i started a dream symbols blog for my social media class. i don’t get graded for having followers, but there’s a fair amount of emphasis on it, based on how many times the professor talked about how we might get followers.

sleepingmetaphors.tumblr.com

follow me, i guess. 

ON HIATUS.

permanent or temporary; have not decided on return date.

if i’m not back in six months, that’s it. 

factsinallcaps:

PRIOR TO THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY, THE WHITE RULING CLASS REFUSED TO USE TERMS LIKE “MISS” AND “MISSUS” AND “MISTER” TO ADDRESS BLACK PEOPLE, ENSLAVED OR NOT, BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT TO SHOW THEM THE RESPECT THAT COMES WITH THOSE TITLES.

INSTEAD, THEY USED “AUNT” AND “UNCLE” WHEN REFERRING TO OLDER BLACK PEOPLE. THIS WAS ESPECIALLY TRUE IN THE CASE OF ENSLAVED PEOPLE WHO WERE FORCED TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR CAPTORS’ CHILDREN; THE CHILDREN WOULD ADDRESS THEM AS “AUNT” OR “UNCLE” AND THEIR FIRST NAME. 

THIS PRACTICE CARRIED OVER EVEN AFTER ABOLITION, MAKING ITS WAY INTO POP CULTURE VIA MINSTREL SHOWS, AND BECOMING SO DEEPLY INGRAINED IN AMERICAN CULTURE THAT MANY PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT SOME OF THEIR BETTER-KNOWN COMPANY MASCOTS ARE ACTUALLY RACIST CARICATURES

SO, YOU KNOW, KEEP THAT IN MIND NEXT TIME YOU’RE LOOKING TO BUY RICE OR SYRUP.

“maybe if i drink another coffee, i will feel better”

“maybe if i buy myself a new sweater, i will feel better”

“maybe if i get so drunk i can’t see, i will feel better”

“maybe if i sleep for fourteen hours, i will feel better”

(Source: ptysis)

ursus-austrum:

amroyounes:

How about some love for a good police officer?

Officer Gaetano Acerra

Responded to a call where a 13 year old boy didnt want to live in his home anymore. He found out that the family couldnt afford a bed or much else for the teen.

So he bought him one. A big queen sized one.

He also bought him a Tv and someone donated a Wii, so now they play whenever Officer Gaetano Acerra has a chance

He also plans to get him a dresser, mirror, and a hamper. Among other things he needs but cannot afford.

People. They’re not ALWAYS a bunch of bastards.

http://www.wsmv.com/story/25459694/police-officer-goes-above-and-beyond-for-sumter-teen

The corruption needs to go.
This guy can stay.