Moment to remember that the shit that affects us deeply also affects the ones who love us.
But they don’t tell us, and they don’t stop loving us.
Take a moment to appreciate anyone in your support network.
4:15 am • 12 October 2013
“Historically, white Americans have accumulated advantages in housing, work, education, and security based solely on the color of their skin. Being white, as a consequence, literally has value. Though race may be a cultural and biological fiction, whiteness, like Blackness, is a very real social and legal identity. Both identities are crucial in determining one’s social and economic status. This is why, when Professor Andrew Hacker asked his white students how much money they would demand if they were changed from white to Black, they felt it was reasonable to ask for $50 million if they were to be black for the rest of their lives, or $1 million a year for each year they were Black. That was the financial value they placed on being white. It was, to use W. E. B. DuBois’s phrase, the dollar amount they attached to their “wages of whiteness.” The idea of a possessive investment in whiteness helps to explain the structures of durable racial inequality and the color-coded community processes of accumulation and disaccumulation. The formation of racial identity, in turn, connects interests to attitudes toward public issues that have racial consequences and color-conscious remedies.”
— Michael K. Brown et. al, Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society (via wretchedoftheearth)
3:01 am • 12 October 2013 • 440 notes
"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"
Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.
my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women
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12:30 pm • 11 October 2013 • 452,617 notes
“…Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.”
— bell hooks (via missbostonsays)
1:57 pm • 10 October 2013 • 46,386 notes
“How can a man who’s warm understand one who’s freezing?”
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn (via sociolab)
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9:06 pm • 9 October 2013 • 6,657 notes
When people tell me to be less pessimistic in my outlook
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1:50 pm • 8 October 2013 • 4,995 notes
“Love is when one person knows all of your secrets, deepest, darkest, most dreadful secrets of which no one else in the world knows. And yet in the end, that one person does not think any less of you.”
— Aleatha Romig, Consequences (via simply-quotes)
11:14 pm • 7 October 2013 • 2,207 notes
“When you choose to call yourself an egalitarian over a feminist, you are overlooking thousands of years of oppression. Instead of acknowledging the existence of male privilege, you use a gender-neutral term to describe a problem which disproportionately affects women over men. You have officially missed the point.”
— (via lunarynth)
2:41 pm • 6 October 2013 • 702 notes
“But if racism is systemic, this view of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ whites distorts reality. Systems of privilege are defended by most of their beneficiaries in a variety of ways. Some actors defend systemic privilege through violence, but most do so by following the normal customs and practices that help keep the system in place. Hence, the analytical (and political) issue regarding ‘racism’ (racial ideology) ought always to be, What segment of the dominant race does not subscribe to the dominant racial ideology and why not?”
— Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Racism without Racists (via sociolab)
(Source: theangryminority, via sociolab)
12:33 pm • 5 October 2013 • 109 notes
“You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via bokura)
Tied with Churchill quote for a permanent place on my back.
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9:56 pm • 3 October 2013 • 19,984 notes