I really liked the way Rachel Maddow explained her support for affirmative action, and I thought it might be useful for some people. (Full Video)
THIS. People seem to be very confused about what Affirmative Action is actually designed to do, and this is an excellent explanation.
Desperately trying not to overlook the steak. This medium life is ruff. #breakfast #steakandeggs #fathersday
Just practicing for labor nbd. #miracleoflife
It’s just like when you’ve got some coffee that’s too black, which means it’s too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won’t even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.Too Black, Too Strong - Malcolm X, 1963 (via funkndefiance)
You know what’s truly sickening about this particular scene? This dress originally belonged to her deceased mother. Cinderella hardly has any personal possessions due to the greed of her stepmother and stepsisters. So, I assume that this dress meant quite a lot to her as a reminder of a simpler and happier time in her life. It symbolizes a fresh start and a chance at a better life for her. It must have been traumatizing to see her dreams just destroyed, literally ripped from her, torn to shreds. Not to mention, they verbally abuse her calling her a “thief” and a “kitchen wench”. In the end when Cinderella is standing alone in rags, it’s animated so beautifully because you can feel this weight and this sense of hopelessness. Cinderella’s a girl who even said herself that no one could take away her dreams. But in this scene, you can see she’s giving up.
That’s why it is so important that Cinderella gets her happily ever after. Her Fairy Godmother is a symbol of faith and perseverance in hard times. After all, “Even miracles take a little time.”
naw what’s really a shame is that Cinderella didn’t know how to fight….and that was her mama’s dress too?!!! You touch my shit and my foot goes up yo ass. Order of operations.
Baby’s first election! #vote2012