vondellswain:

vondellswain

somebody asked whether my reading of james potter and the potter family as historically black meant that the Peverell lineage was a black lineage as well and asked what that meant for the complexions of the Gaunt family and, consequently, Tom Riddle, so i color-coded this Peverell lineage chart from the hp wiki to reflect how i imagine that business.



when reading it for the first time a lot of people imagine a direct correlation between blood supremacy and racial supremacy because of the way that rowling draws parallels between them, the malfoys are racist, voldemort is hitler, etc etc.
but honestly, i think a wizarding world with diverse pure-blood lines of many races and ancestries is a more interesting reading of it.
the wizarding world is already historically very separate and distinct from the muggle world and i think it’s interesting to imagine a wizarding world that has historically used magical pedigree, completely separate from race, as the primary object of discrimination and ideological superiority
it’s a reading that allows the Gaunts to be mixed-race descendants of both the black wizarding Peverell lineage and the white wizarding Slytherin lineage while still being obsessively concerned about blood purity and it maintains a route for Marvolo Gaunt to see Merope’s partnership with Tom Riddle Sr., a member of an extremely wealthy muggle family whose physical descriptions and historical social position heavily imply whiteness, as traitorous.
i think it’s a much more compelling reading to view the historical wizarding world as lacking much of the concepts of racial supremacy that Muggle ideologies have produced, having been much more intimately concerned with magical blood supremacy than physical ancestry and complexion. it’s worth remembering that white supremacy is a historical construct that rose directly out of western imperialism and colonialism and not in any way an innate tendency of humans. it’s entirely possible (and to me, a very interesting thought) that the historical wizarding world’s extensive isolation from muggle actions and affairs might have kept it largely ignorant of the muggle world’s racial ideologies.

vondellswain:

vondellswain

somebody asked whether my reading of james potter and the potter family as historically black meant that the Peverell lineage was a black lineage as well and asked what that meant for the complexions of the Gaunt family and, consequently, Tom Riddle, so i color-coded this Peverell lineage chart from the hp wiki to reflect how i imagine that business.

when reading it for the first time a lot of people imagine a direct correlation between blood supremacy and racial supremacy because of the way that rowling draws parallels between them, the malfoys are racist, voldemort is hitler, etc etc.

but honestly, i think a wizarding world with diverse pure-blood lines of many races and ancestries is a more interesting reading of it.

the wizarding world is already historically very separate and distinct from the muggle world and i think it’s interesting to imagine a wizarding world that has historically used magical pedigree, completely separate from race, as the primary object of discrimination and ideological superiority

it’s a reading that allows the Gaunts to be mixed-race descendants of both the black wizarding Peverell lineage and the white wizarding Slytherin lineage while still being obsessively concerned about blood purity and it maintains a route for Marvolo Gaunt to see Merope’s partnership with Tom Riddle Sr., a member of an extremely wealthy muggle family whose physical descriptions and historical social position heavily imply whiteness, as traitorous.

i think it’s a much more compelling reading to view the historical wizarding world as lacking much of the concepts of racial supremacy that Muggle ideologies have produced, having been much more intimately concerned with magical blood supremacy than physical ancestry and complexion. it’s worth remembering that white supremacy is a historical construct that rose directly out of western imperialism and colonialism and not in any way an innate tendency of humans. it’s entirely possible (and to me, a very interesting thought) that the historical wizarding world’s extensive isolation from muggle actions and affairs might have kept it largely ignorant of the muggle world’s racial ideologies.

whathostudio:

queenrhaenyra:

→ Au : Got Race!bending: Asian Fancast :

Daniel Wu as Jn Snow, Michelle Yeoh as Catelyn Stark, Zhou Xun as Daenerys Targaryen, Suzuka Ogo as Arya Stark, Andy Lau as Stannis Baratheon, Liu Yifei as Sansa stark, Chow Yun Fat as Tywin Lannister, Gong Li as Cersei Lannister, Chang Chen as Jaime Lannister, Zhang Ziyi as Margaery Tyrell, Huang Xiaoming as Robb Stark, Ken Watanabe as Ned Stark
 

