"There’s always a cost to justice" Powerful stuff!

transitcommandments:

6. Thou shalt not sit in an aisle seat and put thy bag on an empty window seat. 
Your backpack may have had a hard day, but it doesn’t need its own seat. Seriously.

Oh man, this is my biggest pet peeve when riding public transit! 

transitcommandments:

6. Thou shalt not sit in an aisle seat and put thy bag on an empty window seat. 

Your backpack may have had a hard day, but it doesn’t need its own seat. Seriously.

Oh man, this is my biggest pet peeve when riding public transit! 

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:
- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 
- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.
- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 
- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

Reblogged from John Green's tumblr

The new Sucré single is off the chizzain! Check it out!

Orlando Jones - Bucket Challenge: This is powerful stuff! I did the ALS ice bucket challenge last night and while I think it’s a great cause and a great viral awareness campaign, it’s not something that is near to my heart. What has been on my heart a lot the past couple weeks has been the events unfolding in Ferguson and in this video Orlando Jones does a great job of bringing awareness to the issues surrounding Ferguson.

Well, this was a wonderful way to start the morning: Jeremy Messersmith performing on Letterman!

Minnehaha Falls: First Descent from OGP Productions on Vimeo.

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Minnehaha Falls: First Descent by OGP Productions

So, a guy did this the other day on Minnehaha Falls.

Nope.

NoNoNoNoNo.

No.

Not me.

Rad! I’ve always wondered if anyone had ever done this… Dude broke his paddle, so gnarly!

I discovered the band The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die earlier this year thanks to the Absolute Punk Podcast. Their album The Whenever, If Ever is incredible. It brings me back to the punk/emo scene of the early 2000s, but still sounds fresh in 2014. In this live performance they play the first two songs off their album with the addition of spoken word artist Christopher Zizzamia, who takes the songs to whole other level. Check it out!

When shadows all had clung and the light diminished, he emptied out his lungs, crying “It is finished!”
— Dustin Kensrue (Thrice)