Akoyi M +
Don’t be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.

John Keats (via purplebuddhaproject)


One major facet of cultural appropriation is taking artifacts that would be violent on the body of a person of color and making them trendy on a white body.

That’s why Forever 21 is able to sell a Black Panther crop top, and why Che Guevara t-shirts are so popular, and why Macklemore can win…



Oh gosh what if they appropriate the whole anti-racist movement? Won’t be long until we have white teens on longboards screaming “fuck white supremacy” and crossing the street whenever they come to a black person.

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible.

Dale Carnegie (via purplebuddhaproject)