not that hard to figure these things out. Egypt is still a place, it’s still in Africa, it’s always been in Africa, it’s inhabitants have always been African, period. Y’all just want to take credit for something you didn’t do. 
In fact, the idea that Egyptians were White came from the scientific racism of the 18th and 19th centuries. However, it’s already been disproven that they were White. There is literally no support for that claim outside of the “assumption” that they had “White” features. Conveniently, colonists blew the noses off of their statues to destroy the evidence of their wider noses. They still referred to themselves as the Black people (kmt / kemet) of the Black land, and there have been melanin tests and the like which have proven that they were darker than what they are commonly depicted as today. 
Why don’t you go grab a book? 
—Tera

whiteguiltconfessionals:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

consumemyspirit:

thanoblesavage:

Never let them define our culture with their propaganda.

BUT EGYPTIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT AND WERE NOT BLACK.
You’re thinking of Nubians.

Have you been to Egypt? Have you seen the native Egyptians. Not the Arab settlers I’m taking indigenous Egyptians. Plus wtf are you talking about saying the Ancient Egyptians weren’t black? Like that’s just wilful ignorance. Even if they weren’t black as you claim the certainly weren’t even close to white so explain to me why white Europeans are playing these characters?
- Deejah

Regardless of what Egyptians were (which is Black / Brown), this story is about their gods. Set and Horus’ story in particular revolves around the fact that Set was fair-skinned (not White) and had reddish hair which was looked down upon in their culture, while Horus and his brothers were darker-skinned and thus more accepted in their society. The entire story that is being portrayed, unless it strays absolutely completely from any real mythology, is completely pointless if that skin difference is not there because that is why Set was so hated, and why he became the god of destruction, war, and foreigners. His issues with Horus were based primarily on the fact that (a) Horus abused him because he looked different, and (b) because Horus encouraged the other gods to belittle and ridicule him. 

All of the hieroglyphs and painted depictions of these gods clearly show their skin. Horus is clearly brown-skinned, Set is light but not ‘White’ per se. It’s not that hard to figure these things out. Egypt is still a place, it’s still in Africa, it’s always been in Africa, it’s inhabitants have always been African, period. Y’all just want to take credit for something you didn’t do. 

In fact, the idea that Egyptians were White came from the scientific racism of the 18th and 19th centuries. However, it’s already been disproven that they were White. There is literally no support for that claim outside of the “assumption” that they had “White” features. Conveniently, colonists blew the noses off of their statues to destroy the evidence of their wider noses. They still referred to themselves as the Black people (kmt / kemet) of the Black land, and there have been melanin tests and the like which have proven that they were darker than what they are commonly depicted as today. 

Why don’t you go grab a book? 

—Tera

(via futureabortiondoctor)

— 1 week ago with 1269 notes
#whitewashing  #racism  #Egypt 

rapunzelie:

do you ever feel like there’s just so many pretty girls but most dudes are just subpar like there are radiant goddesses everywhere and just piles and piles of guys in backwards baseball caps and sandals

(via panzercat)

— 1 week ago with 132991 notes
Hey folks, putting real in quotes doesn’t make it any less ableist. Besides that, it’s just ridiculous to call any book form REAL. No one is coming to take away your paper books and independent stores are crushed by big chains and Amazon, not by ebooks. (Though more so, I have to say, by people who talk about how much they love their local bookstore but only buy coffee there and then complain because they might actually have to park more than 20 feet away from the door and thus don’t actually support the store at all.)
These jokes work equally well (and don’t alienate people) if you write paper books instead of real books. Also then you don’t sound like someone who values paper over, you know, the writing itself.

Hey folks, putting real in quotes doesn’t make it any less ableist. Besides that, it’s just ridiculous to call any book form REAL. No one is coming to take away your paper books and independent stores are crushed by big chains and Amazon, not by ebooks. (Though more so, I have to say, by people who talk about how much they love their local bookstore but only buy coffee there and then complain because they might actually have to park more than 20 feet away from the door and thus don’t actually support the store at all.)

These jokes work equally well (and don’t alienate people) if you write paper books instead of real books. Also then you don’t sound like someone who values paper over, you know, the writing itself.

(Source: kingsandkhaleesis, via literatureismyutopia)

— 1 week ago with 4109 notes
#books  #book stores  #ableism  #real books 

sad-cannibal-noises:

Offensive things aren’t offensive merely because they hurt feelings - they’re offensive because they contribute to the societal harm of marginalized groups. The end goal isn’t to get everyone to love each other, it’s to destroy power imbalances.

(via futureabortiondoctor)

— 2 weeks ago with 18827 notes
#racism  #sexism  #ableism  #bigotry  #rape culture  #political correctness  #homophobia  #misogyny  #transmisogyny  #offensive jokes 
My mom works at an airport. A guy came in the other day asking about ticket prices, and when they were more than he could afford he went off the handle. He yelled about owning TSA, owning the airlines, and SAID HE WAS GOING TO COME BACK AND SHOOT THEM ALL. He directly threatened two of her co-workers.
The airport police talked to him but then just let him go. My mom says she’s pretty sure it’s a federal crime to threaten TSA agents. I don’t know, but threatening to shoot up an airport seems serious, right? Nah, just take this guy to the bus station.
My city also just voted to get rid of three-day waiting periods for fire arms, so he could have easily left to get weapons and come right back. And this guy, there was a warrant out for his arrest already (discovered after they’d let him go). Also, let’s guess what might have happened if he had looked even slightly middle eastern…

My mom works at an airport. A guy came in the other day asking about ticket prices, and when they were more than he could afford he went off the handle. He yelled about owning TSA, owning the airlines, and SAID HE WAS GOING TO COME BACK AND SHOOT THEM ALL. He directly threatened two of her co-workers.

The airport police talked to him but then just let him go. My mom says she’s pretty sure it’s a federal crime to threaten TSA agents. I don’t know, but threatening to shoot up an airport seems serious, right? Nah, just take this guy to the bus station.

My city also just voted to get rid of three-day waiting periods for fire arms, so he could have easily left to get weapons and come right back. And this guy, there was a warrant out for his arrest already (discovered after they’d let him go). Also, let’s guess what might have happened if he had looked even slightly middle eastern…

(Source: yobaba, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

— 2 weeks ago with 89 notes
#airports  #guns  #gun control  #background checks