Dancing Through Life

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acceber74:

practicallyblack:

nietzschesghost:

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

…he wasn’t an explorer..he was following existing trade routes…it says that right there in your sources.Good job comparing two completely different types of vessel though.

It still doesn’t take away from the fact that for some reason a lot of us don’t know who he is, or who any of these people are but we remember Columbus, who was wrong in almost all of his navigations. I’m not saying you’re wrong, because you’re not, but still there is something to gather from this. Although they weren’t Zheng He’s routes, they were established for years. Do we know who was the explorer who discovered that route? Probably not.
The problem is most history is heavily favored towards white people and Europeans. There is so much more to learn about world history such as all the people listed above. 
No matter what that ship is for, that’s an amazing piece of craftsmanship. To have something so huge and in large numbers of fleets? That’s freakin outstanding. 

Marco Polo followed the Silk Road, which had been in continuous use since 206 BC, back to China in 1271 and is called an explorer to this day. 
Zheng He follows the established trade routes, via the ocean, and that asshole claims he’s not an explorer? 
If that isn’t an example of how white people skew shit to lessen the accomplishments of anyone who isn’t white, I don’t know what is. 
If Marco Polo is an explorer, then so is Zheng He. 

acceber74:

practicallyblack:

nietzschesghost:

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race

as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.

Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)

Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.

And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers

Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

…he wasn’t an explorer..he was following existing trade routes…it says that right there in your sources.

Good job comparing two completely different types of vessel though.

It still doesn’t take away from the fact that for some reason a lot of us don’t know who he is, or who any of these people are but we remember Columbus, who was wrong in almost all of his navigations. I’m not saying you’re wrong, because you’re not, but still there is something to gather from this. Although they weren’t Zheng He’s routes, they were established for years. Do we know who was the explorer who discovered that route? Probably not.

The problem is most history is heavily favored towards white people and Europeans. There is so much more to learn about world history such as all the people listed above. 

No matter what that ship is for, that’s an amazing piece of craftsmanship. To have something so huge and in large numbers of fleets? That’s freakin outstanding. 

Marco Polo followed the Silk Road, which had been in continuous use since 206 BC, back to China in 1271 and is called an explorer to this day. 

Zheng He follows the established trade routes, via the ocean, and that asshole claims he’s not an explorer? 

If that isn’t an example of how white people skew shit to lessen the accomplishments of anyone who isn’t white, I don’t know what is. 

If Marco Polo is an explorer, then so is Zheng He. 

(Source: romancingalbion, via adi-who-is-also-mou)

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doctormemelordmd:

fangirling-so-hard-rn:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scaryThey
use tools
Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
Have huge brains for birds
like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
they are scary smart at solving puzzles
some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
they can remember faces
SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.
Guys I’m really scared of crows now.(q) 

Yeah but have you seen this 

doctormemelordmd:

fangirling-so-hard-rn:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scary
They

  • use tools
  • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
  • Have huge brains for birds
  • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
  • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
  • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
  • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
  • they can remember faces
  • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
  • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
(q

Yeah but have you seen this 

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bunmer:

redhester:

bunmer:


A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

bunmer:

redhester:

bunmer:

A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

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September Read-a-Thon Day 1

I haven’t had as much time to read as I would have liked, but I’m hoping that will change!

I’m currently reading ‘If You Leave’ by Courtney Cole and it’s really good so far! I actually started it yesterday but made much more progress today, so far I’ve read 283 pages :)

Happy reading everyone!

Filed under treesofreveriereadathon

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stxrybooks:

Hiya! I decided to do another giveaway YAY! mostly because I couldn’t think of anything else and I really enjoyed the last one  (made a great friend!) This one is going to be a little bit smaller though and it has a theme: Kick ass female character. All these books contain some pretty bad ass ladies and not just because they could kill you with the flick of their wrist ;) Basically they are awesome in all kinds of ways and we need them. Also thank you guys for following me, I love you! *Hugs*
First some rules:

You can enter the giveaway by reblogging this post. After you reblogged likes will count as well.
There will be one winner, the winner will be chosen on September 30.
The winner can choose one book from the list below and it will be in either paperback or hardback, whichever you prefer. 
You have to be willing to give me your address.
I’ll order from the bookdepository so this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL (unless the bookdepository doesn’t ship to your country)
If the book is part of a series you can choose other books from that series.
If you already own all the books or don’t like the ones in the list, I’m sure we can figure something else out.

And here… THE BOOKS!: they are all linked to their goodreads pages)

A game of thrones by George R. R. Martin
Throne of glass by Sarah J Maas
Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone by J.K. Rowling
The lightning thief by Rick Riordan
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Tiger lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L’Engle
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
A great and terrible beauty by Libba Bray 
City of bones by Cassandra Clare
The book thief by Markus Zusak
The fault in our stars by John Green
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Rebel belle by Rachel Hawkins
Between shades of grey by Ruta Sepetys
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs
Legend by Marie Lu
The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The program by Suzanne Young

I might and more books later but this is it for now, I haven’t read all of them, but I’m going to trust goodreads on this :) Anyway good luck!!
Picture credit: Aprilsarts

stxrybooks:

Hiya! I decided to do another giveaway YAY! mostly because I couldn’t think of anything else and I really enjoyed the last one  (made a great friend!) This one is going to be a little bit smaller though and it has a theme: Kick ass female character. All these books contain some pretty bad ass ladies and not just because they could kill you with the flick of their wrist ;) Basically they are awesome in all kinds of ways and we need them. Also thank you guys for following me, I love you! *Hugs*

First some rules:

  • You can enter the giveaway by reblogging this post. After you reblogged likes will count as well.
  • There will be one winner, the winner will be chosen on September 30.
  • The winner can choose one book from the list below and it will be in either paperback or hardback, whichever you prefer. 
  • You have to be willing to give me your address.
  • I’ll order from the bookdepository so this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL (unless the bookdepository doesn’t ship to your country)
  • If the book is part of a series you can choose other books from that series.
  • If you already own all the books or don’t like the ones in the list, I’m sure we can figure something else out.

And here… THE BOOKS!: they are all linked to their goodreads pages)

I might and more books later but this is it for now, I haven’t read all of them, but I’m going to trust goodreads on this :) Anyway good luck!!

Picture credit: Aprilsarts

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Happy International Women’s Day!
(A woman can preach, a woman can work, a woman can fight. A woman can build, can rule, can conquer, can destroy just as much as a man can.)
[sorry if your favorites are not included, I was going mainly for human women, or human-like women. So, no animals in this set. Also there is over 30 gifs. I couldn’t fit them all anyways.]

(Source: disneyyandmore, via bookandwords)