Just a modern technosapien living as a reflection of this digital renaissance.

Let me make this perfectly clear...
Names, ages, genders, relationships, locations, hospitals... All fake. Totally and completely fake. Any similarity to any event that's ever taken place in the history of man is purely coincidence. My thoughts, beliefs, etc. are my own and may or may not be the thoughts, beliefs, etc., of my employer, my school, or anyone I know. In fact, they're probably not. Basically, it never happened.

السلام عليكم

peace, poetry, & pot .


looking in the wrong place

humansofnewyork:

Seen in Central Park

humansofnewyork:

Seen in Central Park

    vermilliontrigger:

    zingey:

    ruf1oh-n1tram:

    Remember that episode of courage the cowardly dog where a furry bunny runs away from abusive dog dude to be with her lesbian cat lover

    because that is all you need to remember

    This episode is actually what got Courage taken off the air because a coalition of moms thought it carried lesbian symbolism and they threatened to sue the network if the show wasn’t removed from the air.

    Many people at Cartoon Network cite Courage as their favourite show during its run and say that they would not have taken it off, had they had a real choice.

    So the show ran the remaining episodes and was not renewed for another season.

    … Are you fucking kidding me?!Really… REALLY? THIS was why they canceled Courage? Look, I’m tolerant of any belief, but anyone who would bitch about this episode can go fucking die for all I care.

    They do realize that she left a fucking abusive relationship, which takes a fucking hell of a lot of effort, to be happy. The moral of the fucking story is to be happy, and to know your worth. It’s not about a fucking lesbian love scene you fucking worthless trash, it’s about telling little girls that they CAN ESCAPE an abusive relationship.

    For fucks sakes, I’ve never been so anti-biggot in my life until right now.

      "I saved you a seat where my face is at."
      —Kendrick Lamar (via allicosmos)
        just got to my grandma’s in upstate for the weekend. too late for a tbt picture? excuse the dust, lol.

        just got to my grandma’s in upstate for the weekend. too late for a tbt picture? excuse the dust, lol.

          "

          Rest in literary power, Gabriel García Márquez. (March 6, 1927-April 17, 2014)

          "There is always something left to love."

          "
          —Gabriel García Márquez (via redfeminist)

            eedyeh:

            trueph-dablackbeard:

            17 months difference

            this is beautiful.

              timepolice-art:

              Another round of torsos~ I tried to give this set a bit more variety in body type? Not an easy task, I suppose I still have a lot to learn.

              If you enjoy em, please use the idea to help you study. It helped me better understand anatomy while making these. Maybe you can learn from what I’ve studied.

              Also, any suggests on another reference sheet? Hands? Hats? Wings? I’ll do my best!

              Male torso reference here.

                ismoocheswho:

                dynastylnoire:

                madeupmonkeyshit:

                black people at work

                TRUTH!

                kmsl!

                (Source: 2000ish)

                    Uh-Oh.

                    eightsixsevenfivethreeohnine:

                    There will be no policing of gender norms, on Tumblr. Y’all need to take that back over to Twitter.

                      firewonk:

                      same

                        filed under: feels, me,

                        about last night

                        i thought
                        i knew
                        what i wanted
                        but,
                        then i
                        had you

                          frank-e-shadow-tongue:

gadaboutgreen:

frank-e-shadow-tongue:

yungmethuselah:

yearningforunity:

But, we quickly found out that sign was wrong. I seriously think that integration messed us up more than we know. We were doing just fine when we had our OWN situations. Our OWN communities, institutions, banks, shops, our own EVERYTHING. We didn’t need to integrate at all. All I know is I would have loved to go to schools with people that look like me, to be taught by elders that look like me. One of the main things that I think about is the quote by brother Malcolm that goes something like, “Why would you want your enemy to teach your children who they are?”. 

Except that prior to integration many, many Black kids were going to school without power or running water, with extremely limited access to textbooks and other learning materials, and that integration did indeed raise our standard of education immeasurably. Without it, for example, we’d see even less representation in science and medicine, as a result of inadequate, underfunded facilities’ making it impossible to provide sufficient primary and secondary science instruction to Black children.
"Separate but equal" was a myth, no more than a white supremacist slogan—it was never a reality. Segregation meant we had crumbs we were legally barred from eating in white people’s presence, not our own cookies.

