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douchebaguet said: Another odd question, whats your opinion on a white cis male using his privilege to shed light and help open up peoples minds on certain topics and problems that PoC face? Is it just a cry for attention or is he using his privilege in the best way?

thisiswhiteprivilege:

I’ve never understood this notion perpetuated by some POC bloggers that white people should use their white privilege to speak out against white privilege. Like, it literally is so mind numbingly contradictory, you might as well be saying the best way to put out a fire is to set the fire on fire.

You can’t use white privilege to dismantle white privilege, because that perpetuates white privilege, and if you are perpetuating white privilege, in what sense have you possibly deluded yourself into thinking you’re dismantling it?

-Dion

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hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

Just in time for pickathon, fwiw

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People are perceived as selfish when they advocate for someone who looks like them, unless they’re a white man
Jul
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beatonna:

We are all going to watch this movie because BOLIVAR

Jul
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cumaeansibyl:

fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

Boxing is known as “the sweet science” — in the 19th century, to say that a person used their fists in a scientific fashion was generally meant to indicate that they had a knowledge of proper boxing technique.

Actual GPOY

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Jul
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powerpussysays:

knitmeapony:

ONE TWEET. THIS FIT IN ONE TWEET. IF YOU FUCK IT UP YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.

This is the way people should respond if you’re corrected by someone for being racist/classist/sexist/ableist, etc. Not anger, but acceptance that you were insensitive. 

powerpussysays:

knitmeapony:

ONE TWEET. THIS FIT IN ONE TWEET. IF YOU FUCK IT UP YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.

This is the way people should respond if you’re corrected by someone for being racist/classist/sexist/ableist, etc. Not anger, but acceptance that you were insensitive. 

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thenearsightedmonkey:

Hints and Helps from Marlys!

Is marlys gonna be a librarian when she grows up or what

Jul
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She warned us against becoming a movement only for white middle class people, this was 41 years ago, and today, so much of the ways in which LGBT equality has played out has been about white middle class people.

Laverne Cox talking about Sylvia Rivera

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nerdboyfriend:

A-Team Summer (Via FYATeam)

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