“inclusion should never make you feel uncomfortable. if it does. this is a guttural response alerting you to the fact that inclusion is not actually what’s happening. what is actually happening is parody. theft. spectacle. tolerance. appropriation. exotification. and all the ways that remind you, you have to ask for permission to be valued. true inclusion never questions your value in the first place.”—nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
“Every time I look at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”—Best Supporting Actress winner LUPITA NYONG’O, accepting her Oscar for 12 Years A Slave. (via inothernews)
tv show. white man. hes sad. he has to do important thing but its hard. his girlfriend died probably. TWSIT!! theres another white man. maybe MORE. hes sad too but for different reason. its very deep probably. theyre best friends but not gay but maybe they are haha fandom!!! every girl dies or goes away. just not gay white man friend. 10 seasons 100 million viewers. what will moody white men do this week.
what is so wrong about the statement “we are all the human race”
“Since the notion that we should all forsake attachment to race and/or cultural identity and be “just humans” within the framework of white supremacy has usually meant that subordinate groups must surrender their identities, beliefs, values, and assimilate by adopting the values and beliefs of privileged-class whites, rather than promoting racial harmony this thinking has created a fierce cultural protectionism.” ― bell hooks, killing rage: Ending Racism
“Academic prose is, ideally, impersonal, written by one disinterested mind for other equally disinterested minds. But, because it’s intended for a very small audience of hyper-knowledgable, mutually acquainted specialists, it’s actually among the most personal writing there is. If journalists sound friendly, that’s because they’re writing for strangers. With academics, it’s the reverse.”—Joshua Rothman on why academic writing remains remote and insular: http://nyr.kr/1fFowLp (via newyorker)