doemilk:

Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story.

angryasiangirlsunited:

I am Thai/Chinese and have been living in NZ/Australia since I was 5. As long I can I remember I hated being Asian and I did all I could to distance myself and disassociate from my culture. I deeply regret a lot of the things I did in a desperate attempt to “whitewash” myself. I stopped learning to play piano because “Asians are good at piano”; I deliberately worked for below average marks at school because “Asians are always smart”; I stopped learning Chinese because “Why would I want to make myself more Asian?”; I changed my name because I was so ashamed of having a first name that no one could pronounce (although I did keep my Thai name as my middle name, which I am so grateful for). I struggled with a lot of self-hate and insecurity about my Asian features, I started wearing makeup at a very early age in an attempt to “improve” my monolids. I basically hated everything I was, both inside and out, and growing up was a very difficult time for me. It still bothers me sometimes that the person I am now is in so many ways shaped by a young girl who was full of hate and confusion. However, these past few years have taken me on a massive journey of self-acceptance; laced with much defiance as I learned more and more about just how prevalent and ingrained racism is in the world today. I have buried my internalised racism and am working hard on reclaiming who I am. WOC are beautiful and strong and important, and I am so glad I can appreciate that now. 

ediebrit:

s1uts:

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hoomie:

lifeisliterallylimited:

NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse

Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

feministpokemonmaster:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

radioinactivity:

The current pope called gay couples adopting kids child abuse and has openly spoken out against gay marriage so you know he’s still kind of scum so stop reblogging those fucking photosets about how great he is

He’s also said gross things about trans people.

didn’t he also say he doesn’t want women to be priests, ministers, etc?

theuppitynegras:

blackberryshawty:

skylikethat:


Michael Jackson’s writing on an Elvis figurine at Neverland:"If I can only find a white man, with a black man’s sound, I could make a million dollars." - Sam Phillips, Sun Record  (Sam Phillips is responsible for launching Elvis’s career, and would famously tell people at his record label that before discovering Elvis)

Do people get how full of shade this is from Mike about the essential racism involved in Elvis’ career? He wanted to make sure people knew what the most important fact about his career was. I love it. And that’s why Mike never not once ever gave any credit to Elvis.

YAS DRAG HA

that was a read

theuppitynegras:

blackberryshawty:

skylikethat:

Michael Jackson’s writing on an Elvis figurine at Neverland:

"If I can only find a white man, with a black man’s sound, I could make a million dollars." - Sam Phillips, Sun Record 

(Sam Phillips is responsible for launching Elvis’s career, and would famously tell people at his record label that before discovering Elvis)

Do people get how full of shade this is from Mike about the essential racism involved in Elvis’ career? He wanted to make sure people knew what the most important fact about his career was. I love it. And that’s why Mike never not once ever gave any credit to Elvis.

YAS DRAG HA

that was a read

unphazedcat:

etta-candy-irl:

BINDIS ARE NOT YOUR CUTE QUIRKY TREND PLEASE STOP

And that my friends is how white people rip off and capitalize on PoC cultures and traditions example 2,948,034,134,654 of ∞

unphazedcat:

etta-candy-irl:

BINDIS ARE NOT YOUR CUTE QUIRKY TREND PLEASE STOP

And that my friends is how white people rip off and capitalize on PoC cultures and traditions example 2,948,034,134,654 of ∞

Free Marissa Events in Chicago & NYC!

freemarissanow:

More Free Marissa events HERE! Contact us at freemarissanow@gmail.com if you have an event you’d like to promote.

n0ckn0ck:

Daily reminder that settlers are not the ones who get to define decolonization.

rapeculturerealities:

On April 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Brown University students and Providence community members gathered in support of Lena Sclove. Here is her story. 

Please share widely to pressure Brown University to respond.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA-EGAlhJoE

The Birth of M.E.ChX.A 2014 | Socialist Organizer

The author speaking during a CCSF event

For decades, the Chicano Movement was among the most successful in organizing students and having demands met. After the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and early ’70s, however, there have been very few Chican@ student-led movements. What we’ve seen in the past decade has been mass mobilization within the undocumented community for a humane  immigration reform involving undocumented youth groups, religious organizations, and community organizations. It’s about to be a decade since the wave of mass protest actions across the country for immigration reform back in the spring of 2006, but nothing has been done since that time on a national level for immigrants other than the passing of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which only benefits those who are considered an asset to the U.S economy.

The discontent in the Latino community with politicians who keep promising a just immigration reform is much like the discontent with the Democratic Party in relation to Chicanos who were appointed or elected to political office. The Chicano organizations began to realize that these politicians did not care for the average Chican@ or their living standards in los barrios, so they began to withdraw from the Democratic Party. With the wave of new migration from Latin America, the undocumented community grew and began a movement of its own.  For the Chicano organizations, the issues concerning the undocumented community were last on the agenda.

The vision of creating a M.E.Ch.X.A chapter at  City College of San Francisco (CCSF) became a reality on Tuesday, March 11. Students knew that creating a chapter was vital in the struggle to protect and defend CCSF’s mission of remaining accessible to all students. The organizations already established on campus were not strong enough, or determined enough, to take on the whole accreditation crisis or the bad administrative policies that disproportionately affect students of color.

One of those policies was the new payment policy implemented to make sure that students paid their tuition up front. Undocumented students who do not qualify for AB540 — a policy that would allow them to receive in-state tuition and the bog waiver, which pays their tuition, if eligible — would have to pay a minimum of $800 per class at a community-college level. Tuition fees keep increasing and resources are scarce.

The development of a M.E.Ch.X.A chapter on campus has grown in the past month. It was part of the rally that happened two days after the chapter’s formation; eight chapter members were part of the student occupation of the administration building, as ending the payment policy was one of the demands of the student action. We’ve had tremendous support from students and faculty members in the Latino Studies Department, which has proven the level of commitment of students and faculty towards the movement.

M.E.Ch.A is a national organization that promotes higher education, political involvement, cultura and historia. The undocumented community shares those same struggles, but with the additional burden of not having a legal status in the country to be able to achieve those goals.

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I apologize for the intrusion, I just wanted to confirm, as an Italian living in Italy, that there is no way we can be considered PoC. Southern italians have been heavily discriminated by the northerners, especially in the past and a form of colorism is still present, but outside of Italy we benefit from the same privilege every white person has. And anyway Italians are extremely racist, oblivious of white privilege and cultural appropriation. Sorry again for bothering you, take care — Asked by the-cat-is-sleeping