I just graduated with my Masters in Social Work, and I'm on my way to my first job in the big city. I also have Asperger's Syndrome. My life is a strange, incredible irony.
This is true art right here.
We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.
Now add Black to it,
And think about how white people are the ones in the hiring positions,
And white people never look at us or interact with us for longer than they absolutely HAVE to,
So most of us are automatically marked ‘unattractive’ simply because we’re Black,
Aaaaaand you end up with a Black unemployment rate that’s over DOUBLE that of the rest of the country,
EVEN DURING TIMES OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.
I was immediately thinking about how this impacts Black and Native (and Mexican, as well) people as I was going down through this and then I get through it and BAM, Tashabilities gets it in there.
In the Q!
but what does conventionally attractive even mean, does it just mean tall, white, cishet, male (because when women are beautiful or sexually appealing they are told they can’t be smart), and not fat, what even is this conventional beauty that we’re talking about, how were these studies done and off of what basis were they considering beauty?
I think our society knows what is supposed to be considered “attractive”, even if not everyone is actually attracted to that. That’s why everyone looks like a slightly different variation of the same three women and the same three men in most magazines.
been feeling kind of paranoid lately
Take that time by yourself to get to know yourself and rediscover what makes you shine. Don’t surrender yourself to waiting, and don’t stay isolated for too long, because there’s a beautiful you the world is dying to meet.
comics that end sadly but wind up being replied to with love are what I live for
I needed to see this now
Im feeling down today from last night
Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.
"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"
Sign the Change.org petition and get this story out there.
SIGN THE PETITION. Still at least 1,000 signatures needed. SIGNAL BOOST THIS or i will judge you.
This post has 140k notes, yet the change.org petition only has 44k. Sign the damn petition!
This broke my fucking heart.
hey this needs about 16k more signatures
lava really pisses me off cuz like
i know it could melt my face off but then i see a picture like this and
i want to dip my hands in it
YES.YES.YES. People need to realise this
I feel like this needs to be shared with a ton of people.
Sorry for the color but i love this.