Fall is upon us
Most of my future children tag is cute brown children being fabulous and clearly belonging to me in spirit, but I’m making an exception for this tweet because if I don’t raise my kids to give that exact same response, then I have failed as a parent.
Who is this woman and can I send her a thank-you gift basket and a Black Parenting Award? This is why it is imperative that we teach our children real history outside of textbooks constructed by, written for, and approved by white men whose re-telling of history conveniently glosses over atrocities and minimizes suffering.
"bold new idea"
I want to go to that school and set fire to every history book in the building.
Did Thomas Jefferson have such a hard time getting “All Men (and ideally i’d hope women) are created equal” through peoples thick skulls?
*turns on TV* *Scrolls through tumblr*
Poor bastard was ahead of his time and ours.
most classic novels are classics because they were written by old white men for other white men. so, like, don’t ever feel bad for not reading them
I can go on forever but… looks like someone made an ignorant post. There are many famous classics written by female authors and these are just a few. Not that a book written by an “old white dude” makes it any less valid. But try to actually think before writing uninformed bullshit online okay goodbye.
“I’ll bet that means my child would like that Green Lantern movie!” — your decent, hardworking mother
#5. The Big Bang Theory
This is a show for old people who are curious about what life is like for their kids who never call them. While you’re out there meeting dates on the Tinders and sending out Facetweets, your poor parents are at home, desperately hoping someone will tell them what those words mean, thus giving them some sort of means to reconnect with the child who abandoned them immediately upon turning 18. You kids like your computers and so do those kids on this show — you guys must be the same! Next thing you know, mom is shouting “Bazinga!” at the dinner table at Thanksgiving, confident that such an outburst isn’t even going to make you vomit a little.
‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.
…and history remembers her as pretty.
AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY
this is the first time I have ever seen a picture of her older than 20 and I think that’s scary
As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously? Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet?
I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it.
But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people in the world who also call themselves Muslims. So why should I or any other Muslim apologize for what happened? Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?"
I am going to reblog this quote every year.