Random Thoughts of Chaos


gailsimone:


the preeminent gail simone of our time


One’s too many and a hundred ain’t enough.

gailsimone:

the preeminent gail simone of our time

One’s too many and a hundred ain’t enough.

(Source: dee-lirious, via kateordie)

— 2 days ago with 6473 notes
"Is he cute…or does he just have a beard?"
These are questions we need to start asking ourselves (via jeniphyer)

(via nerd4music)

— 3 days ago with 13730 notes
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Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.

Me: Based on what?

Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.

Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.

Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.

Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.

Him: And?

Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?

Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.

Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?

"

(via lamegrownup)

Thissssss^^^^^^^^

(via neon-taco)

Oh, bitch. Read down!

(via missjia)

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fatbodypolitics:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.
Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

So basically look at this photo of kidnapped babies.

fatbodypolitics:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.

Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

So basically look at this photo of kidnapped babies.

(via why-am-i-not-in-the-impala)

— 5 days ago with 10374 notes

nobodylovesringostarr:

this show is the proof that TV people don’t know what they are doing and cancel the best gems

(Source: beantownbailout, via ronaldtherapist)

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newwavefeminism:

sourcedumal:

shonilane:

blackladyblue:

kingjaffejoffer:

femininefreak:

Sex Education in American Public Schools

this is genuinely terrifying

Why is there even an “education doesn’t have to be medically accurate” option?

Fucking Texas.

This is why we have the highest std and teen pregnancy rates of any industrialized nation

We should be horrified

I still remember my numerous abstinence assemblies in Texas…

They had us do an activity where they had 4 students hold up a card, and was like “one of these cards has a blue card on the back. This symbolizes the 1:4 people who have STDs” then they all turned the card around and they were all white. Why? Because “you don’t know who’s carrying”

This was MIDDLE SCHOOL.

— 6 days ago with 74058 notes
sinidentidades:

Gentrification Report: Black and Latin@ Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area
A new report from San Francisco-based community advocacy group Causa Justa::Just Cause released a report on how deeply gentrification is reshaping San Francisco and Oakland. In a sweeping report detailing the economic, social and even public health impacts of gentrification, Causa Justa::Just Cause hits back at the narrative of the seeming inevitability about gentrification. Rather, the authors of “Development Without Displacement” argue, gentrification is the outgrowth of public disinvestment in marginalized communities and years of unjust economic development policies.
In 2011, median rental prices in Oakland neighborhoods in late stages of gentrification surpassed rental housing prices in even Oakland’s historically affluent neighborhoods like the Oakland Hills. Between 1990 and 2011, median rental housing prices in San Francisco neighborhoods in the late stages of gentrification increased 40%. What’s more, the rental price increases and housing crisis have fueled the displacement of Black people and Latin@s from both cities.
Between 1990 and 2011, the proportion of Black residents in all Oakland neighborhoods fell by nearly 40%. Perhaps more stunning, Black homeowners were about half of north Oakland’s homeowners in 1990. By 2011, they were just 25% of the neighborhood’s homeowners. In San Francisco’s Mission district, the historically Latin@ neighborhood has lost over 1,000 Latin@ families and seen an influx of 2,900 white households, the report authors write.
“The Mission right now is in chaos with evictions,” Causa Justa member Cecilia Alvarado says in the report. “There is also nowhere to go. The units available are for people who earn $6,000 to $7,000 more than I do per month—not for middle-class or working-class families, which had always been the status of the Mission—families with kids.” Indeed, to longtime residents of the historically Latin@ neighborhood in San Francisco, the Mission is a new and strange place these days. 
The report also includes policy recommendations to slow and reverse gentrification, ranging from housing protections to equitable economic development in all communities. The underlying message is that displacement is a choice not an inevitability. 

sinidentidades:

Gentrification Report: Black and Latin@ Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area

A new report from San Francisco-based community advocacy group Causa Justa::Just Cause released a report on how deeply gentrification is reshaping San Francisco and Oakland. In a sweeping report detailing the economic, social and even public health impacts of gentrification, Causa Justa::Just Cause hits back at the narrative of the seeming inevitability about gentrification. Rather, the authors of “Development Without Displacement” argue, gentrification is the outgrowth of public disinvestment in marginalized communities and years of unjust economic development policies.

In 2011, median rental prices in Oakland neighborhoods in late stages of gentrification surpassed rental housing prices in even Oakland’s historically affluent neighborhoods like the Oakland Hills. Between 1990 and 2011, median rental housing prices in San Francisco neighborhoods in the late stages of gentrification increased 40%. What’s more, the rental price increases and housing crisis have fueled the displacement of Black people and Latin@s from both cities.

Between 1990 and 2011, the proportion of Black residents in all Oakland neighborhoods fell by nearly 40%. Perhaps more stunning, Black homeowners were about half of north Oakland’s homeowners in 1990. By 2011, they were just 25% of the neighborhood’s homeowners. In San Francisco’s Mission district, the historically Latin@ neighborhood has lost over 1,000 Latin@ families and seen an influx of 2,900 white households, the report authors write.

“The Mission right now is in chaos with evictions,” Causa Justa member Cecilia Alvarado says in the report. “There is also nowhere to go. The units available are for people who earn $6,000 to $7,000 more than I do per month—not for middle-class or working-class families, which had always been the status of the Mission—families with kids.” Indeed, to longtime residents of the historically Latin@ neighborhood in San Francisco, the Mission is a new and strange place these days. 

The report also includes policy recommendations to slow and reverse gentrification, ranging from housing protections to equitable economic development in all communities. The underlying message is that displacement is a choice not an inevitability. 

(via thisisnotlatino)

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#SF 

I’m so mad at my grad coordinator.

Why did I decide to get a masters?

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#grad school  #fuck this shit