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YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

nystic:

this is important please spread

bag-gins:

we all know thats a load of shit gandalf

coolvintagesoul:

I hope this sinks in your hearts.

f-uukk:

duvalcartel:

sckrewedup:

We are here to serve & protect

fuck the bacon

This is disgusting

elletiburon:

sometimes when I’m angry or stressed or sad I think about whales just swimming around in the ocean, doing whale shit. like, they’re the biggest goddamn mammals on the planet. they don’t have time for little problems. there’s too much chill-ass whale shit to do.
basically what I am saying is that whales are my happy place.

elletiburon:

sometimes when I’m angry or stressed or sad I think about whales just swimming around in the ocean, doing whale shit. like, they’re the biggest goddamn mammals on the planet. they don’t have time for little problems. there’s too much chill-ass whale shit to do.

basically what I am saying is that whales are my happy place.

milk-puzzle:

lalie:

generic-eric:

David Bowie not liking fresh cookies in 1976.

Excuse you the screencap does not do this justice.


goodbye

milk-puzzle:

lalie:

generic-eric:

David Bowie not liking fresh cookies in 1976.

Excuse you the screencap does not do this justice.

image

goodbye

thatcurlyhurdgirl:

I will reblog this everyday

blacknoonajade:

This is the incident report that the Ferguson police just produce. Now if you don’t know, this morning they FINALLY named the killer of Michael Brown as Darren Wilson. Along with naming Darren as the killer, the Ferguson police are now trying to link Michael Brown with a robbery that happened supposedly MOMENTS before. 
Michael was killed at 12:01 and this robbery was at 11:54. 
There are so many questions.
We’ve seen the surveillance photos they’ve produced that shows someone who looks like Michael being aggressive with a store owner over an apparent box of swishers. (If you don’t know, Swishers are cigar papers you can pick up for like…2 for .50.
They are saying that Officer Darren Wilson was responding to that robbery.
They are calling it an STRONG ARMED ROBBERY
 A strong armed robbery is using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective:
Okay, got that bullshit out of the way
The dispatch tapes that were released mention NOTHING ABOUT A ROBBERY.
NOT ONE WORD
THE ONLY THING MENTIONED WAS A SHOOTING AND REQUEST FOR CROWD CONTROL.
THAT’S IT
So how did Officer Wilson FIND OUT about the robbery? 
They’ve now listed Dorian Johnson (THE ONLY OTHER EYEWITNESS WHO WAS THERE) as the second accomplice to the robbery. 
The same Dorian Johnson who has been trying (in vain) to talk with the Ferguson Police Department about Michael’s Death since LAST SATURDAY.
So this man who is this SECOND SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY CASE IS PLEADING WITH YOU AND IS ALL OVER NATIONAL NEWS AND YOU ARE REFUSING TO SEE HIM. BUT HE’S A SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY. OKAY
When Officer Wilson sees both Michael and Dorian his initial reaction was "GET THE FUCK ON THE SIDEWALK."
Not any kind of reaction dealing with them being robbery suspects. 
From some of the pictures (I’m not going to post them due to the family’s wishes) if you compare the footage from the store and the footage from Michael’s death, he’s swapped from Nike sandals to Sneakers. This red hat cannot be found (this is speculation).
If the reason Office Wilson approached them was because they were suspects in an robbery WHY DIDN’T HE CALL IT IN? WHY DIDN’T HE FOLLOW PROCEDURE? WHY WOULD HE ROLL UP ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN HIS VEHICLE? WHY DID IT TAKE 6 DAYS FOR THIS TO BE ANNOUNCED?
I implore you. IMPLORE YOU to take a look into the presented facts of the case. This is just an incident report, we do not have access to the investigative report. There has been no reports presented of Michael’s autopsy and this report is contradictory of the second eye witnesses report.
None of this makes sense. 
They are putting Michael on trial to dehumanize him, villify him, to make him less human to justify his murder.
And at the end of the day, LET’S JUST SAY MICHAEL DID DO THIS…is petty theft (it was like 5 swisher sweets they say. That’s a two dollars and fifty sense) IS HIS MURDER, HIS EXECUTION, THIS UNARMED SURRENDING TEENAGE BOY, justified by this?
NO.
It’s not.
This is murder. Don’t let them put Michael on trial for HIS DEATH.  

