waakeme-up:


Christianist Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick accidentally praises gay marriage ruling 

HAHA that’s awesome

waakeme-up:

Christianist Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick accidentally praises gay marriage ruling 

HAHA that’s awesome

In mid-20th century America, the turban was a tool that people of color used for “confounding the color lines,” writes Manan Desai, board member of the South Asian American Digital Archive.

At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. In some places, if you could pass yourself off as something other than black, you could circumvent some amount of discrimination. People of color — both foreigners and African-Americans — employed this to their advantage. Some did it just to get by in a racist society, some to make a political statement, and others — performers and businessmen — to gain access to fame and money they wouldn’t have otherwise had.

[….]

Chandra Dharma Sena Gooneratne was getting a doctorate at the University of Chicago in the ’20s. Originally from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), he traveled around America lecturing on the need to abolish the caste system and on India’s push for independence from the British, among other topics.

In a recent article about Gooneratne, Desai notes that visiting scholars from Asia and Africa, like Gooneratne, were startled to encounter anti-black discrimination. But some of these people, who were lugging around colonial baggage from their own countries, found a way around racism.

Gooneratne, for one, used his turban while traveling in the Jim Crow South to avoid harassment, and advised others to do the same, Desai writes.

[…]

These were African-Americans who took on this “foreign” avatar not to make a point about segregation, and not to become famous TV personalities, but to avoid everyday discrimination.

The turban made them incognito. “The whole point,” says Kramer, “was to kind of wage a whole guerrilla war that would go unseen.”

By putting on the turban, they stepped over the color lines put in place by Jim Crow, and walked right into what was then a racial unknown.

How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era (via rahgheer)
hugtherobots:

I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.

hugtherobots:

I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.

This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.

meloetta:

why do they always showcase ‘bullies’ in cartoons as being some punk with a mohawk like

when was the last time you saw a cool guy in a leather jacket not minding his own business it’s usually some basic asshole in a graphic tee that has something to say

milesjai:

gayblooddrive:

http://whitehouse.gov/lF3SJ

Call On HHS & The FDA To End Their Ban Against Gay & Bisexual Male Blood Donors.
My good friend Ryan James Yezak is holding a petition to end the out-of-date gay blood ban that’s still in place here in America. We still need about 60,000 signatures to go and the end date is July 31st! All you need to do is give your first and last name and verify your email address. 
Changing this policy is long overdue - it is time to end this ban.

milesjai:

gayblooddrive:

http://whitehouse.gov/lF3SJ

Call On HHS & The FDA To End Their Ban Against Gay & Bisexual Male Blood Donors.

My good friend Ryan James Yezak is holding a petition to end the out-of-date gay blood ban that’s still in place here in America. We still need about 60,000 signatures to go and the end date is July 31st! All you need to do is give your first and last name and verify your email address. 

Changing this policy is long overdue - it is time to end this ban.

ghdos:

i-hate-the-beach:

1ocus:

The average person was a 1 in 18,000 chance of being murdered.

If the person is trans, that chance turns into 1 in 12 chance of being murdered.

Think about that for a moment. 

Oh my god.

Jesus.

comfemgem:

conservatives

bonerfart:

soaply:

*upper middle class fucker voice* But you have [one nice thing] so how are you poor 

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yearningforunity:

Melanesian family of blondes in Solomon Islands
Although the indigenous Melanesian population possess the darkest skin outside of Africa, between five and ten per cent also have bright blond hair.

yearningforunity:

Melanesian family of blondes in Solomon Islands

Although the indigenous Melanesian population possess the darkest skin outside of Africa, between five and ten per cent also have bright blond hair.

peachmagic:

support bi women in relationships with men. support bi women in relationships with nb ppl. support bi women in relationships with other women. support bi women no matter their partners.

thetruthneverlies:

kurtrachelandagayhighfive:

tennants-hair:

why are most villains associated with dark stuff why can’t we have a villain who likes pink lacy pillows and rainbows and ponies

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Because it’s terrifying as fuck

i feel like that umbridge shit hit waaay too close to home for a lot of us

that-fucking-feminist:

I hate cops. I don’t trust cops.

I don’t care if you’re uncle is a cop.

Fuck your uncle, I hate him too.

nya-kin:

"For me it’s kind of like the white girl going hood."

nya-kin:

"For me it’s kind of like the white girl going hood."

browngirlblues:

Women against feminism are basically just arguing that their individual lives are fine and they don’t care about what other women go through