The ramblings of that girl called Ebs

A Brain Vomit in Blog Form
oxdxclothing:

Happening right now! Check out this beautiful model we dressed in my Pattern Maxi Dress- also wearing The Soft Museum. Come around now at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. (at Museum of Contemporary Native Arts)

oxdxclothing:

Happening right now! Check out this beautiful model we dressed in my Pattern Maxi Dress- also wearing The Soft Museum. Come around now at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. (at Museum of Contemporary Native Arts)

(via fyeahindigenousfashion)

Gumbaynggirr native title claim - then to now

Gumbaynggirr native title claim – then to now

In 1996, the a collective of Elders from the Gumbaynggirr tribe in far north New South Wales embarked upon the native title process by lodging their claim of Traditional Ownership of their lands and waters with the National Native Title Tribunal.

At that time, I was eleven and four years earlier had decided I would one day become a lawyer.

A chance meeting with a female barrister inspired seven…

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Ferguson and the Rule of Law

popthirdworld:

The Rule of Law is important. It bums me out that noone is talking about the Rule of Law in respect of what’s happening in Ferguson. The Rule of Law means that we are ruled by laws, not men. Noone - no cop, no governor, no president - has the power to do anything to you unless there is a law…

eastwickg:

theblackparty:

gradientlair:

Carefully notice the lack of logical thinking here. She’s not even following the line of questioning.

When privilege is in question, no matter how ignorant or intelligent a person is, they tend to retreat to illogical arguments that are easily refuted and they kinda resemble toddlers, except I actually like toddlers and toddlers make more sense.

And honestly, many White women would not tolerate such ridiculous arguments, lack of empathy and self-centeredness ("why bring up race if it’s not a problem for you?") if the question was gender and a White man posed this foolishness to them. They wouldn’t tolerate it. They would easily expose the ignorance. But magically when privilege (in this case White privilege) is in question, all bets are off.

The last GIF explains my life in so many ways… *rolls eyes*

The weirdest thing is that though this is from a satirical show (The Daily Show) and meant to discuss racism with humor, these are the real answers that most Whites give daily, so I couldn’t really laugh this time. I just felt tired.

the perils of trying to communicate this to white people in debates. in the many debates I’ve had the chance of witnessing, race comes up about 80% of the time, when discussing this in a diverse setting. and for whites, sometimes their mindset is ‘oh, why are they pulling the race card.’ but for blacks it’s, ‘understand that purely based off of what I look like, I will experience something totally different, give me the chance to explain.’

this always makes me cringe

(Source: sandandglass, via thisiswhiteprivilege)

thisiseverydayracism:

#OfficerGoFuckYourself Threatens to Kill Ferguson Livestreamers

The scene was witnessed by Infowars reporter Joe Biggs who was also filming the incident. The clip shows a Ferguson officer with his gun raised pointing it directly at a citizen journalist who was live streaming at the time.

“Oh my God, gun raised, gun raised,” states the journalist, before Biggs remarks, “gun pointed.”

“My hands are up bro, my hands are up,” states the journalist before the cop responds, “I’m going to f***ing kill you, get back, get back!”

“You’re going to kill him?” asks another individual before the journalist asks, “did he just threaten to kill me?”

When the cop is asked for his name he responds, “go fuck yourself.”

WOAH

(via thisiswhiteprivilege)

mens-rights-activia:

Jesse Williams spits the unapologetic truth that CNN viewers have never heard

OMG Jesse Williams on Michael Brown and Ferguson.

Can he just propose to me now? Or I can propose? Either way, smart, socially conscious, sexy man….be mine!

yintehwin asked: I'm curious what you have to say about this. Hello, I'm an African/Asian American and have never felt that Caucasians have had "privilege" over me in anyway. In no instance have I ever been inferior because of my ethnicity; in fact for most of my life I've been superior to many Caucasians I knew/know because of my education and social status. Can we really say that all whites have this privilege when I myself, and many of my multi-racial acquaintances am an example of the opposite of this?

thisiswhiteprivilege:

That’s not what privilege means.

-Dion