I will have an undergraduate class, let’s say a young white male student, politically-correct, who will say: “I am only a bourgeois white male, I can’t speak.” … I say to them: “Why not develop a certain degree of rage against the history that has written such an abject script for you that you are silenced?” Then you begin to investigate what it is that silences you, rather than take this very determinist position-since my skin colour is this, since my sex is this, I cannot speak… From this position, then, I say you will of course not speak in the same way about the Third World material, but if you make it your task not only to learn what is going on there through language, through specific programmes of study, but also at the same time through a historical critique of your position as the investigating person, then you will have earned the right to criticize, you be heard. When you take the position of not doing your homework- “I will not criticize because of my accident of birth, the historical accident” - that is the much more pernicious position.

Gayatri Spivak 

HOLY SHIT YES YES YES

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it’s also SUCH a reverse victimization thing like

when ~antiracist allies~ say this shit it always includes this sort of faux-self-deprecating element

and intentionally or not, there’s the implication that we white people in general are being ~silenced~ by the ~cruel~ person of color, and that ~oh no we’ve been taught to hate ourselves for our whiteness and believe all these self-deprecating things~ which of course is EXACTLY the white guilt script that more blatantly racist whites looking at this will want to see as more ‘justification’ to dismiss analysis of racism.

and it’s inevitably framing people of color as mean or angry or ~reverse racist~ and ourselves as beleaguered; it’s inevitably fishing for compliments, for coddling, for having the conversation recentered around us and derailing the actual conversation taking place.

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sweetpeche:

reblog for easter

I’m glad this is still making the rounds!

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grovyle:

pancreases:

grovyle:

grovyle:

why do they call it an xbox 360 ?

because when you see it you turn 360 degrees and walk away

wouldnt u b facing it tho

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macabrekawaii:

universalequalityisinevitable:

universalequalityisinevitable:

From the "Time’s Arrow" episode arc of TNG.

And that’s fucking Star Trek. That’s Star Trek. That’s it right there. There it is. Star Trek. Optimism and Idealism in the face of rampant bullshit. I wanna stick this up JJ’s craw and smack him with fifty DVD’s of Into Darkness.  I know, I know, this was TNG. But TOS had the same backbone of idealism. 

facebooksexism:

NONONONONONONONONO

Tim Dukeman (potential rapist)

Wes Widner is a self-admitted and unapologetic rapist. He lives in Roswell, Georgia.

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(Note: I edited the submitted text to consolidate these two images on one post.)

My stomach literally hurts from reading this. It actually is making me sick. The idea that someone should have complete and total access to their partner’s body at any time they want is incredibly, incredibly disturbing.

Do these people really think that a husband can’t rape his wife? Like, is that what they’re seriously suggesting? And they’re ok with doing so on a public fucking post? 

I’m truly overcome with all kinds of sadness and anger. I know stuff like this shouldn’t surprise me at this point, but I guess the fact that I have tears in my eyes right now is evidence that I still care about all this and I’m not a totally cynical, jaded  person yet.

HUGE artifact of our rape culture right here folks, HUGE.

From time to time the Americans would indulge in genocidal fantasies as the solution to the problem of Cubans, what Albert Memmi suggested as the logical conclusion of the imperial imagination: “to imagine a colony without the colonized.” “Cuba would be desirable,” Nevada senator Francis Newlands commented, “if for a half hour she could be sunk into the sea and then emerge after all her inhabitants had perished.”

Cuba in the American Imagination, Louis A. Pérez Jr. University of North Carolina Press (2008), p. 101

(for context, this quote concerns the immediate period after the so-called “Spanish-American” war (1898) - arguably the first “humanitarian” war in US history - where the US invaded Cuba under false pretenses and quickly established a military dictatorship after about a month of fighting)

"You just give me the word and I’ll turn that fucking island [Cuba] into a parking lot." —-Secretary of State Alexander Haig to Ronald Reagan

 "I am so angry with that infernal little Cuban republic that I would like to wipe its people off the face of the earth,"— Teddy Roosevelt to a friend

"[Cubans] possess the superficial charm of clever children, spoiled by nature and geography—but under the surface they combine the worst characteristics of the unfortunate admixture and interpenetration of Spanish and Negro cultures—laziness, cruelty, inconstancy, irresponsibility and inbred dishonesty."— Henry Norweb, U.S. ambassador to Cuba in the 40’s

All quotes from: Lars Schoultz, “Benevolent Domination: The Ideology of U.S. Policy toward Cuba,” Cuban Studies, 2010, Vol. 41, p1-19.

laugh-addict:

Pulled a fast one on us 6 year-olds, Disney.

she knew what was upHoly shit :ODid any kid catch on to this?

I love you, Miss Grotke.

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drst:

kickassfanfic:

kuklarusskaya:

proudblackconservative:

redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 
Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.
Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Always reblog because someday I hope the first thing I think when we see a photo of a young black man is something like this, not “criminal” or “murdered by police.”
Also Tumblr, if we can raise money for people’s medical bills and sick cats and so on, surely we can send these two young men to college?

drst:

kickassfanfic:

kuklarusskaya:

proudblackconservative:

redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 

Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.

Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Always reblog because someday I hope the first thing I think when we see a photo of a young black man is something like this, not “criminal” or “murdered by police.”

Also Tumblr, if we can raise money for people’s medical bills and sick cats and so on, surely we can send these two young men to college?