slavesandqueens:

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvior

slavesandqueens:

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvior

8 hours ago on 22 July 2014    via sushidreams   originally from slavesandqueens

my roommates gettin me chipotle!!!!!!!!! praise the lord

2 days ago on 20 July 2014

frisson-schism:

I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this. It’s just so pretty.

2 days ago on 20 July 2014    via falulatonks   originally from neddle
"[…] Early in my freshman year, my dad asked me if there were lots of Latinos at school. I wanted to say, “Pa, I’m one of the only Latinos in most of my classes. The other brown faces I see mostly are the landscapers’. I think of you when I see them sweating in the morning sun. I remember you were a landscaper when you first came to Illinois in the 1950s. And look, Pa! Now I’m in college!” But I didn’t. I just said, “No, Pa. There’s a few Latinos, mostly Puerto Rican, few Mexicans. But all the landscapers are Mexican.”

My dad responded, “¡Salúdelos, m’ijo!”

So when I walked by the Mexican men landscaping each morning, I said, “Buenos días.”

Recently, I realized what my dad really meant. I remembered learning the Mexican, or Latin American, tradition of greeting people when one enters a room. In my Mexican family, my parents taught me to be “bien educado” by greeting people who were in a room already when I entered. The tradition puts the responsibility of the person who arrives to greet those already there. If I didn’t follow the rule as a kid, my parents admonished me with a back handed slap on my back and the not-so-subtle hint: “¡Saluda!”

I caught myself tapping my 8-year-old son’s back the other day when he didn’t greet one of our friends: “Adrian! ¡Saluda!”

However, many of my white colleagues over the years followed a different tradition of ignorance. “Maleducados,” ol’ school Mexican grandmothers would call them.

But this Mexican tradition is not about the greeting—it’s about the acknowledgment. Greeting people when you enter a room is about acknowledging other people’s presence and showing them that you don’t consider yourself superior to them.

When I thought back to the conversation between my dad and me in 1990, I realized that my dad was not ordering me to greet the Mexican landscapers with a “Good morning.”

Instead, my father wanted me to acknowledge them, to always acknowledge people who work with their hands like he had done as a farm worker, a landscaper, a mechanic. My father with a 3rd grade education wanted me to work with my mind but never wanted me to think myself superior because I earned a college degree and others didn’t."
2 days ago on 20 July 2014    via itshellawindyoutside   originally from frijoliz

i want 2 be the exact level of famous that gets you into a jenny lewis music video 

2 days ago on 20 July 2014

5 days ago on 17 July 2014    via erohwid   originally from myeyeshaveseenyou

fueledbyfury:

The ‘Love Actually’ couple spending the day at Wimbledon 2014

fueledbyfury:

The ‘Love Actually’ couple spending the day at Wimbledon 2014

1 week ago on 13 July 2014    via michellewilliamss   originally from fueledbyfury

unimpressed2chainz:

my summer look 

unimpressed2chainz:

my summer look 

1 week ago on 12 July 2014    via itshellawindyoutside   originally from unimpressed2chainz

laralaralara:

Mindy Kaling on the worst birthday gift she’s received

1 week ago on 12 July 2014    via falulatonks   originally from kelly-kapoor

wearewildfang:

Cate Blanchett & Emily Blunt in Italy. 

wearewildfang:

Cate Blanchett & Emily Blunt in Italy. 

1 week ago on 10 July 2014    via leadencirclesdissolve   originally from wearewildfang