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YOUNG HERO: A 14-year-old Bay Area boy risked his life to enter a burning apartment to save the life of his neighbor, who is disabled. Latrell McCockran then ran back in a second time to also save the man’s dog.

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lightspeedsound:

kimchibae:

"dick is abundant and low value" i am screaming

omfg 

sevigny97:

There is no lack of women who want to be directors. There is an industry that carries on an obsolete white hypermasculine mindset that discourages them from pursuing positions of power, erases the presence of the women who do, and diminishes their opportunities..And in the end, contributions by women will not be remembered..instead the white men who steal and popularize their innovations will be remembered and idolized by a new generation of film school fuckboys

ghostie-pie:

hardtoexhale:

brianashanee:

Like what

so beautiful

i literally just whispered “oh my god”

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colorfulgradients:

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juminaji:

DIONNE (Clueless 1995)

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f-reska:

Took a screenshot from the video about thousands of protests against Toby Abott and one person held this sign and it’s true. 

citizen-earth:

Decolonization Day 2014

Houston, Texas

(photos by Elizabeth Brossa)

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shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope

(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)

Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!

And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Sonmi-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.

So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.