White fear has manifested itself in outright violence post-slavery through the imposition of Jim Crow segregation. White fear has manifested itself legislatively via redlining laws and cruel lending practices barring blacks from owning property in ‘white neighborhoods.’ White fear has manifested itself in so many structural ways that it has become part and parcel with the fundamental functions of every private and governmental institution in this country. White fear is inescapable.

The fear that black people would become too wealthy or accomplished was what caused early twentieth century southern whites to strategically lynch some of the most accomplished black families, the ones who owned a horse and buggy or a nice suit jacket. The fear that black women would steal white ‘massas’ from their whites wives resulted in the intentional objectification of black women’s bodies and hair, demoralizing them, beastializing them, making them into sexual beings rather than human beings. The fear that blacks were thinking too highly of themselves and threatening white business ownership was what caused them to burn it down on June 21st, 1921. White fear has systematically and by design demolished and suppressed black wealth, mobility, and familial progress for over three centuries. What we are witnessing today is no accident.
(Reblogged from brutereason)

(Source: mrsmerylstreep)

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ghost-of-augustus-waters:

Just passed a group of bros in the parking lot. They were all wearing snapbacks and muscle shirts. As I passed I heard their conversation. The one bro was arguing, “Naw man, Dumbledore was a terrible caretaker, he literally sent kids into fucking death forest for detention. Messed up man.”

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threelisabeth:

so sorry for my delayed response to this email, i have been very swamped being a confused and frightened idiot who can’t do basic life tasks like respond to her emails

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quiet reminder for myself and anyone else who needs it

oyajicon:

  • you’re alive
  • you’re okay
  • you have people who care about you
  • you can do this
  • it’s okay to be scared and overwhelmed, just don’t let it consume you
  • you’re okay
  • you can do this
  • today might not be a good day, but you’re alive and that’s okay
  • it’s okay
  • you’re okay
  • deep breaths
  • you’re okay
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The Road to Personal Space

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aseaofquotes:

Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

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Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.

(Source: ryugajous)

(Reblogged from davemymindisgoingicanfeelit)

I believe that
your soul

and
my soul

are
very

old friends.

Mandeq Ahmed, “Mates” (via masoeuretmoi)
(Reblogged from purgatorialrecklessness)

chardeemacdenniis:

Classic Mac

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spiritleaf:

A deer that catches stars in its antlers

spiritleaf:

A deer that catches stars in its antlers

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Aria: Since…right before school started.Spencer: Oh my god, since Labor Day?!

okay were me and my friends the only ones who just burst out laughing at the absurdity of spencer’s labor day outburst like i know when people tell me things that happened right before school started my first thought is OH MY GOD THAT’S LABOR DAY HOW COULD THIS HAVE BEEN GOING ON SINCE LABOR DAY ANY DAY BUT LABOR DAY and then aria’s like YES, SINCE LABOR DAY PLEASE SPENCER, DON’T REMIND ME I ALMOST COULDN’T BELIEVE IT WAS LABOR DAY MYSELF IN FACT WHEN I WAS STRADDLING HIM IN THE LITTLE BOY’S ROOM OF SOME SEEDY PUB I COULD NOT HELP BUT THINK WOW, I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING ON LABOR DAY
Aria: Since…right before school started.
Spencer: Oh my god, since Labor Day?!

okay were me and my friends the only ones who just burst out laughing at the absurdity of spencer’s labor day outburst like i know when people tell me things that happened right before school started my first thought is OH MY GOD THAT’S LABOR DAY HOW COULD THIS HAVE BEEN GOING ON SINCE LABOR DAY ANY DAY BUT LABOR DAY and then aria’s like YES, SINCE LABOR DAY PLEASE SPENCER, DON’T REMIND ME I ALMOST COULDN’T BELIEVE IT WAS LABOR DAY MYSELF IN FACT WHEN I WAS STRADDLING HIM IN THE LITTLE BOY’S ROOM OF SOME SEEDY PUB I COULD NOT HELP BUT THINK WOW, I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING ON LABOR DAY

(Reblogged from pipeschapman)
“Crazy” is such a convenient word for men, perpetuating our sense of superiority. Men are logical; women are emotional. Emotion is the antithesis of logic. When women are too emotional, we say they are being irrational. Crazy. Wrong.

Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel.

Small wonder that abusers love to use this c-word. It’s a way of delegitimizing a woman’s authority over her own life.
(Reblogged from brutereason)