White people, you don’t know or care about how to build people of color up and empower them, and you don’t know or care about how to deconstruct racism in yourselves, let alone the world. Stop trying to silence people of color telling us how we “need to” fight against racism in a way that makes it…


being cremated is my last hope of getting a hot, smoking body


Boost it, electrocute it, rocketship itShe is currently behind Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Can we please not let that happen, thanks



Boost it, electrocute it, rocketship it

She is currently behind Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.
Can we please not let that happen, thanks


Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex

Directed by: M. Hasna M.

“Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex” is a documentary about Eurocentric standards of female beauty that are held across most (post-Colonial) cultures. 

Some of the topics covered: Skin color preferences in relation to class/culture, the media’s role in exacerbating internalized racism, skin bleaching products, exoticism of dark-skinned women, and the phenomenon of tanning amongst White women.


SoLDN: This is about the real life implant of colourism.

I can’t remember if we’ve reblogged this before but even so, WATCH IT! 

white man: well, if male privilege and white privilege exist, then how come my life isn't perfect? checkmate
Do you all have a favorite leader?

Politically, Lenin is famous for his critique of ‘spontaneism’, which, it should be noted, is not directed against the spontaneity, resourcefulness, inventiveness and genius of the masses of the people but against a political ideology which, screened by an exaltation of the spontaneity of the masses, exploits it in order to divert it into an incorrect politics. But it is not generally realized that Lenin adopts exactly the same position in his conceptions of scientific practice. Lenin wrote: ‘without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement .’ He could equally have written: without scientifc theory there can be no production of scientific knowledges. His defence of the requirements of theory in scientific practice precisely coincides with his defence of the requirements of theory in political practice. His anti-spontaneism then takes the theoretical form of anti-empiricism, anti-positivism and anti-pragmatism.

But just as his political anti-spontaneism presupposes the deepest respect for the spontaneity of the masses, his theoretical anti-spontaneism presupposes the greatest respect for practice in the process of knowledge. Neither in his conception of science, nor in his conception of politics does Lenin for one moment fall into theoreticism.

- Louis Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy, 1968 (via spectreofcommunism)


Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY V. I. LENIN – 4.22.1870Image: LENIN FISHES IN REVOLUTIONARY WATERSFrom the Mural: MOTHER EARTHBy Mike Alewitz/ 1989Mural at Children’s Hospital, Managua, NicaraguaDedicated to the Children of PalestineComplete Mural
Via Mike Alewitz



From the Mural: MOTHER EARTH

By Mike Alewitz/ 1989

Mural at Children’s Hospital, Managua, Nicaragua
Dedicated to the Children of Palestine

Complete Mural

Via Mike Alewitz

"You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East."

Mehdi Hasan

Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!'  In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the U.S. continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on. 9/11 was not only only a result religious extremism and it certainly was NOT because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is often primarily politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact. (via insideonemind)

(via endtheterrorwar)


My dash just did a thing.


My dash just did a thing.