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It’s no credit to this enormously rich country that there are more oppressive, less decent governments elsewhere. We claim superiority of our institutions. We ought to live up to our own standards, not use misery elsewhere as an endless source of self-gratification and justification. Of course, people tell me all the time in the West that they are trying, they are trying hard. Some have tears in their eyes and let me know how awful they feel about the way our poor live, our blacks, or those in dozens of other countries. People can cry much easier than they can change, a rule of psychology people like me picked up as kids on the street.
James Baldwin, "James Baldwin Back Home" by Robert Coles in The New York Times (31 July 1977)

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championcoolbreeze:

obfuscatingdeity:

the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this

because fifteen dollars an hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve

^That commentary is very important.

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Aug 28

justice4mikebrown:

Day 19: Darren Wilson still has not been arrested for the murder of Mike Brown.


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Aug 28
Hayao Miyazaki To Receive Academy's Governor's Award

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Aug 28
nevver:

Everybody’s got a thing

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Aug 28

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Aug 28

lostmous3:

A day at a peaceful protest in Ferguson, Missouri


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Aug 28

mrbasketballbrasil:

NBA Signatures Shows x Rap Albums.


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Aug 28
humansofnewyork:

"They sometimes ask me about their grandmother, and I only tell them about the good times. I don’t want to worry them with all the things my mother and I had to go through when I was growing up.""What’s your fondest memory of your mother?”"We were so poor that every day she’d have to go out and try to find us some food. And on the days when she came home empty handed, she’d help us forget our hunger by putting on music and dancing for us."(Jinja, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"They sometimes ask me about their grandmother, and I only tell them about the good times. I don’t want to worry them with all the things my mother and I had to go through when I was growing up."
"What’s your fondest memory of your mother?
"We were so poor that every day she’d have to go out and try to find us some food. And on the days when she came home empty handed, she’d help us forget our hunger by putting on music and dancing for us."

(Jinja, Uganda)


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Aug 28

twooping:

You could’ve reblogged that from me

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iseebeautyeverywhere:

Relationship goal