Diamond J. Sharp | shepherds not sheep
poet + writer
Diamond J. Sharp | shepherds not sheep
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skyetownsend:

Oh shucks! Is it inconvenient to love black culture right now? Where did all y’all go? I swore all of you said you believe we are all equal and gotta stop seeing race cause we all bleed red. Please! Come on and join us! Standing up for justice is way more “hardcore” than listening to Jay Z uncensored if you protest until the sun sets. It will be really “edgy” and “hip” to hit the “ghettoest” parts of Ferguson right now! Who’s down? You should braid your hair up and slick your fully-adult baby hairs for some of the peaceful protests, and rallies.. it’ll be so cool, my “nig”! Come on! Let’s be black now!
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psl:

I am extremely extremely shocked at this one. Turkey has one of the highest occurrences of racism in European football. wow
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Do you solemnly swear to stay in your lane, your whole lane, and nothing but your lane
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"I want us to make each other better."
someone you should probably hold on to (via braided-funk)
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Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

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Refusing To Spend Money on Non Western Restaurants is Racist, One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)
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lesbiansilk:

Shura - Touch (music video 2014) (YouTube) (part 1)

Matt’s favourite lesbian scenes 71/10,000 (INDEX)
lesbiansilk:

Shura - Touch (music video 2014) (YouTube) (part 1)

Matt’s favourite lesbian scenes 71/10,000 (INDEX)
lesbiansilk:

Shura - Touch (music video 2014) (YouTube) (part 1)

Matt’s favourite lesbian scenes 71/10,000 (INDEX)
lesbiansilk:

Shura - Touch (music video 2014) (YouTube) (part 1)

Matt’s favourite lesbian scenes 71/10,000 (INDEX)
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breenewsome:

The black women were also murdered by police. #ferguson #mikebrown
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sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

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sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

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sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

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sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

check out this list for developments from people on the ground
sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

check out this list for developments from people on the ground
sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

check out this list for developments from people on the ground
sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

check out this list for developments from people on the ground
sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

check out this list for developments from people on the ground
sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

check out this list for developments from people on the ground
sehvn:

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

check out this list for developments from people on the ground
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tastefullyoffensive:

[ghstzch]
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"What is happening in Ferguson has been an object lesson about the importance of accountability and transparency. Confidentiality amid an active investigation is one thing; a policy of public obfuscation is another. The account of a 911 call about the robbery came after days of legal requests filed under Missouri’s Sunshine Law, and makes the department’s refusal to disclose even the most basic details of the case even more inscrutable. Information might have dispersed more crowds than armored vehicles did."
Jelani Cobb on answers in Ferguson, and the questions that remain. (via newyorker)