VENI VIDI VIXI

danieldaq:

Ever since the first episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender where we first see air bending tattoos on Aang’s head and back, it’s mind-blowing to see the Air Nation be reborn and come full circle with his granddaughter.

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Ariana Grande

—A Little Bit Of Your Heart

written by Harry Styles and Johan Carlsson

i don’t ever ask you
where you’ve been
and i don’t feel the need to
know who you’re with
i can’t even think straight
but i can tell
that you were just with her
and i’ll still be your fool
i’m a fool for you

[chorus:]
just a little bit of your heart [x3]
is all i want
just a little bit of your heart [x2]
just a little bit is all i’m asking for

i don’t ever tell you
how i really feel
'cause
i can’t find the words to
say what i mean
nothing’s ever easy
that’s what they say
i know i’m not your only
but i’ll still be your fool
'cause i'm a fool for you

[chorus]

i know i’m not your only
but at least i’m one

i heard a little love
is better than none

[chorus x2]

(Source: quitespecial, via dearcecilia)

heyitsris:

Isn’t it funny how the elements that once brought them freedom led to their ultimate demise?

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profound-frustration:

This was painful. Like, really sad. And the consequences will be interesting. I knew Korra would have some sort of major event occur in her life that would cause her to become debilitated and incapable of performing her duties, so this was definitely in line with that, but it was still hard to watch. Also, instead of the death of someone close to her, which is what I thought would happen, we get something that physically debilitates her—which in some ways, is almost better, as it removes her power and agency in a much more real, visceral way. And for Korra, someone to whom power and energy and choice means everything, being stuck in a wheelchair is a pretty horrifying thing. I’m really interested to see where this goes, and how Korra learns her final lessons: Learning how to look to others for help, and learning to get back up again even when hope is nothing but a bitter memory. 

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korranation:

Now, let us anoint the master who will help lead us in our new path. -Tenzin

korranation:

Now, let us anoint the master who will help lead us in our new path. -Tenzin

micdotcom:

Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

20,000 people were without water | Follow micdotcom 

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ryannxp:

this is important

So important

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verbalessence:

jazzy-w:

rikkoko:

dantedesanjose:

alexandertheunderachiever:

whydidifallforthis:

alexandertheunderachiever:

whydidifallforthis:

jazzy-w:

Members of the Asian American community at UC Davis are taking a stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and their continued struggle for survival in the face of police brutality. All black lives matter.

Why is is black lives? Why not just all lives matter?
The skin is an organ, what if different races had different coloured hearts or livers? Who would care?

Who the fuck is you? Nobody needs to be told that white lives matter because ain’t nobody out here executing white people left and right. How the fuck you gonna ask a stupidass question like this when we live in a society wants us all to believe that black lives DON’T MATTER. We live in a society where people are taught to be afraid of black people, where the media, the police, and the white majority use that fear as a justification for the murder of black people. We live in a system where people always talk about “black on black violence” as a way to ignore and shift blame away police/vigilante murders of black people, as if the every other race isn’t murdered more frequently by people of their own race than other races. We live in a country that has been fighting a war against black people since its creation. Do slavery, Jim Crow, the war on drugs and the prison industrial complex ring any bells?? Get the fuck outta here with your Kumbayah, post-racial faux-utopian bullshit. How about instead of inserting your useless ignorant-ass opinions into places where you aren’t wanted you took some time to learn and read up on the issues. You can start by googling some of the things I just mentioned. 
Maybe then you’ll realize that until every single racist cop and politician, and overeager neighborhood watch member, every single white supremacist and neo-nazi, every single racist law and policy, every single part of our society that reinforces racial differences is gone, RACE MATTERS. 

Okay. Please calm down.I don’t think you understood me.
I was pointing out the unintentional racism in saying black lives. I was trying to say that no one should be treated like this. It’s the skin colour separation that is causing the awfulness in Ferguson. Saying black lives is subtly continuing the separation.Thus I said all lives because there is absolutely no more or no less value to a persons life if their skin happens to be a certain shade.
I’ll admit I didn’t read your entire spiel as I could tell from the first sentence that you were incredibly angry and obviously had taken it the wrong way. I’m very sorry if I offended you but all I was trying to say is that a human life is a human life regardless of genetic coding.
Please don’t start swearing, talk to someone calmly and logically and you’ll have a much better chance of being treated seriously.

