The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

Scott Woods (X)

he motherfucking dropped the truth.

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THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR OWNING EVERYTHING

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this is a super important explanation to think about whenever you feel like telling someone that something isn’t racist because you don’t hate x person.

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I probably reblogged in the past, but here it is again in that case.

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elonjames:

#Ferguson

elonjames:

#Ferguson

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amazighprincex:

[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.

1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson

1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson

1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson

1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson

1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]

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'Halt and Catch Fire' Renewed for Second Season

4yourexcitement:

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Renewed for Second Season

Photo: AMC

Photo: AMC

Fellow Lee Pace fans, rejoice! We will keep getting another dose of Lee with the news that AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire has been renewed for a second season.

Set in the early 1980s, the series follows the boom of personal computers through the eyes of visionary Joe McMillan (Lee Pace) and engineer Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy). It premiered in June and recently concluded its first season.…

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Fantastic news!

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breakdancin:

The Music of Eleanor and Park - {Listen}

The music described in Eleanor and Park, from beginning to end. 
"I just want to break that song into pieces and love them all to death" -Eleanor 

Thank you, Rainbow Rowell for this beautiful book.

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complex-yet-simple:

…And the ARROWwriters win this Twitter conversation!
NOTHING BEATS THE SALMON LADDER!!!

complex-yet-simple:

…And the ARROWwriters win this Twitter conversation!

NOTHING BEATS THE SALMON LADDER!!!

John: How do I know I can trust you?
Aeryn: You don’t. That’s just another thing you don’t know.

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