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  1. Ten Things White People Can Do About Ferguson Besides Tweet

    1. Join a peaceful protest.

    They’re happening all around the country tonight, including at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, around 7 p.m. Eastern. 

    2. Recognize that Michael Brown’s death was not an isolated incident.

    In 2012, more than 300 black people were executed by police, security guards, or vigilantes. In the last month, three other unarmed African-American men—Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and Ezell Ford in Los Angeles—have been killed by police. Those are the ones we know about.

    3. Stop saying “This can’t be happening in America.”

    I understand the impulse, I really do. But that impulse only comes to those who are insulated and isolated from how America treats poor people and people of color every day. Langston Hughes wrote “America never was America to me” in 1935. If you didn’t quite understand that poem in your junior high or high-school lit classes, read it again, while you think about what’s happening in Ferguson. Let it sink in.

    4. STFU about looting.

    And call out your friends and family members who won’t. It’s been five days since Michael Brown was murdered. On one of those days, some furious, grieving citizens caused some property damage. Nine have been arrested. Every other day since then, police with more gear than American soldiers going into battle have been occupying the neighborhood where Brown died, attacking peaceful protestors with tear gas and rubber bullets. They’ve tear-gassed a state senator and Al-Jazeera reporters, and arrested an alderman. They’ve demanded that reporters leave the area and arrested two who didn’t move fast enough. “Disproportionate” doesn’t begin to describe it. If you look at all that and still think it’s important to talk about looting for “balance,” you should know that you sound like a racist asshole.

    5. Look Around You.

    If you live in an urban environment, you’re in a position to bear witness and document inappropriate and abusive police behavior. If you see an African-American neighbor being detained by police, wait to see what happens. Get your phone out. Download the ACLU’s “Police Tape” app, and if you see something that looks off, take a video that will upload directly to their servers, in case your phone is confiscated. Whatever police may tell you, this is your legal right.

    6. Make a donation to a civil rights organization like the Southern Poverty Law Center or the ACLU.

    7. Educate yourself about the systematic inequality that leads to civil unrest.

    The St. Louis American ran a powerful editorial today that fleshes out the history of Ferguson. When you finish reading that, go somewhere quiet for a bit and settle down with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “The Case for Reparations.” Don’t stop there.

    8. Put pressure on your elected representatives.

    Institutional abuse of African-American citizens is happening all over the country, and it demands a federal response. Talk to your senators and congresspeople about enacting policies to protect citizens from their protectors. While you’re at it, maybe suggest they work to limit the amount of military weaponry police can inherit from the armed forces.

    9. Listen to your African-American friends when they try to tell you why this hurts.

    If you don’t have any African-American friends, you might want to think about why that is.

    10. Okay, go ahead and tweet.

    And Facebook. Tumblr. Instagram. Vine. Amplify the voices of people on the ground, and help counteract the damaging narratives being propagated by some mainstream media organizations. It’s the very least we can do.

    Written by Kate Harding

    Sorry for reblogging this to an art blog, but (as a white person myself) I find this super useful and important. The demonstrations are not “bullshit” and people are not “just trying to find an excuse to do whatever they want”. Human beings simply don’t do this kind of stuff for no good reason. I don’t work like that, I doubt you work like that. Give some credit to others. There is always a good reason, and the only way to find it out is by sitting down and listening carefully.

    (Source: koreaunderground, via feministmaximus)

  2. an uneasy fox an uneasy fox
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    an uneasy fox

  3. A tiny note

    Hello, lovely beings!

    I simply wanted to thank you for the surprising amount of likes, reblogs, +follows and other nice things my Tumblr has received during the little unintended hiatus. I was especially blown away by your encouraging response to the "Old Nonbinary People" post. The huge warm reception was something that permanently shifted my outlook on life in a more positive direction, and for that I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Seeing how many people view the post as relevant has been touching and empowering, and I hope others have benefited of it as well.

