we’ll leave the light on for you

Lana Del Rey and Marina and The Diamonds Blog

I’m not going to demean these amazing students with some meaningless sentiment about how the structural macroaggressions they face are to be “expected.” But they are attending a 900 year old institution with direct ties to the state of the most brutally efficient war machine in human history. We’re not just talking neoliberal pissants and backchannel racists polluting administration and classrooms, the very architects of mercantilism and industrialized settler colonialism are revered as legendary alumni, their filthy memories honored yearly at booze fueled university approved bacchanalias. I’m sure if you pull up lists of Oxbridge’s biggest all-time donors or names of dining halls or dormitories, there’ll be quite a bit of overlap with the same ofay slaver/engineers deciding just how best to stack chained black bodies on Middle Passage death ships.

post-script. this applies to pretty much any “”“”“”“prestigious”“”“”” university; the older they are, the redder the hands, and the more likely that its foundational capital stems directly from educating colonizers in the art of exploitation. Even ones with relatively recent, 19th century foundings like my school or Vanessa's alma mater DU have histories that are rife with erasure and censorship, because no one wants to explain to a campus tour group that this is where the blood of enslaved Africans fertilized tobacco fields, this is where James B. Duke invented marketable cancer, this is where John Evans ordered his militia to summarily execute 150 Cheyenne & Arapaho women and children. I think we forget sometimes in this age of incentivized silence and “let's forgive and forget the past because racism ended when MLK gave AN SPEECh” style rhetoric, that these universities are not looking out for us, because they never fucking were.


when ur sad always remember that u don’t look like you did in 6th grade

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Street harassment is not a compliment.

This! There is a HUGE difference between a genuine compliment and the shit idiots say to you in the street.


Do you ever wonder if your family wonders if you’re gay.

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