I can’t say that the natives of this country have it much easier than we do because even if they have to give up less and even if they’re placed in a better standing at the end of the degree simply by being white, it doesn’t change or undermine the pressure that they’re put under.
But when my dad told me that he was going to let me move to the UK, he said to me, ‘I know that this has been your dream forever, and you have earned the right to fulfil it.’
And that is something that they will never understand because they’ll never be able to see that just sitting in the same classroom as them entails an exponential amount of pressure that they won’t have to bear.
It is easy to sanctify policies or identities by the deaths of victims. It is less appealing, but morally more urgent, to understand the actions of the perpetrators. The moral danger, after all, is never that one might become a victim but that one might be a perpetrator or a bystander.
It is tempting to say that a Nazi murderer is beyond the pale of understanding…Yet to deny a human being his human character is to render ethics impossible.
To yield to this temptation, to find other people to be inhuman, is to take a step toward, not away from, the Nazi position. To find other people incomprehensible is to abandon the search for understanding, and thus to abandon history.❞
Let’s be honest here, I would make such a shitty companion.
The experiment mentioned is available in full HERE.
"You know, Sammy is a chubby 12 year old. It’s Sam, okay”
Still-Life of Flowers by Rachel Ruysch
sirius making fun of remus for being interested in learning other languages so remus puts a language charm on him that makes everything sirius says come out in german
so then for the rest of the day remus has to translate for him and its like “whats he saying now?” “oh hes asking me to tell you your eyes look stunning today, james”
(angry garbled german)
"absolutely spiffing, he says"
Fajr prayer in at a bomb shelter in eastern Saudi during the Gulf War.
The Hebrew name for God (יהוה) is closely linked to their word for “existence” and contains letters that are just breathing noises, and if you don’t think that’s the coolest thing ever then you’re probably not into theology or linguistics, and that’s kinda disappointing but I’ll let it slide
9. Because the comment here under is made of gold *sigh*
You can tell in the fifth gif that Sherlock is just so genuinely confused because this one man, John Watson, is somehow managing to surprise him. The second he thinks he has the army doctor figured out, or that he’s going to react to what he says like everyone else does, hatefully and telling him what a child he is, John laughs. And not at him like everyone else does behind his back, but with him. He genuinely thinks he’s funny and clever. John likes him. And it’s such a new feeling to Sherlock; you can tell in the sixth gif he’s just stunned but also so incredibly happy that I think he surprises himself and smiles/starts to laugh. He literally can’t even help himself because someone else finally understands his sense of humor and him in general. We already can infer that starting as a child Sherlock was made fun of and it continued his whole life; hell this could be the first time ever that someone has responded the way John does.
It might be a more understated scene in comparison to the laughter/jokes they share at other points like in Scandal, but it’s still so incredibly important because this sets up the base for those scenes; Sherlock knowing that John appreciates him just how he is. That he can be open and make those kind of jokes he does later. John Watson, the unassuming army doctor, lets Sherlock be himself and not only does he not judge him for it, but he enjoys it.
The fact that we’re able to watch something and instantly point out a queer character or say ‘hey look, it’s a black character who’s not being portrayed as low class!’ evidences more than anything that representation is a problem.We’re not meant to sit here and applaud every film producer that decides to put in one POC because they’re not meant to stand out in that way and we’re not meant to notice them.