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September 13th, 2014
thesmithian
…imagine a world where no one is in charge and no one necessarily knows what’s going on, where identities are in perpetual flux. Mothers and fathers act like teenagers; little children are wise beyond their years. Girls light out for the territory and boys cloister themselves in secret gardens. We have more stories, pictures and arguments than we know what to do with, and each one of them presses on our attention with a claim of uniqueness, a demand to be recognized as special. The world is our playground, without a dad or a mom in sight.
September 12th, 2014
thesmithian

"Comics have a great capacity to bring light and understanding in a way that dense prose can’t always do—and it’s hard to get denser than the Warren Report…"

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September 12th, 2014
thesmithian
When you see a troll or abuser online, what do you do about it? Do you egg on or ignore the miscreant? Do you shame the fool? Do you support the troll’s victims? Or do you laugh at them? You—yes, you and I—are creating the norms of our new society. What are those norms? What is our new society?
September 12th, 2014
thesmithian

journeyofafoodaholic:

Scrambled eggs with tomato, spinach, and American cheese

[good morning]

September 12th, 2014
thesmithian

…the notion that pro wrestling is a fixed, low-rent travesty, undeserving of serious mainstream scrutiny—is the single greatest angle ever sold by the wrestling industry.

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September 12th, 2014
thesmithian

'America’s racial underclass, the off-the-grid hustlers and entrepreneurs who many Black elites ignore or demonize, rarely sees political leaders of any color advocating for them…'

The divide, while generational on the surface, is also fueled by class, as young people with education, networks and access tend to view politics as a long-term process – one that comes with victories, but also compromise and setbacks. Millions of young Blacks have no entrée to the nuances of American democracy and racial struggle. Their world is more painfully straightforward and wrenching—Black folks get shot in the streets with no hope of justice.

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September 12th, 2014
thesmithian
…a community’s ‘soul’ is not just some ineffable or magical quality. Urban planning and local laws actually affect it.
September 12th, 2014
thesmithian
iraetlacrimae:

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ophelia, 2009

[meaningful glance]

iraetlacrimae:

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ophelia, 2009

[meaningful glance]

Reblogged from thisisbluelanguage
September 12th, 2014
thesmithian
It was very, very hard…All I remember was every day, somebody throwing something at me or chasing me.
Nora Bell, of Birmingham, Alabama
September 12th, 2014
thesmithian

'…the beautiful texture of a velvet platform chopine from the 17th century, or a rhinestone embellished t-strap from the 1930s…'

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September 12th, 2014
thesmithian

The show revolves around the last major speech Dr. King gave, April 4th, 1967, one year to the day before he was assassinated.

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The show revolves around the last major speech Dr. King gave, April 4th, 1967, one year to the day before he was assassinated.

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