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blastortoise:

black people: haha white people can’t dance

white person: oh but if i said black people are too busy eating watermelon to get off their monkey lazy nigger asses then it would be racist???

white person: I am so SICK of these double standards……

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A show of hands

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"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."

- James Baldwin (via ethiopienne)

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I saw a psychiatrist yesterday.

Finally.

"I can be someone’s and still be my own."

- Shel Silverstein   (via senyahearts)

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"More whites believe in ghosts than racism."

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, noting how increasingly, many white people will, without any proof, accept the existence of ghosts, but still refuse to acknowledge that structural racism exists without repeated, statistical, detailed and documented evidence —and often not even then (via odinsblog)

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"I only want this with you."

- (via seabelle)

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"you.
not wanting me.
was
the beginning of me.
wanting myself.
thank you."

- The Hurt (Nayyirah Waheed)

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eleanasound:

The Last Japanese Mermaids 

For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.

In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence

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