Racism 101: Are you a Racist?: Meet: Secret of the... →
racismschool: “Why aren’t there any black pin up girls?” With 100 rare vintage photographs all showing women of color in magazines not seen for over 50 years, the book not only reveals many answers to the question, it reveals a long gone part of America and African-American culture. Secret of the Black…
And I love that pee and poop are both verbs and nouns.
I can hold in my poop when I pee, but not my pee when I poop.
There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money either.– Robert Graves (via transientpublishing)
You have Martin Luther King’s statue in your office, but you are sending these...– Cornel West (via azspot)
Teachers on Tumblr. It is not your job to be the...
adventuresinlearning: We get it, you are better than us! You can spell, you can put words and commas in the right place! That in and on itself does not make you a god or even a good teacher. I am tired of people dismissing someone thoughts and ideas because of their “diction” or their “grammar”. It is bullying. It is plain rude, and it honestly it makes you look bad. I stop listening to you...
When someone works for less pay than she can live on - when, for example, she...– Barbara Ehrenreich, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America” I recently read this book, and while several observations and statistics stuck out to me, this quote, on the last page, I believe really sums things up quite well. (via lostgrrrls) Forget the billionaire “job creators” — our...
You can chant down speakers, my friend, but it’s hard to Etch-A-Sketch the truth...– David Axelrod, quoted by National Journal, on being shouted down by Mitt Romney supporters at a rally in Boston. (via liberalsarecool)
misanderysoncooper: i visited the friend zone to see if i could make some friends but it was just a bunch of angry men’s rights activists in fedoras???
Anonymous asked: Are you the suit man in, What You Think You Look vs. What You Actually Look Like meme?
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There’s too much fraternizing...– Henry Kissinger. Sexy Orchids Make Lousy Lovers by Marty Crump, 2009. (via ingridrichter)
It is absolutely true that the “hero” rhetoric that is attached to all things...– Pundits, Platitudes, and Patriotism: War Heroes and Their Enemies (via azspot)
God made man because He likes stories.– Elie Wiesel, The Gates of the Forest. Epigraph from The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall (via epigraphic)
Twenty Most Common No-Nos →
aidandanielleluzzi: Twenty things writers commonly do wrong in order to mess up whatever it is they’re writing.
For the general population, the 99% in the imagery of the Occupy movement, it’s...– Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age? | TomDispatch (via nickturse)
Zadie Smith reads a Frank O'Hara poem as voice... →
Kids play T-ball, then baseball; they play games and have practice every week...– Meira Levinson talking about her new book No Citizen Left Behind. (via bostonreview) Wow. Just, wow. Quote of the week. (via motherjones)
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.– Rumi (via larmoyante)
passionforword: Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again. How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running until they forget that they are horses. It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end somewhere, it’s more like a song on a policeman’s radio, how we rolled up the carpet so we could dance, and the days were bright...
imightbeahindu asked: EVERYTHING!! Did you not get my list? What's her name? How do you know her/how did you meet? What do you like about her? What's her best feature (physical AND personality)? What do y'all like to do together? What's she like?!!!!
fuckyeahreading!: uoslibraryculture: What to do... →
uoslibraryculture: What to do with your summer? Literary Edinburgh There’s so much for literature-loving people to do in Edinburgh you might find it takes the whole summer to get around to doing everything. Edinburgh is a ‘City of Literature’ and was famously where JK Rowling penned the…
dalirumm: Ugh, I hate it when people say “Fuck the police”. Don’t just fuck the police. Take the police out on a couple dates. Take the police to the movies or a nice stroll in the park. Feed the police some delicious fondue. Make the police fall in love with you. Then, fuck the police. And then out of nowhere, stop taking calls from the police. Ignore the police. Make the police miss you....
After the first glass of vodka you can accept just about anything of life even...– “As Planned” by Frank O’Hara (via thejuvenilia)
comelylittletree: my greatest regret in life is that i was born forty-two years after edna st. vincent millay’s death and so like, how am i supposed to be her lover and have her write disgustingly beautiful sonnets for me now?
In the instances when POC say shit like ‘Oh I can’t stand white folk’ or ‘Damn...– Briana (via absinthedisco) Reblogging every time I see it. (via dr—grumbles)
A Postcard From The Volcano →
journalofanobody: Children picking up our bones Will never know that these were once As quick as foxes on the hill; And that in autumn, when the grapes Made sharp air sharper by their smell These had a being, breathing frost; And least will guess that with our bones We left much more, left what still is The look of things, left what we felt At what we saw. The spring clouds blow Above the...