+Stench of Discovery+
❝ Ratchet is a racialized term. So is ghetto. So is thug. So is welfare queen. Someone does not have to EXPLICITLY say the word “black” in order for something to be racist against black people. Speaking in flagrantly racist terms is one of the least sophisticated manifestations of racism today. ❞

TemperedFury on Philip DeFranco’s, creator of the YouTube channel Philly D, use of racialized language.  (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

oooo Apparently I’m racist!  Sorry every group other than white people…

We can’t be friends now. Tumblr says I’m a bad person because at one point I said the word ratchet. Also who says, “Welfare Queen”?

My disdain for most people knows no color, gender, or creed. That said congrats about complaining about something on Tumblr, playing victim, and getting lots of reblogs.  YOU’RE CHANGING THE WORLD Y’ALL!!! 

Love yo faces :)  Except white people.  Fuck those honkies… AMIRITE?!

<3

(via defranco)

One of the most sinister things about normalized racism is you don’t have to have bad intentions to be racist, you just have to remain ignorant. Here Philip DeFranco is doing that in strides.

Instead of taking some well-placed criticism he (you Phil, I’m talking directly to you) is being a dismissive dipshit. Good job re-affirming the critique in that apparently he is so convinced of his own colorblindness that he can’t even see his own flagrant racism.

His response is an attempt to minimize his mistake (the hyperbolic false apology), to create a stawman — "Tumblr says I’m a bad person because at one point I said the word ratchet" — so he doesn’t have to take responsibility of having used racialized language, and at all times never having to look inward at himself at his own racism. 

He then tries to socialize his backwardness — “My disdain for most people knows no color, gender, or creed.” — as if equally being a bigot solves being a bigot at all. 

The last part is the cherry on the cake, where he insults the rest of us by assuming we are not only doing the work of educating (through social media) in our private lives, but he again, being a dismissive dipshit, assumes we are not also the foot-soldiers making-by-living the change of creating a better world. 

It would be hard to find a more obvious example of a less self-inflated white guy getting called out for having an overly inaccurate, generous view of himself, then telling everybody else we’re stupid not to see his awesomeness. 

Sorry Phil, you are just another white guy who refuses to see his privilege. There’s a reason you’re popular. 

(via america-wakiewakie)

tagged » racism ·
TRACK: Here In Your Arms
ARTIST: Hellogoodbye
ALBUM: Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!

cindycrawfordhair:

i like…… where we are…… When we drive…. in ur car

chlomo14:

Favourite tv shows: Malcolm in the middle

tagged » hahaha · malcolm in the middle ·

thebaconsandwichofregret:

i want to force like 75% of male nerddom to watch this conversation

assgardian:

boy being able to manipulate metals would be pretty magneato

tagged » hahaha · marvel ·

girlwhowasonfire:

shitangiggle:

girlwhowasonfire:

Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.

tagged » ageism ·

giraffepoliceforce:

I’m not racist or anything, but I really don’t feel comfortable with the demographics that are showing up in the media nowadays. Especially in comic books. I get that people want representation or whatever, but really? Just because a character is a different race than you doesn’t mean you can’t relate to them. You can still come to identify with and learn from a character that has a different gender than yourself or a different sexual orientation. I know this might offend someone, but I just don’t think what they’re doing right now is really necessary for good storytelling.

Anyways. Sorry for rambling. I just don’t see the point of having so many straight white dudes in comics.

tagged » hahaha · comic problems ·

litverve:

Isaac Levitan, Fog over water, c.1895

tagged » neat art · nature ·

Watched this gorgeous sunset over the bay with my cousins! @benstodola #picstitch #sunset #vacation

tagged » picstitch · sunset · vacation ·

eat-to-thrive:

Little watermelon, cantaloupe, & honeydew melon balls this morning. So deliciously hydrating 💦