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Stuff and things. Hi.
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> White privilege

emperorirene:

his-name-was-writ-in-water:

kaisertasha:

dopegirlfresh:

elige:

afro-dominicano:

ethiopianbutamerican:

Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.

"how do I have privilege?"

Holy FUCK

JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW.

well, not quite true. It required an $18 filing fee, and it didn’t expressly exclude African-Americans at all (in practice, it was perhaps different - the Southern states tended not to actually tell black people that they could apply for land, and there was a great deal of violence from white farmers who were still sore about the War). Former slaves definitely qualified; the only prerequisites were that the landowner a.) be a citizen, b.) be 21 years or older, and c.) have never taken up arms against the government . African-Americans were expressly allowed to participate with the passing of the 14th Amendment in 1868. There was even another Act that reduced the prices of land so that black southerners could afford it. 1,000 property certificates were given to black farmers, in fact.

Not to mention that (Eurorant ahead) this isn’t “white privilege” even as OP describes it. It’s White Murikan privilege, which doesn’t count for shit in… the rest of the whole world? There are white people living elsewhere, you know, many of whom did not in fact take land for free, nor slaves.

Talk about white americans all you like, but when you include the rest of us, allow me to hit you over the head with five hardcover volumes of history books.

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> White privilege

emperorirene:

his-name-was-writ-in-water:

kaisertasha:

dopegirlfresh:

elige:

afro-dominicano:

ethiopianbutamerican:

Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.

"how do I have privilege?"

Holy FUCK

JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW.

well, not quite true. It required an $18 filing fee, and it didn’t expressly exclude African-Americans at all (in practice, it was perhaps different - the Southern states tended not to actually tell black people that they could apply for land, and there was a great deal of violence from white farmers who were still sore about the War). Former slaves definitely qualified; the only prerequisites were that the landowner a.) be a citizen, b.) be 21 years or older, and c.) have never taken up arms against the government . African-Americans were expressly allowed to participate with the passing of the 14th Amendment in 1868. There was even another Act that reduced the prices of land so that black southerners could afford it. 1,000 property certificates were given to black farmers, in fact.

Not to mention that (Eurorant ahead) this isn’t “white privilege” even as OP describes it. It’s White Murikan privilege, which doesn’t count for shit in… the rest of the whole world? There are white people living elsewhere, you know, many of whom did not in fact take land for free, nor slaves.

Talk about white americans all you like, but when you include the rest of us, allow me to hit you over the head with five hardcover volumes of history books.

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hellenic-macedonia:

Halkidiki, Macedonia(Greece)

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reallifeunseeliefaerie:

Over the shadowy hills and windy peaks she draws her golden bow, rejoicing in the chase, and sends out grievous shafts. The tops of the high mountains tremble and the tangled wood echoes awesomely with the outcry of beasts: earth quakes and the sea also where fishes shoal. But the goddess with a bold heart turns every way destroying the race of wild beasts: and when she is satisfied and has cheered her heart, then the huntress who delights in arrows slackens her supple bow.


Mythological Ladies: Artemis

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eyebrowgod:

*looks at you seductively* *lowers glasses* i can’t see a thing

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ursulavernon:

jedavu:

Feather Art by Chris Maynard

Jesus H. Frogsnoggler.

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But what do we have left, once we abandon the lie? Chaos? A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all. 
Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb, but they refuse. They cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.

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