this is the reality of the world that you live in
"Ignorance has prevailed so long only because people do not want to find out the truth."

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” — Edward Everett Hale

dare-for-distances:

Thank you MTV for bringing acknowledgment to something that nobody els on the news will

❝ When you’re at the pool lounging on a beach chair and some little kids are running and the lifeguard screams out “no running” do you respond “excuse, not all of us are running”? No, you don’t. The lifeguard didn’t have to specifically state who they were talking to because you’re intelligent enough to comprehend that the comment wasn’t being directed at you. ❞

— Found a quote that shuts down that “not all men” argument pretty well. 

shannonwest:

equalityandthecity:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)

Y E S 

sigfodr:

 Unsung Founders Memorial - UNC Chapel Hill

As you approach the table in the middle of the quad just south of popular Franklin Street, it is easy to miss it’s foundation.  In fact, most students do.  It is common to see students using the table for lunch, conversation, a nap, or even occasionally to study.  It isn’t even infrequent that someone may leave trash upon the table or its chairs.

The fact that the base of this table is ignored is actually a comment on the meaning of the monument, which was built to honor the people of color, both enslaved and free, that helped build the university.  UNC Chapel Hill is old and most of it’s original students were slave-owners, as an education at the school would be out of reach for those without significant means.

Inscribed on the table:

“The Class of 2002 honors the University’s unsung founders – the people of color bond and free – who helped build the Carolina that we cherish today.”

How often have any of us sat at the table of prosperity and opportunity and not considered the “Unsung Founders” of the United States?

ursus-austrum:

amroyounes:

How about some love for a good police officer?

Officer Gaetano Acerra

Responded to a call where a 13 year old boy didnt want to live in his home anymore. He found out that the family couldnt afford a bed or much else for the teen.

So he bought him one. A big queen sized one.

He also bought him a Tv and someone donated a Wii, so now they play whenever Officer Gaetano Acerra has a chance

He also plans to get him a dresser, mirror, and a hamper. Among other things he needs but cannot afford.

People. They’re not ALWAYS a bunch of bastards.

http://www.wsmv.com/story/25459694/police-officer-goes-above-and-beyond-for-sumter-teen

aeon-fux:

This just happened in Seattle. A group of nonviolent protestors in support of Palestine were being harassed by a WHITE MAN, this fucking mall cop comes out and maces and detains a black man WITH NO AFFILIATION TOWARDS EITHER GROUP. AN INNOCENT BLACK MAN JUST WALKING INTO THE WESTLAKE MALL. The protestors are actively telling the mall cop that he MACED THE WRONG GUY, that the black man did nothing wrong, and he still handcuffs him and DENIES him water to flush out his eyes being offered by the protestors. I’m so disgusted. I have been to this area and mall many times in my life and I no longer feel safe going. I hope to god he presses charges and that this scum sucking shitstain loses his job. I’m so scared right now. I’m so fucking scared. Source here, but let the video speak for itself. 

-teesa-:

9.2.14

bunnyskittle:

PREACH.

❝ 

Be wary anytime you see a headline that says “Scientists have proved…”

Are they mathematicians? If not, then it’s likely an overstatement.

 ❞

— Logic professor 

highs0ciety:

arabbara:

R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit

this is the only september 11th post I’m reblogging

superwholockfangirl:

beautiful-tragicinthefalloutboy:

"Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons."

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Anonymous :  Do you have a facebook page?

no! been thinking of creating one, though… 

micdotcom:

Genius new app lets you take down climate change deniers with a single click 

How it works: Simply log on to the site, choose the denier you’d like to take down using the arrows on the left and right, and click “flood.” The site generates a tweet for you complete with a link to one of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers documenting the reality of climate change.

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❝ The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. ❞

— Neal Barnard (via vegan-veins)

hiphopmusicblog:

government should be terrified of their people.

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