1. keepupwithferguson:

    ireblogblackgirls:

    ireblogblackgirls:

    "My name is Jamal Tucker. Me and a few friends of mine are trying to put together a Tear Gas Treatment unit and support aid for protestors. Me and my friends are a combination of  Emergency Medical Technician and student nurses wanting to treat tear gas victims becasue of the heath risk they can casue and potentially kill individuals. We also want to set up a workshop to show people the proper way to treat victims, and the possible side effects that could happen becasue of being gassed. We are asking for money to buy supplys like  disposible gas mask to distribute, cases of water, sanatation products for the chemicals on the skin. We have already for some to provide us with extra shirts for victims but we need help with the remainder of the cost as we are college students. Please spread the word and help us with anything you can."

    gofundme.com/f93bk0

    EVERY ON PLEASE SUPPORT THIS CAUSE

    black-culture

    Signal Boost!

    Tagged #ferguson
     
  2. infamousnfamous:

    memeguy-com:

    Halloween display fell over

    OR

    THE FIRST CASUALTY OF THE SKELETON WAR

    (via redmetoo)

     
  3. cmajalislolz:

    euthanizeallwhitepeople:

    shijinkoo:

    espritfollet:

    numinous-queer:

    officialmcmahon:

    fuckyeahethnicwomen:

    espritfollet:

    This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not  a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map. Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.

    I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian. 

    Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent. But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews! 

    No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you. 

    Geography, people. It’s important. 

    This pops up on my dash every so often. I reblog it again, not just because I wrote it, but because nothing has changed since I first posted this.

    What’s cool about Iran is that it falls in 3 different regions of Asia so depending on what part of Iran you’re in, you can kind of get culture shocked a bit. The central and western part of the country is West Asia, the north east is Central Asia, and the southeast is in South Asia. 

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    To the folks wondering about Russia being included, I want to mention that the cultural debates and angst about that has been going on for CENTURIES. While France has been pretty fetishized all the way back from Peter the Great, there is no question that we are not Europe, even with that influence showing really obviously in historical seats of power like St. Petersburg. Nonetheless, the whole country was under control of the Mongols (The Golden Horde) from roughly 1242 to 1480, and that left an enormous Mongolian and Tatar heritage that remains to this day. The ancient Scythians are huge in the cultural imagination as well. And besides… look at the Russians who are outside the standard “Kievan Rus” phenotype (which most folks assume is how all Russians look.) 

    Here are three of the 30 distinct ethnic groups in Siberia alone:

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    Buryat grandfather, photo by Alexander Newby

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    Evenk children, photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva

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    Young Yakut couple, photographer unknown

    boom

    AS SOMEONE WITH NORTHERN IRANIAN (AZERBAIJANI)/RUSSIAN/ HAZARA-PERSIAN/ UYGHUR-CHINESE ANCESTRY THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL POST 

    IF ANYONE EVER SAYS “I LOVE ASIAN CULTURE”, REFER THEM TO THIS AND THEN STOMP ON THEIR FACE

    THANK YOU THIS IS NOT A DIFFICULT CONCEPT. ALSO FUCK ORIENTALISM. 

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  4. belleandwhistle:

    breyanarae:

    elegantlytasteless:

    Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African ancestors thrown overboard.

    I couldnt not reblog this, it’s so powerful to me.

    oh my god.

    (Source: elegantly-tasteless, via drunk-in-hetalia)

     
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  6. vivzie-pop:

    tomokotohomiko:

    pugletto:

    staarlady:

    i’ve seen more posts of people being excited for Home than this movie, which made me upset because this movie comes out before Home does (not that i am saying that you shouldn’t praise Home as well). and as for Big Hero 6 (a movie that also comes out after the Book of Life) and the people saying that there is a lack of representation of Asians in media, i feel you. why? because there is a bigger lack of hispanics, and i agree Disney messed up, you be upset. but be happy for Hispanics as well because we finally got an animated movie representing us and our culture. so please go see this movie when it comes out.

    that is all i ask.

    im soexcited about this movie but i keep seeing this post and want to add that everyone should also keep in mind that dia de los muertos is specifically MEXICAN. la muerte (santa muerte) and a lot of what is being depicted is seen primarily in MEXICAN culture and should not be lumped together in its entirety as a “hispanic” thing.

    I need to explain a little bit more about the cast, because seriously this is so cool:

    The cast of characters in the movie is almost entirely Mexican, save for a few minor characters who (from what I can tell) aren’t relevant to the plot. The voice cast is ALL POC with like 3 exceptions, and most of the cast members are Mexican, meaning that this is a story being told by characters and by people who have a direct cultural connection to it. That’s huge.

    ALL OF THIS AND MORE! GO SEE IT!

    Hispanics need so much more representation then we get <3

    Yayy culturesss <333

    (via drunk-in-hetalia)

    Tagged #!!!
     
  7. re-the-bear:

    satans-advocate:

    ultrafacts:

    52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.

    The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to ‘blast the warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of 3 officers was required and thanks to him, the world was saved from being scarred badly.

    His story is finally being told the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

    SourceMore Facts HERE

    thinking for yourself.

    might just save the god damn world.

    The Disney Channel used to air these little shorts about geniuses and historical people. At the end Genie would say, “Great minds don’t think alike. They think for themselves.”

    (Source: ultrafacts, via drunk-in-hetalia)

     
  8. shnoppsies:

    finally, a dress up game for me

    (via drunk-in-hetalia)

    Tagged #why
     

  9. aph-satan:

    randomfandomteacher:

    heretical-hypothetical:

    artigosaurus:

    queen-of-dork:

    i-am-a-cat-eins-zwei-drei:

    debisanacronym1:

    WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?

    NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN

    IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!

    WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!

    VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!

    THE UNDERDOG

    I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.

    http://time.com/3429938/pluto-planet-vote/

    (via woodswolf)

     

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