you deserve someone who isn’t embarrassed to love you and tells all their friends about you and saves your selfies, whether they’re good or bad to look at when they miss you and loses sleep to talk to you and tells you how much they love you and how beautiful you are all the time and i really hope you find that one day because you deserve to be loved

“It is physically and emotionally draining to be called upon to prove that these systems of power exist. For many of us, just struggling against them is enough — now you want us to break them down for you? Imagine having weights tied to your feet and a gag around your mouth, and then being asked to explain why you think you are at an unfair disadvantage. Imagine watching a video where a young man promises to kill women who chose not to sleep with him and then being forced to engage with the idea that maybe you are just a hysterical feminist seeing misogyny where there is none. It is incredibly painful to feel that in order for you to care about my safety, I have to win this verbal contest you have constructed “for fun.””

An open letter to privileged people who play devil’s advocate (via brutereason)

UGGHHHHH so true. Y’all speaking truth to life. Keep it coming. I’m in love with the eloquence.

(via ceemee)

“Don’t kiss me if you’re afraid of thunder. My life is a storm.”

– Anita Krizzan (via quotethat)

freelioness:

P€AC€ OF M1ND #powerofOne #positivevibrations #onewithNature #onewithEarth #yoUniverse #pazdemente #cloud9 #floweroflife #supremeknowledge #wisdom #highfrequency #Oneness

freelioness:

P€AC€ OF M1ND #powerofOne #positivevibrations #onewithNature #onewithEarth #yoUniverse #pazdemente #cloud9 #floweroflife #supremeknowledge #wisdom #highfrequency #Oneness

ruthhopkins:

Carlisle Indian Boarding School. This is what colonization looks like.

ruthhopkins:

Carlisle Indian Boarding School. This is what colonization looks like.

“You can be in a relationship for two years and feel nothing; you can be in a relationship for 2 months and feel everything. Time is not a measure of quality; of infatuation, or of love.”

– (via yousickbastard)

freelioness:

Stranded in the rain #twinflame #poets #romance #Peaceofmind

freelioness:

Stranded in the rain #twinflame #poets #romance #Peaceofmind

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson protesters gather for highway shutdown.

Part 2

But Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase Manhattan Bank, an JPMorgan Chase are not powerful because they worked hard. The best illustration of this point comes through a historical analysis. How did the banking system in this country get started? How did the richest people in the richest country in the world get their money?

Banking got started in this country by investing in the Triangular Slave Trade. The reason historians call it Triangular Slave Trade is that Europeans went to Africa, enslaved the people, brought them to this part of the world, and sold the people for products like hemp, sugarcane, cotton, and then those products were sent to Europe. That is why there were three angles: Africa, the United States, and Europe. The banking system—Lloyd’s of London, Barclays Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo-invested in that process and that is how their hegemony was established. In the last five years, almost all the banks I just mentioned have reluctantly acknowledged that they became established through the institution of slavery and the slave trade. So we see many people today questioning the system considering this simple fact: ‘Because the banks got rich by exploiting my ancestors I don’t see why I should have to pay them anything. They owe me if anything. I don’t want their money, because there is no price tag that can be placed on the suffering.’

Ahjamu Umi, from a guest lecture on March 21, 2013 at Concordia University

See also: “Wachovia apologizes for slavery ties,” CNN Money, June 5, 2005 & “American finance grew on the backs of slaves,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 7, 2014.

For more reading on the origins of the present American banking system and its foundations in the Euro-American slave trade, check out Slavery and American Economic Development (2006) by Gavin Wright and Debt, investment, slaves: credit relations in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 1825-1885 (1995) by Richard Kilbourne.

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fish-dinner-connoisseur:

micdotcom:

For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

the were no islamic extremists involved in 9/11

imforeverjustyours:

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imforeverjustyours:

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