I want to see a tv show where poc aren’t minor characters AND that isn’t de facto considered a ‘black show,’ ‘Latino show’ etc…
I’m all about flipping the script.
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, United States (2007)
I love the EXTREME inattention to detail that went into making this map. I think they left out about 20 more Nigerias.
There must be another couple Nigerias that have declared independence since I posted this.
Mexico City (DF), Xochimilco, Guanajuato and Teotihuacan (2008)
rebloggin because I want to be back in DF
"The federal government has made it easier than ever to borrow money for higher education, saddling a generation with crushing debts and inflating a bubble that could bring down the economy" ~ (from ‘Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal’ by Matt Taibbi)
:’( my life
Creepy Vintage Halloween Photographs
These wonderfully creepy images of Halloween’s past come from the book, Haunted Air. The book features dozens of anonymous vintage Halloween photos dating between 1875 and 1955. The photos in the book come from the personal collection of Ossian Brown, a British musician and artist. Even more surprising is that the book’s introduction was written by David Lynch. It’s a shame that people rarely wear homemade costumes anymore because they truly are much creepier than a packaged costume from Walmart. It’s time to break out an old sheet and start designing.
Halloween used to be horrifying.
So far today I’ve seen quite a few co-opted, misappropriated depictions of Mexicans in the name of celebrating what was it again….Mexican Independence, right? Right?! The worst costume, or caricature, I suppose, was a man wearing a sombrero with two bandoliers across his chest, like the image below.
Cinco de Mayo is actually a regional Mexican holiday celebrated primarily in the State of Puebla, as it commemorates the unlikely victory over French forces and today is known as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (Battle of Puebla). Mexican Independence Day is September 16.
I’m indignant at seeing the rampant stereotypical depiction of my people! Ugggh. There’s a heavy parallel with the portrayal of Irish people and St. Patrick’s Day, obviously, which is equally as distasteful. When will people realize that dressing like a “Mexican” and using Cinco de Mayo as the impetus to drink heavily to “celebrate” a day that isn’t particularly meaningful to many Mexicans themselves (myself included) is in poor taste?
Guess this makes me a PC thug.
Staten Island, New York, 1966.
[Credit : Danny Lyon]
yes, yes, everything yes!
Graphic by @chrisritter16
Shaking The Habitual Comic by Liv Strömquist (part 4)
Shaking The Habitual Comic by Liv Strömquist (part 3)
Shaking The Habitual Comic by Liv Strömquist (part 2)
The Knife have never been as overtly political. I love it!!
Shaking The Habitual Comic by Liv Strömquist (part 1)