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So here’s a thing happening in Ferguson right now.

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Literally just hit twitter a few minutes ago; seems like people are still trying to figure it out, but this gentleman is on the scene.

Also Elon James White is posting interviews from people on the scene.

In addition to Jelani Cobb (tweets above), Adam Serwer and Errin Haines Whack are there.

Okay done reblogging myself bye.

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operative-milo-west:

~*~

They say
When loving a broken person
Be careful not to cut yourself
On their sharp edges. 

They say 
Someone with careful hands
Can hug you tight enough
That you’ll fit back together. 

But I am not your puzzle piece.
I am not your broken mirror. 
You’re building this mosaic
With pieces that aren’t yours. 

You can
Look at the light through my slivers
and see the sunrise through my shards. 

You can
Tell me stories of all things bright and beautiful
As I lay broken on the floor

You can gaze into my looking glass
And maybe you’ll like what you see

But I will never
Fit back
In my frame.

~*~

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

The most frustrating thing about the robbery idea is that I tell my mom it's been proved false, yet she continues to bring up "but the police/news say..." and it just ends up with me basically talking to a brick wall. Any ideas on how I can prove her that the police are wrong? (I've also been banned from my cousin's property because I told him Ferguson police are doing wrong)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shit. Sorry about that. That sucks!

It’s hard to explain to people why they shouldn’t always put their trust in institutions they have been told are an authority. If they’ve never told lies about you, it’s hard to believe they’ve told lies about other people. 

Having privilege puts blinders on people. We have to consciously remove them in order to take in the reality beyond our personal bubble. 

Remind me to never read about historical bisexuals ever again

  • Me:

    Hey, cool, this historical figure seems to have swung both ways

  • Homophobic Historian:

    THEY WERE STRAIGHT OMFG STOP READING THINGS INTO IT

  • Gay Historian:

    SO WHAT IF THEY WERE MARRIED SIX TIMES THEY WERE GAY GAY GAY

  • Me:

    But bisexuality exists and isn't that the most sensible thing to assume if we have actual evidence of them having had both male and female lovers?

  • Homophobic historian:

    THEY WERE CONFUSED AND IT WAS JUST A PHASE

  • Gay Historian:

    LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY

  • Me:

    But Anaïs just wrote about how she wanted to faceplant in this woman's boobs, and Byron jumped from this chick's bed into this boy's pants and then this Mercury guy even self-identified as bisexual--

  • Homophobic Historian:

    LIES AND SLANDER

  • Gay Historian:

    GAY

  • Me:

    For fuck's sake

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saddestgirlof2015:

The Pope broke with tradition and bowed to Muslim Queen Rania of Jordan while she and her husband, King Abdullah, visited the Pope at the Vatican. Protocol usually dictates that visitors to the Vatican bow to him, not the other way around. 

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yO

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dude this pope 

RANT INBOUND. SCROLL DOWN TO AVOID KNOWLEDGE.

okay I’ve actually seen some people complaining about this move, so let me drop some real talk on ya.

Pope’s the guy who takes over the Catholic Church, after the previous Pope, etc etc etc up to St. Peter, who got the keys to the shop from the big J-Man himself. So some people are like “YO HE’S REPPIN JESUS LIKE HE’S BELOW SOME HUMAN” but they got this shit all backwards, because one of the biggest ideals in Christianity (that a lot of Christians seem to miss) is “do like Jesus do.” And Jesus went around washing his disciple’s FEET. Because he was classy as hell and humble as fuck.

So basically, this Pope is ballerama because he’s doing like Jesus do, being classy and humble and the haters can get behind me.

Stay classy. Sean out.

Yay!! Thank you!

It’s so fantastic to me to see this man actually following Jesus’s teachings.  Like legit, Jesus taught mega humility.  You go, pope man.  You go.

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whisperinggaele asked:

While I understand your anger (who isn't furious at this?) have you considered confronting naysayers more.. Civilly? Condescending snark, name-calling (the white supremacist bit, for example) and general bile (white people aren't the problem, racist people are) isn't going to win many supporters. And thank you very much for your coverage of the issue.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

I have no problem calling people out on what they are. 

I don’t owe it to white supremacists to be polite. 

The problem with saying “white people aren’t the problem, racists are” is that the system itself is racist. 

Saying that gives racists an out. It lets them dodge examining their own behavior. It lets them say “but I’m one of the good ones”, case closed, without looking deeper into their own attitudes and behaviors. 

Remember, nobody’s the villain in their own story. Instead of saying “not all white people are racist” and allowing the 100% racists to delude themselves into being in the right, we have to acknowledge that white people can have racist thoughts and behaviors even without meaning to. If you’re “one of the good ones”, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t racist- it means you make a conscious effort not to be racist *intentionally*, and that you are aware of the racism you passively benefit from (i.e. white privilege). 

Remember, privilege is the luxury of being unaware of a problem because it doesn’t affect you. Not being racist is an active, conscious process. You can’t just say “well, *I* haven’t killed anyone” and just call it a day. 

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