a partially opened can of worms
The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.
Scott Woods (via andrewgibby)
Holy crap.

I don’t go on the computer/on tumblr for two days, and suddenly I have a bunch of messages and 63 new followers.

Anyway, I’d love to answer your questions/messages, check out your pages, and say hi to you all, but I’m pretty swamped with a lot of stuff so this can take time. 

I promise I’ll get to all of you when I have the chance. Hope you’re having a good night. 

Cheers, 

Hallie

littlebirdsme:

So punny.

Short List of Male Celebrities that beat and/or rape women.

scifigamingmom:

  • Charlie Sheen
  • Sean Connery
  • Gary Oldman
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Mel Gibson
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Nicholas Cage
  • Gary Busey
  • Bill Murray
  • Eminem
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Tommy Lee
  • Josh Brolin
  • Sean Penn
  • Woody Allen
  • Roman Polanski
  • Axl Rose
  • Sonny Bono
  • John Lennon
  • Sean Bean
  • Elvis Presley
  • Kelsey Grammar
  • Chris Brown

Who Tumblr/Internet/Society cares about when they beat/rape women:

  • Chris Brown

awtistictrippyfeyboy:

amelia—reid:

The Golden Spiral in nature.

Fibonacci + Interaction Design.

shannibal-cannibal:

inkyubus:

sandandglass:

President Barack Obama at the White House Correpondents’ Dinner. 

OBAMA HAS TOTALLY STOPPED GIVING A FUCK AND IT’S THE GREATEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN

this shit was brutal

21,171 plays

anachronica:

16mg:

Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own

My song rn

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.