Lily's Way

Ask me anything   20, Senior in college, Nursing major, Psych Minor. Nigerian living in metro Detroit. Random shit that interests me.

leepyr:


doitforasgard:

samcannon:

“You can’t control the Universe. You are the water, not the rock.” 

But actually, after a very long time, if it keeps going, the water will eventually shape the rock. You don’t realize it at first but it’s happening, it happens every second. Yes, you’re the water, but if you can’t see how you changed the universe, it doesn’t mean you didn’t.

You are what everyone needs in their life

leepyr:

doitforasgard:

samcannon:

“You can’t control the Universe. You are the water, not the rock.” 

But actually, after a very long time, if it keeps going, the water will eventually shape the rock. You don’t realize it at first but it’s happening, it happens every second. Yes, you’re the water, but if you can’t see how you changed the universe, it doesn’t mean you didn’t.

You are what everyone needs in their life

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soulrevision:

bellahugo:

ratchetmelancholy:

White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective. 

please let them know.

Welp

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"The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged."

bell hooks (via smallbodies)

To all “egalitarians”

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(Source: esteemsters, via theuppitynegras)

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walkingthenarrowway:

sapphrikah:

butwilltherebetea:

Rock Newman on The Phil Donahue Show sharing his experiences as a black man who has passed as white. 

Literally just said this the other day

Tell them again, because they act real hard of hearing when we explain this shit.

but they don’t hear u doeee.

(Source: gynocraticgrrl, via 2damnfeisty)

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2damnfeisty:

lilbigmeech:

If this ain’t bout true as hell

Some of y’all will grow up to be this auntie.

2damnfeisty:

lilbigmeech:

If this ain’t bout true as hell

Some of y’all will grow up to be this auntie.

(via muzungus)

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#i have this wig 

yung-maple:

And its ironic as a kid I always wondered about this since I’m a native New Yorker. White people are rarely spotted in most areas unless your out in the northern less urban.areas. even still they’re not a majority

(Source: sassyfeminism, via muzungus)

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thedame:

afrotrekkie:

Cities of Africa 2.0
Because everyones bored of Paris/NY/London & these places are kind of amazing.


WTF!? Johannesburg is NOWHERE NEAR a beach!! That’s DURBAN…

thedame:

afrotrekkie:

Cities of Africa 2.0

Because everyones bored of Paris/NY/London & these places are kind of amazing.

WTF!? Johannesburg is NOWHERE NEAR a beach!! That’s DURBAN…

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#lagosians  #i cannot wait to go back  #lagos 
"Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.

Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.

It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …"

bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink (via fliponymous)

this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1

(via haveyouevercriedwolf)

White people are still the ~standard so that’s not so revolutionary.

(via dykeprivilege)

A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

That’s some bullshit right there.

(via little-bulldozer)

If you take away anything from this website, please let it be what I bolded ^

(via buxombibliophile)

Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

(via fuckyeahcracker)

See also: Why intersectionality is REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT OK.

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amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

image

this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

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il-tenore-regina:

"women didn’t get the right to vote till 1920"

WHITE WOMEN. 

"what?"

WHITE WOMEN.

"what do you mea—?"

WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITE

WOMEN. 

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— 3 days ago with 14041 notes
cartoonpolitics:

references assertions in the news that for every dollar paid to men in the USA, women earn only $0.77. In the case of  African American women that drops to $0.66 and for Hispanic women $0.58… (some background here)

cartoonpolitics:

references assertions in the news that for every dollar paid to men in the USA, women earn only $0.77. In the case of  African American women that drops to $0.66 and for Hispanic women $0.58… (some background here)

(Source: editorialcartoonists.com, via muzungus)

— 3 days ago with 4771 notes
"Noah" Screenwriter Ari Handel Addresses the Reason For An All White Cast: To Represent "Stand-ins for All People" →

dynastylnoire:

note-a-bear:

glossylalia:

Did you know the sun rose in the east and will set in the west? Or that water is wet? Or that little shits will be little shits even if you give them millions of dollars to make a movie? This person is also vv upset that Benetton and Star Trek had the sheer gaul to cast people of color in their respective media. 

I cannot even begin to fathom the wrongness of this

From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’ Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying, ‘Would the ark float and is it big enough to get all the species in there?’ That’s irrelevant to the questions because the questions are operating on a different plane than that; they’re operating on the mythical plane.” - From the Complex article. 


Colorblindness always seems to equate not having anyone of color involved in casting. Therefore race does matter. It matters enough to exclude anyone that isn’t white.

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