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keep joking to my kids that two students are basically french beavis n butthead
yet everytime they have no fckn idea what I’m on about
so this is the generation gap??

Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate.

Edward W. Said- Los Angeles Times, July 20, 2003


(via maarnayeri)

We had these [boot camp] classes we had to go to, taught by drill instructors, and every instructor would tell a joke before he began his class. It would always be a dirty joke usually having to do with prostitutes they had seen in Japan or in other parts of Asia while they were stationed overseas. The attitude of the Asian woman being a doll, a useful toy, or something to play with usually came out in these jokes, and how they were not quite as human as white women. For instance, a real common example was how the instructor would talk about how Asian women’s vaginas weren’t like white women’s, but rather they were slanted, like their eyes. Some guys really believed this shit too. Like when you get overseas afterward, you look for things you remember from these jokes.
An excerpt from an interview with a U.S. serviceman c. 1972 from the book Chinese-American Workers Past and Present (via angrywocunited)

Naomi Campbell, by Mario Testino  


Naomi Campbell, by Mario Testino  


J. Dilla’s Lost Scrolls / Snap Judgment, “The Reunion”

When record store owner Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection out of an abandoned storage unit, he has no idea what he’s stumbled across. Jeff learns the collection once belonged to the late great J Dilla, one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. Along with the thousands of LP’s from Dilla’s personal collection, there is something else that is uncovered, something huge…

Producer Pat Mesiti-Miller talks with Jeff Bubeck and Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey.

Check out the J Dilla Foundation and some of the music found in the storage.