Pink Robin - Petroica rodinogaster
This chubby little bird is a male Pink Robin, Petroica rodinogaster (Passeriformes - Petroicidae). They are distinctive by having the throat and upperparts sooty black, and the breast and belly colored deep lilac-pink. Pink Robins Inhabit rainforest and tall, open eucalypt forest in Tasmania and the uplands of eastern Victoria and far south-eastern New South Wales (Australia).
Photo credit: ©Charlie Price | Locality: Liffy Falls Carpark, Tasmania (2014)
Packing L-shapes into a square. In this case, the size of the L’s form an arithmetic progression 1, 2, 3, … , 49. Odd sizes are symmetric and evens are nearly so [no long L’s in other words].
im not projecting my negativities, i was trying to understand the root of your arguments
anyway, im can’t untangle your math quote so i’m stumped. i won’t use ask b/c i literally don’t know how to continue this convo, nor do i want to, so this is just a -final reblog- thanx
Well, ok. It’s okay if you don’t understand me — most can’t. Have a good night. Hit me up if something comes up.
??????????????????? why are you making all these speculations??? what if? what if anything?????????? what if they were simply laughing good-naturedly and then proceeded to discuss the problems with what he said????? what if he’s been shielded from the worst forms of racism because of other privileges and therefore bought into a racist colorblind ideology???????? what if?? how will we ever find out???
like, are you really genuinely worried about the possibility that his feelings were hurt by their laughter, that he had his ideals and beliefs trampled into the dust, or that, as a person of color, his last coping mechanism against the ugliness of racism was torn away from him
by your logic, having the belief (that ignoring racism ends racism), and putting that into action (i.e. non-action) makes his beliefs more worthy and genuine than anyone else’s in the class (who laughed but may or may not have done whatever you think is adequate anti-racism work)
…anyway i have to say kudos at least for acknowledging it as a belief, since ‘Ignore Racism’ is often seen as an apolitical stance/ neutral sooo
I can be whatever you want me to be. :-)
If I were to express myself to you, you’d have to be at least open to my speculations. He may have said something ignorant or naive by others’ standards, but I’ll entertain any beliefs as long as there are justifications and stories behind them. I don’t automatically assume that anything beyond my realm of understanding or comical doesn’t have any values to it.
The more I go on with you, the more you’re projecting your negativities on me. If you’re to reread everything I’ve written, you’d know that you’re merely assuming and putting words in my mouth. My initial comment was, “if you haven’t done anything, then you’re on the same level as the guy you just laughed at.” If you think that by defending a guy’s beliefs, it is necessary that I am against everything you believe in, then you’ve got a hell lot of readings to do.
I will end it with a quote from William James’ Will to Believe, “We must know the truth; and we must avoid error,—these are our first and great commandments as would-be knowers; but they are not two ways of stating an identical commandment, they are two separable laws. Although it may indeed happen that when we believe the truth A, we escape as an incidental consequence from believing the falsehood B, it hardly ever happens that by merely disbelieving B we necessarily believe A. We may in escaping B fall into believing other falsehoods, C or D, just as bad as B; or we may escape B by not believing anything at all, not even A.”
If you have anything to add to this, please use ask. I am interested in this conversation, but I don’t want to flood others’ dashboards. Let me know if you’re on the same boat!
WHAT!!!! I am shocked that it isn’t Tonmar. XD
lol i thought thats who you meant hahahah
i kinda sorta regret signing up for his class
everyone told me not to take him too
i just dont listen lol
I think you’re strong enough to go through him, Nour. :P I cannot say the same for myself. haha Let me know how the class goes!
1) if you are not interested in blogging about it then why are you blogging about it
- Why not?
2) a person showing their ignorance… in a class discussion on racism…………isn’t brave
- Matter of personal opinion. To each their own.
3a) you say that you’re not going to condemn someone who is “brave enough to admit that they are practically doing nothing about it” but ur basically condemning people who are, what, at least aware that racism is still a problem??
- Awareness and action are completely different things. If you think you’re making a difference by being aware, then I don’t know what else to say. I’m not condemning those who are aware, but those WHO LAUGHED and are aware.
3b) you don’t even know these people, so why are you assuming that they haven’t done any activism or made a -tangible- difference
- Exactly. I’m asking those who have done something to stand up and say that they have. The post is only about those who laughed and have done nothing.
3c) it seems like you think you’re taking a neutral stance here? but really, the fact that you felt the need to reblog this and defend a person who showed his ignorance about racism… like, you are taking a position; you’re taking the side against the op and the other ppl in the class who at the very least are aware of racism
- The kid was not white, as stated in the post. So clearly, he was most likely aware. He was merely advocating his beliefs and how he chooses to act upon them.
4) I think it’s actually really harmful to say that ‘if you haven’t done anything concrete, then you don’t get to say anything.’ I mean first of all who gets to set the bar for how much action or w/e is enough? and secondly, not everyone can be an activist but we can all speak up about racism and other forms of oppression— you can raise awareness and create an atmosphere in your social circle where racism is unacceptable, which maybe aren’t easily measurable but still valuable
- No, I did not say that. I asked if you haven’t done anything, then why are you laughing at someone else who admits that they’ve done nothing as well? Again, having more knowledge does not cut it here.
5) i highly doubt that blogging is taking the place of volunteering, so don’t worry about that