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March 24th, 2012

fette: Top, photograph by Judith Joy Ross, Untitled, from…



fette:

Top, photograph by Judith Joy Ross, Untitled, from Portraits at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C., 1984. Via. More. Bottom, photograph by Gökşin Sipahioğlu, Untitled, from May 1968 riots, Paris. Via. More.

During two years of protest reporting, I have watched white, middle-class liberals on both sides of the Atlantic realizing with wide-eyed shock, at the first wallop from a police baton, that whoever you are, the state and its agents are to be feared when you step out of line. They are to be feared whatever your colour, even if all you wanted to do was dance around and waggle some placards. The horror that police might treat young white protesters the way they have been treating young black people for years has been with this protest movement from the start. Whilst the killing of young black boys is rarely news in North America, when young white women were kettled and pepper-sprayed by the police during the first days of Occupy Wall Street their tear-smeared faces made headlines across the world.

The learning curve of white privilege is steep, especially for those who weren’t aware that they had it. Whereas six months ago, white activists were shouting that police were part of the 99% and encouraging their fellow occupiers to welcome law enforcement into the protest camps, the chant today is: “police are the army of the rich!”

Laurie Penny, America learns it cannot ignore race and class on the Million Hoodie March, for The Independent, March 2012.

II appreciate the pointer to the Penny story. But I am troubled by the juxtaposition of these photos, and the implication that white protestors are now experiencing police brutality at the level that POC have for centuries.

March 24th, 2012

Everything.



Everything.

March 24th, 2012

Why can’t I just be Tavi Gevinson?

otherxcore:

I can’t afford to feed myself, let alone wear amazing clothes (I’m so fashionable at heart, but it’s rare to catch me in anything other than a band tee and black pants), no one gives a shit about my writing, and the internet doesn’t even know I exist.

If I could support myself by just writing and looking good, my life would rule.

You are so so so so so much cooler than her.

March 24th, 2012

Photo



March 24th, 2012

tragical-history-tour: she is the most stunning girl would I…



tragical-history-tour:

she is the most stunning girl

would I be happy if I was pretty? would people like me? would they love me?

March 24th, 2012

sl33pcr33p: ellenbee: duhdoydorothy: hairstirs: rookiemag: w…



sl33pcr33p:

ellenbee:

duhdoydorothy:

hairstirs:

rookiemag:

who is this?

how did she get that hair?

SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

jamie

rookie magazine is clearly for embarassing white girls.

oh… no

omg why tho rookie why

Tavi is also the one who did a fashion post on the BET awards and didn’t know what “BET” stood for. I mean, she was gracious when the commenters ah, commented on it but. Well. Embarrassing white girls.

March 24th, 2012

fette: Top, uncredited photograph from the archives of the…



fette:

Top, uncredited photograph from the archives of the LAPD, Members of the Los Angeles Police Department’s robbery squad are shown dressed as women as part of an operation to catch a purse snatcher who murdered an elderly woman while she was on her way to church. October 15, 1960. Via. Bottom, photograph by William Vandivert - Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images, Mardi Gras revelers, New Orleans, 1938. Via.

You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they’re simply unbearable.

Marguerite Duras. Via.

March 24th, 2012

suzy-x: farahjoon: FAIRUZA FOREVER <3 <3 <3



suzy-x:

farahjoon:

FAIRUZA FOREVER

<3 <3 <3

March 24th, 2012

derasso: In looking for Islands songs on YouTube, I came across…



derasso:

In looking for Islands songs on YouTube, I came across this video of a kid in his bedroom,  wearing clip-on ties, and dancing with his duck. It’s really awesome, and reminds me of my favorite Jenny Holzer “Truism.”

March 24th, 2012

coolchicksfromhistory: Miss V. Allen conducting a demonstration…



coolchicksfromhistory:

Miss V. Allen conducting a demonstration class of practical nursing at the Princess Margaret Hospital School for Nursing, Dar es Salaam. The dummy patient is “Miss Chess.”

um, some stuff happening here.