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I'm on a daily search for serenity and more knowledge. I've known fear and pain that cut deeper than any physical injury ever could but I've also experienced joy so powerful I've floated on clouds and peace so calming that meditation felt like bad earplugs covering the noises of life.
"Why?" is by far my favorite question.

They have less hair on the face and body. They secrete less by the kidnies, and more by the glands of the skin, which gives them a very strong and disagreeable odour. This greater degree of transpiration renders them more tolerant of heat, and less so of cold, than the whites. Perhaps too a difference of structure in the pulmonary apparatus, which a late ingenious experimentalist has discovered to be the principal regulator of animal heat, may have disabled them from extricating, in the act of inspiration, so much of that fluid from the outer air, or obliged them in expiration, to part with more of it. They seem to require less sleep. A black, after hard labour through the day, will be induced by the slightest amusements to sit up till midnight, or later, though knowing he must be out with the first dawn of the morning.

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Queries 14 and 18, 137—43, 162—63

Old Tom here was all about that Equality doe. He basically said black folk is lazy and we smell like shit.

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standwithpalestine:

Keep Palestinians living in Gaza in your prayers. They are looking under rubble for their loved ones or burying them all while watching the skies for their own safety.

Remember those in West Bank and present-day Israel, some of whom are living in fear of being kidnapped and burned alive, like 17-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir was, or attacked simply for being Palestinian. 

The above photos were taken today after family homes were pounded as Israel continued its aerial bombardment of Gaza, killing at least 15 Palestinians - including children - and wounding 100.

Never stop searching for the truth and never stop spreading it once you find it. Hell will freeze over before Western media does so it’s down to us.

(Photos: Mohammed Salem / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)

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postcardsfromspace:

rambleonamazon:

Until recently, I have had a tremendous amount of shame about the bullying I experienced as a child.
Whenever something would happen and my mother would find out, she would yell at me and say,
"Why didn’t you fight back?! What are you doing to make them treat you like that?"
So I felt like it was my fault.
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There is a genuine dangers of my tears shorting out the computer and turning this entirely into a Laverne Cox fanblog.

The whole INTERNET should be a Laverne Cox fanblog.

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whitepeoplestealingculture:

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myvaginaisanuclearreactor:

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kropotkitten:

Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.

Thank you.

I will always re-blog this

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Tru!!! I am so tired of seeing white cowboys on the cover of cowboy magazines with a token POC inside.

- Jess

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coffeewithajla:

"Remember that in racist, demographics obsessed Israel, the most fearsome "existential threat" is the birth of a Palestinian child."

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COMPLIMENTS THAT AREN’T ABOUT PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

1) You’re empowering.
2) I like your voice.
3) You’re strong.
4) I think your ideas/beliefs matter.
5) I’m so happy you exist.
6) More people should be listening to what you have to say.
7) You’re a very warm hearted person.
8) It’s nice seeing such kindness.
9) You’re very down to earth.
10) You have a beautiful soul.
11) You inspire me to become a better person.
12) Our conversations bring me a lot of joy.
13) It’s good to see someone care so much.
14) You’re so understanding.
15) You matter a lot to me.
16) You’re important even if you don’t think so.
17) You’re intelligent.
18) Your passion is contagious.
19) Your confidence is refreshing.
20) You restore my faith in humanity.
21) You’re great at being creative.
22) You’re so talented at ____.
23) I don’t get tired of you the way I get tired of other people.
24) You have great taste in ___.
25) I’m happy I stayed alive long enough to meet you.
26) I wish more people were like you.
27) You’re so good at loving people.
28) You are resilient.
29) You brighten my days.
30) Your positivity inspires me.
31) I believe in you.

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stayinbedgrowyrhair:

continentalfuckfest:

Finally, a company that cares about my need for ladylike cheese.

MONTEREY JILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They’re even making fucking cheese packaging sexist….. of course the ladies need the lowfat cheese because we can’t have the ladies looking fat because the ladies need to cook, clean, and make dinner for their husbands while looking like they just walked out of a magazine. UGH!

stayinbedgrowyrhair:

continentalfuckfest:

Finally, a company that cares about my need for ladylike cheese.

MONTEREY JILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They’re even making fucking cheese packaging sexist….. of course the ladies need the lowfat cheese because we can’t have the ladies looking fat because the ladies need to cook, clean, and make dinner for their husbands while looking like they just walked out of a magazine.

UGH!

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thelovelymocker:

I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.” - Courtney Love

The media says that equality for women has arrived, but if you look around, you still don’t see girls playing guitars and having success with it.” - Joan Jett

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Turn Ons:

  • Intimacy. Hold my waist. Stroke my neck. Kiss my forehead. Hold my hand. 
  • Maturity. Patience is amazing. A prize will come to you when the time is right. Its called falling in love. Waiting is hard. But worth it. 
  • Honesty. I don’t care what you’ve done. I care about what you will do in the future. Be honest with me, I’ll be honest with you. 
  • Care. Because not many people give a crap about anything anymore.

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