when i wander outside of tumblr and read comments on any topic about race i feel so anxious and tiny. like there are so many voices that HATE people like me. and who aren’t afraid to say it. especially on the internet.
and it makes me laugh when i see white people on this site talking about how not-safe they feel on tumblr. like imagine what you MAYBE feel on tumblr, magnified, and then apply it to almost every facet of your life.
it’s overwhelming and terrifying
Just about every Black person I know avoids reading comments on every major website from youtube, to CNN, major blogs etc because they are filled with hate for us. Black and non-Black POC get the MOST harassment on this website and on twitter (especially if you’re a WOC), and Black women have become special targets of racist conservatives (which is like 99% of Conservatives) so much so that Fox news has put their twitter and faces on news broadcasts (see: Jamilah Lemieux, Melissa Harris-Perry, Anthea Butler, Pia Glenn, Joy Reid to name a few), but a few white kids on here got called racist by POC and their being bullied.
Tired of whites not even getting half the shit we get and whining like some bitches. Privilege makes them so weak
In 1983 a man was tested to see if he could sense god if all his senses were taken away. Every sense nerve in his brain was disconnected. He could not feel, hear, see or smell. He began reporting he could hear the voices of the dead and gave precise details that he could have not known. He then said he could see them and began clawing at his eyes, it turned to screaming and biting chunks of his flesh off. His last words were “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and died.
this is terrifying
I think it’s fascinating
I looked this story up online and the details got so much better.
"We just went over this boy. Justice can wait."
My dash did a thing.
THIS IS LIKE BLOODY INCEPTION
"F**k yeah!!! He was totally awesome!!!"
"No homo" cries the team at the dig site. The head archaeologist sinks to his knees, sobbing. He has dedicated his entire career to the pursuit of homo habilis, an important part of the hominid evolutionary line. All his work led up to this archaeological dig site. But now, his whole life has been for nothing. There is no homo….there is only Australopithecus.
I read this to a group of archaeologists and they completely lost their shit
2005 Pride & Prejudice [5/6]
Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.
“Our study is quite significant because it provides an objective way to understand pain and why different individuals have different pain tolerance levels,” said study author Tobore Onojjighofia, MD, MPH, with Proove Biosciences and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. “Identifying whether a person has these four genes could help doctors better understand a patient’s perception of pain.”
Researchers evaluated 2,721 people diagnosed with chronic pain for certain genes. Participants were taking prescription opioid pain medications. The genes involved were COMT, DRD2, DRD1 and OPRK1. The participants also rated their perception of pain on a scale from zero to 10. People who rated their pain as zero were not included in the study. Low pain perception was defined as a score of one, two or three; moderate pain perception was a score of four, five or six; and high pain perception was a score of seven, eight, nine or 10.
Nine percent of the participants had low pain perception, 46 percent had moderate pain perception and 45 percent had high pain perception.
The researchers found that the DRD1 gene variant was 33 percent more prevalent in the low pain group than in the high pain group. Among people with a moderate pain perception, the COMT and OPRK variants were 25 percent and 19 percent more often found than in those with a high pain perception. The DRD2 variant was 25 percent more common among those with a high pain perception compared to people with moderate pain.
“Chronic pain can affect every other part of life,” said Onojjighofia. “Finding genes that may be play a role in pain perception could provide a target for developing new therapies and help physicians better understand their patients’ perceptions of pain.”
Game of Thrones
↳Breaker of Chains + quotes