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dudewithabow:

"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."

Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]

unapproachableblackchicks:

blueklectic:

Just leaving this here

Picking up what blueklectic sat down. 

It’s easy to see it on the simplistic terms of ‘Broomhilda has no power and Olivia’s totally empowered,’ right? You see them on these opposite ends of the spectrum of history in terms of slavery. But they’re both such strong women in different ways and in some ways, here Olivia Pope is, a woman who cannot get her personal life together and is in violation of the institution of marriage. And here is Broomhilda who lives in a time when black people can’t even legally be married, and she so believes in the sacred institution of marriage that she is waiting and believing in her love and in her humanity and her husband’s humanity and in their relationship that she waits for him and she longs for him and she believes in that. So it’s not as easy as it looks on the outside, it’s also like in some ways Broomhilda is much stronger than Olivia when it comes to interpersonal, loving relationship. - Kerry Washington [x]

chickennuggetpower:

What if Disney renamed all their other princess movies to random adjectives like they did with Tangled, Brave and Frozen?

Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.

[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.

Samuel L. Jackson (via artyartyhadaparty)

I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.

(via artyartyhadaparty)

THANK YOU SAM JACKSON

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this is important. don’t get it twisted, don’t be fooled. i’m elated for the cast and crew of 12 years a slave as well as lupita, but america remains 10,000 steps behind when it comes to race. these wins (and no oscar wins before it) do not equal “progress.”

also i think the reasoning behind steve wanting to tackle it doesn’t really matter; both films should’ve been nominated.

areyoutheregoditsmejessica:

i won’t disagree

areyoutheregoditsmejessica:

i won’t disagree

bana05:

squintyoureyes:

bana05:

TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL.

He’s definitely speaking the truth about what a garbagemonster Fitz is, but his language here and in the rest of this scene… it’s not hard to see why Olivia doesn’t love herself considering she’s been as much of a possession to her father as Fitz regards her now. And the intimidation tactics her father has used on her for years are the same ones she now regards as romantic and loving when they come from Fitz.

As much as I hope Daddy Pope succeeds in offing the president, I still just want both these motherfuckers out her life, and her in therapy.

More truth, yes.

“Life is going to present to you a series of transformations. And the point of education should be to transform you. To teach you how to be transformed so you can ride the waves as they come. But today, the point of education is not education. It’s accreditation. The more accreditation you have, the more money you make. That’s the instrumental logic of neoliberalism. And this instrumental logic comes wrapped in an envelope of fear. And my Ivy League, my MIT students are the same. All I feel coming off of my students is fear. That if you slip up in school, if you get one bad grade, if you make one fucking mistake, the great train of wealth will leave you behind. And that’s the logic of accreditation. If you’re at Yale, you’re in the smartest 1% in the world. […] And the brightest students in the world are learning in fear. I feel it rolling off of you in waves. But you can’t learn when you’re afraid. You cannot be transformed when you are afraid.”

Junot Díaz, speaking at Yale  (via malinche)

Those final four sentences are something else.

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