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Emily · In the words of Jason Mraz, "I'm all about the wordplay, and also Russian and East European Studies"
Aug 20 '14
Aug 20 '14

kbthinks:

jolenemaria:

apriki:

DRAKE IS HAVING A BREAKDOWN GUYS

I am dying. I am DEAD.

+1,000,000

Drake’s feelings at the end of “Anaconda” are my main interest right now.

Aug 19 '14
Do I feel a little weird about posting this sad 21st century brag? Yes. Am I proud of the fact that the president of a Baltic country said “watch this space” and meant me? Yes. Am I proud enough to not care that posting this makes me feel weird?
Clearly.

Do I feel a little weird about posting this sad 21st century brag? Yes. Am I proud of the fact that the president of a Baltic country said “watch this space” and meant me? Yes. Am I proud enough to not care that posting this makes me feel weird?

Clearly.

Aug 19 '14

We should be so much better than this. 

(Source: sandandglass)

Aug 17 '14
And don’t you (or I, or we) forget it.

And don’t you (or I, or we) forget it.

Aug 17 '14
"How would you define somebody who puts a cat where he is and takes all the money out of the ghetto where he makes it? Who is looting whom? Grabbing off the TV set? He doesn’t really want the TV set. He’s saying screw you. It’s just judgment, by the way, on the value of the TV set. He doesn’t want it. He wants to let you know he’s there. The question I’m trying to raise is a very serious question. The mass media-television and all the major news agencies-endlessly use that word “looter”. On television you always see black hands reaching in, you know. And so the American public concludes that these savages are trying to steal everything from us, And no one has seriously tried to get where the trouble is. After all, you’re accusing a captive population who has been robbed of everything of looting. I think it’s obscene."
Aug 16 '14
Aug 15 '14
;”)

;”)

(Source: thequeenbey)

Aug 13 '14

Written wisdom: On Ferguson

I have always found it sort of funny that people, confronted with accusations of racism, become upset over having been called racist instead of upset with themselves for having done something that perpetuates a system that hurts, and kills, others.

I am not going to write a long thing about Mike Brown and Ferguson and racism and police discrimination and white privilege. That is not mine to write. It is mine to read. 

But.

I was raised with the knowledge that, at least in America, I could go to the police for help if I needed it. And I was raised knowing that I could go into any store anywhere and not be followed or harassed or accused. And I was raised knowing that I could come home safely. And I was raised knowing that if I chose to run, it wouldn’t be assumed that I was running away guiltily. And I was raised knowing that I could keep my hands in my pockets. And I was raised knowing that my brother could do all of these things, too. 

And I was raised believing that everyone should be able to say the same.

And I know—I know—that if what we have seen tonight was shown happening in, say, Russia, I would tweet and tweet and write and write about the injustice and the inhumanity, and I would be quietly thankful that it does not happen here.

Except that it does. Just not to me.

And they’re told that it is racist and they get upset instead of being upset with themselves for killing out of racism. And it isn’t funny at all.

Aug 12 '14
nprfreshair:

Today feels like this. 

Yes, and in Washington, DC it looks like this, too.

nprfreshair:

Today feels like this. 

Yes, and in Washington, DC it looks like this, too.