Anonymous said: Since my ancestors came here in the early 1900's, were northerners and actually helped black people while they themselves were being discriminated against because they were Italian and a few shades darker than the Irish/English. I don't think I should have to pay reparations and I don't owe anyone and apology for slavery.

yoisthisracist:

Look, you dumb asshole, I know you’re stupid as fuck, but, as a white person, you benefit from the racism that’s going on TODAY. Literally no one is asking you to pay reparations, despite the fact that you owe your way of life to slavery and continue to enjoy its fruits right fucking now, so count your blessings, you racist fuck.

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ppaction:

A federal judge just blocked a medically unnecessary “Texas-style” law in Alabama that would have severely restricted access to safe, legal abortion by forcing all but 2 health centers to stop providing abortions. 

Laws like these place onerous restrictions on doctors and health centers, are politically motivated, and do nothing to advance patients’ health — instead, they put women in danger.

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medievalpoc:

mean-dauphin:

For a blog that is all about seeing the rest of the world’s side of history, putting it all on the British timeline seemed pretty important to her

Like, it’s fine and I get that you don’t like me and all, and there are actually plenty of criticisms to be made about my…

bibliofila:

The Tripitaka Koreana, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea 
 The Tripitaka Koreana, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea, 1231. This is one of the oldest and most remarkable collections in the world. The items on the shelves are not books, but wooden printing blocks. There are over 80 000 of them. This building is not open to the public, although you can visit the temple and stare through the windows. It is one of the most remarkable places we were given access to. The blocks have been preserved by the clever design and layout of the buildings that house them, which ensure shelter and adequate ventilation. Set high in the mountains, cool winds have helped to keep the blocks in perfect condition for over 800 years.

bibliofila:

The Tripitaka Koreana, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea


The Tripitaka Koreana, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea, 1231. This is one of the oldest and most remarkable collections in the world. The items on the shelves are not books, but wooden printing blocks. There are over 80 000 of them. This building is not open to the public, although you can visit the temple and stare through the windows. It is one of the most remarkable places we were given access to. The blocks have been preserved by the clever design and layout of the buildings that house them, which ensure shelter and adequate ventilation. Set high in the mountains, cool winds have helped to keep the blocks in perfect condition for over 800 years.

bookpatrol:

A Look at the New Home of St. Mark’s Bookshop 

After months and months of tumult St. Mark’s Book Shop has landed in its home and it’s a beauty. The space, designed by Clouds Architecture Office, will give St. Mark’s a fighting chance as it navigates the new book landscape.

From the project listing on Architizer:

The perimeter of the space is wrapped with full height shelving, freeing up the interior as a flexible use space. Variously stacked display units provide table display space while doubling as informal loose seating for readings and events. A windowed office space is created by pinching and pulling the shelves in towards the center of the space.

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"There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors"

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This is so real.

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bookpatrol:

Reading and riding….

bookpatrol:

Reading and riding….

dialect

so where I work, you have to take a number and wait for it to be called, but you don’t line up, you just hang out til the number is up. some folks find this confusing, especially the part where their wait is not a set amount of time, so sometimes I want to clarify that it works like a line system without the physical line.

since I’m pretty sure most customers didn’t grow up around here, and I have to repeat and clarify a lot of things during the course of a transaction, I make myself say “you’re in a line” instead of saying “on a line”, as my people tend to.

I’ve heard complaints about this particular quirk of nyc vernacular, usually a complaint that it’s confusing (only in the last few decades though) or that it’s illogical, there is no line you’re standing on, you are creating the line referred to with your body.

but what about this case where there isn’t a line being physically formed? there is still a line. is it now illogical to use either on -or- in line?

ps. if you take issue with “on line” and say “shut the light” or “on accident” you can gtfo.

medievalpoc:

[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]

So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.

I’ve posted about this before.

Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:

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And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:

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Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.

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And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.

The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.

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a black person can’t even maintain a blog about medieval art and not get threatened by white assholes. Jesus.