I’m bolding the parts where I feel like y’all are right, and those are also where I feel the other is wrong.
Integration did provide us access to better programs and institutions that have helped us advance. I feel like YM already did a good job articulating where/how, although I’m wary of how some of it is put I don’t know how to articulate why just yet, and it could just be due to my own lack of knowledge.
In other ways, though, integration did negatively impact the advances we were making on our own. The public school education in the US was design to assimilate even when we weren’t welcome in it. That meant, stripping away history, knowledge of self, and teaching white supremacy as a rule. Integration into stores and restaurants owned by white people also resulted in many services and businesses that black folks provided closing down/going out of business. Also keep in mind that it’s quite possible the civil rights and the black power movements would not have occur without black people teaching black people and associating so closely in nearly every area of their lives (thus seeing our possibilities, and yes we still associate real close, but most of us don’t own shit, can’t, and aren’t in any authority in “prestigious” positions).
Separate but equal was in fact a lie, however integration in practice is also a lie. Not only did it not happen, because our schools continue to be separate and unequal, but we are now being taught primarily by people who hate us using a curriculum designed to make us hate ourselves. 
So I feel like in some ways both or y’all are right, and both of y’all are wrong.
 

Integration or separation, as long as we lived in a society built on anti-Blackness and invested in perpetuating the myth of Black inferiority, we will see negative and disastrous outcomes for Black people who are raised in Blackness.
No policy, no set of policies, can correct that.

bold mine… again

                          frank-e-shadow-tongue:

                          gadaboutgreen:

                          frank-e-shadow-tongue:

                          yungmethuselah:

                          yearningforunity:

                          But, we quickly found out that sign was wrong. I seriously think that integration messed us up more than we know. We were doing just fine when we had our OWN situations. Our OWN communities, institutions, banks, shops, our own EVERYTHING. We didn’t need to integrate at all. All I know is I would have loved to go to schools with people that look like me, to be taught by elders that look like me. One of the main things that I think about is the quote by brother Malcolm that goes something like, “Why would you want your enemy to teach your children who they are?”. 

                          Except that prior to integration many, many Black kids were going to school without power or running water, with extremely limited access to textbooks and other learning materials, and that integration did indeed raise our standard of education immeasurably. Without it, for example, we’d see even less representation in science and medicine, as a result of inadequate, underfunded facilities’ making it impossible to provide sufficient primary and secondary science instruction to Black children.

                          "Separate but equal" was a myth, no more than a white supremacist slogan—it was never a reality. Segregation meant we had crumbs we were legally barred from eating in white people’s presence, not our own cookies.

                          I’m bolding the parts where I feel like y’all are right, and those are also where I feel the other is wrong.

                          Integration did provide us access to better programs and institutions that have helped us advance. I feel like YM already did a good job articulating where/how, although I’m wary of how some of it is put I don’t know how to articulate why just yet, and it could just be due to my own lack of knowledge.

                          In other ways, though, integration did negatively impact the advances we were making on our own. The public school education in the US was design to assimilate even when we weren’t welcome in it. That meant, stripping away history, knowledge of self, and teaching white supremacy as a rule. Integration into stores and restaurants owned by white people also resulted in many services and businesses that black folks provided closing down/going out of business. Also keep in mind that it’s quite possible the civil rights and the black power movements would not have occur without black people teaching black people and associating so closely in nearly every area of their lives (thus seeing our possibilities, and yes we still associate real close, but most of us don’t own shit, can’t, and aren’t in any authority in “prestigious” positions).

                          Separate but equal was in fact a lie, however integration in practice is also a lie. Not only did it not happen, because our schools continue to be separate and unequal, but we are now being taught primarily by people who hate us using a curriculum designed to make us hate ourselves. 

                          So I feel like in some ways both or y’all are right, and both of y’all are wrong.

                           

                          Integration or separation, as long as we lived in a society built on anti-Blackness and invested in perpetuating the myth of Black inferiority, we will see negative and disastrous outcomes for Black people who are raised in Blackness.

                          No policy, no set of policies, can correct that.

                          bold mine… again

                          (Source: )

                            "April is the cruelest month, breeding
                            lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
                            memory and desire, stirring
                            dull roots with spring rain."
                            —T.S. Eliot (via negromodelo)

                              shanellbklyn:

                              shinjukugewalt:

                              ghdos:

                              dormtainment:

                              From this video.

                              There has never been a more accurate video in the history of the internets.

                              THIS IS MY LIFE RN

                              I’ve been there before.

                              (Source: letyasoulglo)

                                CREDIT