Dorothy's Paradise

A place where Dorothy can be in wonderland everyday

"Keep in mind I'm an artist and I'm sensitive bout my shit"
-Erykah Badu

raqe:

I was going to get mad at everyone in my art class for wasting expensive paint but then I got distracted by how pretty it was

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boneycircus:


Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

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boneycircus:

Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.

The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.

Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:

You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.

The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)

I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.

Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

(Source: facebooksexism, via nbrhoods)

nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit's Resurgence, But No One's Talking About It

(Source: borednschooled, via mayavonfabulous)

fuckyeahcracker:

Saudi student is literally surrounded by FBI for cooking rice under terrorist suspicions 
White people literally can not associate positive words with Black faces because of racism 
More white people use drugs but Black people are sent to jail for drugs at 10 times the rate that white people are 
Black people who “sound Black” earn less money than those who don’t because of associations with stereotypes. Black people who “sound Black” are less likely to get called back for jobs 
Black children grow up literally associating being Black with being bad and ugly 
White people when tested shot more unarmed Black subjects than armed and unarmed white subjects 
Hate crimes increase after Boston tragedy 
Moroccan High School Student is linked to Boston tragedy for being Brown 
Bangladeshi man is beaten by people out of racism 
NYPD Commissioner wants Black and Latino men to fear him after the police targeted literally 90 percent Black and Latino men in New York and humiliating them by frisking them in public under the assumption that they had weapons. Studies found that white men were the ones who overwhelmingly had weapons while Black and Latino men didn’t 
White people blaming and convicting Black men for crimes they never committed and everyone believing them because of racism 
Stop and Frisk, ruled unconstitutional was practiced by New York police disproportionately and unfairly affecting 90% Black and Latino men because of racism 
Universities throwing racist ‘Fiesta Party’ homogenizing culture with extreme racism 
Here are some of the numbers on hate crimes against People of Color and btw, Neo Naziism is increasing! 
Every 28 Hours an African American is Extrajudicially Murdered in the U.S. 
Black people 3 times more likely to be arrested for Marijuana 
Black people receive much harsher sentencing than white people for the same crimes
Deaf Black man is stabbed out of racism when his sign language is mistaken for a GANG SIGN 
Anti-Islam posters run free on the train to reinforce racism anti-Islamic sentiments and Islamaphobia 
Oops! Chicago police raids the wrong house, holds an 11 month old at gunpoint to raise their hand, kills their dog all because of racism and assuming it was a crackhouse! Oopsies 
Let’s take it overseas! Black people in England and Wales are 7 times more likely to be stopped by police than white people. Asian people are twice as likely 
People assuming Native american baby names are actually Native and have any meaning to any ethnic group when they don’t 
Here’s a whole collection of people saying racist stereotyping homogenizing disgusting stuff about Natives 
People protesting (Idle No More) defending Native people’s humanity are attacked with violence 
White kids think it’s totally okay and normal to photograph themselves lynching a Black baby doll like an effigy
Member of the most glorified band in the world Paul McCartney made a racist white supremacist song called ‘No Pakistanis’ and everyone still glorifies him as a good person 
Racism in actual political campaign in Massachusetts against a Native runner portraying her name and image in a racist stereotypical inappropriate manner
Indian Sikh school students protest for students who are banned from wearing their turbans in public schools in France 
Here’s a graph of the statistic that approx every 28 hours an African American is extrajudicially executed in the US 
NYPD profiling and targeting LGBT*Q People of Color 
Black students (especially boys and children with disabilities) face more and harsher punishments in public schools and are being pushed out of schools into the criminal justice system. 
Black male incarceration has jumped 500% from 1986 to 2004
 Albany police: SWAT literally uses a poor Black neighborhood to train in because they say it’s ‘realistic’ 
The audio recording from a young man of color of a NYPD stop and frisking him based solely how he looks calling him a “FUCKING MUTT” 
Incarceration rates by ethnicity 
All of this fucking cultural appropriation

NYPD Data Proves White People Are More Likely To Possess Drugs Or A Weapon Than Racial Minorities When Stopped, Yet 84% of Stop & Frisk Victims Are Black/Latino

Residential Segregation




I mean I’m pretty sure it’s racism, why?

fuckyeahcracker:

I mean I’m pretty sure it’s racism, why?

(Source: fyeahcracker, via mayavonfabulous)