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“ 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)

The quote I used in this post.

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“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

theseluckystars:

My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”

What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

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etsyifyourenasty:

Ritz Cracker

etsyifyourenasty:

Ritz Cracker

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How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (via observando)

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imaginethebutts:

i am neither boy or girl i am punk rock

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sexhaver:

much like how sharks cannot stop swimming without asphyxiating, Ricky Gervais will die horribly if he goes more than an hour without reminding someone that he’s an atheist

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beatonna:

I’ve been taking some pictures as we are home here, Cape Breton is a nice place.

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theartistsmanifesto:

Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995. 

theartistsmanifesto:

Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995. 

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Kawashima Kotori 川島小鳥 - Mirai-chan 未来ちゃん

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art-centric:

Erixson, Sven (1899-1970) - 1937 Bouquet in a Green Vase (Private Collection) 

Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/cRKZqY

art-centric:

Erixson, Sven (1899-1970) - 1937 Bouquet in a Green Vase (Private Collection)

Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/cRKZqY

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hemelbeestje:

these are probably the nicest pictures i ever took of an outfit, i’m sorry for being so lazy all the time w/ posing hahah but look at me being cute also posting that top on Poupée Girl cropped from the first image got me banned for a little while and made me lose one of my favourite items smh it still hurts U_U

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essence of beauty: lisa bonet

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