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I cannot recommend this video enough. This woman breaks it down perfectly.

The Stories That Europe Tells Itself About Its Colonial History

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“She said once she was shocked that her son while being taught Belgian history, was taught nothing about Congo. She said “They teach my son in school that he must help the poor Africans, but they don’t teach him about what Belgium did in Congo.” Of course, all countries are evasive about the past for which they feel ashamed, but I was shocked by what seemed to me not evasiveness but an erasure of history

If her son doesn’t learn that the modern Congo State began a hundred years ago as the personal property of a Belgian king, who was desperate to get wealthy from ivory and rubber, if her son doesn’t learn that the hands of Congolese people were chopped off for not producing enough resources to meet the king’s greed, if her son doesn’t learn that the Belgian government later led Congo with a deliberate emphasis on not producing an educated class, so that Congolese could become clerks and mechanics but couldn’t go to university, if her son doesn’t learn that more recently, even though it was the Americans who installed the Mobutu dictatorship, Belgium was a major force behind the scenes propping him up, if this young Belgian boy, knows nothing about these incidents, then, at some point, they would perhaps no longer have happened because the past after all is the past because we collectively acknowledged that it is so. 

This young Belgian boy would grow up to see Africa only as a place that requires his aid, his help, his charity with no complications for him. A place that can help him show how compassionate he can be, and most of all, a place whose present has no connection to Europe. 

It is not that Europe has denied its colonial history. Instead, Europe has developed a way of telling the story of its colonial history that ultimately seeks to erase that history”


my history professor told me today that he “likes the way I look vaguely pissed off” during class



so apparently adam west plays adam west


and adam west


and adam west


don’t forget the time he played adam west



If you want to ruin a song forever use it for your alarm


you know those people that can literally carry on a conversation with anyone are amazing like wow how do you do that


kids that mix their play-doh colors are the reason global warming exists


damn, i just got SERVED. by my waitress. this restaurant is excellent.


"your lips look so chapped"



Some headline writer has waited their entire career for this day.


Some headline writer has waited their entire career for this day.



I would take a bullet for garlic bread

who would shoot a garlic bread


I found my senior quote.


Seeing people the same age as you doing awesome things with their lifeimage