Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.

assholedisney:

working on cover letters

assholedisney:

working on cover letters

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WHEN MY BOYFRIEND AND ME ARE DRUNK AND ARGUING ABOUT SOMETHING RIDICULOUS

fiftyshadesofdebauchery:

kvotheunkvothe:

Animal fun fact: Chinchillas can’t get wet. Their fur retains too much water and will start to grow mold. So they bathe by rolling around in dust.

Chinchilla fun fact: Chinchillas have around 20 hairs per follicle; unlike humans who have 2-3 hairs per follicle. Because their fur is so dense, they cannot get fleas or other parasites. The bugs will suffocate in their fur.

Chinchilla fun fact: Petting one of those awesome little guys feels like touching a motherfucking cloud.

Chinchilla fun fact: Their newborn babies are like little pieces of fluffy popcorn. You could easily just toss a handful in your mouth.

Chinchilla fun fact: Don’t toss a handful into your mouth.

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kiss-my-assbutt-cuz-im-your-god:

monsterproblem:

I like to think that if the supernatural didn’t exist, Charlie and Dean would’ve grown up together as best bros. Her mum and his dad wouldn’t have been around much so they’d get up to all sorts of geeky stuff together and break into teachers’ cars on the weekends just because. They wouldn’t ever get caught. Charlie’d teach Dean about computers and he’d teach her about cars, and they’d have epic Star Trek and Firefly marathons during the school holidays where they’d invite Cas and Sam and dress up. I think at one stage Charlie would’ve been taller than Dean and she’d tease him about it, a lot, with Charlie always saying, "Chin up, bitch." Then suddenly they’d both be grown and he would’ve been taller than her but she’d keep saying it because, you know, sometimes he just needed to hear it anyway. 

;-;

kiss-my-assbutt-cuz-im-your-god:

monsterproblem:

I like to think that if the supernatural didn’t exist, Charlie and Dean would’ve grown up together as best bros. Her mum and his dad wouldn’t have been around much so they’d get up to all sorts of geeky stuff together and break into teachers’ cars on the weekends just because. They wouldn’t ever get caught. Charlie’d teach Dean about computers and he’d teach her about cars, and they’d have epic Star Trek and Firefly marathons during the school holidays where they’d invite Cas and Sam and dress up. I think at one stage Charlie would’ve been taller than Dean and she’d tease him about it, a lot, with Charlie always saying, "Chin up, bitch." Then suddenly they’d both be grown and he would’ve been taller than her but she’d keep saying it because, you know, sometimes he just needed to hear it anyway. 

;-;

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awwww-cute:

Got a new pillow for the chair

awwww-cute:

Got a new pillow for the chair

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a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

babycuts:

thattallsummonerguy:


acid candy pop victorian

We have tons of these kinda houses in my town and the are just really awesome, the houses are actually classified as “Painted Ladies” and the are probably some of the best examples of Asymmetrical, non linear architecture ever created



I’m just thinking Blue reprinted Fosters.

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

babycuts:

thattallsummonerguy:

acid candy pop victorian

We have tons of these kinda houses in my town and the are just really awesome, the houses are actually classified as “Painted Ladies” and the are probably some of the best examples of Asymmetrical, non linear architecture ever created

I’m just thinking Blue reprinted Fosters.

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theconsultingrenegade:

bestquius:

bestquius:

There’s this asshole who every time he sees me with my ukulele he thinks he’s funny and asks “Can you play any Metallica?” but the joke is now on him because I just learned how to play the intro riff to Master of Puppets.

I did it. I fucking did it. He asked me again just like I knew he would and I stared him straight in the eyes without blinking and just fucking shredded on my ukulele

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igetje:

femforthought:

queerlilly:

"without us you wouldn’t have any rights!" without you we wouldn’t have to fight for them

Always this. Always.

"Remember that men gave women the right to vote!"

And remember that men should never have been at such a social and political advantage as to be able to literally give and take away rights from groups of people.

OMG THIS

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facingthewaves:

Imagine J.K. Rowling pulling a Beyoncé and releasing another Harry Potter book at midnight on July 31 with no warning can you even imagine the chaos that would ensue

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the-uncensored-she:

harboua:

This country is such a fucking joke. Did you know that if we were to divide the income in this country fairly it would be about 300,000 per person. That’s annually. You could give each person in this country 100,000 and still have enough to invest in infrastructure and research. Instead we have people who don’t have water, don’t have their basic human rights fulfilled, because they don’t have enough to pay a bill. 

Capitalism is inhumane.

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comedycentral:

Click here to watch The Daily Show’s latest coverage of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

ifunnyws:

Jonah Hill & Morgan Freeman

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