Her Fingernails Shine Like Justice

I want to be Toni Morrison when I grow up. Or Paul Simon. Or Gene Kelly. Or Diana Ross. Pictures of pretty girls bore me.



An addendum to my post about the panel not being a door, because every second person who reblogged it felt like replying or tagging with “but Jack could fit!”

jesus christ thank you. they literally HAD A SCENE IN THE MOVIE where jack tried to get on and failed. that should have been enough. it wasn’t ABOUT “fitting” or “space”

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Corporation:*Puts smaller stores out of business and creates an inescapable monopoly using unethical business practices*
Corporation:*Uses child and other exploited labour in developing nations*
Corporation:*Creates an endless cycle of wage slavery and dependence on a minimum wage that's below living costs*
Corporation:*Makes a tokenistic and safe signal of support of LGBT rights which aligns with a clear majority of societies moral beliefs in 2014*
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I don’t think that people generally realise what motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups, all minorities, all non-whites. And people just simply don’t realise, just take it for granted that that’s the way people are going to be presented and these clichés are just, I mean on this network every night, well perhaps not every night, but you can see silly renditions of human behaviour, the leering Filipino houseboy, the wily Japanese, the kook or the gook, black man, stupid Indian. It just goes on and on and on. And people actually don’t realise how deeply people are injured by seeing themselves represented, not so much the adults, who are already inured to that kind of pain and pressure, but children. Indian children seeing Indians represented as savage, as ugly, as nasty, vicious, treacherous, drunken. They grow up only with a negative image of themselves and it lasts a lifetime. 

Marlon Brando on why Sacheen Littlefeather presented a speech on his behalf during his Best Actor win for The Godfather at the 1973 Academy Awards

the impact of this is no another level. I was just talking about this the other day with Leah, it is truly so horrifying.

This man was soooooo ahead of his time. Wish more white people were like him, he acknowledges his privilege, acknowledged the problems within the industry he was in, and actually spoke against it WITHOUT speaking over the people actually being affected. I just rly love him ok 

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#marlon brando 


Tracking US drone strikes? Now there’s an app for that

Last week, New York-based web developer Josh Begley answered that question with the launch of “MetaData+,” an iPhone app that sends an alert to your phone every time the United States conducts a drone strike.

He created the app in 2012 under the original name Drones+, but Apple rejected the app five times, taking nearly two years for the app to be available to the public.

The App Review Board claimed that Begley’s app was “not useful or entertaining enough” and something that “many audiences would find objectionable.”

Begley even spoke with a representative from Apple on the phone, who said that if the app was about drones, it just wasn’t going to be approved. Finally, after he removed the word “drone” from both the name and the description, the app was accepted.

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I think we sometimes get so hung up on the “how-to’s” of HIV/AIDS prevention that we grossly neglect to show support to our brothers and sisters who have contracted and are living with the virus.

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Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.

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"I bear the wounds of all the battles I avoided."
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via wordsnquotes)

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"I find many adults are put off when young children pose scientific questions. Why is the Moon round? the children ask. Why is grass green? What is a dream? How deep can you dig a hole? When is the world’s birthday? Why do we have toes? Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else: ‘What did you expect the Moon to be, square?’ Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys the grown-ups. A few more experiences like it, and another child has been lost to science. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before 6-year-olds, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that we don’t know something? Is our self-esteem so fragile?"

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (via thedragoninmygarage)

I love taking these opportunities to encourage kids to be inquisitive! It’s so goof to show children that you don’t know the answers to everything, and teach them how to research the answers to their questions.
Showing children that you, even as a parent/teacher, are still a learner is important for creating strong, balanced relationships based on a shared interest in gaining knowledge, ideas & skills together

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#carl sagen