Thought Showered

Prejudice is an irrational feeling of dislike for a person or group of persons, usually based on stereotype. Virtually everyone feels some sort of prejudice, whether it’s for an ethnic group, or for a religious group, or for a type of person like blondes or fat people or tall people. The important thing is they just don’t like them — in short, prejudice is a feeling, a belief. You can be prejudiced, but still be a fair person if you’re careful not to act on your irrational dislike.

Discrimination takes place the moment a person acts on prejudice. This describes those moments when one individual decides not to give another individual a job because of, say, their race or their religious orientation. Or even because of their looks (there’s a lot of hiring discrimination against “unattractive” women, for example). You can discriminate, individually, against any person or group, if you’re in a position of power over the person you want to discriminate against. White people can discriminate against black people, and black people can discriminate against white people if, for example, one is the interviewer and the other is the person being interviewed.

Racism, however, describes patterns of discrimination that are institutionalized as “normal” throughout an entire culture. It’s based on an ideological belief that one “race” is somehow better than another “race”. It’s not one person discriminating at this point, but a whole population operating in a social structure that actually makes it difficult for a person not to discriminate.

—   Kali Tal, Reverse Racism (via planetsconverse)

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bemusedlybespectacled:

if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit

just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin

ḱerberos means “spotted”

that’s right

hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot

(via insertpalindromehere)

zeroing:

Wasted Rita

melbournesnaps:

thatwetshirt:

Melbourne transitions 1914-2014: Digital montages from a pre-war city to a 21st century metropolis (x)

Amazing

(via someofuswatchthesunsettoo)

popthirdworld:

'Some of the children's first words when learning English was “guard”. Not “mum”, not “dad', but “guard”.'

- Professor Louise Newman AM told the following to the Human Rights Commission on asylum seeker kids in detention.

(via someofuswatchthesunsettoo)

teachnologies:

thesnarkyschoolteacher:

Good infographic.

This is one of the only way I’ll take notes. It’s fantastic, especially when you’re skimming back later.

teachnologies:

thesnarkyschoolteacher:

Good infographic.

This is one of the only way I’ll take notes. It’s fantastic, especially when you’re skimming back later.

(Source: lavidapoliglota, via amesy-j)

shannonigans322:

art history meme

          [2/5] movements or centuries

                    French Romanticism

(via allthingsromanticism)

aplaceforart:

Always Be Brave (via Society6) / more art here

aplaceforart:

Always Be Brave (via Society6) / more art here

(via suffering-in-the-labyrinth)

historicaltimes:

Job hunting in the 1930’s

historicaltimes:

Job hunting in the 1930’s