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A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."


There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

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if I ever see a girl in public who is clearly going for something really bold with her look (crazy hair, makeup, outfit) and looks like she’s maybe uncomfortable or nervous about rocking it, I make sure to go up to her and tell her she looks fierce. It took a lot of courage to go out like that and somebody ought to notice.

changes lives. be sure to do that at least once a day.

you’re the type of person this world needs

bless you

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Paintings by Tobias Tovera

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back home there’s a famous inn renowned for it’s ridiculously kitschy “themed” rooms that haven’t changed since like the 1960’s-70’s & i’ve always wanted to stay in one really bad (esp that last one like hello, giant round blue bed??? amazin)


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Dandelions deserve a gold medal. One of the first links in that magical chain of events bringing dinner to our tables, this sunny flower is one of the first spring foods for bees. If bees survive the winter, they look to dandelions and other wildflowers for nutrition — so they can begin the work of pollinating our fruits and vegetables. As you know, the bees are in a pickle right now. Their population is dwindling. Let’s not kill off anything that helps the bees!

Read this on why dandelions deserve a gold medal. 

And take action to SAVE THE BEES concerning neonicotinoid pesticides!

Tell Home Depot and Lowes to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.

Ask your Congressional Representatives to support H.R. 2692 to ban neonics

Tell the EPA to ban neonics!

Please, help the bees all you can! They’re in trouble right now, and really need our help! Please sign these petitions, and if you can, plant some wonderful wildflowers to help them out! 

The bees thank you, and I thank you! 



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A montage of 40 suspiciously similar looking male video game protagonists featured at #E3 in 2014.

It’s so disappointing to see that after such a promising year and all the attention given to the lack of female protagonists/strong female characters/acceptance of women in the gaming industry, these companies are still pumping out the same narrow range of perspective when it comes to story lines and characters. I thought it might actually start to be different..

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Gold star, gentlemen.


Gold star, gentlemen.

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Victims of sexual violence and their loved ones.

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After aesthetic judgment taught us to distinguish art from its shadow and authenticity from inauthenticity, our experience, on the contrary, forces us to face the embarrassing truth that it is precisely to nonart that we owe, today, our most original aesthetic emotions
— Agamben, Giorgio. “The Man Without Content.” (via hollmanlozano)

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