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The whole “earth is round not flat” thing as a major scientific discovery is a very Western-centric thing

Arab and Asian empires had mathematically proven the earth was round way before white people

Arab mathematicians had calculated…

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ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world

This is why I’m single

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ONE THING YOU SHOULD NEVER CALL AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN

There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out of such comments? “Exotic.”

Cristen Conger of the How Stuff Works podcast, Stuff Mom Never Told You, takes on the topic of “exotic” beauty.

Watch the full video with Conger explaining how Lupita Nyong’o was “extocized” during the 2014 Oscar season here. 

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From an animated YouTube series I was a voice actor on:

Client: Hey, I just wanted to let you know that [a fellow cast member] killed himself last night.

Me: Oh my God! That’s terrible!

Client: It’s okay, I’ve sent out emails to potential replacements, and we should be back on track…

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yo i ain’t saying she’s a gold-digger but she does carry a weird pan everywhere and keep mumbling stuff about “gold in them there hills” idk so yeah she is probably a gold digger

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Anonymous said: Do you think the creation of Israel was a mistake?

bitterarab:

"I think the Jewish State was a mistake, yes. Obviously, it’s too late to go back. It was a mistake to drive the Indians off the American continent, but it’s too late to give it back. At the time, I thought creating Israel was a good thing, but in retrospect, it was probably the worst thing that the Jews could have done. What they did was join the nationalistic frenzy, they became privy to all of the evils that nationalism creates and became very much like the United States—very aggressive, violent and bigoted. When Jews were without a state they were internationalists and they contributed to whatever culture they were part of and produced great things. Jews were known as kindly, talented people. Now, I think, Israel is contributing to anti-Semitism. So I think it was a big mistake." - Howard Zinn

POLICE MURDER HITS ANOTHER DISTURBING LEVEL: Georgia cops fired Taser 13 times ‘as a cattle prod’ to make tired man walk before he died [TW: Graphic Violence, Police Murder, Death, Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Gregory Towns died after being Tased by Georgia police (WSB)

A Georgia man died after police shocked him with a Taser as many as 13 times because he said he was too tired to walk due to a foot chase, his attorney said this week.

At a press conference on Tuesday, attorney Chris Stewart said that police records showed that East Point officers had discharged their Tasers 13 times to make Gregory Towns, who was handcuffed, get up and walk.

“This is a direct violation of their own rules,” Stewart explained, according to WSB-TV. “You cannot use a Taser to escort or prod a subject.”

“They used their Tasers as a cattle prod on Mr. Towns.”

Stewart said that he pieced together what led up to Towns’ April 11 death using official city records and eyewitness accounts.

“He wasn’t cursing. He wasn’t being abusive. He was saying, ‘I’m tired,’” the attorney pointed out.

Taser logs showed that Sgt. Marcus Eberhart fired his Taser 10 times, and officer Howard Weems pulled the trigger three times. However, the logs did not indicate how many times the Taser made contact with Towns.

In all, records indicated a total shock time of 47 seconds. Stewart called the situation “indefensible.”

Autopsy results obtained by WSB-TV showed that Towns’ death was ruled a homicide because the Taser shocks — combined with physical activity and heart disease — contributed to his death.

But Police Benevolent Association lawyers representing Weems continued to insist that the officer’s actions did not cause Towns to die.

Attorney Dale Preiser issued a statement saying that the “use of drive stun to gain compliance is permitted under federal and Georgia law.”

Stewart said that he would file a lawsuit against the city this week.

Watch the video report here from WSB-TV, broadcast Aug. 26, 2014.

"compliance", huh?

"Boy, you’re not moving fast enough! Get up! [*whip crack*] GET UP!" 

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"And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.

There are no words."

Ferguson protesters chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” Darren Wilson supporters replied, “Shoot!” (via brutereason)

reasons black people just can’t get over it.

