revolther / [ri-vohlt hur] / rɪˈvoʊlt-hɜr
revolther / [ri-vohlt hur] / rɪˈvoʊlt-hɜr
"The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away."
Alysia Harris (via cmmerchant)
"I send my condolences to the Muses,
my sympathy to every person whose name
is now nothing but the title of a beggars ballad.
I have been you.
I have been reduced to lines, sonatas, and footnotes.
I know how it feels to be groped by an artists’ hands,
to let yourself be rung out like clay.
My first boyfriend looked me in the eyes
after our thirty second kiss and told me
“babe, you are going be so beautiful one day”,
as if some divine craftsman had forgotten to paint in my details.
As if I was not already a masterpiece."
b.e.fitzgerald (You are complete)
"Discontent is the first necessity of progress."
Thomas Edison (via darksilenceinsuburbia)

Anne Bachelier illustration. From “13 plus 1 by Edgar Allen Poe”An anthology of Poe’s Short Stories and Poetry

This. Please.

"I want to set forth this proposition, which will be easier to reject than refute: Black people will never gain full equality in this country. Even those herculean efforts we hail as successful will produce no more than temporary ‘peaks of progress,’ short-lived victories that slide into irrelevance as racial patterns adapt in ways that maintain white dominance. This is a hard-to-accept fact that all history verifies. We must acknowledge it, not as a sign of submission, but as an act of ultimate defiance.” —-Derrick Bell, “Faces at the Bottom of the Well”, p.12, 1992 ================================================ Derrick Albert Bell, Jr. (November 6, 1930 – October 5, 2011) was the first tenured African-American Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and is largely credited as one of the originators of critical race theory (CRT). He was a Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law from 1991 until his death. He was also a former Dean of the University of Oregon School of Law.

Pam Grier in 1975 film, Sheba, Baby

#u ‘be the better person’ tools can eat my entire ass

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot
White privilege