In his Discourse on Colonialism (1951), Aimé Césaire wrote that Hitler slumbers within ‘the very distinguished, very humanistic and very Christian bourgeois of the Twentieth century,’ and yet the European bourgeois cannot forgive Hitler for ‘the fact that he applied to Europe the colonial practices that had previously been applied only to the Arabs of Algeria, the coolies of India and the Negroes of Africa.’ —
Mahmood Mamdani, from “Modernity and Violence” in Good Muslim, Bad Muslim (via tzunuun)
It bears repeating that the reason Hitler is a Western symbol for the darkest depth of all evil, is that he broke the pact of whiteness and did things within Europe that white people agree should only be done to non-Europeans in Africa, Asia, America. Genocide in those places is acceptable, even natural, to Europeans; but Hitler brought genocidal brutality to Europe, and for that he’s the epitome of evil.
Long exposure, 3 traffic lights in the fog.
damn this just
this fukn does it for me
this is gorgeous
Drew Barrymore Welcomes Daughter Frankie | People.com -
"Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman," the couple tell PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. …
Congratulations to the Kopelmans! ♥
Australia's 1st Indigenous Fashion Week Highlights Women Of Color -
Queue the increase of Indigenous faces in the Australian modeling industry!!
YES this is so great!!!
facepalmed pretty hard at
"While some argue issues of race, Kirstie says the standards have nothing to do with skin color, but body proportions. She also pointed out that the majority of Aboriginal men and women live outside big cities which makes it harder for an agency to scout them."
you’re having a fucking laugh aren’t ya? what total nonsense.
I read a statistic that said 80% of Indigenous Australians live IN THE BIG CAPITAL CITIES. They’re totally busted on that excuse.
The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane
If you wouldn’t wear this in public I’m not sure why we’re friends.
A++++ troll would groan again
Test print VICTORY! Two fat mermaids letting a sailor drown - I am so freaking pleased with myself. #linoblock #lino #printmaking #print #printingpress #fat #fatmermaid #undersea #monster #mythologicalcreature #myth #crafty #diy
This is just gorgeous. Creepy and beautiful.
Mermaids aren’t particularly helpful. And why should they be? Sailors have fishing nets and avaricious eyes.
They’ll pick this dead man’s pockets, steal his soul, and let his body float back up.
When I heard that my 21-year-old son, a student at Harvard, had been stopped by New York City police on more than one occasion during the brief summer he spent as a Wall Street intern, I was angry.
On one occasion, while wearing his best business suit, he was forced to lie face-down on a filthy sidewalk because—well, let’s be honest about it, because of the color of his skin. As an attorney and a college professor who teaches criminal justice classes, I knew that his constitutional rights had been violated.
As a parent, I feared for his safety at the hands of the police—a fear that I feel every single day, whether he is in New York or elsewhere.
Moreover, as the white father of an African-American son, I am keenly aware that I never face the suspicion and indignities that my son continuously confronts. In fact, all of the men among my African-American in-laws—and I literally mean every single one of them—can tell multiple stories of unjustified investigatory police stops of the sort that not a single one of my white male relatives has ever experienced.
What I Learned About Stop-and-Frisk From Watching My Black Son - The Atlantic