blacknoonajade:

This is the incident report that the Ferguson police just produce. Now if you don’t know, this morning they FINALLY named the killer of Michael Brown as Darren Wilson. Along with naming Darren as the killer, the Ferguson police are now trying to link Michael Brown with a robbery that happened supposedly MOMENTS before. 

Michael was killed at 12:01 and this robbery was at 11:54. 

There are so many questions.

  1. We’ve seen the surveillance photos they’ve produced that shows someone who looks like Michael being aggressive with a store owner over an apparent box of swishers. (If you don’t know, Swishers are cigar papers you can pick up for like…2 for .50.
  2. They are saying that Officer Darren Wilson was responding to that robbery.
  3. They are calling it an STRONG ARMED ROBBERY
  4.  A strong armed robbery is using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective:
  5. Okay, got that bullshit out of the way
  6. The dispatch tapes that were released mention NOTHING ABOUT A ROBBERY.
  7. NOT ONE WORD
  8. THE ONLY THING MENTIONED WAS A SHOOTING AND REQUEST FOR CROWD CONTROL.
  9. THAT’S IT
  10. So how did Officer Wilson FIND OUT about the robbery? 
  11. They’ve now listed Dorian Johnson (THE ONLY OTHER EYEWITNESS WHO WAS THERE) as the second accomplice to the robbery. 
  12. The same Dorian Johnson who has been trying (in vain) to talk with the Ferguson Police Department about Michael’s Death since LAST SATURDAY.
  13. So this man who is this SECOND SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY CASE IS PLEADING WITH YOU AND IS ALL OVER NATIONAL NEWS AND YOU ARE REFUSING TO SEE HIM. BUT HE’S A SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY. OKAY
  14. When Officer Wilson sees both Michael and Dorian his initial reaction was "GET THE FUCK ON THE SIDEWALK."
  15. Not any kind of reaction dealing with them being robbery suspects. 
  16. From some of the pictures (I’m not going to post them due to the family’s wishes) if you compare the footage from the store and the footage from Michael’s death, he’s swapped from Nike sandals to Sneakers. This red hat cannot be found (this is speculation).
  17. If the reason Office Wilson approached them was because they were suspects in an robbery WHY DIDN’T HE CALL IT IN? WHY DIDN’T HE FOLLOW PROCEDURE? WHY WOULD HE ROLL UP ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN HIS VEHICLE? WHY DID IT TAKE 6 DAYS FOR THIS TO BE ANNOUNCED?

I implore you. IMPLORE YOU to take a look into the presented facts of the case. This is just an incident report, we do not have access to the investigative report. There has been no reports presented of Michael’s autopsy and this report is contradictory of the second eye witnesses report.

None of this makes sense. 

They are putting Michael on trial to dehumanize him, villify him, to make him less human to justify his murder.

And at the end of the day, LET’S JUST SAY MICHAEL DID DO THIS…is petty theft (it was like 5 swisher sweets they say. That’s a two dollars and fifty sense) IS HIS MURDER, HIS EXECUTION, THIS UNARMED SURRENDING TEENAGE BOY, justified by this?

NO.

It’s not.

This is murder. Don’t let them put Michael on trial for HIS DEATH.  

imsirius:

Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan on the sex scene [in Kill Your Darlings] that made headlines +

x-cessive-bastard:

I was speaking to a friend in Gaza and he told me that his little cousin is writing her name all over her body with her markers, just in case she gets blown up and no one can identify her. She is 11 years old. 11. The psychological pain and trauma the Palestinian children go through is absolutely repulsive.

only-one-canoli:

My only regret is the time I wasted on heterosexuality