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20 Oct 14 at 9 am

Arab proverb

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(Source: dounia-algeria, via yayasleeps)

tags: etc 

"Sunshine all the time makes a desert"

 380
19 Oct 14 at 1 am

Catherynne M. Valente, excerpt of Scapula  (via camilla-macauley)

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"But I burned
for you—"

 13889
17 Oct 14 at 6 pm

Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism, A Very Short Introduction   (via gayperson)

(Source: literature-and-cats, via fascinasians)

tags: politik 

"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."

 3932
16 Oct 14 at 10 pm

Noah Gundersen - The First Defeat (via quillish)

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"You discover home is not a person or a place, but a feeling you can’t get back"


16 Oct 14 at 7 pm

amuslimvegan:

vegankh:

unbearablewhiteness:

felakutie:

therumpus:

herzundseele:

newfilosofee:

Jim Hurlbut: You were born in Omaha, is that right?

Malcolm X: Yes sir.

Hurlbut: And your family left Omaha when you were what? One year old?

Malcolm X: I imagine about a year old.

Hurlbut: Now, why did they eave Omaha?

Malcolm X: Well, to my understanding… the Ku Klux Klan burned down one of their homes in Omaha.

Hurlbut: This made your family feel very unhappy actually?

Malcolm X: Well insecure if not unhappy.

Hurlbut: So they must have a somewhat prejudiced point of view — a personally prejudiced point of view. In other words, you cannot look at this in a broad, academic sort of way, really, can you?

Malcolm X: I think that’s incorrect, because despite the fact that that happened in Omaha and then when moved to Lansing, Michigan our home was burned down again — in fact, my father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan, and despite all of that, no one was more thoroughly integrated with whites than I. No one has lived more so in the society of whites than I. 

This portion of this famous interview has always fascinated me. Hurlbut is asserting that people of color cannot be objective about racism because they have experienced the violence of racism, which apparently “prejudices” you. Only white people can look at racism in a “broad, academic sort of way” because they are the architects of racism and only experience the benefits of white supremacism. And he’s sitting there saying this on national television as though he’s making sense. Hurlbut is pushing this intellectual depravity at Malcolm X as though he has found a clever way to discredit Malcolm’s perspective. This is what white racism does to white people: it makes them stupid. This is why I’ve often described whiteness as a cognitive trauma, a lifetime of conditioning which inhibits certain neural faculties and results in a certain kind of dissociative disorder. Only people who have dissociated themselves from their own humanity can happily picnic under swinging corpses.

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tags: racism 
amuslimvegan:

vegankh:

unbearablewhiteness:

felakutie:

therumpus:

herzundseele:

newfilosofee:

Jim Hurlbut: You were born in Omaha, is that right?
Malcolm X: Yes sir.
Hurlbut: And your family left Omaha when you were what? One year old?
Malcolm X: I imagine about a year old.
Hurlbut: Now, why did they eave Omaha?
Malcolm X: Well, to my understanding… the Ku Klux Klan burned down one of their homes in Omaha.
Hurlbut: This made your family feel very unhappy actually?
Malcolm X: Well insecure if not unhappy.
Hurlbut: So they must have a somewhat prejudiced point of view — a personally prejudiced point of view. In other words, you cannot look at this in a broad, academic sort of way, really, can you?
Malcolm X: I think that’s incorrect, because despite the fact that that happened in Omaha and then when moved to Lansing, Michigan our home was burned down again — in fact, my father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan, and despite all of that, no one was more thoroughly integrated with whites than I. No one has lived more so in the society of whites than I. 



This portion of this famous interview has always fascinated me. Hurlbut is asserting that people of color cannot be objective about racism because they have experienced the violence of racism, which apparently “prejudices” you. Only white people can look at racism in a “broad, academic sort of way” because they are the architects of racism and only experience the benefits of white supremacism. And he’s sitting there saying this on national television as though he’s making sense. Hurlbut is pushing this intellectual depravity at Malcolm X as though he has found a clever way to discredit Malcolm’s perspective. This is what white racism does to white people: it makes them stupid. This is why I’ve often described whiteness as a cognitive trauma, a lifetime of conditioning which inhibits certain neural faculties and results in a certain kind of dissociative disorder. Only people who have dissociated themselves from their own humanity can happily picnic under swinging corpses.


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"'Do what you love' is a secret handshake of the privileged and a worldview that disguises its elitism as noble self-betterment. According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace."

 2113
16 Oct 14 at 7 pm

rupi kaur  (via rupikaur)

(via azaadi)

tags: etc 

"the kindest words my father said to me
women like you drown oceans"

 686
16 Oct 14 at 7 pm

Jeffrey A Brown | Class and Feminine Excess: the strange case of Anna Nicole Smith  (via mayeflower)

(via dynastylnoire)

"That whiteness is taken to be synonymous with privilege and social power is evidenced by the very existence of white trash as a social category … No other ethnicity is doubly marked as trash because it would be redundant within the American class system. Only socially and economically disadvantaged whites need be double marked as trash in order to distance them from the dominate standard of whiteness. White trash is a necessary social category within the logic of the American class system in order to maintain the sense of middle- and upper-class white culture as inherently superior."

 38392
16 Oct 14 at 7 pm

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"my mother’s trust issues are leaking into my chest
and I’ve got my father’s nose and his tendency to
stop calling back
so I’m sorry
about the 9 missed calls I have from you
and the 6 voicemails I never played
I swear I’d love you if I could"

 2691
16 Oct 14 at 7 pm

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. (via sendmethemiles)

(Source: contramonte, via dynastylnoire)

tags: etc 

"But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned to a pillar of salt. So it goes. People aren’t supposed to look back. I’m certainly not going to do it anymore."

 321
16 Oct 14 at 7 pm

nayyirah waheed, salt. (via pedazosdelaluna)

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tags: etc 

"

in our own ways
we all break.
it is okay
to hold your heart outside of your body
for
days.
months.
years.
at a time.

-heal

"

 6682
08 Oct 14 at 9 pm

tabusemio:

ぎくしゃくしゃく

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tabusemio:

ぎくしゃくしゃく
 446
08 Oct 14 at 9 am

ymutate:

CURT ECHTERMEYER 1896-1971
Ritual, circa 1924
Oil on wood

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ymutate:


CURT ECHTERMEYER 1896-1971
Ritual, circa 1924
Oil on wood
foreverpalestine:

Brick Lane by unusualimage on Flickr.
 26744
07 Oct 14 at 4 pm

dominicsavaglio:

Color experiment #2
September, 2014

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