21 Oct 14
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One of the scholars stood up after the presentation and said, “It’s deeply troubling to hear what you’re talking about. Here, we don’t have the death penalty in Germany, of course we can never have the death penalty in Germany.” The room got very quiet, and this woman said, “There is no way, with our history, we can ever engage in the systematic killing of human beings. It would be unconscionable for us to - in an intentional deliberate way - for us to set about executing people.” And I thought about that. What would it feel like to be living in a world where the nation state of Germany was executing people, especially if they were disproportionately jewish? I couldn’t bear it. It would be unconscionable.

And yet in this country, in the states of the old south, we execute people where you are 11 times more likely to get the death penalty if the victim is white then if the victim is black and 22 time more likely to get it if the defendant is black then if the victim is white. In the very states where there are buried in the ground the bodies of the people who were lynched.

21 Oct 14
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19 Oct 14
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"Go America! Supporting our girl in her play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart."  - Amber Tamblyn on Instagram,


😍

"Go America! Supporting our girl in her play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart."  - Amber Tamblyn on Instagram,

😍

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19 Oct 14
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rrosequartz:

destructive-creature:

"At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.

They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.

Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright 

One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better. 

i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay

Are you kidding me? She’s a child! So many children being abused by these figures of authority who are supposed to protect them, guide them, help them grow! These poor kids.

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19 Oct 14
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2 days ago
Went to bed because I was falling asleep watching tv on the couch

Got to bed and proceeded to read a whole book. All 300 pages of it.

And now I’ve spent an hour on tumblr.

Not the least bit tired anymore.

19 Oct 14
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Things I Say While I'm Driving

    Me: What the fuck are you doing. What. The fuck. Are you doing.
    Me: NICE BLINKER ASSHOLE.
    Me: Why the FUCK are we not even going to speed limit. Why.
    Me: I AM GOING TEN MILES PER HOUR OVER THE SPEED LIMIT WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT
    Me: Shit is that a cop? No.
    Me: Shit THAT is a cop.
    Me: /dinosaur screams/
18 Oct 14
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missworded:

AT LEAST SHE HAD A HUSBAND TO KILL.


Such a great line.

missworded:

AT LEAST SHE HAD A HUSBAND TO KILL.

Such a great line.

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18 Oct 14
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Top 20 Doctor Who characters (as voted by my followers)

#16 Vincent Van Gogh

One of my favorite episodes ever!!

(Source: amandaseyfriedarchive, via icanwonder)

18 Oct 14
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I wanted a snack but I don’t have any real food here

I do have a jar of peperoncinis.

So I ate a bowl of sliced peperoncinis.

My boyfriend was horrified.

18 Oct 14
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2 days ago
I’m impressing all the truck drivers with my forklift skills

Yes, dudes, I am 5’2”, kinda cute, can drive a forklift AND drive stick!

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