"In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’"

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

Jay Smooth almost always a reblog

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It isn’t a level you attain. Instead, it’s a constant struggle that requires self-awareness and humility.

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amroyounes:

Lies we tell our kids.  Found this from the postsecret blog.

THEYRE ALL CUTE AND FUNNY UNTIL YOU GET TO THE LAST ONE AND THEN YOU ARE ASSAULTED BY FEELINGS

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"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."

: I am not Mike Brown. (via asgardian-feminist)

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3modagawd:

dragonheartedrabbit:

"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."

"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."

"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."

Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.

Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?

"I wouldve donated double this amount but you missed his accomplice" I swear to fucking god…

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Official Ku Klux Klan Party Platform IS The GOP And Tea Party Agenda

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Official Ku Klux Klan Party Platform IS The GOP And Tea Party Agenda

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I have been saying for a long time that the republican and tea parties are just mouthpieces for the American white supremacist movement. Based on a hunch, I decided…

I thought that this would be funny and I’d be like “haha but obvi most of these are a stretch” but then they were all exactly the same and now I’m uncomfortable.

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San Diego City Council Overrides Mayor’s Minimum Wage Veto

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"Oppressed groups are frequently placed in the situation of being listened to only if we frame our ideas in the language that is familiar to and comfortable for a dominant group. This requirement often changes the meaning of our ideas and works to elevate the ideas of dominant groups."

Patricia Hill Collins  (via ethiopienne)

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giraffepoliceforce:

Do MRAs actually put thought into their responses or are they some sort of robot programmed to go around proving everyone right all the time?

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Anonymous said: shout at to my brother who thinks the police and court system are going to produce justice in ferguson so the protestors should just go home. i have utterly failed in correcting his stupid ass

yoisthisracist:

How stupid do you have to be to not see that the only reason we might see justice in this case is because people were willing to protest this shit? Jesus fuck.

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officialheinzdoofenshmirtz:

behold, it is i, the evil social justice warrior, here to ruin your fun by pointing out that you’re being kind of an asshole

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ironphenix:

Reminder

ironphenix:

Reminder

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