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If Latinos Said The Stuff White People Say

This video had me at “Estás en California, wey. Aprende a hablar español. CABRÓN”. The rest is pretty legit too. My sides hurt.

Jajaja, viviendo diez años en USA les puedo decir que esto es 100% real.

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head of a woman with the horns of a ram (gérôme), mexican model andrea carrazco

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destroy the idea that avocados are anything but disgusting

destroy the idea that the world needs guacamole 


¿Qué te pasó? ¿Quién te lastimó? ¿Cómo te atreves?

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"Everyone’s chest
is a living room wall
with awkwardly placed photographs
hiding fist-shaped holes."
Andrea Gibson, “Class” (via vagueblueeyes)

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I like selfies because I am in complete control of how I am being presented that is powerful like boys on facebook laugh at the “stupid girls taking mirror selfies” and media mocks “generation selfie” but maybe that is because girls are controlling how they are presenting images of themselves to the world and that is scary to them

This is a really good point, damn.

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 Niños acarreando agua potable en toma provisional Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México 1973

 Niños acarreando agua potable en toma provisional Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México 1973

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"At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth, since we are made of earth and rain."
Pablo Neruda (via cosmofilius)

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and we won’t even get started on how women are socialized to accept hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scarring, skin discoloration and uneven texture on men even though those things are considered to be extremely unattractive on a woman.

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Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

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K-12 Reading List

Back in May, a group of diverse authors made a public call to action in order to directly address the absence of diversity in children’s literature and the lack of action to fix the issue. They created the #weneeddiversebooks campaign. On May 1st, they asked people to post photos of themselves holding signs about how diverse books have enriched their lives and how the lack of diversity has affected them, on May 2nd they asked people to share their thoughts about diverse books via a twitter chat, and on May 3rd, they asked people to make the effort to diversify their shelves. The movement became a sensation, and has inspired even more people to make an effort to invest in diverse content that accurately reflects our population.

Behind the Book is elated that this movement exists. We’ve always championed the need for diverse books since we serve communities that are predominantly of color. Studies show that for kids, the lack of diversity in books is detrimental to their development, but seeing themselves reflected in protagonists raises their self-esteem and solidifies their sense of self in society. We also think it’s empowering for kids to see authors and illustrators that look like them as they’re responsible for creating the content the students love. This shows them that they too can become the authors of their own stories.

Now is the perfect time to diversify your reading material if you haven’t already. Whether you’re going on a plane to visit relatives, stuck on the train going to Coney Island, or bored at home, get lost in these fabulous stories of courage, love and family. Here’s our epic list of books that reflect the diversity of our wonderful city.

Harlem’s Little Black Bird by Renee Watson, a Behind the Book author

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke

Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look

Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown

Giant Steps to Change the World by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan

Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! by Pat Mora

One Love by Cedella Marley

This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt

Bessie Smith and the Night Riders by Sue Stauffacher

Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules

For descriptions, click behind the read more!

(Use the following links to be directed to the (early) Elementary, Middle Grade and High School lists)

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Obsessed with filling my life with this pattern

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"i just need to get my shit together"
me in 2009/2012/this time last year/a minute ago/next year probably (via heartmades)

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