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My name's Helen. I obsess over everyone.

Many of us have preconceived notions about people’s accents. We find Western European accents—French, British, Castilian Spanish, Italian—relatively appealing, while Asian and Mexican accents are experienced as unintelligible or offensive… if an employee speaks French well and English only moderately well, we aren’t bothered. however, if Filipinos, for example, speak Tagalog to one another at work, the assumptions are that they are purposefully excluding English-speakers, that they are not trying to learn English, and that they don’t care. A mean-spirited quality is attributed to the behavior.

Frances E. Kendall, Understanding White Privilege 

White supremacy doesn’t regard non-white languages as real languages, it regards them as deviant forms of communication reduced to broad ethnic strokes (“Indian”, “Asian”, “African”) that is unacceptable because it is seen as an affront to white/euro hegemony.

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humansofnewyork:

"I’m going to be an astronaut. There’s another world out there. And I want to go there."
(Jammu, India)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m going to be an astronaut. There’s another world out there. And I want to go there."

(Jammu, India)

problackgirl:

we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.

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kreyon5:

neontits:

vinebox:

When black parents try to raise their kids like white parents

OH NAHH let future kid even try it

NO, SHE WAS HIGH ON HEROINE, THE POOR KID WAS FREAKING OUT BECAUSE HIS IRRESPONSIBLE MOTHER WAS UNRESPONSIVE.  DONT MAKE THIS A JOKE SHIT HEADS

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canadad:

can we please get some sort of mental health education for parents i cant believe how many are in denial of their child’s condition

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