1. "It is perhaps the most atavistic of white South African fears. Under Apartheid, the threat of the swart gevaar was used to excuse any and all kinds of violence.

    In the pernicious narrative of “us” against “them”, these dangerous strangers, these “intruders” in the land of their own birth, had to be obliterated. In that unyielding construct of threat and danger, of your death or mine, there is no middle ground, no compromise and no space for thought or language.”

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    Margie Orford writing for DailyMaverick.com

    This definition is more for me than anyone else ..

    Atavistic: relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral

     

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  3. "Economists start from the assumption that humans are individualistic, utility-maximising and strictly rational in a narrow sense.

    Actually many people are communitarian, social, non-calculating, uncertain about the future and often act according to sentiment or whim. Mainstream economics allows no theory of power or politics and can’t see the world economy as a system.”

    — From pacificpolitics.com - 21 things they never tell you about poor countries by Dan Gay
     

  4. Lol. Never - this is the point of life.

    Love hard. Hope. Heal. Start again :)

    (Source: andthatswhoiam, via fuckyeahmelissafabello)

     


  5. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
    — Maya Angelou (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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  6. jeriorlizisthinking:

    queennubian:

    blackfemalescientist:

    oliviarrrr:

    Okay, so everyone seems to be hailing Lily Allen’s new song as a feminist anthem and if you wanna do that then that’s cool whatever it’s not for me to decide. But if you want a feminist song/video tackling misogyny and racism then you should definitely watch and listen to That’s Alright by Laura Mvula. Not only is it a good, catchy, singalong song that tells you it’s okay to be who you are, but the video itself demonstrates how black people in the media and entertainment industries are used as props, simple entertainment for white people. 

    I especially like when she gets to the chorus and she’s singing “Who made you the centre of the universe?” at the all-white audience. A really brilliant yet underrated song and video.

    looove this song. It literally gave me chills. 

    Life soundtrack music

    I love her! She’s amazing. I was lucky enough to find her last year. But it took me months later to explore her other songs after listening to “Sing to the Moon” on repeat. I was afraid that her other songs would be awful!

    (Source: l0werchelsea, via gtfothinspo)

     


  7. White privilege

    ratchetmelancholy:

    White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.