""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///

Yes, goddamnit

(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)

And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blonde

And literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and such

So please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.


Boom de yada

Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”

the funny thing ist though, even if a character is described as having dark skin, dark hair and brown eyes, theyre still being cast as white

It’s also worth noting that the fact that a black person has blonde or red hair doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve got a white ancestor kicking around in their family tree. Recent genetic studies suggest that the gene that codes for blonde hair in black African populations is completely different from the gene that codes for blonde hair in white European populations, and that blond hair among Aboriginal Australian populations is connected to yet a third gene. The same trait has independently arisen at least three times in humanity’s generic history, and only one of those cases is linked with light skin per se.

(Interestingly, this also means that the widspread belief that blonde hair is part of a complex of adaptations to low-sunlight regions is probably false, since populations that live in the sunniest parts of the world have their own blonde-hair mutations unrelated to the European one.)

Sunday, 21st of September


The best thing I have ever seen. Ever

Sunday, 21st of September
Sunday, 21st of September
Sunday, 21st of September




Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)

Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. 

Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. 

This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

These are really cool. They were fished a lot to be used as bait, and then after a while it was realized that there were far fewer pole-to-pole migrating birds, turned out it was because their major pit stop was along the habitat of these things (they’re not really crabs, i think they’re closer related to scorpions, if memory serves) during spawning season to fatten up. 

Sunday, 21st of September
Sunday, 21st of September


Time to bring this back

Sunday, 21st of September


Hmong children light up the world in their starburst colored clothes.

Sunday, 21st of September


This is like a round of cards against humanity

Sunday, 21st of September







"Ace Hardware: No screwing, just lots of screws."

"Ace Hardware: Nail your roof, not your partner."

"Ace Hardware: For when it really is just a hammer in your pocket"

One of my friends wanted to see a photomanip of the ace hardware logo in ace flag colors, and then I thought of these terrible puns, so here you go.

At first I wasn’t going to reblog this but then I saw it again and just started laughing

my two favorite things: asexuality, and puns

and those puns are literally the best

I NEED more asexual puns

those are indeed the best

"Ace Hardware: Lube for your motor, not your junk"

"Ace Hardware: Erecting buildings, not your penis"

"Ace Hardware: Where nuts aren’t genetalia"

"Ace Hardware: The hammer is not our penis. Its just a hammer."

"Ace Hardware: Where muff, is short for muffler"

"Ace Hardware: Yes that is a hammer, but we’re still happy to see you."

"Ace Hardware: You can get Off in our repellent aisle

Sunday, 21st of September