kind of blue (by flora-file)
© avanto architects - tsunami memorial - khao lak, thailand - 2005
We found that, upon exposure to sexist humor, men higher in sexism discriminated against women by allocating larger funding cuts to a women’s organization than they did to other organizations.
We also found that, in the presence of sexist humor, participants believed the other participants would approve of the funding cuts to women’s organizations. We believe this shows that humorous disparagement creates the perception of a shared standard of tolerance of discrimination that may guide behavior when people believe others feel the same way.
The research indicates that people should be aware of the prevalence of disparaging humor in popular culture, and that the guise of benign amusement or “it’s just a joke” gives it the potential to be a powerful and widespread force that can legitimize prejudice in our society”
— Thomas E. Ford, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University (via baebees)
photos from dubai’s 828 meter tall burj khalifa (save the first and last photos, which show the building) by (click pic) daniel cheong, karim nafatni, bjoern lauen and dave alexander. duabai only experiences this in september and march, when seasonal changes in temperature creates an abundance of early morning fog. (see also: fog over new york, london and chicago)
I AM LIVING
I wanted to laugh, but it actually impressed me
Unfinished building (started in 1984) for the Department of Defense, Monrovia, Liberia. Currently being used as an Ebola isolation and treatment center. Thanks to varabai for the suggestion.
this was one of them moments from your childhood when you keep acting up at a family function and your aunts and uncles try to tell you to stop but it’s too late
oprah sittin there like “there’s a storm coming”
when oprah try to warn you? girl fall back.
lmao. idk if i have energy to watch this interview, but it did make me think of that argument that white americans don’t have to be hyphenated but everyone else does so my first read on it was that she was pushing back against that. who knows sha.
To me, Raven saying she wasn’t African-American wasn’t the most egregious part, even though everyone seems to be focusing on that. I know many that prefer to identity as either Black or Black American over African-American. That’s cool.
The egregious part is when she started talking about being colorless. That’s when I knew she was gone. She’s doing this interview with purple hair, talking about being colorless. Girl, you clearly see color. She’s not colorless even in the metaphorical sense. Certainly not after spending over 2 decades playing a Black girl on television and in films. Come correct Raven.
As an aside, how shielded from reality does a person need to be to say that the beauty of America is about being colorless? Somebody help this poor baby. Mama Oprah tried to save her, but even Oprah is a mere mortal. Raven needs spiritual intervention and guidance from the ancestors. They definitely weren’t “colorless”…lol
I love Oprah knows black Twitter will drag the shit out of her. And her head shake is just like… Why girl why?
|oppressed group:||*speaks about their lived experiences being marginalized*|
Seriously…fuck the L.A. Times for this.
oh my god
Lololol the article literally said you have to be the right type of person with the right type of outfit aka you have to be white.
can we talk about how all these white women in said cornrowns look really terrible, and they didn’t name one fuqing black woman. You could’ve at least said ciara to at least front like you’re not racist.
at Coronado a couple days ago
Ljubljanski grad. Slovenia, September 2014.
Since Colorado voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in January, that vote has created more then 20 white marijuana millionaires who the Government has allowed to store their millions in U.S. Banks.
Keep in mind that there are more then 100,000 black and latino people who are in American prisons for the same simple possession and intend to sell marijuana.
BUT THEY MAKING WHITE BOYS MILLIONAIRES FOR COMMITTING THE SAME ACT!