"The effect of the cultural bomb is to annihilate a people’s belief in their names, in their languages, in their environment, in their heritage of struggle, in their unity, in their capacities and ultimately in themselves. It makes them see their past as one wasteland of non-achievement and it makes them want to distance themselves from that wasteland. It makes them want to identify with that which is furthest removed from themselves; for instance, with other peoples’ languages rather than their own. It makes them identify with that which is decadent and reactionary, all those forces that would stop their own springs of life. It even plants serious doubts about the moral righteousness of struggle. Possibilities of triumph or victory are seen as remote, ridiculous dreams. The intended results are despair, despondency and a collective death-wish."
Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Decolonising the Mind. (via sukoot)

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09/10/14
medverf:

Nicoli Crestianinov 
Sofa (Green) (NC/M 2), 2010, oil on canvas, 80 x 145 cm

medverf:

Nicoli Crestianinov 

Sofa (Green) (NC/M 2), 2010, oil on canvas, 80 x 145 cm

(Source: longhairshorttemper)

09/10/14
medverf:

Mary Addison Hackett
Flocked, 2014
oil on linen
10 x 8 in. 

medverf:

Mary Addison Hackett

Flocked, 2014

oil on linen

10 x 8 in. 

(Source: maryaddisonhackett)

09/10/14
lawrenceleemagnuson:

Lin Fengmian 林風眠 (1900–1991)Spring ink and colour on paper, 68 x 69.5

lawrenceleemagnuson:

Lin Fengmian 林風眠 (1900–1991)
Spring
ink and colour on paper, 68 x 69.5

09/10/14
fourteenth:

“August Moon,” circa 1905, by Arthur Wesley Dow.

fourteenth:

“August Moon,” circa 1905, by Arthur Wesley Dow.

09/10/14
urgetocreate:

 Peter Bezrukov, Step Up to the Desired, 2012

urgetocreate:

Peter Bezrukov, Step Up to the Desired, 2012

09/10/14
urgetocreate:

 Peter Bezrukov, Notre Dame, 2012

urgetocreate:

Peter Bezrukov, Notre Dame, 2012

09/10/14
dionyssos:

Edward Hopper  Railroad crossing  Oilpainting 1922 -23

dionyssos:

Edward Hopper
Railroad crossing
Oilpainting 1922 -23

(Source: Flickr)

09/10/14
dionyssos:

David Hockney

dionyssos:

David Hockney

09/10/14
"

The college situation is exceedingly difficult. The Black kid in college, no matter how we cut It, risks paranoia, risks schizophrenia because there is no way for this society to prepare them for the same future that the white boy is prepared for.

The real meaning of the word progress in the American vocabulary for the most, and there are exceptions to the rule, but for the most part when they say progress they’re talking about how quickly a Black kid can become white. That’s what they mean by progress. Well I don’t want my nephew to grow up to be like Ronald Reagan, or Richard Nixon, or Jimmy Carter.

"

James Baldwin, Interviewed by The Black Collegian (1979)

luv u j.b. i have two j.b.’s in my life and i love them dearly.

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