"One fun fact I learned while on the air with Keith Olbermann was that humans on the Internet are scumbags. People say children are cruel, but I was never made fun of as a child or an adult. Suddenly, my disability on the world wide web is fair game. I would look at clips online and see comments like, "Yo, why’s she tweakin?" "Yo, is she retarded?" And my favorite, "Poor Gumby-mouth terrorist. What does she suffer from? We should really pray for her." One commenter even suggested that I add my disability to my credits: screenwriter, comedian, palsy."
Maysoon Zayid on TEDWomen (x)
this is SO IMPORTANT I AM YELLING
Internet being great: exposing more people to Maysoon Zayid and her message.
Internet being terrible: exposing Zayid to dipshit trolls.
Fucking dipshit trolls.
Have you looked in the greenhouse lately? Susanne Ussing
Chicago tomorrow is going to be really really ugly the timing of this is deliberate PLEASE stay safe
what’s happening there?
CPD, FBI, and Illinois State Troopers are going into “troubled…
This is a nightmare.
Some tweets about #NMOS14 and people all over standing in solidarity with #Ferguson
the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”
Shout out to all the little black kids in Ferguson
that are gonna go back to school soon and sit in civics classes where they’re gonna hear about such classic American myths like “democracy” and “civil rights”
(Source: shmurdapunk, via queerblackbuddhist)
Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.
After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Yes to educating oneself.
Photo of the Day: Gray Sky Ghost Town
Photo by Beverly Houwing (Beverly Hills, CA, USA); Bridgeport, CA, USA