jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

infjdiary:

An INFJ is prone to hold him/herself to very high expectations and have an urge for perfectionism. These tendencies allow us to succeed and attain great achievements. However, they also can cause lots of unnecessary stress. Thus, the INFJ must be aware and learn that perfection is not always the best and that it’s fine to mess up or fail. 

didipenny:

exchanging headcanons and AUs with friends like

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twinkleofafadingstar:

so Charlotte Bronte read Emma by Jane Austen and was really interested in this minor character named Jane Fairfax who was poor and would have been a governess had she not married well and then Bronte wrote her own novel exploring the plight of the poor governess who married this guy named Edward Fairfax Rochester in a novel called Jane Eyre and my point is don’t let anyone tell you shit about fanfiction.

vriskathief:

ironicapples:

what if we had to feed laptops

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novariah:

zealkin:

ursula-theseabitch:

So you telling me that the U.S has completely cured the American doctor with Ebola in 26 days and he’s being released today. While Africa has been dealing with it since the 70’s and they are still looking for a cure?

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Because it wouldn’t be ‘profitable’ to help Africans right? Even though the US has been stealing from the continent for centuries??

Except this isn’t remotely true and there is no cure for ebola and the only “cure” is an experimental drug that was ineffective?

Don’t believe everything you read, yo.

Actually, the experimental treatment has been successful.

I think what the text post is saying is why, when white americans came down with the disease, this experimental cure was made functional within 26 days, but while thousands die across the ocean, they’ve waited until now to develop it.

And what are the chances we’ll see this treatment, whether it’s a small chance of a cure or not, end up over there in vast quantities.

ezriela:

modestxwolves:

"the ice bucket challenge is stupid and it’s not really raising any money or awareness"

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Update:

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burdge:

let’s play ~Which Character is the Shoujo Manga Artist~

burdge:

let’s play ~Which Character is the Shoujo Manga Artist~

zealkin:

ursula-theseabitch:

So you telling me that the U.S has completely cured the American doctor with Ebola in 26 days and he’s being released today. While Africa has been dealing with it since the 70’s and they are still looking for a cure?

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Because it wouldn’t be ‘profitable’ to help Africans right? Even though the US has been stealing from the continent for centuries??