    A part of the reason for making a text post like this is that I’m the worst at replying to messages, so I thought that at the very least I owe you a collective “thank you” reply. I also wanted to let you know that there’s now a little FAQ page, so some questions might find their answers there.

  4. Today I was feeling especially shitty about gender binary, and how it’s acceptable to be androgynous only if you’re young, thin and pretty. I hear people talking shit about old “men” who wear makeup and “look ridiculous”, and I feel like they’re talking about me because one day I’ll be old and wrinkly and maybe finally brave enough to wear whatever the fuck I want. So I doodled these to cheer myself up, as a kind of a “fuck you” to assholes and a “love you” to fellow genderqueer people. Let’s grow old together and be awesome. <3

  5. I’ve been having a blast with digital inking lately, so here’s some new year inky doodles. The last one was inspired by Beasts of the Southern Wild, a movie you should probably see.

  6. Kinda old but a pile of angry cat heads is always relevant. Kinda old but a pile of angry cat heads is always relevant.
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    Kinda old but a pile of angry cat heads is always relevant.

  7. Another collaboration with Emiel! Another collaboration with Emiel!
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    Another collaboration with Emiel!

  8. Not my art, but my boyfriend&#8217;s! Icon of the Morning Star.I normally only post my own stuff on this blog, but I just love this so very much I wanted to give it a bit more visibility since the artist himself is internet-apathetic. Not my art, but my boyfriend&#8217;s! Icon of the Morning Star.I normally only post my own stuff on this blog, but I just love this so very much I wanted to give it a bit more visibility since the artist himself is internet-apathetic.
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    Not my art, but my boyfriend’s! Icon of the Morning Star.
    I normally only post my own stuff on this blog, but I just love this so very much I wanted to give it a bit more visibility since the artist himself is internet-apathetic.

    (Source: kekku)


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  10. My bestest dog friend Iska.

    My bestest dog friend Iska.

  11. evelmiina:

Look how fluffy we are!
Tracon is Finnish RPG and anime convention at Tampere, September 14.-15th. I reserved artist alley table, and got internet-mysterious and talented Joiuu as my table partner. We’ll be selling prints! And likely, stuff made by awesome Claystorks as well!
Do stop by! I love to chat about stupid and awesome animals, especially any animal with lips. I hate animals with lips. Like guineapigs and cats and infuriatingly cute baby sheep yes we can always talk about them

Hei hoi Traconissa kökin myymässä asioita Nooran ja Evan pökerryttävän lahjakkaassa seurassa! Tulkaa toki tervehtämään meitä ja hiplailemaan ihania printtejämme. evelmiina:

Look how fluffy we are!
Tracon is Finnish RPG and anime convention at Tampere, September 14.-15th. I reserved artist alley table, and got internet-mysterious and talented Joiuu as my table partner. We’ll be selling prints! And likely, stuff made by awesome Claystorks as well!
Do stop by! I love to chat about stupid and awesome animals, especially any animal with lips. I hate animals with lips. Like guineapigs and cats and infuriatingly cute baby sheep yes we can always talk about them

Hei hoi Traconissa kökin myymässä asioita Nooran ja Evan pökerryttävän lahjakkaassa seurassa! Tulkaa toki tervehtämään meitä ja hiplailemaan ihania printtejämme.
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    evelmiina:

    Look how fluffy we are!

    Tracon is Finnish RPG and anime convention at Tampere, September 14.-15th. I reserved artist alley table, and got internet-mysterious and talented Joiuu as my table partner. We’ll be selling prints! And likely, stuff made by awesome Claystorks as well!

    Do stop by! I love to chat about stupid and awesome animals, especially any animal with lips. I hate animals with lips. Like guineapigs and cats and infuriatingly cute baby sheep yes we can always talk about them

    Hei hoi Traconissa kökin myymässä asioita Nooran ja Evan pökerryttävän lahjakkaassa seurassa! Tulkaa toki tervehtämään meitä ja hiplailemaan ihania printtejämme.