Against the British Empire
mehreenkasana: afraid-to-run asked: can you please recommend good books to recommend to ignorant english folk about the british empire in all it’s disgusting glory? My answer: Good question. I can speak from the South Asian experience of it; the Subcontinent - present day India, Pakistan, and to an extent Afghanistan. Before getting in the books I’d recommend, you should tell those who...
It’s quite possible that if I had spent a fortune on them, they would have got...– John O’Farrell explains why he chose a state school instead of private schools to give his children the very best education. Good approach. (via mehreenkasana)
neat-girl: THE BEST PORN ACTING.
I said this to someone earlier, and I was surprised because I didn’t realise I felt strongly enough to put it into words, let alone at the drop of a hat; being a first/second/third generation immigrant is an identity in itself. I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t get to me when other Desis turn their noses up because I can’t speak Hindi or Punjabi fluently, and I don’t...
International Dudes, a Haiku
awesome-everyday: International Dudes. Fine as hell. Ripped prowess. I will google nudes
The best part of Are You That Somebody? will always be the baby noise sample.
Drake aka the Patron Saint of Tenderness aka the Human Glee Episode aka The...– Ghostfase Killah, from an artical on his blog entitled 5th Annual 10 Softest Niggas in the Game (via gordon-gartrell)
paintedoncanvas: When I worked as a mentor for the Special Olympics I had to go through training with other students which made us re-evaluate our speech and the way in which we described things. One of the things that really stuck out to me, was that we were told not to put the adjective first when describing a person (whether they had a disability or not). For example, you would never say,...
thisiswhiteprivilege: white privilege is watching the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and hearing the British and American commentators poke fun at the names of African and Asian countries and constantly refer to their negative downfalls (poverty, war, crime etc.) while they hold their flags. Meanwhile, European countries and the United States are only referred to in regards to their sports...
I’m always suspicious of people who refer to themselves as old souls. I don’t like the idea that people sit there assuming there’s a certain maturity level fixed to each age, and they’re the ones who break the mold. Especially considering it’s usually done by standards that aren’t even relevant; how much trash you watch, the ways you’d rather spend a...
What the fuck are we actually supposed to do? Prior to this book hitting...– About just how racist that Revealing Eden book is and how telling of the lit world it is. (via nudiemuse) I’m just getting caught up on this “Save the Pearls” stuff - but what I’ve learned about it so far is that: The author made a video in blackface to promote it - nice The plot is that white...
zalia-ash: So apparently there are people that think it’s funny that that Bangladesh is the largest country to have never won an Olympic medal. Oh I dunno, maybe because the country is facing obstacles such as poverty/literacy/healthcare, so sports facilities and professional physical education aren’t exactly priorities? Way to be a douchebag about it.
quinnathan replied to your post: wait, NBC cut a same-sex kiss in one of the montages as well? Goddammit. Also, the American commentators fucking sucked. I’ve been hearing a lot of complaints, yeah. I just…ugh.
wait, NBC cut a same-sex kiss in one of the...
attn tumblr users: regarding anyone involved in...
warloq: I need to be dead serious for a minute. there’s a photo series going around called “Lisalott” by S. Black, featuring the conscious bodies of trans*people clothed (before) and unclothed (after). This was a photoseries posted by my significant other, who had a small number of followers, and he didn’t expect many people to see them. Instead, it got around the tumblrverse and the notes per...
just sayin', that girl who was the main in the...
No, like, beautiful.
Things I'd like to see:
sourcedumal: -A Black version of Rocky Horror Picture Show. -Black people surviving till the end of a dystopia. -Asian people actually showing up in places that are based on Asian cultures. -Asian men getting the girl and having an NC-17 rated love scene in the Extended Cut DVD. -Native American people showing up PERIOD. -A show based in an African country that isn’t a fucking hut village.
What You Might Not Know About Asian Americans
pag-asaharibon: This is a brief list of interesting and thought-provoking facts about Asians in America that you might not know. It is by no means complete, but is meant to provide a jumping off point for thinking and learning about Asian American issues. The first Asians whose arrival in America was documented were Filipinos who escaped a Spanish galleon in 1763. They formed the first Asian...
Hillary Clinton on what designers she wears:
Interviewer: Okay. Which designers do you prefer?
Hillary Clinton: What designers of clothes?
Hillary Clinton: Would you ever ask a man that question?
Interviewer: Probably not. Probably not.
Racism: What Does It Mean?
pussyp0wer: zorascreation: Racism is not just about color. I repeat. Racism is not just about color. When we tell these clueless folks on Tumblr that racism is prejudice + power, we should break down that power into easy-to-comprehend nuggets for better retention: Prejudice: the ideology that Group B is inherently superior to Group A, and having biases about Group A simply for being Group A. ...
First-time YA and middle grade writers of colour:...
karenhealey: The Tu imprint of Lee and Low introduces the New Visions Award. The New Visions Award will be given for a middle grade or young adult fantasy, science fiction, or mystery novel by a writer of color. Authors who have not previously had a middle grade or young adult novel published are eligible. The Award winner will receive a cash grant of $1000 and our standard publication...
thesavagesalad: plot twist: just when Victoria Foyt begins to write up “Save the Pearls”, the most beautiful hand rests itself upon hers. Surprised by such a presence, she looks up and finds herself gazing into the immaculate face of Kanye West. “No” he whispers. A single tear drop rolls down her cheek.”Ok” she says and proceeds to sleep for a thousand years. The world never hears of “Save the...
Ten Lies You are Told Every Single Day
racismschool: If you don’t physically hold someone down, you can’t be an oppressor. Racism is physically hating and acting on that hate based on a person’s race. White Privilege means you are rich and/or have an easy life. Pointing out racism is a racist act. Not knowing better is a perfectly justifiable reason to have hurt someone. There is a specific way to be (insert race here) White and...
Warsan Shire’s verse is like a light to hitch a rope to and pull one’s self out...– Howitzer Literary Society. http://howitzerliterarysociety.tumblr.com (via warsanshire)
janvierblues replied to your post: janvierblues replied to… Don’t take it personally. It’s a mallu thing~
janvierblues replied to your post: joethought replied to… hahahahahaha. Very true. And pssh priyanka, you’re not cool enough to be in our j club anyways~ well. WELL. I’ll start my own. It’ll have a secret handshake and everything.
joethought replied to your post: janvierblues replied to… And the second person who should post without ‘Read More’ links has just commented. [Fade out to ‘Circle of Life’]. truth
janvierblues replied to your post: joethought replied to your post: Same advice as… no I agree with him
joethought replied to your post: Same advice as last time’s affixed with “seriously, dude just take it off”. (The Read More link that is, just so we’re clear). never