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This? Is why I think it’s vital that we fight for diverse literature in schools. When the book-banning folks come out, it’s so often to shut down a person belonging to a minority group speaking about experiences that make people uncomfortable. Of course we are uncomfortable. We are complicit. It takes discomfort to impel change.

Not all kids will get a real picture of the world at home; I certainly didn’t. Those kids may go on to be the next generation of oppressors, having been taught lies that cause them to see minorities as subhuman, unless they have outside influences to show them otherwise. It matters that they read books by African-Americans, by women, by LGBT authors. It matters that they gain empathy and experience others’ lives.

It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change.

from Reading Helped Me Overcome My Racist Upbringing by Susie Rodarme (via bookriot)

That last line.

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The Mountain Goats
Autoclave

skybisonandcompany:

I dream't that I was perched atop a throne of human skulls 
On a cliff above the ocean howling wind and shrieking seagulls
And the dream went on forever one single static frame
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name

I am this great, unstable mass of blood and foam
And no one in her right mind would make my home her home
My heart is an autoclave

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princess-neville:

making fun of girls for having “daddy issues” is literally the most illogically cruel thing i can think of haha “hey you! your dad sucked! i bet that really impacted your life and the way you form relationships with other people lmfao fuckin loser” 

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edgebug:

instead of watching the 50 Shades trailer, why not just make awkward eye contact with a total stranger at the grocery store for a solid 2 minutes and 34 seconds? you get the same skin-crawling, uncomfortable feeling but without the shitty writing, terrible acting and massive dose of rape culture

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can-u-not-my-wayward-son:

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ircnpatriot:

as the next season of doctor who approaches its time for me to wrestle with the question

does my faith in peter capaldi outweigh my distrust of steven moffat

I am familiar with that question.

APPARENTLY THEY’RE YELLING AT EACH OTHER ON SET AND THE GENERAL VIBE IS PETER CAPALDI DECLARING THAT HE WILL NOT BE CHASED OFF THIS SHOW

PETER CAPALDI HAS REFUSED TO HAVE A STORY LINE WHERE HE FALLS IN LOVE WITH CLARA

I am going to give Doctor Who another shot, only because of Capaldi. I think he can salvage the show I used to adore out of the monstrosity it’s become.

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