If Latin America had not been pillaged by the U.S. capital since its independence, millions of desperate workers would not now be coming here in such numbers to reclaim a share of that wealth; and if the United States is today the world’s richest nation, it is in part because of the sweat and blood of the copper workers of Chile, the tin miners of Bolivia, the fruit pickers of Guatemala and Honduras, the cane cutters of Cuba, the oil workers of Venezuela and Mexico, the pharmaceutical workers of Puerto Rico, the ranch hands of Costa Rica and Argentina, the West Indians who died building the Panama Canal, and the Panamanians who maintained it.

Juan Gonzalez - Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (via anything-for-selenas)

Not Sorry Feminism: Recommended Reading

smitethepatriarchy:

"My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3."

I blamed myself, my past. And I would have continued to blame myself had I not taken the boys to a birthday party for one of JJ’s classmates. At the party, the mothers congregated to talk about everyday parenting things, including preschool. As we talked, I admitted that JJ had been suspended three times. All of the mothers were shocked at the news. 

“JJ?” one mother asked. 

“My son threw something at a kid on purpose and the kid had to be rushed to the hospital,” another parent said. “All I got was a phone call.” 

One after another, white mothers confessed the trouble their children had gotten into. Some of the behavior was similar to JJ’s; some was much worse. 

Most startling: None of their children had been suspended.

tedikuma:

Another comic I started last night. This one is basically about what it was like being African American in high school, minus the supernatural transformation at the end.

tedikuma:

Another comic I started last night. This one is basically about what it was like being African American in high school, minus the supernatural transformation at the end.

(Source: theodore3.com)

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

My textbook says “Populist newspaper editor Marion Butler pursued a strategy of fusion with Republicans in North Carolina that aided his election to the U.S. Senate in 1894.”
But my heart says “Yes.  Yes.  A million times yes.”

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

My textbook says “Populist newspaper editor Marion Butler pursued a strategy of fusion with Republicans in North Carolina that aided his election to the U.S. Senate in 1894.”

But my heart says “Yes.  Yes.  A million times yes.”

sybilaramkin:

 “Weatherwax, did you say?”  
“Yes. With a W. As in “witch”.”

sybilaramkin:

 “Weatherwax, did you say?”  

“Yes. With a W. As in “witch”.”

geekycrap:

this is my favourite vine ever and I will never get tired of it

(Source: weloveshortvideos)

lovablechaos:

haveahiddles:

nottheleastbrave:

BUT THE ACTING HERE. BECAUSE HE’S DIGORY. AND HE BUILT THAT WARDROBE. WITH THE WOOD FROM THE TREE HE PLANTED. AND SO HE KNOWS IT’S NARNIA. HE’S WAITED HIS WHOLE LIFE, AND HE’S PROBABLY GIVEN UP AND SHOVED THAT HOPE AWAY IN THE BACK OF HIS MIND AND SUDDENLY THESE FOUR CHILDREN SHOW UP AND THEY FIND IT. 

Fun fact: CS Lewis based the professor on JRR Tolkien. Tolkien in turn based Treebeard on CS Lewis.

that is a very fun fact yes 

I dearly want to believe that

(Source: darvll)

When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.

A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States (via 391705)

(Source: africandogontheprairie)