Half-truths.     

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Open letter to Sufjan Stevens

You are weird and magical.

I love you a great deal. Michigan forever. Etc.

But what’s with the “ghetto” talk on your blog, man. It’s kind of racially tinged and unnecessary.

Your posts are miniature masterpieces, that is no doubt. But that word appearing so prominently in the page header gave me bad vibes.

Anyway, come play in Mexico sometime soon. TTYL LOLLL

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thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Dear Miley. I can’t stop listening to #GetItRight (great song, great message, great body), but maybe you need a quick grammar lesson. One particular line causes concern: “I been laying in this bed all night long.” Miley, technically speaking, you’ve been LYING, not LAYING, an irregular verb form that should only be used when there’s an object, i.e. “I been laying my tired booty on this bed all night long.” Whatever. I’m not the best lyricist, but you know what I mean. #Get It Right The Next Time. But don’t worry, even Faulkner messed it up. We all make mistakes, and surely this isn’t your worst misdemeanor. But also, Miley, did you know the tense here is also totally wrong. Surely you’ve heard of Present Perfect Continuous Tense (I HAVE BEEN LYING in this bed all night long [hopefully getting some beauty sleep?]). It’s a weird, equivocal, almost purgatorial tense, not quite present, not quite past, not quite here, not quite there. Somewhere in between. I feel that way all the time. It kind of sucks. But I have a feeling your “present perfect continuous” involves a lot more excitement than mine. Anyway, doesn’t that also sum up your career right now? Present. Perfect. Continuous. And Tense. Intense? Girl, you work it like Mike Tyson. Miley, I love you because you’re the Queen, grammatically and anatomically speaking. And you’re the hottest cake in the pan. Don’t ever grow old. Live brightly before your fire fades into total darkness. XXOO Sufjan

Holy shit…. ilu Surfjamz
youngblackandvegan:

nativnuance:

The 8 White Identities, by Barnor Hesse. Breaking down the white gaze.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PROFESSORS. HANDS DOWN!
with his ole british self
Hesse knows his shit, as you can tell

11 months ago // 5,486 notes

Well, Death Grips dropped from Corona Capital 2013 and we didn’t end up going on Saturday, so we were bummed to miss out on The xx, Kurt Vile, M.I.A and some others.

BUT

We still saw:

Iceage
The Black Angels
Perfume Genius
Portugal. The Man
Jimmy Eat World
Fuck Buttons
Vampire Weekend
Savages
Queens of the Stone Age
&
Sigur Rós

I also got way sunburnt. The night before we found a hole-in-the-wall metalhead club and watched a couple of local Mexico City acts and then went to some check out some goth band at a different bar.

So, all in all, best weekend, even though we took the bus back Sunday night/Monday morning, dozed for a few hours and had to go straight to work when we got home, lolll

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floatingwoo:

Jack by floatingwoo
insearchforknowledge:

7 Ways To Eat Good While On A Hood Budget by Stic of Dead Prez
http://plantbasedonabudget.com/7-ways-to-eat-good-while-on-a-hood-budget-by-stic-of-dead-prez/
graffiti art amazes me all the time, anyway, but something that has always baffled me is that most artists block out the entire shape in color and then add defining lines to makes the letters. that’s, like, the total opposite way I would approach it and shows how much talent and artistic vision goes into each piece. you really have to know what you’re doing to make it a cohesive final product.
"It takes a massive, unbelievable amount of courage to stand up and say something is racist. Or sexist. Or ableist. Or any kind of -ist. A person who stands up does not do it for entertainment or enjoyment, because being looked upon as uncouth for interrupting others’ good times is not enjoyable or entertaining. Nor do they do it because it hurt their feelings, because -isms do not hurt feelings. -Isms are not that kind. -Isms kick people to the ground and hold them there for others to walk upon. Don’t be mistaken—if someone calls you racist or sexist or any -ist, they do not wish to annoy you or cause you problems. I can almost guarantee you that they are feeling scared or weak when they call you out, because what they are doing is telling someone who is walking upon them for a hand up, for consideration. And you need to give them that. You need to listen."

an eden in the ocean (via neverthehurricane)

this, a thousand times over.

(via zurik)

relevant to my dashboard today.

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I want this to auto-reblog every hour.

(via readingpolitics)

11 months ago // Notes

loveforearth:

Bird by Martin Abela

So Far This Year, L.A. County Sheriff's Dogs Have Only Bitten People of Color - Mike Riggs - The Atlantic Cities

amaditalks:

Every person bitten by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s dog from January - June of 2013 has been black or Hispanic. The Police Assessment Resource Center analyzed the pattern and found it to be as highly questionable as the basic fact appears. Especially damning was the use of dogs to bite, thereby subduing for capture, suspects who had closed themselves into small spaces such as closets and sheds.<blockquote>Instead of attempting to bring the suspect out with teargas, a sting ball, a flash bang, or through interrogation, CSD opened the door and sent in the dog for the purpose of biting the suspects. If officers could open the door safely to send in the dog, they just as safely and easily could have used tear gas, or other less risky, and less potentially damaging force.</blockquote>67% of police dog bites required hospital treatment, as opposed to 22% of other deployments of force such as batons and tasers. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stated in a ruling that use of a police dog to bite a suspect is the equivalent of “an officer swinging a baton with three-centimeter spikes attached.”

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