by Judith Goldstein
This quote from one of my fellowship readings really stood out to me. As a German-American, the contrast between how Germany and how the United States deal with their pasts has always struck me as bizarre. Both nations have horrifying, violently racist pasts (and still deal with racism today), but in Germany it is an issue of enormous shame, with the evil of the acts widely acknowledged and the government working to address this time and its effects (though some ultra-conservative, white supremacist groups certainly still remain unashamed). In the US, however, we barely speak of the millions killed through the slave trade, slavery itself, lynchings, deprivation of resources during Jim Crow, and so on, not to mention centuries of rape of Black women and other horrors. Another reading mentioned that although there is a Holocaust museum in Washington, DC, there is no “museum dedicated to the history of Black/White relations in the US,” though memorials and museums dedicated to the Holocaust exist in Berlin. Is it wrong to think that a little more shame would be healthy for the US?
This was the last time Scott let Stiles pick the song
Ugh, I am so out of practice drawing chibis /o\
I love how potato in French is pomme de terre, which pretty much means “earth apple.”
like what stupid frenchman saw this:
now. who read this in the french cooks voice from little mermaid?
will smith everybody
he’s so aggressively proud and determined to direct attention to his wife and son. first he’s like, LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY AND STRENGTH AND POWER AND SHE AGREED TO MARRY ME, and then with his son, he’s like LOOK, I MADE A THING, AND I AM PROUD OF THIS THING THAT I MADE.
I MADE A THING
cmon tumblr, tip the scales back towards more thumbs up.
Considering that male privilege means paying for drinks “earns” the right to sex, somehow I don’t think having your drink bought for you is feminine privilege.