After several centuries of brutal anti-black racism and structural white privilege, apparently 50 years of modest civil rights progress was too unbearable for many “aggrieved” white people. Gutting the Voting Rights Act, weakening Affirmative Action and the proliferation of Stand Your Ground laws are each part of an unmistakable conservative effort to return all of America to a pre-civil rights, antebellum confederacy where “states rights,” judicial nullification and Jim Crow etiquette are the norm. Again.

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Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.

Sonia Sotomayor, on why pretending that America is a colorblind, post-racial society does not make it so (via odinsblog)

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Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque.

—Jiddu Krishnamurti (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Lupita Nyong’o Named People’s Most Beautiful Woman!

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go outside today, breathe some fresh air, do your kegels, drink some water, wear sunscreen, smile at yourself when you look in the mirror, dab some castor oil on your edges, pet a dog, tell someone you really appreciate them being here, love each other, love yourselves!!!!!

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White cheerleaders vs black cheerleaders

why isn’t this longer?! lmao

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being black and putting on your white voice at the drop of a dime is akin to being bilingual

i can’t decide if I agree or not

Didn’t ask don’t care lol

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Adversity, if for no other reason, is of benefit, since it is sure to bring a season of sober reflection. People see clearer at such times. Storms purify the atmosphere.

—― Henry Ward Beecher (via psych-quotes)

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singing video


Rachel, Chicago, 19
outfit from Urban Outfitters


Rachel, Chicago, 19

outfit from Urban Outfitters

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