...a life that is worth living...

visions of a social observer, writer, and historymaker

eretzyisrael:

Baking of matzahs in hiding - Lodz, Poland, 1943.

eretzyisrael:

Baking of matzahs in hiding - Lodz, Poland, 1943.

(Source: yadvashem.org)

“Get excited about the little things. About wearing a new outfit for the first time. About Sunday brunches with your best friends. About the new cute guy in your class. About finding an extra dollar in your pocket. About anything that even remotely makes you happy because as you grow up, passions fade and enthusiasm gets mistaken for foolishness. So don’t let the grey world stop you from shining.”

—   (via live-to-listen)

(Source: c0ntemplations, via live-to-listen)

magictransistor:

Mohandas K. Ghandi
"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."

magictransistor:

Mohandas K. Ghandi

"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."

ourtimeorg:

Love this!

ourtimeorg:

Love this!

introvertedchicagoan:

What is white privilege? Do you have it? (If you are white, the answer is YES!) Understanding the concept of privilege has been crucial to my own social activism awakening, so I decided to collect some of the articles and videos that have been particularly influential to me.
If there are other resources that have been helpful to you, please feel free to send me a link and I will add them to the list! I’m hoping to collect a wide arrange of opinions on the topic so that this post can be an easily-shareable resource for those looking to educate themselves. 
DISCUSSIONS OF WHITE PRIVILEGE
Peggy McIntosh’s "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisibly Backpack"
Melissa Harris-Perry’s panel on "Recognizing Privilege and Structural Racism" and "Teaching Structural Racism"
Jane Elliot’s long-running Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes experiment. I would highly recommend "The Angry Eye" (part two here) and her appearance on Oprah (part two here).  
The Feminist Wire's “What We Aren’t Talking About When We Talk About ‘White Privilege’”
Race Forward’s video on "Moving The Race Conversation Forward."
Jen Graves’ “Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race”
Ann Hornaday’s “Pop culture, white privilege and the widening lens”
Sara Luckey’s “Why Reverse Racism Isn’t Real”
Mother Jones’ “21 Things You Can’t Do While Black”
Jamie Kapp’s comic on white privilege (unfortunately Jamie was so bullied after releasing the comic that she quit tumblr)

introvertedchicagoan:

What is white privilege? Do you have it? (If you are white, the answer is YES!) Understanding the concept of privilege has been crucial to my own social activism awakening, so I decided to collect some of the articles and videos that have been particularly influential to me.

If there are other resources that have been helpful to you, please feel free to send me a link and I will add them to the list! I’m hoping to collect a wide arrange of opinions on the topic so that this post can be an easily-shareable resource for those looking to educate themselves.

DISCUSSIONS OF WHITE PRIVILEGE

“Last year, I might have felt like a feminist hero on Tumblr by reblogging a picture of the famous pink sneakers Wendy Davis wore when she filibustered an unjust bill, but that sort of “slacktivism” doesn’t cut it anymore. With the critical consciousness that my education provided me, I feel compelled to do more as an activist. I want to think critically, write critically, and engage critically with the world as a text around me. I want to be the woman wearing the pink sneakers.”

—   Concluding lines of my graduation paper (via girldwarf)
zeezeescorner:

The only cats that are worth anything are the cats that take chances. - Thelonious Monk.

Art by Foolish Fire.

zeezeescorner:

The only cats that are worth anything are the cats that take chances. - Thelonious Monk.

Art by Foolish Fire.

“I’ve been through this every 10 years. There’s this so-called ‘renaissance of black cinema,’ so I’m not excited. There will be another nine-year drought and then on the 10th year, new articles about the same thing. I’m tired of it.”

—   

Spike Lee on the cycle of “Black film explosions”

He’s right.

(via christel-thoughts)