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ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

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Easier said than done, but it must be done if you hope to have any kind of  life. 

Easier said than done, but it must be done if you hope to have any kind of  life. 

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#Self Acceptance  #learn  #past  #leave past behind 

poetic:

telling someone “it could be worse” when they’re already upset does not help so stop

Yes, most of us know there are starving, sick, repressed people all over the globe but why does that make my pain less important than theirs? 

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#talking  #self awareness 
Actually for some people the smallest gesture is appreciated and can make the day worth living. 

Actually for some people the smallest gesture is appreciated and can make the day worth living. 

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— 1 month ago with 1119 notes
#kind words 
This is so appropriate and so true.  You never really know how strong you are until u are diagnosed with an incurable disease that could take your life at any time. 

This is so appropriate and so true.  You never really know how strong you are until u are diagnosed with an incurable disease that could take your life at any time. 

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— 1 month ago with 1535 notes
#strong  #disease  #deadly  #incurable 

quiet-desperati0n:

I am a feminist because
I don’t think this video could be much more relevant.

WOW, this is a powerful message and I hope it opens women’s eyes to how we buy into the crap around us. 

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#powerful message  #men  #women  #sexual harrassment  #faulty thinking  #sexism  #sex abuse 
"I’ve been hurt so bad and I still love so hard. I admire my heart for that."
Unknown (via mourningmelody)Amen!

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