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homo-medicus:

The abnormal pupillary response was caused by retinal ischemia, in this case resulting from central retinal vein occlusion. A hypoperfused retina exudes angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor, which results in new vessels being formed on the pupil.

homo-medicus:

The abnormal pupillary response was caused by retinal ischemia, in this case resulting from central retinal vein occlusion. A hypoperfused retina exudes angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor, which results in new vessels being formed on the pupil.

— 11 months ago with 31 notes

itchyshutterfinger:

"Unsolicited Advice"

South Main Arts District

Memphis, TN

2013

Taking the time to “smell the roses” often uncovers things that go unnoticed in the normal flow of things. These messages were placed around the South Main Arts District, a simple reminder that all art isn’t about strokes or technical mastery, and all art isn’t found inside galleries.

…and that little sentences can make a big impact.

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— 11 months ago with 21 notes

tashabilities:

eshusplayground:

kingerock288:

himteckerjam:

nellasaur:

failarious:

custerdiedforyoursins:

karnythia:

vegtablez:

“You don’t come back in here until you’ve apologized to every person in this room, Because you just exercised a freedom that none of these people of color have. When these people of color get tired of racism, they can’t just walk out, because there’s no place in this country where they aren’t going to be exposed to racism. They can’t even stay in their own homes and not be exposed to racism if they turn on their television. But you, as a white female, when you get tired of being judged and treated unfairly on the basis of your eye color, you can walk out that door, and you know it won’t happen out there. You exercised a freedom they don’t have. If you’re going to be in here you’re going to apologize to every person of color in this room. And do it now.”

“I’m sorry there’s racism in this country—

“BULLSHIT! No, you’re not going to say ‘I’m sorry there’s racism.’ You’re going to apologize for what YOU just did.”

“I will not apologize because it’s not a matter of race always—”

“OUT.”

Jane Elliot is a champ.

I find it fascinating how much some of the white people in the room resisted the idea that racism could hurt POC just for existing & being of color.

Things you do to yourself: piercings, tattoos, hair dye, etc. DON’T FUCKING MATTER IN ANY WAY that is comparable to race. EVER.

“You don’t have the right to say to a person ‘I don’t see you as you are’”.

“You’re denying their reality.”

Taking away power is comparable to death to the white people in the room.

It took until the second half for what was going on here to really click.

Pretty much this.

Jane Elliot has been my fucking hero since I first learned about her in college. You know why?

Because in 1968, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, she conducted a little "experiment" with her class of kids in grade school. What she saw illuminated profoundly some of the mechanics of power and oppression, and gave those little white kids the tiniest, most tame taste of what it was like to be a person of color back then.

You can see her exercise in action again, with adults instead of kids, in the video. It’s worth watching.

Jane Elliot goes hard in the paint. She is living proof that whiteness/white culture is no excuse not to “get it”. She is living proof that “It was a different time” doesn’t mean a goddamned thing. She is living proof that there’s an example of what an ally SHOULD be and she is proof that it can be done without worrying about “all white people” or making it about oneself.

Fucking love this woman forever. Most of all because this isn’t a case of her taking credit for something a person of color did, either. She aint no Tim Wise.

Look here privileged people this is how you ally

For those who are looking for an example of a white ally, here ya go!

And for where individual white folks may fall on the scale of “honorary POC to bigot,” here is how it works for me: http://eshusplayground.tumblr.com/post/18425785853

The definition of Down Ass Chick.

I LOVE this white lady always and forever.

Been following her work for YEARS and she ain’t never fucked up.

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— 1 year ago with 26527 notes
behind-my-empty-eyes:

I am conducting a scientific study on what houses people are in. Reblog this post if you are proud to be a Hufflepuff. (Slytherins reblog this, Ravenclaws reblog this, and Gryffindors reblog this)

behind-my-empty-eyes:

I am conducting a scientific study on what houses people are in. Reblog this post if you are proud to be a Hufflepuff. (Slytherins reblog this, Ravenclaws reblog this, and Gryffindors reblog this)

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— 1 year ago with 24386 notes
cjwho:

Nature Boy by Alessio Albi
"Father, double exposure"
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cjwho:

Nature Boy by Alessio Albi

"Father, double exposure"

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— 1 year ago with 2272 notes