i know the heart of life is good.
Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge. Whether it is obscuring state language or the faux-language of mindless media; whether it is the proud but calcified language of the academy or the commodity driven language of science; whether it is the malign language of law-without-ethics, or language designed for the estrangement of minorities, hiding its racist plunder in its literary cheek - it must be rejected, altered and exposed. It is the language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability and patriotism as it moves relentlessly toward the bottom line and the bottomed-out mind. Sexist language, racist language, theistic language - all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas.
Toni Morrison (via ethiopienne)
oyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

oyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

damn these are so you, Alyssa!

mr-spikejonze:

Lupita Nyong’o’s brother celebrating her Oscar nom

that’s fucking awesome. i want to be able to live in an !

jeou:

THE MOTTO

yeradauntlesstaylor:

This is important

yeradauntlesstaylor:

This is important