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c0mf0rt-z0ne:

Bo Burnham speaking the truth

Posted 13 hours ago
why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
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mimicryisnotmastery:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

#themoreukno

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Standing witness or trying to cajole patients out of going to their appointments isn’t enough, however, and the Texas Alliance for Life provided additional jobs that need to be conducted outside a clinic – namely monitoring the license plate numbers of those who come into the building. “We have a very sophisticated spreadsheet,” said Karen Garnett of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas. “This way you can track whether or not a client comes back.” According to Garnett, the spreadsheet includes “license plate, car, make, model, description of the person.”
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And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)
Posted 2 days ago

beyonseh:

when you’re in class and the group of people behind you won’t shut up

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Kill the boy within you. It takes a man to rule. You will have little joy of your command, but I think you have the strength in you to do the things that must be done. Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy and let the man be born. - Jon Snow

Posted 2 days ago

Laverne Cox stanning for Beyoncé at the VMAs

(Source: beyonseh)

Posted 2 days ago
Why not fall in love?
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brianashanee:

I got shit to do