so someone once called my old english teacher immature (because at this point he was spinning around on a wheely chair) and he said:
“Yeah, but the truth is we never really grow up. We just masquerade as adults because that’s what we’re expected to do.”
and to this day that is the single most profound thing i have ever heard uttered by someone dicking around on a swivel chair
2:03 am • 18 July 2014 • 257,960 notes
“The relation between pleasure and the possession of slave property, in both the literal and figurative senses, can be explained in part by the fungibility of the slave—that is, the joy made possible by virtue of the replaceability and interchangeability endemic to the commodity—and by the extensive capacities of property—that is, the augmentation of the master subject through his embodiment in external objects and persons. Put differently, the fungibility of the commodity makes the captive body an abstract and empty vessel vulnerable to the projection of others’ feelings, ideas, desires, and values; and, as property, the dispossessed body of the enslaved is the surrogate for the master’s body since it guarantees his disembodied universality and acts as the sign of his power and dominion.”
Saidiya Hartman (1997) ‘Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America’ p. 21 (emphasis added).
On why the suffering of Black women always seems to belong to everyone except Black women. Even, or especially, within ‘progressive’ social movements, particularly those concerned with defending the social and/or bodily integrity of whites/non-Blacks.
ok it’s been time for me to read this book.
If you read this book be fucking careful the 1st chapter had me in real tears…by the end of the book i was exhausted. and thats how writing on the slave trade should make one feel. it should hurt especially for our black asses..this was our families history.
beware this book but buy this shit NOW!
(Source: james-wasnt, via afrometaphysics)
7:19 am • 17 July 2014 • 112 notes
Many impact their communities and nations, but a special few enter our hearts, change the course of history, and leave an indelible mark on our world. This Friday, join us here on Tumblr and on Facebook for #MandelaDay as we honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
You can read the United Nations Secretary-General’s message about the 2014 Nelson Mandela International Day here.
7:19 am • 17 July 2014 • 91 notes
More Anti-Rape Hacks Here
Holy shit, Lifehackable posted something useful.
Except Rohypnol isn’t salty - GHB and other date rape drugs are kinda salty, but Rohypnol isn’t
Rohypnol is BITTER. If your drink is saltier, it’s GHB, if it’s bitter it’s Rohypnol.
Either way, keep safe, friends.
7:18 am • 17 July 2014 • 92,461 notes
“Process theologians see Jesus as a reflection of God’s aim toward creative transformation, calling humankind forward from what is to what can become. Christ calls us to be open to God now and in the future. While God’s aim at creative transformation is present in all things, seeking beauty, intensity, and community, God is specifically present in Jesus Christ in ways that create a life-transforming field of force among those who hear his message. The interplay of divine-human call and response resonates in all things, but Jesus Christ’s life and mission creates an intensified field fo force that transformed persons in the first century and still transforms persons today. Jesus Christ ‘saves’ us, to use traditional language, by opening and empowering us to experience God’s vision for our lives in new and lively ways. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection do not transform God’s attitude toward us, involve Jesus paying ransom to demonic forces to liberate us, or require his suffering on our behalf in order to appease God’s wrath. Rather, as the model for what we can be in our time and place, in every century, Jesus Christ calls us to become fully human as we embody in a variety of ways our vocation as God’s healing partners in our world.”
— Bruce G. Epperly (via azspot)
7:18 am • 17 July 2014 • 12 notes
If you’re not interested but think some of your followers may be, please do us a huge favor and reblog this!
We’re current looking for contributors to help us reach out to young progressives! We’ve solved our editorial staffing problems, and are looking to get active again.
This is a chance…
12:35 am • 17 July 2014 • 169 notes
“You are beautiful because you let yourself feel, and that is a brave thing indeed.”
— Shinji Moon (via prematal)
(Source: feelendlessly, via verdelapiel)
12:32 am • 17 July 2014 • 62,572 notes