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19, University of Washington, English Language and Literature

October 21, 2014 at 2:58pm
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actually all of my systems are nervous

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How we all look while trying to navigate adulthood

So accurate.

cryandordie:

bestnatesmithever:

How we all look while trying to navigate adulthood

So accurate.

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No nation can slave a race of people for hundreds of years, set them free bedraggled and penniless, pit them, without assistance in a hostile environment, against privileged victimizers, and then reasonably expect the gap between the heirs of the groups to narrow. Lines, begun parallel and left alone, can never touch.

— Randall Robinson (via fernandoacoello)

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…If I try to “redeem” John Brown by insisting that he did not grapple with mental illness, am I just, from another perspective, furthering stereotypes about those that we label “crazy?” And so, I want to make it clear that my issue right now is not so much insisting that John Brown was “perfectly sane,” but in the common invocation of mental illness to render people and their actions questionable, insignificant, or downright wrong.

Maybe Brown was an extremist in the sense that MLK, Jr. used the term in his Letter from Birmingham Jail. Maybe Brown faced that choice MLK talked about, choosing what kind of extremist to be. “Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice?” King asked. That Brown may have struggled, a century before, with just such a sentiment is evident in his words….

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If America is a family, it’s a family that has tacitly agreed to never speak again — not with much honesty, anyway — about the terrible things that went on in its divided house. Slavery has been taught, it has been written about. There can’t be many subjects that rival it as an academic ink-guzzler. But the culture has not digested slavery in a meaningful way, hasn’t absorbed it the way it has World War II or the Kennedy assassination. We don’t feel the connections to it in our bones. It’s hard enough these days to connect with what happened 15 minutes ago, let alone 15 decades, given the endless layers of “classic,” “heirloom,” “traditional” “collectible,” “old school” comfort we’re swaddled in. But isn’t it the least we could do? What is the willful forgetting of slavery if not the coverup of a crime, an abdication of responsibility to its victims and to ourselves?

If it’s true that we’re all breathing Caesar’s breath — that because of the finite amount of perpetually moving molecules on Earth, one or two that he breathed are in each of our exhalations — then we don’t need to dress up in his clothes to connect ourselves to the past, we’re already wearing them. The past is with us always, but we need to live with it, open our eyes and poke around in it, take it all in: the good, the bad and the mythic, if we want to stay connected to the ever-changing present.

—  Peter Birkenhead,  Civil War via Salon.com (via underpaidgenius)

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rnilkbreath:

i was supposed to go to bed an hour ago dont tell my mom

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my mom says i have to go to bed now which one of u meaners told

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who the fudge changed ‘fudgers’ to ‘meaners’

WHO CHANGED IT FROM FUDGERS TO FUDGERS I WILL KISS THE POPSICLE DONT TESTICLE ME

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writing an earlier date on your paper to look like a better student

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It’s called fall because everything is falling… leaves, temperature, bank account, gpa, self esteem

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