Nah son, I understood what you were saying perfectly. It is NOT racism to say that black lives have value, cause nobody’s saying black people are better than white people? #BlackLivesMatter is simply a response to a society that explicitly and implicitly teaches people that white lives are more worthwhile, more human, t The media treats white school shooters better than it treats black murder victims, and you’re gonna attack #BlackLivesMatter?? You’re gonna shout “RACE DOESN’T MATTER” at people who have lived their entire lives experiencing dehumanizing racism and are fighting back against it?? Really?
Acknowledging the racial differences that are inherent in our society isn’t racism. Yes, race is a social construct. Yes, it was ‘made up’ by humans. So are laws. So is nationality. That doesn’t change the fact that laws and nationality have control over your life. So does race. You need to accept that we live in a society where race matters, and therefore NO, we are NOT the same. I’m Asian, you’re white, and Michael Brown was black. A black person moves through society differently than you do as a white person, or I do as an Asian person, because you and I are not subject to the racism and stereotypes that a black person is. (For the record, you also aren’t subject to the same racism that Asian people face either.) The fact that you could even suggest that race is something that we can simply ignore is a result of your privilege. As for your implied suggestion that if we just stopped talking about race and viewed each other as one people, as simply the human race living hand in hand in harmony? Unless you convince all the racist cops to stop beating and murdering people of color, all the white supremacists that are killing people of color and stirring shit up in Ferguson right now, all the politicians who exploit white racial fears for political gain, all the people who subtly reinforce racial stereotypes with their everyday language, etc., unless you get ALL THOSE PEOPLE to suddenly stop explicitly or implicitly supporting racial oppression, you aren’t doing shit other than sticking your head in the sand and allowing the racism in our society to continue unhindered. People like you always come into discussions about race acting like they’re so enlightened and acting like they’ve magically discovered the cure to racism when all they’re doing is derailing conversations and making it that much harder to get actual, REAL change done. And don’t fucking police my language. I should not have to be a perfect saint while speaking out against racism for my voice to be heard. The fact that our society thinks that swearing or displaying anger are reasons to dismiss someone’s opinion outright is ridiculous and oppressive. Good bye. 

“Okay I just read it and by saying the organ thing, I was asking why the world once decided to differentiate between people because of their skin colour, something they can’t help. I most certainly was not trying to defend white people. They don’t need it.” In response to whydidifallforthis:
The situation that started it all was the white savior complex of the Europeans during the colonial era, which you should be learning about in school. During which the leaders of the top European nations decided to carve and create complex borders within Africa based solely on resources with complete disregard for the natives and indigenous peoples, where “countries” often consisted of multiple rival tribes, which would later lead to corrupted governments.
Not to mention, the concept that Christianity was the one and only true religion and all others were false deities, or savage pagans, I.e. the Native Americans, Australian Aboriginals, native Filipinos, native Hawaiians, the lis really can just…go on. Brazil speaks Portuguese, not Spanish like most of the “Latin Americas,” not by choice of elected national tongue, but because of a mistake made by the pope when drawing world borders for locations that Spain and Portugal could colonize.
During the historic time periods that these colonizing practices occurred, little was known about the human body via anatomy. The Catholic Church had forbidden the practice of science during what is now called the dark ages, this included preventing autopsies for the dead. All things considered, DNA was not proven as theory until the 20th century, long before those of the “superior, technologically advanced Europeans” began to colonize and pillage the homelands of people of color. Long before skin was an organ. Long before the discovery of melanin (the pigment in your skin, the darker one’s skin color, the longer one can be exposed to sunlight). Long before the discovery of cells. Blood cells. Flesh cells. Skin cells. The discrimination of an entire people based solely on the color of their skin has existed long before anyone could be educated with rational, logical, science that we have today. The same science that says you and I are 99.999% related, even though I’m Mexican, he’s black, she’s asian, they’re white, or we are all Homo sapien sapien, with a possible 2% DNA match with Homo sapien neandertalensis if you happen to be European.
Science and reasoning supports the idea that all 7 billion humans on this planet are one species, one sub species, one race. The only problem is that society has yet to catch up and accept that science. In the last 100 years, millions of people have died at the hands of dictators cleansing their population of those inferior. That is racism. What we are experiencing now for poc against white privilege is racism. And to suggest that this is no longer a problem…is racism.
Yes, all lives matter. But until all lives need defending…#immigrantlivesmatter #asianlivesmatter #palistinelivesmatter #nativeamericanlivesmatter and #blacklivesmatter

