- job interviewer: any questions?
- me: is this job going to make me feel pervasively dehumanized?
Don’t date someone you wouldn’t own a dog with
This is like really sound advice though
"Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more."
"I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen."
Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via peggingwithmalik)
Okay, I agree that Lucy wasn’t perfect, but for fucks sake please acknowledge that Lucy is a step in the right direction. We’ve got a while to go but let’s celebrate victories too.(via insertoriginalitywhere)
Iggy grew up poor and saved all her money to fly to Miami and start her life when she was only sixteen. She only had a few thousand dollars and she left all she knew and her family to make something of herself in America and the streets of Miami were really rough. She would work and save her money so she could record in cheap studios. She knows struggle. I know she's of a different genre than the classic rappers and I realize her music isn't incredibly special but don't depreciate her ambition.
I never seen a response so perfect.
People who think a white teen with a few thousand dollars defines “struggle” is clueless as fuck.
"only had a few thousand dollars" my aunts best friend came here from Nairobi with 12 dollars to her name and now owns 3 businesses. try again
My dad came to America with only 100 bucks in his pocket when he got political asylum from Grenada