“If you can’t speak the language in Europe, here’s a tip: just speak English in the accent that you think they sound like. They love that.” —Craig Ferguson, The Late Late Show
“More African American adults are under correctional control today—in prison or jail, on probation or parole—than were enslaved in 1850, a decade BEFORE the Civil War began. The mass incarceration of people of color is a big part of the reason that a black child born today is less likely to be raised by both parents than a black child born during slavery. The absence of black fathers from families across America is not simply a function of laziness, immaturity, or too much time watching Sports Center. Thousands of black men have disappeared into prisions and jails, locked away for drug crimes that are largely ignored when committed by whites.” —Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow (via alivesoul)
“Our bodies are occupied territories. Perhaps the ultimate goal of performance, especially if you are a woman, gay or a person “of color,” is to decolonize our bodies; and make these decolonizing mechanisms apparent to our audience in the hope that they will get inspired to do the same with their own.” — Guillermo Gómez-Peña “In Defense of Performance Art” (via a-bayani)
april is the cruelest month, breeding
too many quotes from the wasteland
on my fucking tumblr dashboard.
“I made fake IDs in college. And sold them for 25 bucks. It was 1998, New Jersey licenses were just laminated, and I was a criminal.” —Kristen Bell, who actually was in fact Veronica Mars, just more low-tech.