notemily:

thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

reminds me of lynching postcards.

If you want to bear witness to the people in Ferguson, MO being terrorized by militarized police tonight, here is a live stream link: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930 

Tear gas, rubber bullets, and acoustic weapons. Just heartbreaking.

modernizes:

sherlock-and-neville-on-serenity:

I had to go find this again because of the dress code announcement today.

this is painfully accurate because teachers at my school get so butthurt when the uniform skirt is showing your thigh bc GOD FORBID WE SHOW A BODY PART THAT EVERYONE HAS

(via armywifesara)

Hit up the Jason Carter for Governor Store to buy some signs, t-shirts, hats, whatever and help out his campaign. Everything is union made.

englishpracticenow:

commonly misused words - learn the proper usage of these words to get your way up to any English proficiency exams - IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, etc.

(via unemployed-librarian)

buzzfeed:

Important reminder: Everyone on the internet is a real person.

Go read this. It’s really important.

Be kind to one another.

nprmusic:

YAAHHH! 80 people are credited on The Family Crest’s debut album. Watch seven of them play an exuberant set at NPR’s Tiny Desk

This band reminds me of Jump Little Children a little bit.

nprmusic:

Watch tUnE-yArDs play “Water Fountain” in the WFUV studios