Someone calling a white person ‘wonder bread’ isn’t racist. It’s rude, but it’s not racist. Wonder bread as an offensive term has no weight, no meaning. It’s just something to push your buttons. Using the N-word is racist - it has meaning and weight and brings up a past that should’ve never happened. The comparison between rude and racist is like squares and rectangles - every square is a rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square. Every racist comment you hear is rude, but not every rude comment you hear is racist.
from an in-class debate about white supremacy (via seehowtame)

sqvad:

nprfreshair:

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson represents those who have been abandoned. His clients are people on death row — abused and neglected children who were prosecuted as adults and placed in adult prisons where they were beaten and sexually abused, and mentally disabled people whose illnesses helped land them in prison where their special needs were unmet.

Today he spoke to us about justice in the 21st century:

"The new statistic from the Justice [Department] is really disheartening: The Justice Department is now reporting that one in three black male babies born in the 21st century is expected to go to jail or prison. The statistic for Latino boys is one in six. That statistic was not true in the 20th century. It was not true in the 19th century. It didn’t become true until the 21st century. That means we have enormous work to do to improve our commitment to society that is not haunted and undermined and corrupted by our legacy of racial inequality.”

One Lawyer’s Fight For Young Blacks And ‘Just Mercy’

Photo: Linda Nylind, The Guardian

I tell everyone I know to watch his TED talk, which supposedly got the longest standing ovation of any talk in TED history

http://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice?language=en

vampireallison:

okay so a big ass pesticide company -Syngenta- just peitioned to the U.S. got to let them increase their pesticide limit up another 40,000%, which is basically a death sentence for bees, so please please PLEASE if you can at least donate $1 to help them here?

swagmage420:

cristalconnors:

"Su-sein…McSweeney…he say…"

Defining moment of this gen 2k10

chrisbrinleejr:

Today was fun. We found our own private blue lagoon up in the mountains 45 minutes southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland. The water was warmed by the many hot springs located in the area; temperatures were balanced out by the cool water flowing in. Perfect. We were the only people around for miles; our spirits could not be contained.

Phone sex is soo much more fun than sexting in my opinion bc moans r Beautiful to hear

superdumbboy:

Punk astronaut boy headed towards Ya at 5,000 mph

superdumbboy:

Punk astronaut boy headed towards Ya at 5,000 mph

thisboy who had his curly hair in a ponytail smiled @ me and i melted honestly I love Boys

justdropithere:

Michael Sharp by Alasdair McLellan - Man About Town, FW14

justdropithere:

Michael Sharp by Alasdair McLellan - Man About Town, FW14

vinegod:

How to get out of saying the “L” word by Victory Brinker

phoenix-falls:

queereyes-queerminds:

lostruth:

Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

I’m just gonna leave this here, in case anyone thought their fee fees were more important than systematic oppression 

phoenix-falls:

queereyes-queerminds:

lostruth:

Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

I’m just gonna leave this here, in case anyone thought their fee fees were more important than systematic oppression 

bewbin:

LISTEN TO THIS RIGHT NOW

rcabbasi:

South Bohemia, Czech Republic — October 2013