Posts tagged POC

micropolisnyc:

Outside the Stonewall Inn, as a crowd was celebrating the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, I met Don Russell, 84, and his 100-year-old partner, Charles Schaeffer.
These two men have been together for 62 YEARS. 
When they started dating, Harry Truman was president. It was an entirely different world for gay men, to put it mildly. 
"You couldn’t walk around like this," said Don, looking down. Their hands were clasped tightly together. 


Love is so sweet

micropolisnyc:

Outside the Stonewall Inn, as a crowd was celebrating the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, I met Don Russell, 84, and his 100-year-old partner, Charles Schaeffer.

These two men have been together for 62 YEARS. 

When they started dating, Harry Truman was president. It was an entirely different world for gay men, to put it mildly. 

"You couldn’t walk around like this," said Don, looking down. Their hands were clasped tightly together. 

Love is so sweet

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strugglingtobeheard:

iridessence:

eshusplayground:

That gap between people of color as abstractions and people of color as real human beings is often too wide.

thiiiiis. I fear some of my followers are like this.

a lot of my followers are like this lol. i got lots of…

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positivelysmashing:

The thing that irritates me the most about the whole “go home nigger” narrative is the way they ignore responsibility for us being over here.

Like, ain’t nobody asked me be enslaved, subjected to genocide & tortured to come do your work.

And that’s another thing. WE’RE LAZY?

Bitch we built this country. Your land is watered with black and brown blood. Hop the fuck off.

I love how poc typically black or dark brown people are called lazy or portrayed as lazy when THE WHITE PEOPLE HAD TO BRING AFRICAN SLAVES TO DO THE WORK THEEEEYre WHITE ASSES WERE TOO LAZY TO DO - in solidarity!

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5ft1:

remember when

there was a rumour going around that lauryn hill said “i would rather starve than let white people buy my album”

and everyone crucified her for it and everyone called her a racist and it was shocking and disgusting and eminem stepped in and rapped “bought lauryn’s…

The things you don’t know will hurt you - and reverse racism…. HA don’t make me laugh

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marfmellow:

  • stop coddling white people when they feel white guilt - it’s not helping them to understand the power dynamics at play and will essentially lead them to become complacent
  • white people are not expected to do the work to become an ally - if they are, no cookies, if they arent - they’re racists….
Marfmellow on white privilege - this is what I read while I’m delayed at the airport :)

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sapphicslut:

as women, we are conditioned to smile and be polite

i’m trying to recondition myself to not do that

i’m sick of my automatic response to creepy fuckin dudes being a nervous smile and nausea

i want a chronic bitch face and when i get harassed i want my first response to be to spit and sneer

fuck your street harassment and fuck being polite

Yes Fuuuuuck that

(Source: sapphicnymph)

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oregon-orgasm:


wugs:

rock bottom is when youtube comments are more intelligent than your government

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Yep

oregon-orgasm:

wugs:

rock bottom is when youtube comments are more intelligent than your government

^

Yep

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Well if you don’t know - now you know (be aware of history and it’s realities)

Well if you don’t know - now you know (be aware of history and it’s realities)

(Source: whendiplomacyfails)

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