An African-American film producer in Beverly Hills for an Emmy pre-party was handcuffed and detained for around six hours on Friday night as police believed he fit the description of a suspect in a nearby bank robbery.
Charles Belk said he left a restaurant alone to refill a parking meter when he was suddenly surrounded by six police cars “handcuffed very tightly, fully searched for weapons, and placed back on the curb,” he wrote on his Facebook page with an accompanying photo of him sitting on the curb as two police officers stand close by.
you guys make fun of brock’s eyes all the time
but brock can get with lucy, arguably one of the hottest pokemon girls, cause of his eyes
she has a thing for them
IVE NEVER NOTICED THIS
THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER BEEN A PART OF ON TUMBLR MY LIFE IS WORTH IT.
'Columbusing': when white people think they discovered something they didn't
(Source: College Humor)
Ari Bixhorn - Looking Up
Ari took these photos of trees at Sintra Mountains, Portugal. The colours make it seem as if he’s taking these shots from the bottom of an ocean floor.
English “man” racially abuses a young Japanese woman on a London train.
Not here for the “man” being in scarequotes at all but holy shit look at this asshole
This woman is minding her own business but she has to endure this bird shit’s abuse because of a war in the past???
Let’s emphasize the fact that this man is BRITISH and the Brits have a VERY extensive history of worldwide bloodshed and colonization! But I don’t see tram riders of color lambasting this fool for raping, murdering, and robbing! I see him very conveniently ignoring these facts!
And then people tell me racism doesn’t still exist in this country. It’s in fucking London, the place I grew up at. And growing up as a non-white girl there, I have to say that even before I was 10, I had experienced some very nasty racist situations like this one - funnily enough they were always in very public places like the tube and recently even my father had someone being racist to him when he’d gone to the bank - and often the people saying these things weren’t even drunk. And this didn’t happen to me only but it also happened to a lot of my other non-white friends or even some of my white East European friends so don’t tell me that England is 100% perfect with no racism present at all in this country. Sometimes it pisses me off to the core when people romanticise this country. I know a lot of people aren’t racist but doesn’t mean that racism has been completely wiped out. It’s important people see the reality and think about how they would have felt in a role-reversal situation. Often people didn’t even help me if someone was being racist towards me (idk if they were too scared or also agreed with the racists) and I was just a child. So what you can do is learn from this and help people and back up the victims to stop this shit from happening.
It’s beyond me how there can be people who actually think that “there’s no racism in the UK”. England is the birthplace of colonialist white supremacy ideas, and certainly has been the most damaging exporter of white supremacy. So how could people, even for an instant, think the UK has no racism?
can this be shown like at the beginning and ending of commercial breaks or something? just, often and endlessly repeated.
I can’t stress how important this is and how religions or ideas should not justify taking away basic human rights
I’m getting scared as fuck to be alive right now.
Don’t let it disappear. Not now, not ever.
Notice how much of a turn the feeling takes once night comes? When a good chunk of the protesters leave (it seems a lot sparser in the night scenes). The alarm goes off and tear gas is dispensed to clear the streets of protesters. What literally follows: Protester off screen hurls bottle at police, police hurl some type of fire cracker back. Protester shown hurling a Molotov cocktail at police off screen. You can’t show protesters throwing shit at police and then claim the protest is peaceful. The peaceful protesters leave once the alarm sounds and tear gas is dispensed. Then the violent ones take over.
Tomb Effigy of Jean d’Alluye, mid–13th century
French; Made in Loire Valley
Limestone; 83 1/2 x 34 1/4 in. (212.1 x 87 cm)
The Cloisters Collection, 1925 (25.120.201)
1. Tomb Effigy of Jean d’Alluye (photograph by palindrome6996/Flickr user)
2. A closer look at the sword (photograph by Allison Meier of atlasobscura.com)
3. (photograph by Qabluna/Flickr user)
Saw this in person a while back and though it was pretty interesting that this person / his family thought the sword was important enough to put on his tomb effigy.
It also is pretty clear evidence for contact, at least indirectly (not that that’s in question) between China and France.
OK, I’ve read the article, and it doesn’t make sense, given what the pictures show. Why is a French knight’s sword with a trefoil/fluer-de-lys pommel and an atypical but unremarkable crosspiece presented as Chinese? The article says something about the blade, but that isn’t even “visible”, the blade is hidden in the scabbard, which appears to have been carved to show it holding a standard straight medieval blade.
I’m confused. It would be a neat find, but…
"Being presented as Chinese”? Interesting choice of phrasing there…
Whether it was traded peacefully along the ancient Silk Road, or was carried by a raider on the conquering horses of the Mongols, whether Jean d’Alluye acquired it as an exotic collector’s item in the bazaar of some Levantine port, or took it as booty on a Syrian battlefield, we will never know.
I mean, yeah, question what you read but also check the sources if you have questions. This isn’t smoke and mirrors, it’s research.
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