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And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

The just universe fallacy.

(via etymonaut)
etymonaut:

stormingtheivory:

daggerpen:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh wow, this is fantastic!

Meanwhile America can’t even admit that the global climate disaster is a thing… Yet we’re still arrogant enough to think we can boss an entire continent around. Ridiculous.

The desertification of the African continent is directly tied to imperialism and colonialism.  There is a long history of community land management— many “forests” were created by human hands in Africa.  When the people were in charge of their own communities and land trees were planted and nurtured, which in turn enriched the soil, kept water and moisture, and supported the growth of agriculture. 
The white Iowa farm boys argued vehemently with my African-born and raised Professor on this— they thought that desertification in Africa was due to mismanagement, corruption, and overpopulation by the African nations.  It’s strange to me how they were so absolutely against the notion that Africans were the best stewards of their land, and had been for millennia.

etymonaut:

stormingtheivory:

daggerpen:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh wow, this is fantastic!

Meanwhile America can’t even admit that the global climate disaster is a thing… Yet we’re still arrogant enough to think we can boss an entire continent around. Ridiculous.

The desertification of the African continent is directly tied to imperialism and colonialism.  There is a long history of community land management— many “forests” were created by human hands in Africa.  When the people were in charge of their own communities and land trees were planted and nurtured, which in turn enriched the soil, kept water and moisture, and supported the growth of agriculture. 

The white Iowa farm boys argued vehemently with my African-born and raised Professor on this— they thought that desertification in Africa was due to mismanagement, corruption, and overpopulation by the African nations.  It’s strange to me how they were so absolutely against the notion that Africans were the best stewards of their land, and had been for millennia.

literally me today

literally me today

tigerhazard:

jamdoughnutmagician:

there is not one search term here that isn’t magical

i know ive reblogged this before at least twice but i decided to read through the entire thing this time and im in pain from how hard i am laughing please forgive me

Auto correct is finally working!

For all the protesters out there:

pon-raul:

If you aren’t aware, cops love to destroy the phones of people who record them. 

So next time you’re in a situation where you are recording an officer and fear for the safety of your video evidence, try using the Bambuser app.

It uploads your video online to your Bambuser account while you record it. You can also stream the video live. This way your videos are saved online, safe from the hands of the uniformed pigs. 

good looks

gonna give it a try

z2z2z:

so ever since i started producing music i have been noticing that every time i listen to a song i will subconsciously separate all of the instruments and effects and listen to them respectively but also simultaneously and when i do that my brain assigns them different shapes (i cannot explain the shapes, they are not conventional) and colors to each sound and its really cool but it’s kinda freaking me out! does this happen to anyone else? i feel like i unlocked a level in my mind or something

When I stated chopping up drum breaks my mind did this too. Any time I hear a solo sequence of some instrument I’m taking mental notes so I can sample it later. If its a live performance I’m praying the goddamn crowd stays quiet

oneterabyteofkilobyteage:

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buttwyatt:

david duchovny doesn’t know what frogs are

the world may never know :(

I been asking the same thing for years

I been asking the same thing for years