smtha
Marseille et moi: tekiffe.tumblr.com
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magnius159:

The Asian American Movement: protesters protest police brutality and racial profiling during the 1970′s (photo credit: Corky Lee)

In the wake of the #AsianPrivilege response hash-tag to #NotYourAsianSidekick and #BlackPowerYellowPeril, it appears as if (among other misguided ideas) there is a prevailing notion out there that, in contrast to other minorities, Asian Americans “lack a history of resistance” (or that we think we do), and that this invisibility and dearth of civil rights history actually confers upon the Asian American community a form of racial privilege.
Putting aside the second half of that assertion regarding privilege for a minute, there’s one other major problem: any argument that relies upon the assumption that Asian Americans lack a history of resistance is patently ahistorical.
Like really, really, really wrong. Like insultingly wrong.
After the jump, here are 10 examples of Asian American’s history of oppression and political resistance.
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travelingcolors:

Milford Sound | New Zealand (by Abbie Calvert)
travelingcolors:

Milford Sound | New Zealand (by Abbie Calvert)
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fluffy-raccoon:

Plus de croquis de Londres par ICI
fluffy-raccoon:

Plus de croquis de Londres par ICI
fluffy-raccoon:

Plus de croquis de Londres par ICI
fluffy-raccoon:

Plus de croquis de Londres par ICI
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nativeplaces:


Thunderstorm in Marseille 
It’s remarkable how we can ignore the weather. We go from our air-conditioned homes to air-conditioned offices in air-conditioned cars then watch television to find out what the weather is. 
Yet what pleasure awaits us in a storm cloud: We remember ourselves as children running in the rain and getting our feet wet in puddles. But as adults we find the roof of our cars, the ceiling of our offices, and the curtains on our bedroom windows insulating us from a relationship with the sky. 
In Marseille a window has opened to the weather. The builders of the new Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM) built a football field-sized promenade next to the waterfront, creating an unexpected window to the clouds in the second largest city in France.

As a thunderstorm approaches, made more dramatic by contrast with white plaster buildings and zinc roofs, the gravel surface of the MuCEM promenade soaks up the sun like blotting paper.

Just as the full moon appears bigger on the horizon, where we can judge its size against trees and buildings, the chimney pots and iron railings of Marseille underline the fury of the storm.
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equivocations:

Albayzín, the stunning neighborhood we stayed in for a few days in Granada (a piano teacher’s spare room). White houses, winding streets, shallow steps.
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o-saiyyan:

Pakistan by Izabella Demavlys
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"I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds."
Egon Schiele (via hayleykennedydesign)
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grigiabot:

Egon Schiele, Crouching Nude in Shoes and Black Stockings, Back View, 1912.
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In the Mood for Love (2001)
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In the Mood for Love (2001)
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In the Mood for Love (2001)
In the Mood for Love (2001)
In the Mood for Love (2001)
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"Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know."
John Keats (via squid81)
Asia's 10 greatest street food cities
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versaria:

indigenousdialogues:

Iranian artist, Leila Pazooki
Moment of Glory
Neon light installation
Dimensions variable
2010
Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery

#tru bc no matter we produce or achieve we’re defined in relation to whiteness or the global north
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TYCHO|ASCENSIONmusicvideo|Charles Bergquist