garconniere:

The Shirt by Shelley Niro, 2003.

Niro’s work consists of a connecting series of photographs that should be read together as a whole narrative. The images are set in a pastoral landscape, and each subsequent photograph offers an increasingly incisive statement on the colonization of the land that once belonged to aboriginal peoples.

Shelly Niro was born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1954. She is a member of the Mohawk Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Turtle Clan, Six Nations Reserve. She is currently based in Brantford, Ontario, and works in a variety of media, including beadwork, painting, photography, and film. (via virtual museum)

elodieunderglass:

NO BUT THESE ARE THE THINGS I WAS TALKING ABOUT HERE: https://elodieunderglass.tumblr.com/post/185703978243/okay-so-we-all-agree-lawns-suck-are-outdated-and

See how the slyly worded, rather weaselly marketing claim for CityTrees claiming that these panels of moss contain “The cleaning power of 275 trees” got changed, in people’s minds, to “each panel of moss ABSORBS AS MUCH CARBON DIOXIDE as 275 trees”, a completely ridiculous and impossible claim?? And then see how people immediately decided that moss is therefore somehow more “eco” than trees and that “moss lawns” will magically solve global warming? See how everyone did that, by themselves? The important facts, like ‘when plants absorb carbon dioxide, they release the oxygen and use the carbon for their own construction; therefore, plants only absorb as much carbon as they physically need to grow’ have been utterly discarded in the rush to believe something more viral and exciting.

One sly bit of marketing that the public has been widely encouraged to misinterpret, verbally repeated from a random person to a random Guardian blogger at a garden show, who blogged about it as if it was a fact, has now gotten so scrambled that people on tumblr honestly believe that 12 square meters of moss absorbs as much carbon dioxide as 275 trees.

These screencaps show the actual claims about the CityTrees, which are that the moss, having a lot of surface area for its mass, can filter the particles in air pollutants more efficiently than equivalent-sized plants that are smoother.

You will see the effects of this for years. Years from now, people will insist that moss has the ability to simply erase carbon molecules from the universe. And you’ll know differently, but because it won’t match what people prefer to believe, nobody will listen to you.

kaylapocalypse:

profeminist:

magnolia-noire:

caliphorniaqueen:

the-real-eye-to-see:

Ruby Bridges was the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960.

This movie made me cry, I was so heart broken by how Ruby Bridges was treated! She was only 6, but was so strong. She is a very brave girl and she did not care what the white folks called her.

People are simply disgusting to minimize people by skin color!

Ruby you might not think you’re a hero… But to other people you are! You are A HERO and you are A PERSON WHO MADE AMERICA CHANGE!

this is white culture, this is their history, this is their legacy…being enraged at a damn baby just because she’s black.

she’s still alive by the way

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Ruby Bridges in 2010 

“As Bridges describes it, “Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.“ Former United States Deputy Marshal Charles Burks later recalled, “She showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She didn’t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we’re all very very proud of her.“ 

U.S. Marshals escorted Bridges to and from school

As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all the teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Only one person agreed to teach Ruby and that was Barbara Henry, from Boston, Massachusetts, and for over a year Henry taught her alone, “as if she were teaching a whole class.”

Every morning, as Bridges walked to school, one woman would threaten to poison her; because of this, the U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower, who were overseeing her safety, allowed Ruby to eat only the food that she brought from home.

Another woman at the school put a black baby doll in a wooden coffin and protested with it outside the school, a sight that Bridges Hall has said “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.” At her mother’s suggestion, Bridges began to pray on the way to school, which she found provided protection from the comments yelled at her on the daily walks.”

More info on Ruby Bridges on Wikipedia

THIS SHIT WAS ONLY 58 YEARS AGO. PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS RACIST TERRORISM AND ACTS LIKE IT ARE STILL ALIVE, AND THEIR KIDS ARE IN THEIR 40′S AND 50′S. 

DON’T LET RACISM APOLOGISTS GET AWAY WITH “WHY ARE YOU LIVING IN THE PAST,” BULLSHIT ARGUMENTS. WE ARE LITERALLY STILL DEALING WITH THE FAMILIES THAT FORMED HATE MOBS OVER BLACK CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOL WITH WHITE KIDS.

This was her then:

This is literally how she looks in 2017. 

She’s literally not even  old. 

zipperfemme:

i see many many people on this website reblogging punk aesthetic pictures of work boots, and you all need to be aware of lace code. if you see ladder laced black boots with white laces, don’t reblog it! inform the person who reblogged it of what it means!

as for information not included in the article, pink laces indicate gay basher/killer, checkerboarded laces stand for racial unity, and yellow laces are actually a symbol for SHARP (skinheads against racial prejudice)

if any of you intend on being involved in any real life punk subculture, learn the dogwhistles used by fascists in that community to protect yourself and the minorities around you. not to advertise any organization, but if you’re gonna be a punk, be a SHARP.

politicalsci:

Your vote is more
important than ever. The Conservatives are betting on young people not showing up to vote, let’s prove them wrong on December 12th.

Make sure you are registered to vote now!

Postal vote: http://gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote

Register to vote: https://gov.uk/register-to-vote 

http://mycampaignmap.com will help you find campaigning events near you.

politicalsci:

Your vote is more
important than ever. The Conservatives are betting on young people not showing up to vote, let’s prove them wrong on December 12th.

Make sure you are registered to vote now!

Postal vote: http://gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote

Register to vote: https://gov.uk/register-to-vote 

http://mycampaignmap.com will help you find campaigning events near you.

herasouflee:

Youtube’s current situation

I don’t usually do posts like these, but this is quite important for me and for many other people on Internet

It’s about Youtube’s current situation.

Recently, Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) has planned to apply some insanely vague and ridiculous regulations on Youtube and these regulations are harming Youtube creators as well as the viewers.

Okay, I’m not very good at explaining stuff, but I’ll try my best.

They plan on adding a new system on which a content creator will have to tell if their video is aimed for kids or not. If your video is “targetted for children”, your video will :

-have no notifications nor comments

-not be searchable, suggested nor recommended

-make 90% LESS revenue

They plan on installing a bot in order to sort out things (and we already know that, most of the time, bots do a lot of mistakes, especially when it comes to these kind of things). Whenever a video contains “slang and pop culture phrases like "fun”, “free stuff”, “whatever”, “duh” (I AM NOT KIDDING), animated characters, bold or fast-moving graphics or bright and vibrants colors", IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED AS A VIDEO AIMED FOR CHILDREN. So content related to games, cartoons, animation and many others are done for.

Thankfully, COPPA is letting us the chance to speak in order to change this.

There is a petition going on which you can sign in order to help. You can also leave a comment to the FTC on the matter (PLEASE BE CIVILISED).

Here are the sources :

The PETITION ; https://www.change.org/p/youtubers-and-viewers-unite-against-ftc-regulation?signed=true

Send a message to the FTC (PLEASE BE CIVILISED) ;

https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FTC-2019-0054-0001

FTC (COPPA) website (to see the information concerning what is considered as children targetted things go in RELATED DOCUMENTS and go to page B-1) ; https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rules/rulemaking-regulatory-reform-proceedings/childrens-online-privacy-protection-rule

politicalsci:

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elierlick:

Ending the stigma of drug use will save lives.

carnation-damnation:

mmmirkabat:

pigknightwarrior:

danktoday:

Gotta keep the hype going by heylookapigeon

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