20 4 / 2014

Gene Wilder is the adult I strive to be

(Source: pitiwest, via amyhorror)

18 4 / 2014

"White people will believe anything if they think it’s a Native American proverb."

Native American Proverb (via presidentobarna)

(via indigenousambition)

18 4 / 2014

18 4 / 2014

sikssaapo-p:

"Did you know that #coachella is actually the American Indian word for "dumb white guy"?

sikssaapo-p:

"Did you know that #coachella is actually the American Indian word for "dumb white guy"?

(Source: tngbdgrl)

16 4 / 2014

fatiloquent:

A university in my state has had a contentious history with the Native population by use of its mascot and overt racism of its students and alumni.

This is a pretty good read as to what happens daily and what acts of racism are being carried out by those in power.

(via sikssaapo-p)

16 4 / 2014

(Source: sikssaapo-p, via reclaimingthenativetag)

15 4 / 2014

15 4 / 2014

black-culture:

We are organizing an anti street harassment workshop on May 3rd in Paterson, NJ. Any women interested in volunteering please contact me on twitter @zellieimani

black-culture:

We are organizing an anti street harassment workshop on May 3rd in Paterson, NJ. Any women interested in volunteering please contact me on twitter @zellieimani

(via black-culture)

15 4 / 2014

15 4 / 2014

15 4 / 2014

"

There are very, very few African-American astrophysics PhDs. That’s for a reason. I was doing something people of my skin color were not supposed to do.

I was stopped and questioned seven times by University police on my way into the physics building,” he explained. “Seven times. Zero times was I stopped going into the gym — and I went to the gym a lot. That says all you need to know about how welcome I felt at Texas.

"

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an anomaly in American science

Follow policymic

(via policymic)

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15 4 / 2014

gokuma:

mad-lynn:

fuzzytek:

The backlog of rape kits has put justice on hold for a lot of people. Back in 2009, more than 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage facility. Some were more than 25 years old.

Mariska Hargitay speaks on some of the issues surrounding the rape kit backlog in Detroit, Michigan. #endthebacklog (x)

It costs between $1,000 – $1,500 to test every single rape kit. There are over 10,000 kits left in Detroit’s rape kit backlog. Your donation can go directly to testing them. Donate to the Detroit Crime Commission’s backlog initiative by clicking here.

I am pretty explicitly anti-police in every respect. But I support Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy and her push to catalogue the egregious backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit. 

Her work has already identified countless serial rapists in southeast Michigan, and will continue to identify these rapist pieces of shit as she moves forward.

Who cares if this process leads to conviction or not. Just give us the list. We can take care of the rest.

"After Detroit tested the first 10% of its backlogged kits, authorities were able to link cases to 46 serial rapists." (x)

Just think about it: 46 serial rapists. And the evidence against them was out there, all the time, in those backlogged kits. And that’s just 10% of them

(Source: finding-our-power, via wretchedoftheearth)

15 4 / 2014

misguidedignorance:

My boss bought me this yesterday. Ray is a dreamboat.

misguidedignorance:

My boss bought me this yesterday. Ray is a dreamboat.

(via everydaysexism)

15 4 / 2014

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15 4 / 2014

radicalmenofcolor:

avocadoctavia:

radicalmenofcolor:

yogpaccino:

"Such a strange display of male arrogance."

I hate this joke.

It’s actually a display of vulnerability.

-D

so sorry to all the men idek who sent me dick pics

how was I to know that your unsolicitated advance was actually a display of vulnerability and your fragile male ego

my apologies truly

I never want to heal the term “fragile male ego” again.
Implies vulnerability on males is bad/shameful/worthy of derision.

Replace “ego” with “self-esteem.”

Also, women aren’t “supposed’ to solicit advances and over time men learn that asking directly is “not confident” and they’re supposed to be confident and spontaneous.

Just read this post.

And this post.

Obviously I don’t think those men aught to have sent you dick pics, but this flawed understanding of the issues at hand is part of this, and other problems.

-D

(Source: missconceptions, via selfdeterminingmenofcolor)