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"Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process. See Part I, supra; see also South Carolina v. Katzenbach, 383 U.S. 301, 309 (1966) (describing racial discrimination in voting as an insidious evil which had been perpetuated in certain parts of our country through unremitting and ingenious defiance of the Constitution”). And although we have made great strides ‘voting discrimination still exists; no one doubts that.”

Race also matters because of persistent racial inequality in society - inequality that cannot be ignored and that has produced stark socioeconomic disparities.

See Gratz, 539 U.S., at 298-300 (Ginsburg, J., dissenting) cataloging the many ways in which “the effects of centuries of law-sanctioned inequality remain painfully evident in our communities and schools,” in areas like employment, poverty, access to health care, housing, consumer transactions, and education; Adarand, 515 U.S., at 273 (Ginsburg, J. dissenting) recognizing that the “lingering effects” of discrimination “reflective of a system of racial caste only recently ended, are evident in our workplaces, markets, and neighborhoods.”

And race matters for reasons that really are only skin deep, that cannot be discussed any other way, and that cannot be wished away. Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter the neighborhood where he grew up.

Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, “No, where are you really from?” regardless of how many generations her family has been in the country.

Race matters to a young person addressed by a stranger in a foreign language, which he does not understand because only English was spoken at home.

Race matters because of the slights, the snickers, the silent judgments that reinforce that most crippling of thoughts: “I do not belong here.”"
Sonia Sotomayor in her dissent in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. It’s worth a read. (via wretchedoftheearth)
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Queen of rhythm 
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Queen of rhythm 
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seewaymore:

Blow gently on your screen

seewaymore:

Blow gently on your screen

"We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work."

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

(via explore-blog)

I’ve really got to start getting more rest…

(via sugahwaatah)

robstenlogandratreegan:

OMG this is so true

robstenlogandratreegan:

OMG this is so true

"Self love is the very first romance"
Akua Naru, Mo(u)rning (via confusingmisery)

Christina Hendricks for Net-A-Porter’s the edit, photographed by Yalena Yemchuk.

Christina Hendricks for Net-A-Porter’s the edit, photographed by Yalena Yemchuk.

Christina Hendricks for Net-A-Porter’s the edit, photographed by Yalena Yemchuk.

Christina Hendricks for Net-A-Porter’s the edit, photographed by Yalena Yemchuk.
Christina Hendricks for Net-A-Porter’s the edit, photographed by Yalena Yemchuk.
A message from Anonymous
Wario, speaking of r/tumblrinaction, I think one of my posts about racism got featured there and now I'm getting the shittiest anons. Any advice?

social-justice-wario:

WAWAWAWAWA! Wario has dealt with r/tumblrinaction before! tumblrinaction is a subreddit where mostly cishet white teenage boys submit links to tumblr posts dealing with social justice.They have even featured Wario numerous times, look!

Wario personally considers it a badge of honor that Wario makes shitty loser nerds so angry!

Obviously though, nasty anons are not fun for most people! Despite rules clearly stating not to harass people featured on the subreddit, people do it anyways!

How sad is it that they actually have to say “dont make fun of people with cancer”? Clearly people don’t “know where the line is” or have any concept of a “line” at all if they need to be told that. Wario thinks that speaks to the average level of maturity of r/tumblrinaction users. But Wario disgresses.

As for you, anon, the simplest way of dealing with this situation is to change your blog’s URL slightly for a few days until the post linking to your blog slides off the front page and into obscurity. Simply adding a letter or a dash somewhere in the URL will be enough to make it very difficult for browsers of the subreddit to find your blog, and the hate mail will likely stop. Also disabling anon is probably a good idea. WAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!

brokegirl-expensivetaste:

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pixalry:

Papercut Style Ghibli Posters - by Michael Rogers
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Papercut Style Ghibli Posters - by Michael Rogers
All 3 are available for sale at his Etsy Shop for $38.
pixalry:

Papercut Style Ghibli Posters - by Michael Rogers
All 3 are available for sale at his Etsy Shop for $38.
pixalry:

Papercut Style Ghibli Posters - by Michael Rogers
All 3 are available for sale at his Etsy Shop for $38.

pixalry:

Papercut Style Ghibli Postersby Michael Rogers

All 3 are available for sale at his Etsy Shop for $38.