Short people are closer to the ground and closer to satan
this guy is systematically undoing the world
When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)
The Atlantic also recently pondered why millennials aren’t having babies. Um… because kids are fucking expensive? Just a thought.
- Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation (via hollisonahero)
Often recognized for her face alone, Folasade Titilayo Adeso is not just a model or any photographer’s muse; she is also an artist whose creative vision transcends various mediums. Born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, raised in Canada, Folasade is currently based in New York City; the ideal place to fuel passion and dreams. A talented graphic designer, she recently embarked on a journey to build a legacy for her father who passed away in 2012.
Y: What inspired 1953?
Folasade: My father passed away in 2012 and coming from a family of all girls, it hit me that we would not be able to pass on my father’s name the way men can. When I went home in 2013 I was continuously greeted by family and friends who would say, “Welcome to your father’s land” and that stuck with me. 1953 is the year my father was born and the year that Nigeria became my father’s land.
Y: Tell us more about the head-wraps.
Folasade: Growing up, I would watch my mother tie her head-wraps so intricately on a daily basis. At the age of 22 I started learning to tie my own head-wraps by watching her. Being so far away from Nigeria, wearing head-wraps allow me to feel more connected to home. It makes me feel so regal and proud not to mention that they are a colorful addition to whatever outfit I may have on! While walking though the market-place with my aunt in Nigeria, I was overwhelmed by the array of bright fabric splayed out in front of me in the stalls. I then realized that I could share how head-wraps made me feel with other women. It’s not just a piece of fabric. It’s a piece of my home. It’s me walking though the market place thinking of the women, my customers and what they would like. My mother has handed down to me some of her own wraps and I know just how long their can last. My wraps are for women to keep and treasure for years to come.
I love how some of them actually look like their characters lmao
why isnt the cat from coraline listed next to keith davis tho
bc its not disney
But Disney doesn’t have any non white actors or characters.
I want you to count the human characters in my photoset and compare it to how many are non-human characters.
Then I want you to go through a list of Disney movies and write down every single white human character. Then I want you to compare that number to the number of humans in the above photoset.
After that, I want you to count how many men are featured on this list (hint, it’s 44) and then I want you to look up every single Walt Disney Animated Studios and Pixar movie on that previous list on IMDB and I want you to count every single woman of color who voices a character (hint, it’s 34).
Write those findings down. Then go back to IMDB and count every single white voice actor, regardless of gender. Now compare that figure (which I have no doubt is in the many hundreds) to the 78 POC who have been cast to voice characters. And I want you to compare the few POC characters against the numerous white characters.
And after you’ve figured all that out, I want you to come back to this post and stare at what you wrote. Look at it hard. Really consider it. Read those ten embarassing words over and over and over again until you feel shame for what you wrote, and how you carelessly disregarded a very real issue on a post meant to highlight that very real issue.
and preferably I want you to stare at this screen until your shame becomes so overwhelming that you delete your blog so nobody has to suffer your trash opinions again.
- Zadie Smith, On Beauty (via larmoyante)
Imagine you’re a young white guy facing capital murder charges where you can receive the death penalty… the victim in the case is a black man… when you go to trial and step into the courtroom… the judge is a black man… the two State prosecutors seeking the death penalty on you… are also black men… you couldn’t afford an attorney, so the Judge appointed you two defense lawyers who are also black men… you look in the jury box… there’s 8 more black people and 4 hispanics… the only white person in the courtroom is you… How would you feel facing the death penalty? Do you believe you’ll receive justice?
As outside of the box as that scene is, those were the exact circumstances of my trial. I was the only black person in the courtroom."
okay, so what happens DIRECTLY before this bit of dialogue needs needs NEEDS to be talked about.
This entire episode is all about Batman and Orion shitting all over how The Flash does things and how flippant and aloof he is and so they all go to his city to try to stop some of his criminals from trying to kill the flash.
And when Flash finds this villain in the bar Batman and Orion both try to beat the info out of him and flash calls them off and sits right down next to him and just asks if he’s gone off his meds and lets him vent about what’s going on in his life. And at the end he tells the Flash that he’ll start taking his medicine again and where the rest of the villains are that are trying to kill him. ONLY THEN does Flash tell him to hand himself in.
once Flash is assured that he’s okay and not going to hurt anyone else. it flies in the face of Batman’s fear and Orion’s brutality, it throws both of their brutal real-world techniques out of the water… because the Flash just wants people to be happy and safe, not to strike fear or defeat foes.
and that makes him pretty amazing
Wally West - Best Flash.