22 4 / 2014

opinionated-introvert:

Today I found out that the USC Halloween shooter was given 40 years to life for his crime. My first reaction was, “omg, that’s a long time. his life is over.” The emotion I felt was distant and dulled because I was already mentally filing it away as another sad story of a young black male throwing…

26 3 / 2014

31 12 / 2013

queerpropaganda:

privileged folks are literally so used to never being called out on their bullshit that when they finally are, they think it’s harassment

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30 12 / 2013

juliosalgado83:

Just added this poster to my online store. 

juliosalgado83:

Just added this poster to my online store

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30 12 / 2013

hollabackhoe:

Me checking my final grades on the internet:

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30 11 / 2013

commodifiedsouls:

spkent:

Our prison population figures are a total embarrassment. Next time some conservative wants to talk about the debt ceiling and the need to cut Medicare, tell them that Medicare only costs us roughly $400 billion to provide medical care to the elderly. If they want to start cutting something, tell them to have a look at our prison system. We spend over $600 billion to incarcerate citizens. 

Oh, look at 1980. Now what could’ve happened there, I wonder.

commodifiedsouls:

spkent:

Our prison population figures are a total embarrassment. Next time some conservative wants to talk about the debt ceiling and the need to cut Medicare, tell them that Medicare only costs us roughly $400 billion to provide medical care to the elderly. If they want to start cutting something, tell them to have a look at our prison system. We spend over $600 billion to incarcerate citizens. 

Oh, look at 1980. Now what could’ve happened there, I wonder.

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15 10 / 2013

hall70:

samwinchesterhatesfire:

quads-for-the-gods:

bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

she’s so goddamned inspirational

Awww and Wow!!! She still looks like the young girl. She is definitely an inspiration!!! Bless her! And she probably doesn’t even know that she is being blogged about and reblogged.

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08 10 / 2013

24 9 / 2013

so my last year at UCLA is around the corner. i transferred there just about a year ago and i exceeded beyond my own wildest expectations. i thank many profe’s, T.A.’s, fellow students, parents, family, friends, and kind strangers that pointed me in the right direction.

however, with applying to grad school, full time load, working part time, and an internship - i really hope i haven’t bit off more than i can chew. that is, ive told myself (specifically this past Spring 13) that i would never overwhelm myself like that again, but i feel i might be doing that again this quarter. i just look at my syllabus for this Environmental Studies class and it looks like that takes the grand prize for an eloquent amount of work (field work + pop quizzes + 6 papers + surveying) in just one fucking class. i tell myself that i can pull off another productive quarter and succeed again, but who knows. i know i cant possibly be burning out this early in my college trajectory, but i hope i come across some good people who I can support and vice-versa, build that community in these tough times and classes coming up.

i also feel guilty since i will be taking a hiatus from an organizing space ive dedicated a good 2 years of my life to. i hope i dont regret stepping away and i pray they dont see me as a jerk/selfish fuck for stepping out while i try to figure my own stuff out. ill do my best to help when i can.

i have to remember to always take care of myself and remember to smile and appreciate the moments when someone takes 5 minutes to talk with me or invites to lunch or shares a laugh with me.


good luck to anyone starting a big part, continuing a significant part, or ending a phase in your life. paz y abrazos from east el lay.

22 9 / 2013

"You need to realize that the way you are feeling now will not be permanent."

(r.h.)

damn…this came just at the right moment. i needed this.

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