Why do white people ask questions like this? Whenever I get this question, or the thematically similar “Do you hate white people” I just answer with “yes”.
Because that’s the only answer they want to hear.
In context, it makes sense. To a lot of white people, being black IS bad. You can see this evident when a white person tells a black person that they’re “one of the good ones.”
Whites allow for nuances in character for their own race. Rarely are white people grouped into “good” and “bad” categories. You can be a white person who is mostly good, then makes a terrible, terrible decision, but your lifetime of goodness mitigates that bad decision. In other words, white people accept that other white people are complicated and people are the sum of their choices, not merely a reflection of a “good” or “bad” moment.
But Whites LOVE to categorize Blacks as “good” and “bad.” You just have to look at the coverage of Trayvon Martin to see that the fact that he was arrested for smoking pot clearly put him in the “bad” camp right away. After that, Martin’s death was framed as him being the “bad” guy and Zimmerman was helpless but to defend himself.
So, when white people ask “I’m white. Does that make me bad?” what they are REALLY saying is, “I’m white. Are you going to hold me to same simplistic, binary judgement system I hold you to?”
Bolding for truth
wouldnt it be fucking scary if you had a clock that counted down until the moment you die. like what if it could be altered too like one day it says 70 years left but then you do something and it says 10 minutes left and youre like what the fuck i fucked up i fucked up i fucked up
what if you got on a plane and then as soon as it took off everybodys clock changed to 20 minutes
The seas are rough now, and the
waves lap like the tongues of dogs
against the boat and we’re led on
by a strange inertia, the calls of
voyagers past, the hand of some barnacled
goddess grabbing, grasping.
There are the fleeing sailors,
and there the thunderheads
whose faraway voice and form
are like the constantly cascading bodies
of weeping lions, echoing a dolorous
memory ‘cross the waves
and ripples, and the fish swim faster
and the birds, they dive away.
And the rain hits my skin like
tiny touches, little needles that
prop up the hairs on end, and chill
Steady the craft with me, and make the
sails sail true, and if the winds
become too much please drag me to the earth,
and call out louder than the
water’s voice so that I can feel the
grass and watch the storm pass by.
*********************************************************************************Ann says: Lines 1-18 have the repetitive feel of the waves pounding the shore.Copyright 2014 by I Am an Angry Young Man.Image: Donato Giancola
So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.
There’s beenseveral articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.
Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.
So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven.
Good job Internet.
reblogging for accuracy of real-life-story ^^^^ thank you
This fall I need to save up some money, so it’s time to open my commissions again!!
Also keep an eye out for some pre-made kigus I’ll be selling in the next few weeks!
As always signal boostin’ helps me out a ton.~ u v u
Happy World Tiger Day, everyone! These majestic creatures are beautiful, but are also endangered.
In fact, there are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild. Read more about the tigers in your backyard here.
Self-taught Alaskan sculptor Lee Cross, known professionally as Wood Splitter Lee, creates incredible one of a kind fantasy creatures that are so remarkably lifelike they verge on creepy, which is just one of the things that makes them so awesome. All of Lee’s creatures are completely made by hand without the use of and patterns, molds or casts. Their bodies contain articulated skeletons wrapped with stuffing, making them very soft to handle and fully posable. They’re decorated with carefully hand-applied synthetic fur and paint. As you can see from these photos, some of Lee’s creatures are more fantastic in nature than others, but they’re all amazing to behold.
Lee’s creatures are available for purchase through weekly Auction Adoptions held on eBay.
To check out more of her phenomenal handmade creatures, visit Wood Splitter Lee’s DeviantArt gallery.
The fox—THE FOX~!!!