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Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.

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benkling:

Absolutely spotted hip/disinterested Tulio & Miguel on the L this morning.

Or as I’ll be calling it now, the El.

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Bahorel I think you didn’t even try at all.

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And where the journey may lead you, let this prayer be your guide. Though it may take you so far away, always remember your pride.

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scarlettfallenashes:

Enjoy my day at wizard world Chicago

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badlydressedbahorel:

hella ensemble numbers: …exactly what it sounds like; twenty group/ensemble numbers from the west end and broadway

carrying the banner - newsies original broadway cast // raise you up/just be - kinky boots original broadway cast // notes/prima donna - the phantom of the opera original london cast // gold (acapella) - once original broadway cast // hosanna! - jesus christ superstar uk tour cast // lay all your love on me - mamma mia! movie cast // steal your rock and roll - memphis original broadway cast // one day more - les miserables movie cast // la vie boheme - rent movie cast // america - west side story new broadway cast // for now - avenue q original broadway cast // totally fucked - spring awakening original broadway cast // the heat is on in saigon - miss saigon original london cast // jet set - catch me if you can original broadway cast // cell block tango - chicago movie cast // tomorrow is a latter day - the book of mormon original broadway cast // light - next to normal original broadway cast // one vision - we will rock you original london cast // the stars look down - billy elliot original london cast // sister christian - rock of ages original broadway cast

{ listen }

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stand-up-comic-gifs:

We want Jason to win. Mass murdering monster, but he’s no bigot. (x)

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Sebastian Stan + hands + that white shirt

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Jai Rani Alisha: The Glorification of White Crime.

theroguefeminist:

daughterofmulan:

Take a facet of crime, and then look at television shows/movies that feature those criminals as protagonists.

White mobs.

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White pirates.

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White serial killers.

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White political corruption

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White drug dealers

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I mostly want to talk about this as a TV phenomenon, but pick a crime, any crime, and Western media has probably made a movie/TV series/play/etc. with a white person that romanticizes the criminal activity. No matter what, a white person can do whatever terrible crimes and still have a TV/movie fanbase that loves them.

When you see black or brown people committing crimes on screen, you are to see them thugs and criminal masterminds and people to be beat down.

When you see white people committing crimes on screen, you see a three-dimensional portrait of why someone might commit that crime, how criminals are people too, and how you should even love them for the crimes that they commit because they’re just providing for their families or they’ve wronged or they’re just people and not perfect. This is particularly a luxury given to white male characters, since there few white female criminals as protagonists.

If and of the above shows were about black or brown folks, there would be a backlash of (white) people claiming that TV and movies are romanticizing criminals and are treating them too much like heroes and that it will affect viewers and encourage violence and “thuggish” behavior. And yet fictional white criminals get to have a deep fanbase who loves these white criminals, receive accolades and awards, get called amazing television that portray the complexities of human nature. Viewers of these characters see past the atrocious crimes and into their humanity, a luxury that white characters always have while characters of color rarely do. The closest that mainstream TV has come to showing black criminals as main characters is probably The Wire, and even then, the criminals share equal screen time and equal status as main characters as the police trying to stop them.

The idea that crime can be so heavily romanticized and glorified to such a degree is undoubtedly a privilege given to white characters. The next time you hear someone talk about Dexter Morgan or Walter White in a positive way, it may be an opportunity to rethink how white people can always able to be seen as people no matter what they do, while everyone else can be boiled down to nothing but a criminal.

I always felt extremely uncomfortable with this trope because, not only is it racist, but it tends to feed into the already too common propensity society has to humanize, romanticize and exonerate irrevocably terrible white men. Like if you’re a white man and you commit awful crimes, you will likely go down in history as a legendary celebrity and historical figure

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thingsfortwwings:

[Image: A portrait of Bily Kaplan with a swirly patterns in his uniform and cape and a portrait of Teddy Altman with swirly patterns in his uniform and wings.]

egg-noodle:

Swirly swirly~

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mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

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So which story do you prefer?

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bythepowercosmic:

Co-Director Promises Fans Will ‘Freak Out’ About New Characters In ‘Captain America 3’

"We just got another incredible draft from the writers and are very excited about the film," says Anthony Russo, co-director of the upcoming threequel. "I can’t divulge who is going to be in the film, but I think the fans are going to freak out when they hear about it."

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whitegirlsaintshit:

nedahoyin:

toneyspeaksloud:

Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.

While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.

The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.)  While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself.  Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self.  And THAT is a huge problem.  Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening.  She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.

And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it.  It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.

#reblog again

*Lemongrab voice* UNACCEPTABLE

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