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I'm also a college student that is majoring in Architectural Engineering (AE) that has special interests in Interior Design and HVAC Systems (still learning more about both, of course).

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art-of-swords:

Indian Sword

  • Dated: 18th century
  • Culture: Indian
  • Medium: steel, silver
  • Dimensions: overall length 34 inches (86.4 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

viyahshaadinikkah:

Photography: Kanwal Batool
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dynastylnoire:

writingwithcolor:

whattheheckideckipadalecki:

  • Stop calling people who practice palm reading, scrying, and tarot readings g*psies
  • Stop calling women who wear head scarves and flowing skirts and metal jewelry g*psies
  • Stop calling nomadic people g*psies
  • Stop calling free-spirited people g*psies
  • Stop calling hippies g*psies
  • Stop using the term g*psy in your title, header, url or links you put on posts
  • Stop thinking that Hollywood “g*psies” are actual accurate representations of the Romani people

Fun facts about the word g*psy

  • It’s a slur
  • If you’re a white bread kid calling yourself a g*psy it’s bullshit and racist
  • If you know people of Roma descent and they say g*psy, that’s their right because it is a word that they can choose to reclaim or use but you can’t (think of it like the “n” word. You may now POC’s that use it but you shouldn’t if you aren’t a POC because that’s not right)
  • The term being “gypped” or being cheated or swindled originated from the racist slur g*psy so try saying something less fucking racist like “i got ripped off”
  • Basically
  • Stop using that fucking word because it’s racist
  • it’s not up for debate
  • don’t do it
  • ok

What you can call them instead:

  • Roma/Romani (because that is the commonly accepted term to cover all branches and groups of the Romani peoples)
  • If you know that someone falls under the blanket term Roma, ask them what they would preferred to be referred to as because that’s just as fucking important as using the proper pronouns believe it or not

Love,

Someone from another minority which is regularly ignored, fetishized, and disrespected through the use of racist terms that people can’t get through their thick fucking skulls

Small note on what’s mentioned regarding “PoC” using the N word; no, if you aren’t Black you shouldn’t be using the N word.

Words you can use to describe yourself instead of g*psy: 

earthy 

free spirited

hippie

whimsical 

bohemian

ethereal

majestic

unique

Use those words and don’t be racist.

viyahshaadinikkah:

Photography: Kanwal Batool

huffingtonpost:

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

 

confectionerybliss:

Pie Crust Cookie S’mores | Just a Taste

Here kitty kitty… ©

heynequa:

October is tomorrow.

why the fuck is Darren Wilson still not arrested?


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