1. versaceslut:

    how to escape racism, homophobia, and transphobia

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    how to escape “racism againt white people”, “heterophobia”, and “cisphobia”

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  2. yes, denny’s lost a $54 million law suit for being anti-black.
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    here’s another source.

    ETA: i’m going to affix my second post here, because this has gone a little viral, without the best sources. bear in mind, my initial discussion of this topic began as a response to props for the denny’s tweet about coachella and its implied wrongs of cultural appropriation.

    i did ask everyone to complete further research. thus far, i’m seeing reblogs, but no further comments. c’mon, now. like certain agencies and news outlets, i withheld pertinent information about this case, hoping you jovenes would go find it. no? seriously? why not.

    okay. did you find the fact that the head of the DOJ’s civil right’s division, deval l. patrick, remarked at the time, that this was the largest and broadest settlement ever paid under federal public accommodation laws? those were federal laws—not state statutes—enacted over 70 years ago, now, to end segregation in restaurants and other public places serving the public.

    so, what actually happened, to bring denny’s to the attention of the DOJ’s civil rights division (and: did you know the DOJ has a civil rights division, with various branches, including housing?). 

    majority of the claims came from black customers. this included a black federal judge from houston, traveling with his wife, who was forced to wait nearly an hour—while white patrons were served, and white teens taunted the black couple with the word “n*****.” no one from the staff did a damned thing.

    one of the first complaints came in 1991 from a group of 18 young black men, who were asked to pay before service, at a denny’s in san jose, california. the men complied—but they also filed a suit against denny’s.

    in 1993 (some articles have the date wrong), uniformed members of president clinton’s u.s. secret service were refused service in Annapolis, by a white waitress, because they were black; meanwhile their white secret service counterparts were seated and served. the black agents filed a complaintand one denny’s corporate public relations offices obviously couldn’t ignore.

    1997 saw the rabid beatings of 6 Asian American students from syracuse university. after the standard treatment of denny’s “wait while we serve the whites,” the students complained to the management and their server, so were forced to leave the restaurant by security called by the manager. the students stated a group of white men then emerged from the restaurant and attacked them while shouting racial slurs. several of the asian students were left unconscious

    what denny’s paid was a class action lawsuit for racial discrimination. claims proven during that case were settled, by any person of color (called a “minority,” in the suit). the overwhelming majority of those who had proven claims were black customers. denny’s clearly had an overall agenda upholding white supremacy.

    ironically (and sadly), after the $54.4 million settlement, the restaurant chain went all out to win back its percentage of people of color—especially its former 10% black customer base. their public relations department featured sherman hemsley and isabel sanford, in one television commercialFortune magazine selected denny’s as “best company for minorities” in 2001; Black Enterprise gave top space for the chain in their “best companies for diversity,” in 2006 and 2007. read more about the effects of denny’s “grand slam” advertising, by doing some research. seriously *s

    now consider why denny’s has its public relations department sending out these bold "calling out" messages, that manage to "raise awareness" about cultural appropriation. even for some of us who are critical of the tweets, there’s the thought that, “it’s not a bad idea.” well, it worked, didn’t it? mm.

    c/s

    ~canéla

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    I called out their motives the other day, didn’t I? 

    I said they was apologizing for not letting Black folks eat, lol.

    SEE THROUGH.

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  3. jesuisperdu:

    at-divinebeing:

    dynastylnoire:

    He goes in

    damn

    my guy neil degrasse is royalty

    i want to be meet/talk to neil and glenn ligon before i die.

    (Source: jessehimself)

     
  4. tanacetum-vulgare:

shit-settlers-said:

Liberal Party spokesman, during the government of Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier (pictured), on his party’s retraction of the Conservative’s earlier Franchisement Bill, which gave limited citizenship rights to “Indian” males:
"It is a derogation to the dignity of the people and an insult to free white people in the country to place them on a level with pagan and barbarian Indians”
Source: Page 257 in Canada’s First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times by Olive Dickason, 2009. 

This guy is on our money

    tanacetum-vulgare:

    shit-settlers-said:

    Liberal Party spokesman, during the government of Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier (pictured), on his party’s retraction of the Conservative’s earlier Franchisement Bill, which gave limited citizenship rights to “Indian” males:

    "It is a derogation to the dignity of the people and an insult to free white people in the country to place them on a level with pagan and barbarian Indians”

    Source: Page 257 in Canada’s First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times by Olive Dickason, 2009. 

    This guy is on our money

     
  5. jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

Rachel Sussman’s photographs of the oldest living things in the world – a masterpiece at the intersection of art, science, and philosophy.

