January52014
December12013
“As white people, we are used to representations of ourselves crowding the covers of magazines, crowning the posters of newly released films. The good guys are white, we have learned, after eons of our faces being plastered under cowboy hats and in impeccable Bond suits. White men are Superman, we have learned. White men are Ethan Hunt and Neo and white men are hobbits. Bad men, we have learned, are black. They’re gang bangers and thugs and talk loud and sometimes deliver funny lines where we laugh at their Otherness. Black men aren’t heroes, we learn. Our imagination and subconscious are so saturated with white supremacist notions of goodness, beauty, and heroism, that when confronted head-on with an image of a black man who is brilliant and kind and normal and who saves the day, we transform into robotic versions of ourselves: Does… not… compute. Hero… must be… white. It’s this line of thinking that turned Disney’s Princess Tiana into an animal for 95 percent of the movie. The collective white imagination had difficulty imagining a black girl as a princess… and so she became a frog.”

"Hunger Games and the Limits of White Imagination” by Olivia Cole

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July42013

frickyeah1990s:

There was only one night game a year. On the 4th of July the whole sky would brighten up with fireworks, giving us just enough light for a game. (The Sandlot)

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June282013

“There Goes the Neighborhood” by Julian Callos

“There Goes the Neighborhood” by Julian Callos

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June52013

niccoleeeee:

augustwaynebooths:

music meme: one band - Envy on the Coast  (x) (listen)

When we started this band, we had no idea what we were doing, nor what we wanted to accomplish. Like most bands, we hopped in a van and vowed to stick together and figure it out along the way. In a very short time frame, we decided we wanted to preserve integrity, credibility, and put our art at the forefront above all else. We knew turning down certain opportunities would sometimes leave us broke and maybe regretful, for some of us, but we knew it wasn’t within our capability to compromise. Sure, we did a lot of things we were apprehensive about at first, but on ‘Lowcountry’, our most recent effort, I can proudly say we made something that was 100% us. We played ball for a few years, but not on that record; we did what we wanted. We wrote the songs we wanted to write, the way wanted to write them. We shot the video we wanted with the creative individuals who we entrusted to do it with. We did it all our way. I don’t care how many copies it sold, because I’ve got a lot of acquaintances who have sold a shit-ton more records than I may ever sell, but they don’t sleep as well as I do at night.

I’ve toured with the flavors of the week. I’ve watched teenagers place “band dudes” up on pedestals, not for the music they make, but for the aura they omit. I’ve seen the looks in our fans eyes. I know that this little band meant something to you. I know that all of our sacrifice, all of our struggle, and all of our hard work was worth it. I know that we didn’t have to tweet what the fuck we were doing every hour of the day in order to stay connected with our fans. They stayed connected to us through our music, regardless of where we were or what we were doing. You understood. You got it. (…) We were a rock and roll band from Long Island, NY.

…..I started crying while reading this. NOT OKAY

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June32013
1AM

aliciaaadanielle:

thisisgabbs:

Something that I and other people deal with. All I can do is ask for forgiveness and try harder to not let my problems make relationships unbearable to be with.

fucking literally me FUCK

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May272013
May172013

hipsterinatardis:

Fun fact: Dustin Hoffman and Bob Hoskins decided secretly that they’d play Hook and Smee as a gay couple. When Spielberg, the director, found out, he was furious.

I just think it’s hilarious.

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May12013
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