"When people of colour are expected to educate white people as to their humanity, when women are expected to educate men, lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world, the oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions."
- Audre Lorde (via stories-yet-to-be-written)

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weian-fu:

Even heroic-ass stories about Black people are coded to make us look like heathens. Was it really necessary to mention his “extensive criminal history” in this? & can you really call it “stealing” a bus when the thing is
A. Abandoned during a national disaster
B. Paid for with tax money (the same tax money that FEMA operates off of)
C. Was used to save almost 100 people’s lives??!!
Fucking miss me with this shit, okay? I’m ENTIRELY the fuck fed up with everyone’s eagerness to criminalize Blackness. This shit is hurtful. Motherfuckers can’t even recognize a regular fucking person stepping up & showing more humanity than the people WE PAY to protect us without some fucking bullshit.

weian-fu:

Even heroic-ass stories about Black people are coded to make us look like heathens. Was it really necessary to mention his “extensive criminal history” in this? & can you really call it “stealing” a bus when the thing is

  • A. Abandoned during a national disaster
  • B. Paid for with tax money (the same tax money that FEMA operates off of)
  • C. Was used to save almost 100 people’s lives??!!

Fucking miss me with this shit, okay? I’m ENTIRELY the fuck fed up with everyone’s eagerness to criminalize Blackness. This shit is hurtful. Motherfuckers can’t even recognize a regular fucking person stepping up & showing more humanity than the people WE PAY to protect us without some fucking bullshit.

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movethisalong:

altruisticmorgan:

sonnetstockmar:

tentacritters:

11:03AM GMT 31 Oct 2008
 Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction. 
 The short-circuit had baffled electricians as well as staff at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, who decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts. 
 A spokesman said: “It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work. 
 “It was on the third night that we found out that the octopus Otto was responsible for the chaos. 
 “We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.” 
 Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him - and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with. 
 “Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.” 
This is one smart octopus.

No but for real though scientists have theorized that if the octopus had a longer life span, they would create underwater civilizations THAT IS HOW SMART THEY ARE

JUGGLING THE HERMIT CRABS

Babies

movethisalong:

altruisticmorgan:

sonnetstockmar:

tentacritters:

11:03AM GMT 31 Oct 2008

Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction.

The short-circuit had baffled electricians as well as staff at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, who decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts.

A spokesman said: “It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work.

“It was on the third night that we found out that the octopus Otto was responsible for the chaos.

“We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.”

Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him - and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with.

“Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.”

This is one smart octopus.

No but for real though
scientists have theorized that if the octopus had a longer life span, they would create underwater civilizations THAT IS HOW SMART THEY ARE

JUGGLING THE HERMIT CRABS

Babies

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