The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything. Scott Woods (via fivefoottwoandbulletproof)

(Source: luvyourselfsomeesteem, via reclaimingthenativetag)

57,257 notes

Francesc Catala Roca

El Che.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.

Toni Morrison

(via keepongivin)

(Source: howardtuniverse, via h0rch4ta)

1,768 notes

American ships burn during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941 [991 x 734]



white folks always tryna fuck around and summon a demon 

Everyone gets homesick sooner or later—who are you to judge?

(via zoranealethirston)

11,940 notes

“Snow, 1960” (via Saul Leiter in Black and White : The New Yorker)


تو ماهتاب بودي من چون ستازه
من و تو دوري نداريم.

You are the moon,
and I, a star
Me and you, we have no separation.

(via yourelegy)

125 notes




A few of my favorite activities.

i like how they put capitalism in fun letters



1955. Первоклассник.


Man uses American flag to assault civil rights activist.1976.

this is like something a political cartoonist would draw as a heavy-handed metaphor for race relations in the US