When a bullet hits a wall

That is astounding. I legitimately watched it about fifteen times before reblogging it.

this is so fucking satisfying to watch oh my god

Does anyone else hear it crash into the wall?

I can hear it….

cultural appropriation. they love everything about us but us.
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What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.
Theodore Roethke (via x-neverlandspirate-x)


this is the realest tweet i have ever seen in my life. 

All this time
I drank you like the cure when maybe
you were the poison.

Clementine von Radics (via quotes-shape-us)

Anonymous asked:
are white jews ever subject to racism/is antisemitism racism?? i'm jewish and idek



Since they are Jewish I would assume that they are subject to anti semitism.
Generally anti-semitism is considered racism since they are a race.

Obviously, being white or white passing protects them from being subject to racism directly. Or at least until those around them find out their heritage.

They will probably experience hearing or seeing someone commuting racist, but not directly aimed at the per se.

If anyone has something to add feel free, I’m not Jewish, so…

- Susie the moderator

Jews are not a race, we are an ethnic group, or an ethnoreligious group.

Race =/= ethnicity. Race and ethnicity intersect. They are not identical terms.

That being said, yes, antisemitism IS racism, but it does not function the way American are familiar with, because American racism functions on colourism primarily and then also ethnic heritage (hence one drop rules and so on). Antisemitism, a European invention, functions PRIMARILY on heritage and descent, and THEN on ethnic features, and LASTLY on colourism.

These are all places where whiteness slams us for being “less than” but in a different “pecking order” than many are used to, seeing colourism put first. It’s still racism, but it manifests in a lot of weird ways.

Jews are not a race. Neither are Assyrians or Chaldeans. All of these are ethnic groups, and all of these groups suffer from racism because their ethnicity is lumped as “Other.”

Jews are an ethnic group. Antisemitism is racism BECAUSE it hurts Jews on the rational of white supremacy, and christian supremacy (mutual upholding concepts.)

(Irish isnt a race either, but when they were racialized as non white, being anti-Irish was still racist, bc their discrimination functioned on the basis of white supremacy. In the USA that racism is a thing of the past, and the Irish are white. The Jews….not so much. You can make the case for the USA, but not in Europe.)

At the very sametime that America refused to give the Negro any land, through an act of Congress our government was giving away millions of acres of land in the West & Midwest. Which meant that it was willing to undergird its White Peasants from Europe with an Economic floor but not only did they give the land. They built land grant Colleges with government money to teach them how to farm. Not only that, they provided county agents to further their expertise in farming. Not only that, they provided low interest rates in order that they can mechanize their farms. Not only that, today many of these people are receiving millions of dollars in federal subsidies not to farm and they are the very people telling the Black man he ought to lift himself up by his own bootstraps.Now this is what were faced with and this is the reality. Now when we come to Washington this is the champaign. We are coming to get our check.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (via 4eyedblackgirl)

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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 also matters because of persistent racial inequality in society — inequality that cannot be ignored and that has produced stark socioeconomic disparities. … In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. 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.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting opinion in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (via englishprof)

Sonia Sotomayor is my hero.

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I’m excited to announce that I am going to be officially publishing my first book this summer! :))

Tapiwa x

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Whoopi Goldberg, New York, 1987 by Herb Ritts

it has often been the function of the artist
to sit with things
long enough that meaning pours out of them
with little coaxing.
the best poems are the ones emotions
give you themselves with a freehand.
the best artists sit with things longer
than even they are able.

here’s to sad artists
riding out pain into its cousin meaning.
we write because we are encased in death
and we are living.
we write because art and love
fill in gaps
otherwise ruled by fear
between dying and living as ourselves.

Janani Balasubramanian, here’s to sad artists (via ethiopienne)