In response to whydidifallforthis, simply acknowledging a difference in skin color is NOT reinforcing the separation. On the contrary, I’m going to attribute ongoing inequalities to one-track minded, ignant ass people like you who disregard modern 21st century racism. What’s continuing the separation isn’t what you say it is. Modern racism is already well-integrated into the system, a system in which mexican-americans are working in the kitchen and white waiters are doing the servicing, where a muslim girl wearing a hijab can’t work inside a clothing store and is instead relegated to the stock room, where white people celebrate “cinco de drinko” and go to halloween parties with blackface while wearing hoodies and holding arizonas, or where african-americans are jailed for selling weed (for their living expenses too) and are portrayed as villains while white yuppies who have the income to start dispensaries are praised as innovative and entrepreneurial. Society makes it seem like these types of things are okay and an everyday part of life.
Institutionalized racism exists in our police force, whose officers commit unjustifiable acts against mostly african-americans and get away with it by taking advantage of a legal system that they are meant to enforce and use to protect us and if not, get a slap on the wrist. Neighborhoods are being emptied out and tenants are being evicted for upper-middle class residents. The effects of 1960’s redlining, once practiced by banks and public institutions, still have a significant impact on parts of the country that i’m sure you haven’t experienced (yes, there’s a real reason why “ghetto neighborhoods” stay ghetto).   
Ignoring the plight that these people are going through is, in and of itself, contributing to the very separation you’re talking about. To fix a problem you first have to acknowledge it. Your opinion that racism exists because we acknowledge it is infuriatingly optimistic and ignorant and maybe you should go educate yourself before you start spewing out more dumb opinions.

Omfg!!!! A tumblr fight on our picture!!!!! This is so exciting

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verbalessence:

jazzy-w:

rikkoko:

dantedesanjose:

alexandertheunderachiever:

whydidifallforthis:

alexandertheunderachiever:

whydidifallforthis:

jazzy-w:

Members of the Asian American community at UC Davis are taking a stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and their continued struggle for survival in the face of police brutality. All black lives matter.

Why is is black lives? Why not just all lives matter?

The skin is an organ, what if different races had different coloured hearts or livers? Who would care?

Who the fuck is you? Nobody needs to be told that white lives matter because ain’t nobody out here executing white people left and right. How the fuck you gonna ask a stupidass question like this when we live in a society wants us all to believe that black lives DON’T MATTER. We live in a society where people are taught to be afraid of black people, where the media, the police, and the white majority use that fear as a justification for the murder of black people. We live in a system where people always talk about “black on black violence” as a way to ignore and shift blame away police/vigilante murders of black people, as if the every other race isn’t murdered more frequently by people of their own race than other races. We live in a country that has been fighting a war against black people since its creation. Do slavery, Jim Crow, the war on drugs and the prison industrial complex ring any bells?? Get the fuck outta here with your Kumbayah, post-racial faux-utopian bullshit. How about instead of inserting your useless ignorant-ass opinions into places where you aren’t wanted you took some time to learn and read up on the issues. You can start by googling some of the things I just mentioned.

Maybe then you’ll realize that until every single racist cop and politician, and overeager neighborhood watch member, every single white supremacist and neo-nazi, every single racist law and policy, every single part of our society that reinforces racial differences is gone, RACE MATTERS.

Okay. Please calm down.
I don’t think you understood me.

I was pointing out the unintentional racism in saying black lives. I was trying to say that no one should be treated like this.
It’s the skin colour separation that is causing the awfulness in Ferguson. Saying black lives is subtly continuing the separation.
Thus I said all lives because there is absolutely no more or no less value to a persons life if their skin happens to be a certain shade.

I’ll admit I didn’t read your entire spiel as I could tell from the first sentence that you were incredibly angry and obviously had taken it the wrong way. I’m very sorry if I offended you but all I was trying to say is that a human life is a human life regardless of genetic coding.

Please don’t start swearing, talk to someone calmly and logically and you’ll have a much better chance of being treated seriously.

Nah son, I understood what you were saying perfectly. It is NOT racism to say that black lives have value, cause nobody’s saying black people are better than white people? #BlackLivesMatter is simply a response to a society that explicitly and implicitly teaches people that white lives are more worthwhile, more human, t The media treats white school shooters better than it treats black murder victims, and you’re gonna attack #BlackLivesMatter?? You’re gonna shout “RACE DOESN’T MATTER” at people who have lived their entire lives experiencing dehumanizing racism and are fighting back against it?? Really?

Acknowledging the racial differences that are inherent in our society isn’t racism. Yes, race is a social construct. Yes, it was ‘made up’ by humans. So are laws. So is nationality. That doesn’t change the fact that laws and nationality have control over your life. So does race. You need to accept that we live in a society where race matters, and therefore NO, we are NOT the same. I’m Asian, you’re white, and Michael Brown was black. A black person moves through society differently than you do as a white person, or I do as an Asian person, because you and I are not subject to the racism and stereotypes that a black person is. (For the record, you also aren’t subject to the same racism that Asian people face either.) The fact that you could even suggest that race is something that we can simply ignore is a result of your privilege.
As for your implied suggestion that if we just stopped talking about race and viewed each other as one people, as simply the human race living hand in hand in harmony? Unless you convince all the racist cops to stop beating and murdering people of color, all the white supremacists that are killing people of color and stirring shit up in Ferguson right now, all the politicians who exploit white racial fears for political gain, all the people who subtly reinforce racial stereotypes with their everyday language, etc., unless you get ALL THOSE PEOPLE to suddenly stop explicitly or implicitly supporting racial oppression, you aren’t doing shit other than sticking your head in the sand and allowing the racism in our society to continue unhindered. People like you always come into discussions about race acting like they’re so enlightened and acting like they’ve magically discovered the cure to racism when all they’re doing is derailing conversations and making it that much harder to get actual, REAL change done.

