The term “illegal immigrant” was first used in 1939 as a slur by the British toward Jews who were fleeing the Nazis and entering Palestine without authorization. Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel aptly said that “no human being is illegal.” —Why ‘illegal immigrant’ is a slur - CNN.com (via subalterity)

tights-and-capes:

steverogersorbust:

Let me tell you how fucking awesome these guys are. I had my Seb pic first, and as soon as I came in, he looks me up and down and says “WOW!” Then, he squints at me, points, and says, “RUCHI!” Then he grabs my hand as I say, “Oh my god you are so great at names!” He said, “That’s amazing!” about my costume, and was STILL holding my hands when I asked him to do a sassy Bollywood pose. Like on the cover of a DVD. In retrospect, I should’ve expected to get something like this, lol. But he was so game, he was like “Okay, I’m gonna look really intense.” Lmao. Then as in was leaving he grabbed my hands again and said, “Nice to see you again, I’ll see you soon!”

Yeesh.

THEN the dual! Now my last dual went average but THIS. I come in and Mackie goes, “Wow,” when he saw my costume. Then I asked them, “Fighting over me or Cap sandwich? Which one?” Seb was deep thinking and then he looked at Mackie for his opinion and Mackie gets this absolute SHIT eating smile when he says “Cap saaaaaandwich.” And so I shuffled between them and they PRESSED their BODIES against ME and Anthony said “You’re like the perfect height for this,” and Seb put his hands on my waist and squeezed and oh god his back muscles and Mackie was CROWDING me so close, if it looks like he’s not touching me it’s because he’s being a lil shit and pressing his front to my back in a lascivious and welcome manner oh GoD.

But the best part was after, when I was leaving, Mackie turns to Seb and points to my costume and they both talk about how I’m Indian Cap and how that’s clever. And then Seb says to Mackie, “You remember her from Philly, Ruchi!”

I just. Wow. And I’m doing it all again tmrw.

Your Indian Cap costume is super creative and cute!

faberryagainsthumanity:

THIS IS THE MOST RACHEL BERRY THING, OH MY GOD.

faberryagainsthumanity:

THIS IS THE MOST RACHEL BERRY THING, OH MY GOD.

God. How can you stand all these assholes?

Race is constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it. —Jon Stewart addressing Fox News’s (white) correspondents whining about hearing about race issues in the United States (via recklessinsanity)

cataradical:

i will return for the child within one month

this is your warning

Okay, Moffat. We get it: Clara doesn’t remember most of her old lives. You’ve made that perfectly clear.

But you know who does remember? The viewers. As much as we may wish that season 7 was a fever dream, we remember it. 

More importantly, though, The Doctor remembers. Clara, one of the most important people in his life right now, WAS a dalek in an alternate life, and you can bet damn sure that he remembers. So, when faced with the idea of a good Dalek, why wasn’t Oswin mentioned? 

Or, better yet - why does every episode of this show feel like it exists in a vacuum?

In the post-World War II era, the Klan experienced a huge resurgence. Its membership was skyrocketing, and its political influence was increasing, so Kennedy went undercover to infiltrate the group. By regularly attending meetings, he became privy to the organization’s secrets. But when he took the information to local authorities, they had little interest in using it. The Klan had become so powerful and intimidating that police were hesitant to build a case against them.

Struggling to make use of his findings, Kennedy approached the writers of the Superman radio serial. It was perfect timing. With the war over and the Nazis no longer a threat, the producers were looking for a new villain for Superman to fight. The KKK was a great fit for the role.

In a 16-episode series titled “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” the writers pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods. As the storyline progressed, the shows exposed many of the KKK’s most guarded secrets. By revealing everything from code words to rituals, the program completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them.

How Superman Defeated the Ku Klux Klan | Mental Floss (via sarkos)

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I ain’t the world’s best writer nor the world’s best speller
But when I believe in something I’m the loudest yeller

“Stetson Kennedy,” Woody Guthrie

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If Woody Guthrie wrote a song about your merits, you freaking HAD them.

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Stetson Kennedy: American Badass.

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krumla:

How can you make the two greatest assassins in the universe completely useless and boring?

"The movie establishes that there are no white saviours there to make things better. Belle is forced to do that for herself, and it’s her journey in educating herself and trying to convince her chief justice uncle to vote against the legality of the slave trade that makes the film more fascinating than most films in this genre."Zeba Blay, TIFF 2013 Review on Belle.

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