child of the light.

So here's what you need to know:

1. I'm Holly 2. I love Jesus 3. The rest doesn't matter.

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31 minutes ago

america-wakiewakie:

James Baldwin debates William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University | The Resolution: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

Baldwin goes on to eloquently state the affirmative in what has to be one of the most encompassing and moving soliloquies I have ever heard. Excerpts follow, but do not sell yourselves short, watch it in its entirety:

 “The white South African or Mississippi sharecropper or Alabama sheriff has at bottom a system of reality which compels them really to believe when they face the Negro that this woman, this man, this child must be insane to attack the system to which he owes his entire identity.”

“In the case of the American Negro, from the moment you are born every stick and stone, every face, is white. Since you have not yet seen a mirror, you suppose you are, too. It comes as a great shock around the age of 5, 6, or 7 to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance, along with everybody else, has not pledged allegiance to you. It comes as a great shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians, and although you are rooting for Gary Cooper, that the Indians are you.”

“From a very literal point of view, the harbors and the ports and the railroads of the country—the economy, especially in the South—could not conceivably be what they are if it had not been (and this is still so) for cheap labor. I am speaking very seriously, and this is not an overstatement: I picked cotton, I carried it to the market, I built the railroads under someone else’s whip for nothing. For nothing.”

The Southern oligarchy which has still today so very much power in Washington, and therefore some power in the world, was created by my labor and my sweat and the violation of my women and the murder of my children. This in the land of the free, the home of the brave.”

“Sheriff Clark in Selma, Ala., cannot be dismissed as a total monster; I am sure he loves his wife and children and likes to get drunk. One has to assume that he is a man like me. But he does not know what drives him to use the club, to menace with the gun and to use the cattle prod. Something awful must have happened to a human being to be able to put a cattle prod against a woman’s breasts. What happens to the woman is ghastly. What happens to the man who does it is in some ways much, much worse. Their moral lives have been destroyed by the plague called color.”

“It is a terrible thing for an entire people to surrender to the notion that one-ninth of its population is beneath them. Until the moment comes when we, the Americans, are able to accept the fact that my ancestors are both black and white, that on that continent we are trying to forge a new identity, that we need each other, that I am not a ward of America, I am not an object of missionary charity, I am one of the people who built the country—until this moment comes there is scarcely any hope for the American dream. If the people are denied participation in it, by their very presence they will wreck it. And if that happens it is a very grave moment for the West.”

(via queenpoetic)

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33 minutes ago

lostinthatdreamland:

Things that should be under $20:

• plane tickets
• concert tickets
• clothing
• college

(via iwillbringpraiseiwillrejoice)

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3 hours ago

caffeinatedgingers:

inthatinstantwewerecanadian:

I can’t believe Julia called it the Couv…

hahaha right? I mean, I’ve never been, so I just assumed that people called it that jokingly regularly :P

denyandfollow caffeinatedgingers

OMGOSH you guys! People say the couv!

Sweetie, absolutely no one says the Couv…

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4 hours ago

Watching The Breakfast Club for the first time. I hear it’s a classic…

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5 hours ago

a friendly reminder

beahbeah:

marfmellow:

that calling women of color exotic is

  • fucking racist
  • dehumanizing
  • othering
  • and not a fucking compliment

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Sorry for the swears, but this legitimately upsets me because people say this to me and I’m like, “I was born in Canada. I grew up in Canada. What about me is exotic?”

(via inthatinstantwewerecanadian)

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7 hours ago

certainlittlething:

If you’re a man who identifies as a feminist and you find yourself talking over women about their own liberation you have some things to think about

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7 hours ago

Abstract painting, but really, intimacy issues.

lolmythesis:

University of British Columbia, Art History

Finally a UBC one!

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10 hours ago

Coffee 101: Aerobie Aeropress

collywollykinz:

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The Aeropress, made by Aerobie, is by far the easiest manual brewing method out there, and it makes fantastic coffee! It requires little coffee brewing experience, and is a quick and consistent way to prepare your morning (or in this case, afternoon) cup. I will be showing you the inverted brewing method using Rowster Coffe’s Honduras for this cup.

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really handy if you’re a coffee connoisseur..

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12 hours ago

protestant-superman replied to your post: anonymous said:You’re so appealin…

I DON’T REMEMBER DOING THIS

If anyone is wondering, Danny was high on pain meds yesterday and decided to flood my inbox. He has no recollection of it.

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12 hours ago