"The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism."
-

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

(via thisisnotjapan)

(Source: ladylarkin, via afro-dominicano)

"Critics generally don’t associate Black people with ideas. They see marginal people; they see just another story about Black folks. They regard the whole thing as sociologically interesting perhaps, but very parochial. There’s a notion out in the land that there are human beings one writes about, and then there are Black people or Indians or some other marginal group. If you write about the world from that point of view, somehow it is considered lesser. We are people, not aliens. We live, we love, and we die."
- Toni Morrison (via theraceproblem)

(via beemill)

"We Palestinians don’t talk about fear, we talk about death. Our rockets scare them; their rockets kill us. We have no bomb shelters, we have no sirens, we have nowhere we can take our children and keep them safe. They are scared. We are dying."
- Mohammed al-Khoudry, Palestinian farmer (via thebowspring)

(via wetcasements)