timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

kogyaru:

ノッてる柴犬「しゅん」ちゃん(その2)-カメに乗る

communicants:

Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)

slayboybunny:

ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world

black-culture:

-@thesoulasylum: Black women are not a gay mans accessory to wear.

beemill:

Massachusetts State Police Issue Apology for “Racial Profiling Saves Lives” Bumper Sticker, But Not Before Lying About It

Massachusetts State Police issued an apology Monday for a bumper sticker on one of their police cruisers that read: “Racial Profiling Saves Lives,” but not before lying about it.

Boston resident Chris Kantos, was walking Sunday morning and came across on official police cruiser, number 1183, and noticed an odd bumper sticker on it.

Kantos tweeted this image out immediately.

Instead of apologizing immediately, Boston PD removed the sticker and published a second image of the cruiser with no bumper sticker. Then accused Kantos of photoshopping the image.

“Why on earth would I photoshop something like that?” Kantos asked on Twitter.

read more: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-issue-apology-racial-profiling-saves-lives-bumper-sticker-lying/

prayistrash:

the situation in islamabad, pakistan

Anonymous said: I give a damn about what's happening in Pakistan! My family and I, here in the UK, are glued to the television and in utter despair about what's happening to our brothers and sisters. Any updates?

createdfromclay:

I’ve been glued to ARY News myself with my dad for the past few hours. The thing with ARY News is that they’ll say one major thing and then quickly move on to the next. Granted, ARY is rather biased in favor of PTI, as Geo is in favor of PML-N’s regime. 

So far it seems

  • Protests have spread throughout the country, as have clashes. People have started to gather in Karachi as well now. InshAllah they all remain safe. Protests have now broken out in:
    Karachi,
    Lahore,
    Sialkot, 
    Hyderabad, and other cities.
  • MQM’s Altaf Hussain has called for Nawaz Sharif’s resignation as well. I don’t know what the implications of this could be given MQM’s stronghold presence in Sindh, especially Karachi. 
  • According to ARY News 250+ have been wounded, no update on the number of people who have died. Numbers only continue to rise. According to some the police have been taking the bodies and removing them from sight. 
  • Imran Khan is still standing on top of his bus amid tear gas shells being fired at him. They’re still marching on. towards the PM house.
  • Tahir Ul Qadri’s supporters have entered the Parliament building claiming they have been compelled to do so since the government has shot and killed innocent civilians marching. So far they are only conducting themselves peacefully in said building. 
  • Nawaz Sharif had helicopters remove and transport the gold he had stored in the PM palace. 
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