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harmfully-korine:

The IMDb board for Dear White People is exactly what I expected

blackfemalescientist:

shmurdapunk:

justice4mikebrown:

Mike Brown was murdered 64 days ago

This is something school lessons really downplay.

I legit thought it only lasted a week or two and was shocked when I learned otherwise.

Because to acknowledge the length of the protests/boycotts is to suggest that the United Stated resisted the right thing. They like to pretend like the country just didnt know what it was doing and only had to be tapped gently on the shoulder before it changed everything. They don’t want people to know that the country clung to its racism for almost a decade after the movement really started. Hell, they act like rosa parks, the million man march and the civil rights act all happened in one year or less. It didnt.

(Source: northgang)

prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures
it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep
here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 


i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.
Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.
(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures

it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep

here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 

i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.

Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.

(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

latinagabi:

quietlyexhale:

"Even with videotaped evidence of police destroying black people, many freedom-loving Americans remain unconvinced of a systemic problem. Maybe some day the perfect tape will be released, one in which the dead or maimed African American has just the right wardrobe, complexion, size and diction to warrant empathy."

—Jesse Williams on the death of John Crawford

Read the article here.

'The existence of your neighbor's pain is not dependent upon your belief in it. And we cannot improve a situation that we don't acknowledge. Learning from patterns is both basic and critical to the progress of human “civilization.”'

Oct 9

kngshxt:

I just want y’all to remember that a few days ago a visibly armed white man was pointing a gun at children in a park in broad daylight. He was calmly talked down and brought in to custody. TJ Lane shot up his school, was taken to trial peacefully, sentenced, escaped, and peacefully captured again. Or the white man who under the influence of some drug, attacked 3 officers in the police station, disarmed one and fired a shot. He wasn’t even tased. 

Let’s compare that with the fact that, Mike Brown was shot 6 times while surrendering. Vonderrick Myer was armed with a fucking sandwich and shot at 16 times. Levar Jones was stopped for a seat belt violation and got shot at 4 times for retrieving the ID he was ordered to show. John Crawford III was shot for being armed with an airsoft gun, in Wal Mart, where they sell airsoft guns!

Oct 8

(Source: sexnegative)

Oct 5

(Source: stupidfuckingquestions)

Oct 5

latinagabi:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

So…

Fox News Reporter said… “We must NEVER forget 9/11. We must not say ‘it’s in the past. Let’s get over it.” 

Black Man said… “But we must also remember that planes were used to killed Black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

Reporter said… “what does that got to do with 9/11?”

I just gave up afterwards.

Yah Quanell X held his ground against that dude. Ya’ll see how uncomfortable yts get when they hear the truth. They know it’s right but that cognitive dissonance is a bitch ain’t it?

That white man is trash.

Oct 5

This table displays a ranking of “terrorist” groups by the number of attacks each group committed in the u.s. It was published in a 2012 report on “domestic terrorism” commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security available here. Notice many of the organizations designated as “terrorists” on this list are Marxists groups and/or organizations advocating for national liberation. The top ranked group is Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña, which is a Marxist group that used direct action tactics and engaged in armed struggle to advocate for Puerto Rican independence from u.s. colonial domination. Note that liberation groups such as the Black Panther Party, the Black Liberation Army, and the Chicano Liberation Front were are all ranked higher on the list than fascist, white supremacist organizations such as the KKK and the Aryan Republican Army. An interesting look into the bourgeois imperialist state’s definition of “terrorism”.

This table displays a ranking of “terrorist” groups by the number of attacks each group committed in the u.s. It was published in a 2012 report on “domestic terrorism” commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security available here. Notice many of the organizations designated as “terrorists” on this list are Marxists groups and/or organizations advocating for national liberation. The top ranked group is Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña, which is a Marxist group that used direct action tactics and engaged in armed struggle to advocate for Puerto Rican independence from u.s. colonial domination. Note that liberation groups such as the Black Panther Party, the Black Liberation Army, and the Chicano Liberation Front were are all ranked higher on the list than fascist, white supremacist organizations such as the KKK and the Aryan Republican Army. An interesting look into the bourgeois imperialist state’s definition of “terrorism”.

(Source: proletarianfeminism)