With an artist’s gift for “aesthetic force” and a scientist’s rigorous respect for truth, Sussman straddles a multitude of worlds as she travels across space and time to unearth Earth’s greatest stories of resilience, stories of tragedy and triumph, past and future, but above all stories that humble our human lives, which seem like the blink of a cosmic eye against the timescales of these ancient organisms — organisms that have unflinchingly witnessed all of our own tragedies and triumphs, our wars and our revolutions, our holocausts and our renaissances, and have remained anchored to existence more firmly than we can ever hope to be.
Above all, however, the project raises questions that aren’t so much scientific or artistic as profoundly human: What is the meaning of human life if it comes and goes before a patch of moss has reached the end of infancy? How do our petty daily stresses measure up against a struggle for survival stretching back millennia? Who would we be if we relinquished our arrogant conviction that we are Earth’s biological crown jewel?

See more here.

I guarantee you that Rachel Sussman’s ten-year quest to chronicle the oldest living things on Earth will be the best thing you read about today. It will change the way you look at your life, and the life around you. It will change your perspective regarding your time on Earth, that everything, from fleeting mayflies to ancient mosses struggles for existence daily, and no matter how many sunrises we see, we should relish in each of them for their impermanence.
(Emphasis mine. Seriously… go to Brain Pickings and check out the rest. You can buy Sussman’s book here.)

    jtotheizzoe:

    explore-blog:

    Rachel Sussman’s photographs of the oldest living things in the world – a masterpiece at the intersection of art, science, and philosophy.

    With an artist’s gift for “aesthetic force” and a scientist’s rigorous respect for truth, Sussman straddles a multitude of worlds as she travels across space and time to unearth Earth’s greatest stories of resilience, stories of tragedy and triumph, past and future, but above all stories that humble our human lives, which seem like the blink of a cosmic eye against the timescales of these ancient organisms — organisms that have unflinchingly witnessed all of our own tragedies and triumphs, our wars and our revolutions, our holocausts and our renaissances, and have remained anchored to existence more firmly than we can ever hope to be.

    Above all, however, the project raises questions that aren’t so much scientific or artistic as profoundly human: What is the meaning of human life if it comes and goes before a patch of moss has reached the end of infancy? How do our petty daily stresses measure up against a struggle for survival stretching back millennia? Who would we be if we relinquished our arrogant conviction that we are Earth’s biological crown jewel?

    See more here.

    I guarantee you that Rachel Sussman’s ten-year quest to chronicle the oldest living things on Earth will be the best thing you read about today. It will change the way you look at your life, and the life around you. It will change your perspective regarding your time on Earth, that everything, from fleeting mayflies to ancient mosses struggles for existence daily, and no matter how many sunrises we see, we should relish in each of them for their impermanence.

    (Emphasis mine. Seriously… go to Brain Pickings and check out the rest. You can buy Sussman’s book here.)

     
  6. danielkanhai:

    i remember at the height of my job interview period i would look up job interview tips anywhere i could find them. sometimes in a weird, delusional state i would convince myself it was possible to mind trick people, you know? like get inside their heads. body mirroring, using their names a lot, stuff like that. there was this one time i was getting dressed to go out and i was trying to find a clean undershirt. i found one, but then i found another undershirt that was, uh, pretty much as clean. i had worn it for like four hours while i was out the day before. it wasn’t dirty, it was just, worn i guess. anyways i was looking at these two undershirts and i thought, “i’ll wear this one that i wore yesterday because what if that thing about human pheromones is true and they’re on this shirt and i wear it and then the person interviewing me like, picks up on it and falls in love with me on a really deep subconscious level? that’s a thing, i’ve definitely read a thing about that.” so i wore the shirt. see how crazy extended job searches make you? like that sounded like a good idea to me. “job interview? sure, i’ll just wear this dirty fucking shirt and trick their ancient lizard brain into thinking they want to mate with me. then we’ll talk vacation days. if this doesn’t work i’ll present the collection of shiny stones i keep in my backpack.”

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  9. addelburgh:

incognito

    addelburgh:

    incognito

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  10. digg:

    jackhawksmoor:

    onlylolgifs:

    Fish on Wheels

    OH MY GOD HE’S OFF TO SEE THE WORLD

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    HE’S LIKE A FISH ASTRONAUT LEAVE ME HERE TO DIE

    This is the most beautiful thing in the world

    The video

    Studio diip develops new products using image recognition software. Most aren’t as exciting as the fishmobile but the vegetable recognizer, which picks out recipes based on vegetables on the table seems like it could be cool and useful.

     
  11. devilduck:

Cactus chair

    devilduck:

    Cactus chair

    (Source: thesweetestspit)

     
  12. huffingtonpost:

    Since April 1, French Artist Abraham Poincheval has been partaking in an interactive exhibition at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature. He is essentially chilling inside a taxidermy bear with sparse food and water.

    Find out more about this performance artwork here

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  13. The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world. We have to do this in order to get our work done. I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines. When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again.
    — Ursula LeGuin (via nathanielstuart)

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  14. afghangster:

people romanticize growing up in the 90s but we had our struggles 

    afghangster:

    people romanticize growing up in the 90s but we had our struggles 

    (Source: 0ver-doze, via afternoonsnoozebutton)

     
  15. outofcontextdnd:

    "No you can’t name your weapon shop ‘Bloodbath and Beyond’."

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