White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

— i finally put some thoughts into words // thedeathcats   (via aconstantache)

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“why do people on tumblr not like it when we talk about tumblr? is it like fight club? so I probably shouldn’t talk about it on the radio 1 breakfast show really, should i? also, not that secret. millions of people on it. they never like us talking about it, we always get really aggressive texts like “shut up about tumblr, tumblr’s for us”. so we’re gonna have tumblr-beef i imagine right now.”
— nick grimshaw (via 200pagesin)

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“My favourite thing was a bunch of people made a giant sign that said “How am I going to be an octopus about this?” and held it up during Pompeii at all the right times and it distracted me enough to sing “octopus” instead by accident.”
— Dan Smith [x] (via bastillewtf)

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“I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can’t stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there’s no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you wake up, you can’t stop thinking about kissing. Dammit, I can’t get anything done because I’m so busy thinking about kissing. Kissing is madness! But it’s absolute paradise, if you can find a good kisser.”

Sufjan Stevens on kissing 

(via kinneys)


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“I want girls to just be able to feel like they can do whatever the fuck they want. You can be really smart and really fun, and not be afraid to be funny. Girls forget that they have so many facets.”
— Este Haim, the glorious patron saint of unapologetic women everywhere (via thatsthetrutru)

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There is an under-representation of our stories, just as there is an under-representation of us in politics and in business and everywhere. That’s what feminism is [to me] right now - the recognition that we are still not equal.

I absolutely love guys. I love hanging out around them - well, not all of them, some of them are dickheads - but you know, the ones that I love, I love.

But you have to recognize that the playing field isn’t even yet, and it does have to be even. And you can still like clothes.

— Keira Knightley in ELLEUK’s July 2014 issue (via underwaternow)

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“Both heterosexuals and homosexuals view bisexuality with misunderstanding, mistrust, hostility, and alienation. These scenarios do not leave bisexuals in the situation often referred to as ‘‘having the best of both worlds,’’ because ‘both worlds are closets’.”

from Attitudes and Self-Images of Male and Female Bisexuals by Carol D. Bronn

(via steviefuckingnicks)


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