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drea-fool;
I live for hip-hop and good books. Ultra nerd who believes she was a cheetah in a past life. I appreciate all forms of art and represent individuality. Hippie at heart. Also, I'm one hell of a dancer. Well mannered laced with intellect-I do spoken word & I view the world differently.

Twitter: @dreafool

 

el-masreya:

Slavery: “GET OVER IT!”

Imperialism: “GET OVER IT!”

Exploitation: “GET OVER IT!”

World Starvation: “GET OVER IT”

Genocide: “GET OVER IT!”

Occupation: “GET OVER IT!”

9/11: “NEVER FORGET!”

magictransistor:

The Alchemist who has Achieved Illumination. Zoroaster Clavis Artis, MS Verginelli-Rota. 1737.

magictransistor:

The Alchemist who has Achieved Illumination. Zoroaster Clavis Artis, MS Verginelli-Rota. 1737.

yarrahs-life:

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

I briefly read about the original meaning of this symbol when I was looking for tattoos like a while ago. It was very shocking. It just really like person above said, is a clear example of many, of how culture is tainted by white ppl THREW OUT HISTORY. Yo. I swear.

yarrahs-life:

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

I briefly read about the original meaning of this symbol when I was looking for tattoos like a while ago. It was very shocking. It just really like person above said, is a clear example of many, of how culture is tainted by white ppl THREW OUT HISTORY. Yo. I swear.

860laur:

Something oddly sexual about this or is that just me
It’s just me isnt it

860laur:

Something oddly sexual about this or is that just me

It’s just me isnt it

(Source: abysos)

Another day of filming in the studio :) #dancelife #documentary #allsmiles #happygirl #letsdothis #choreographer

Another day of filming in the studio :) #dancelife #documentary #allsmiles #happygirl #letsdothis #choreographer

Learning to accept…. #growth

Learning to accept…. #growth

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