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this isn’t about race
white people talking about things that are about race  (via fuckyeahamurica)

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Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally.

– David Gaider 

(source: it was tweeted by @femfreq)

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Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
Charlie Chaplin in a letter to his daughter, Geraldine (via creepintomymind)

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hammyandbean:

It bugs me when people are unnecessarily mean. Like, you didn’t have to make that comment. You could have just kept your mouth shut and left that person not feeling bad about themselves. What do you gain from making someone else feel like shit? Nothing of substance. Maybe a fleeting moment of power but that’s gone as soon as it comes so why? There’s enough unhappiness in the world without you adding to it.

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Jul 1, 2013 / 19,068 notes
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
Muhammad Ali (via quotedojo)

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May 17, 2013 / 95,492 notes

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callmejayree:

There should be no question why I keep my fist raised so high.

Idk how you could be black and not feel compelled to reblog this. 

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May 17, 2013 / 1,810 notes

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jonesydaking:

mindizmyspear:

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thickthighsnolye:

Early Christmas gift to self…
strangelanguage:

**Spike Lee Movie Collection**
Crooklyn-Click to Watch
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Malcolm X-Click to Watch
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This post is now diamonds.

Some good ish in here. Spike Lee use to be everything I needed in a filmmaker.
May 17, 2013 / 5,760 notes

jonesydaking:

mindizmyspear:

roropcoldchain:

thickthighsnolye:

Early Christmas gift to self…

strangelanguage:

**Spike Lee Movie Collection**

Crooklyn-Click to Watch

Clockers-Click to Watch

Malcolm X-Click to Watch

He Got Game-Click to Watch

Jungle Fever-Click to Watch

Inside Man-Click to Watch

Miracle St Ana-Click to Watch

Summer of Sam-Click to Watch

25th Hour-Click to Watch

Bamboozled-Click to Watch

School Daze-Click to Watch

Girl 6-Click to Watch

This post is now diamonds.

Some good ish in here. Spike Lee use to be everything I needed in a filmmaker.

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May 17, 2013 / 331,907 notes

lameborghini:

why do people expect so much of me i still have to use a calculator to find what 6 times 8 is

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After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,
I heard the announcement:
If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,
Please come to the gate immediately.

Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress,
Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly.
Help, said the flight service person. Talk to her. What is her
Problem? we told her the flight was going to be four hours late and she
Did this.

I put my arm around her and spoke to her haltingly.
Shu dow-a, shu- biduck habibti, stani stani schway, min fadlick,
Sho bit se-wee?

The minute she heard any words she knew—however poorly used—
She stopped crying.

She thought our flight had been canceled entirely.
She needed to be in El Paso for some major medical treatment the
Following day. I said no, no, we’re fine, you’ll get there, just late,

Who is picking you up? Let’s call him and tell him.
We called her son and I spoke with him in English.
I told him I would stay with his mother till we got on the plane and
Would ride next to her—Southwest.

She talked to him. Then we called her other sons just for the fun of it.

Then we called my dad and he and she spoke for a while in Arabic and
Found out of course they had ten shared friends.

Then I thought just for the heck of it why not call some Palestinian
Poets I know and let them chat with her. This all took up about 2 hours.

She was laughing a lot by then. Telling about her life. Answering
Questions.

She had pulled a sack of homemade mamool cookies—little powdered
Sugar crumbly mounds stuffed with dates and nuts—out of her bag—
And was offering them to all the women at the gate.

To my amazement, not a single woman declined one. It was like a
Sacrament. The traveler from Argentina, the traveler from California,
The lovely woman from Laredo—we were all covered with the same
Powdered sugar. And smiling. There are no better cookies.

And then the airline broke out the free beverages from huge coolers—
Non-alcoholic—and the two little girls for our flight, one African
American, one Mexican American—ran around serving us all apple juice
And lemonade and they were covered with powdered sugar too.

And I noticed my new best friend—by now we were holding hands—
Had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing,

With green furry leaves. Such an old country traveling tradition. Always
Carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.

And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and thought,
This is the world I want to live in. The shared world.

Not a single person in this gate—once the crying of confusion stopped
—has seemed apprehensive about any other person.

They took the cookies. I wanted to hug all those other women too.
This can still happen anywhere.

Not everything is lost.

Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be. (via awelltraveledwoman)

I just cried reading this.

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