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"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." ~ Pablo Picasso

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feminismandhappiness:

I’m tired of seeing white people treating poor countries as if they were their very special emotional playground.

Racists travel to under developed countries under the guise of ‘appreciating their culture’ or ‘searching for themselves’ (whatever that means) or any other seemingly thoughtful premise.. They enjoy the ‘exotic’ foods, marvel at the ‘exotic’ landscapes, snap photos (without asking first) of those very ‘exotic’ natives.

They have profound revelations about how in the western world we have much more commodities than necessary, and how these poor rural simpletons are so happy with the little they own, cause they’re blissful savages, much less complex than the average white US citizen. 

Some of them even manage to say utterly disrespectful stuff (e.g.’oh look at these people living in the middle of nowhere’ (cameron diaz) or that ‘they defecate in the woods ‘hunched like animals’ (drew barrymore) and the worst part is, they don’t even seem to realize.

… Then they go back to their countries, with a serious white savior complex, and show all their relatives photos those wonderful, smiling exotic natives, just before complaining about illegal immigrants taking all their jobs.

Wow!

(via reclaimingthenativetag)

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Two of my favorite “artisans” together - wall art by Banksy and this quote by Vonnegut seems a natural fit for it.

Two of my favorite “artisans” together - wall art by Banksy and this quote by Vonnegut seems a natural fit for it.

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nativeamericannews:

Genocide on the Quad: In NYC, Students Mark Columbus Day With ‘Die-In’
On October 14, Columbus Day, a group of students at Columbia University staged a grim protest dubbed a “Die-In.” In fact, the display happened four times over the course of the day; according to Tristin Moone of the Native American Council of Columbia University, about 60 different people participated, with each Die-In consisting of about 30 individuals posing as corpses.

Need more of this, among other actions, to end this “holiday”.

nativeamericannews:

Genocide on the Quad: In NYC, Students Mark Columbus Day With ‘Die-In’

On October 14, Columbus Day, a group of students at Columbia University staged a grim protest dubbed a “Die-In.” In fact, the display happened four times over the course of the day; according to Tristin Moone of the Native American Council of Columbia University, about 60 different people participated, with each Die-In consisting of about 30 individuals posing as corpses.

Need more of this, among other actions, to end this “holiday”.

(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)