i threw a party once. threw it really far. like 200 feet
(via dumpsterfetus)Source: darrynek
and if any of you white people respond with “wait but I didn’t do that. that was in the past”
i need you to check your privilege
and then drink bleach if you think your hands aren’t dirty
Guilt doesn’t transfer from generation to generation. I am not magically accountable for something my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather MIGHT have done. Also;
>social justice blogger
>telling people to kill themselves
I love that there’s a blog called “this is white culture” that is solely devoted to bad things white people did, not their cultures at all. So I guess I can make a blog called “this is black culture” and post gang and crime records and that’s 100% okay. Or “this is Muslim culture” and make it all about terrorism.
But wait, you cry. Not all black people are criminals and not all Muslims are terrorists. That’s unfair! And racist!
WELL GOLLY GEE DO YOU THINK SO? Because saying that all white people are responsible for the Atlantic slave trade sounds pretty racist to me, given that, you know, that was between the African slaveholders and the British and Americans and had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with my ancestors, who were incredibly poor farmers and serfs from Ireland and Lithuania who had to flee to America at around the turn of the century (by which time slavery had already been abolished in the US) because they were being treated like slaves. Even if they had been living in America at the time when slavery was legal they wouldn’t have been able to afford a slave; in fact they probably would have been working with them in the fields and treated about the same, since the first slaves in America were actually white serfs. But please, tell me more about how dirty my hands are because of circumstances surrounding my birth that I could not control and continue to treat me differently based on the color of my skin without actually knowing anything about my heritage, I’m sure that isn’t racist at all!
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I’m really bothered by the state of the #off the grid tag. There’s not enough about being off the grid and WAY too much about people deleting their facebook/twitter or shutting off their phones and going to the cottage. That isn’t what being off the grid is or going off the grid. Learn your shit and get out of this tag!
When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.
Why is there no links? none? seriously?Source: sexnegative-cyberslut
Off The Grid in New York
What better way to balance a hectic New York life than to go off the grid on the weekends? This is exactly what fashion stylist and interior designer Scott Newkirk does in the spring. While his weeks may be filled with meeting up with a client on Park Avenue or working at Coach, his warmer-weather weekends are spent off the grid in this 300 square-foot house in Yulan, New York.
A complete reverse of the hectic city atmosphere, Newkirk’s weekend dwelling is void of running water and electricity. There’s no computer (gasp!), no TV, and no digital clocks. Newkirk can slow to a natural rhythm and wake on his own, take a daily bath in the nearby brook.
Having lived close to his land already in a wood-frame tent that burned down, Newkirk soon after came across the 1973 book, A Guide to the Woodbutcher’s Art, which champions the eco-architectural concept of constructing dwellings from scavenged materials. This got Newkirk thinking.
In the fall of 2003 he began sketching what would become his weekend retreat. Working with local professional Craig Petrasek, Newkirk created a post-and-beam frame with handmade windows and glass-paneled fronts. Downstairs panels slide open while the upstairs panels pivot. A 12-foot strip of window across the rear overlooks part of his 50-acre estate. Reminiscent of the best childhood forts, this getaway provides a slow-moving haven from the city that never sleeps.
Do you have a sophisticated taste? Then I bet you’ll find something of interest here
Quitting Facebook is not going “off the grid.” Quitting Twitter is not going “off the grid.” Quitting Tumblr is not going “off the grid.” Getting rid of the internet is not going “off the grid.” Going totally incommunicado is still not going off the fucking grid. QUIT TAGGING YOUR RIDICULOUS…