The world is a disgusting place to be. No matter how lucky you are, how privileged your life is. This world is full of hatred and vile people.
Effects of White Phosphorus and Depleted Uranium; in case you forgot.
Iraq still pays compensation for the 6 month war waged on Kuwait by Saddam in 1990. The US does not pay compensation for the 9 year illegal occupation of Iraq. These are the effects and the consequences of an illegal war, it is always the children who suffer.
Sabi van Hemert is a Dutch artist who creates sculptures that are a fusion between child and animal. Her sculptures have a quality of alternately denying and confirming what you think you see in them and what feeling they give you. Because it is not immediately clear what you are seeing, the relation between viewer and sculpture is more complex.
These are amazing omg I love it
I’m not gonna deal with the commentary below ‘cause I don’t wanna and I’m on my Bobby Brown. (Late 80s R&B reference—deal with it.) I will say this though:
EVEN IF I were to accept the argument that people of color can be racist against whites (and to be absolutely clear, I do not under any circumstances accept this argument), thus conceding the premise that this type of racism occurs at all, the idea that this type of discrimination is so rampant, so damaging to white people everywhere is simply laughable. Really?
Can you catch a cab in the city? ’Cause I can’t. Have you ever fit some vague description and stopped by police officers? ‘Cause I have. Have you ever been denied housing because, upon meeting the landlord, magically someone else took the apartment not twenty minutes before you arrived? ’Cause I have. Ever heard stories of lynchings of distant relatives drunkenly whispered by aunts and uncles? ‘Cause I have. Ever been denied services, ever had someone grip the bag a little tighter or turn their wedding ring when you’re in their presence or had people feel as if touching you without permission was wholly acceptable because you look “different.” Yes, yes, yes to all three.
This “what about me” pathology is so sickening. How dare you compare being allegedly bullied by the one black girl in your school to more than four hundred years of race-based, systemic enslavement, under resourcing and intentional psychological trauma against peole of color in this nation. The temerity it takes to audaciously declare that your experience and history is in anyway similar or equitably damaging to those of POC is wholly representative of the high level of privilege you possess. How dare you? And I’d seriously like an answer to that. Please tell me how that equates?
You cannot have this, too. Steal and appropriate our cultural artforms, gentrify our neighborhoods, lay claim to historic figures, whitewash us from the broader American culture and there is little we can do stop you. But to lay claim to some false history of racist and disenfranchisement as a means of alleviating one’s self and one’s ancestors to the continued systems of racism and oppression against POC in this nation, is beyond boundary of acceptable.
**steps off soapbox** I’m done. May tumblr become my happy place again.
i erased everything else but this because the rest of the nonsense below makes my blood boil and i don’t need that. but really, this is good. it’s a man’s perspective, but it is 100% truthful in their experiences and with pointing out exactly how even if we were “racist” against white people, how not the same it is as racism towards people of color.
it’s funny because I’m white but this really pisses me off.
people actually think like that :/
What an awesome family
We evolve into a product of society.
Best picture. Ever.
“What has happened to our country? The British women on YouTube who was apparently racist on a bus has been jailed. How can she be jailed? We have other cultures threatening our people and burning our flags, poppies, disrespecting our soldiers, our faith, our culture our religion! But nothing gets done! This world is a joke.”
I saw this status early and it pissed me off.
"We have other cultures threatening our people"
"our people" does she realise that british culture isn’t just british, it’s gained culture from all over the world, majority of things seen as "british" are from other countries anyway. "Our faith" oh fuck off do you have faith, what is your faith because I know for certain all of the people who liked and commented that status do no practice any form of religion. Celebrating Christmas is hypocrisy.
I think people forget that Britain once invaded and dominated 25% of the world just because they could.
Also people from other countries were asked to come here to create diversity. Yes there is an immirgration problem but that is the governments fault
You can not oppress the oppressor, and as far as I see it. Britain is the oppressor.
I have no issue until someone acts so ignorant and uneducated.
Funny how people don’t know the history from their own culture but are so quick to judge others.