mercedes contreras

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“Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them.”

—    Iyanla Vanzan (via ohlovequotes)

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White privilege is being able to shoot up a movie theater and leave alive in the back of a cop car. It’s driving around in the BMW daddy bought you killing because you felt you were entitled to women’s bodies & afterwards the media painting you as not a criminal but rather a poor sad situation of a person suffering from mental health issues.

But if you are a PoC you’re one trip to the corner store and a warning shot to the back of the head away from being a hash tag on tumblr.

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Alma Lopez, Our Lady, 1999

Alma LopezOur Lady, 1999

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“If there is no justice for the people, may there be no peace for the government” - Emiliano Zapata

“Race is constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.”

—   Jon Stewart addressing Fox News’s (white) correspondents whining about hearing about race issues in the United States (via framesjanco)

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For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological OrderThe most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]