And don’t fucking police my language. I should not have to be a perfect saint while speaking out against racism for my voice to be heard. The fact that our society thinks that swearing or displaying anger are reasons to dismiss someone’s opinion outright is ridiculous and oppressive. Good bye.

“Okay I just read it and by saying the organ thing, I was asking why the world once decided to differentiate between people because of their skin colour, something they can’t help. I most certainly was not trying to defend white people. They don’t need it.” In response to whydidifallforthis:

The situation that started it all was the white savior complex of the Europeans during the colonial era, which you should be learning about in school. During which the leaders of the top European nations decided to carve and create complex borders within Africa based solely on resources with complete disregard for the natives and indigenous peoples, where “countries” often consisted of multiple rival tribes, which would later lead to corrupted governments.

Not to mention, the concept that Christianity was the one and only true religion and all others were false deities, or savage pagans, I.e. the Native Americans, Australian Aboriginals, native Filipinos, native Hawaiians, the lis really can just…go on. Brazil speaks Portuguese, not Spanish like most of the “Latin Americas,” not by choice of elected national tongue, but because of a mistake made by the pope when drawing world borders for locations that Spain and Portugal could colonize.

During the historic time periods that these colonizing practices occurred, little was known about the human body via anatomy. The Catholic Church had forbidden the practice of science during what is now called the dark ages, this included preventing autopsies for the dead. All things considered, DNA was not proven as theory until the 20th century, long before those of the “superior, technologically advanced Europeans” began to colonize and pillage the homelands of people of color. Long before skin was an organ. Long before the discovery of melanin (the pigment in your skin, the darker one’s skin color, the longer one can be exposed to sunlight). Long before the discovery of cells. Blood cells. Flesh cells. Skin cells. The discrimination of an entire people based solely on the color of their skin has existed long before anyone could be educated with rational, logical, science that we have today. The same science that says you and I are 99.999% related, even though I’m Mexican, he’s black, she’s asian, they’re white, or we are all Homo sapien sapien, with a possible 2% DNA match with Homo sapien neandertalensis if you happen to be European.

Science and reasoning supports the idea that all 7 billion humans on this planet are one species, one sub species, one race. The only problem is that society has yet to catch up and accept that science. In the last 100 years, millions of people have died at the hands of dictators cleansing their population of those inferior. That is racism. What we are experiencing now for poc against white privilege is racism. And to suggest that this is no longer a problem…is racism.

Yes, all lives matter. But until all lives need defending…#immigrantlivesmatter #asianlivesmatter #palistinelivesmatter #nativeamericanlivesmatter and #blacklivesmatter

In response to whydidifallforthis, simply acknowledging a difference in skin color is NOT reinforcing the separation. On the contrary, I’m going to attribute ongoing inequalities to one-track minded, ignant ass people like you who disregard modern 21st century racism. What’s continuing the separation isn’t what you say it is. Modern racism is already well-integrated into the system, a system in which mexican-americans are working in the kitchen and white waiters are doing the servicing, where a muslim girl wearing a hijab can’t work inside a clothing store and is instead relegated to the stock room, where white people celebrate “cinco de drinko” and go to halloween parties with blackface while wearing hoodies and holding arizonas, or where african-americans are jailed for selling weed (for their living expenses too) and are portrayed as villains while white yuppies who have the income to start dispensaries are praised as innovative and entrepreneurial. Society makes it seem like these types of things are okay and an everyday part of life.

Institutionalized racism exists in our police force, whose officers commit unjustifiable acts against mostly african-americans and get away with it by taking advantage of a legal system that they are meant to enforce and use to protect us and if not, get a slap on the wrist. Neighborhoods are being emptied out and tenants are being evicted for upper-middle class residents. The effects of 1960’s redlining, once practiced by banks and public institutions, still have a significant impact on parts of the country that i’m sure you haven’t experienced (yes, there’s a real reason why “ghetto neighborhoods” stay ghetto).   

Ignoring the plight that these people are going through is, in and of itself, contributing to the very separation you’re talking about. To fix a problem you first have to acknowledge it. Your opinion that racism exists because we acknowledge it is infuriatingly optimistic and ignorant and maybe you should go educate yourself before you start spewing out more dumb opinions.

Omfg!!!! A tumblr fight on our picture!!!!! This is so exciting

!!!

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