August 18, 2014
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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July 7, 2014
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June 11, 2014
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May 31, 2014
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austinkleon:

A bunch of my visual notes from over the years. (Some background here.)

for inspo

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May 19, 2014
This is why it hurts the way it hurts. You have too many words in your head. There are too many ways to describe the way you feel. You will never have the luxury of a dull ache. You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.
Iain Thomas  (via littlemissconceptions)

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May 18, 2014
sarahseeandersen:

So I’m graduating from college on Monday!

sarahseeandersen:

So I’m graduating from college on Monday!

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May 10, 2014
More whites believe in ghosts than racism.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, noting how increasingly, many white people will, without any proof, accept the existence of ghosts, but still refuse to acknowledge that structural racism exists without repeated, statistical, detailed and documented evidence —and often not even then (via odinsblog)

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April 20, 2014

Spirit animal

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April 9, 2014
Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.
Bob Dylan (via flowerbrain)

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