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"This one is for my bitches with a fat ass in the fucking club
I said, where my fat ass big bitches in the club?
Fuck the skinny bitches! Fuck the skinny bitches in the club!
I wanna see all the big fat ass bitches in the muthafuckin’ club
Fuck you if you skinny bitches, what?! Kyuh"

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absolutelyasianamerican:

Because I fear that many AsAms today are forgetting our history of solidarity with black lives and black power.  

We must not forget. 

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"Many whites say they would be happy to live in an integrated community, but define ideally integrated as around 10% black and 90% white."

Ferguson’s experience offers lessons in integration (x)

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your mother is a social construct

i-cant-even-like-can-you-not said: Hey,you only got problems about the white privilege question because the way you asked was rude and what is going on in Ferguson has most people up in arms.You just have to try to phrase it differently next time because everyone is sensitive about it

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dynastylnoire:

pokerwithplato:

raeslice:

Woah, how am I supposed to know though? Police brutality doesn’t happen in my country like it does in America.

Racism isn’t the same here. If a black man is murdered by police here then the police will be punished, no matter what colour of their skin. We’re not allowed to roam streets with weapons, the police aren’t even allowed to use their guns like your police are.

I understand people are sensitive but those people shouldn’t message me presuming I’m American and calling me horrible names. All I tried to do was educate myself through the voice of people who’re real American people, not Google.

Anyway, I’ve had my discussions and people from all races have messaged me and understood that I’m not a part of your nation, I’m a bystander wanting to know how it works over there.

And to be quite frank, I think America is seriously fucked up.

White Brits are truly lost as fuck. This girl is lying! Racism is just as rampant here murders get covered up all the time here. Police have been proven to be institutionally racist on more than one account. The racial empathy gap exists here. Racial injustice is on the up. Uk is just as fucked up as America she’s white so her white privilege protects get from thinking so.

Ever day my followers in the UK discuss how horrific the racism is there. But you know, continue to live in your little racist balloon where black people are helped by police instead of being targeted.

…Didn’t Mark Duggan’s death get ruled as a “lawful killing”? What the hell are you talking about. 

I mean..

Joy Gardener, a Black Jamaican woman who died after police and immigration officials burst into her home, restrained her, sat on her, tied her hands with a leather belt and wrapped surgical tape around her head - All in front of her then 6 yo son. This happened in 1993. http://www.theguardian.com/celldeaths/article/0,2763,195387,00.html

Christopher Adler - A Black man who died on the floor of a police cell after being beaten by police. There’s actually a video on YouTube where you can see and literally hear him gurgling and gasping for breath while police officers stand by and do nothing. Oh, turns out he wasn’t buried for 10 years either. He couldn’t even get a dignified death. 

http://www.theguardian.com/celldeaths/article/0,2763,195387,00.html 

Cherry Groce, Black woman who was shot and paralyzed from the waist down after police raided her home in 1985, supposedly looking for her son who was never charged. She died in 2011 after spending 26 years in a wheelchair. Her death has been directly linked  to her police shooting years earlier. The police ~apologized~ but nobody has been officially held accountable – The officer who shot her was acquitted.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28248588

Rolan Adams – a 15 yo Black boy who was attacked and stabbed to death in a racist attack in 1991, 2 years before Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a very similar attack (you know, the one his family spend 20 years fighting for justice to get his killers brought to trial) http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/remembering-rolan-adams

See similar racist attacked which happened around the same time here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/spate-of-racist-stabbings-in-eltham-had-gone-unpunished-6284643.html

It took me minutes to google this shit and find out. These are just a few examples I found all of which have happened in your damn country meanwhile white brits and white Europeans in general swear up and down their countries aint racist as fuck. Y’all are delusional and willfully ignorant. 

Brits who try to tell you there is no racism over here are fucking liars please don’t believe a word of it, if anything I feel like it has gotten worse over the years

racism is very very much alive here, anti-blackness exists, police brutality definitely exists

Srsly do not ask privileged groups about marginalized ppl in their countries they either have no fucking clue or they lie through their teeth esp when it comes to antiblackness

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