bell hooks, in her book “Teaching Critical Reading” (via bowfolk)
this is some serious shit because i come from a background where my father was not only able to expand his literacy but go to college through prison. this was a key to him becoming socially mobile. before 9/11 when cori checks were everywhere and you can’t do shit if you’ve been convicted of a felony. it is clear that when given these tools, many people can make the most of them. so they are trying desperately to take it away (see the latest attack on what books prisoners can read and the attempts to remove all libraries save legal books, which are legally required)
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (via infinitelyawkwords)
…I’m just saying that there’s no reason that every fucking TV show set in a fantasy land has to have a whiter-than-white race composition.
It’s a fucking fantasy land. Do why can’t you have a couple actual non-extra characters who are people of color?
Read the books. It gets better.