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Quotes of the Week: Spring Break(down)

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But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my cock, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal…
Jon Hamm wishes people would stop talking about his penis (Rickey.org)

Politeness has become so rare in this day and time that some people mistake it for flirtation.
Xem VanAdams via Twitter

I used to be a thug two minutes ago.
Mom to the Rescue! | Too Cute! (Animal Planet)

I think I’m gonna buy a fitted. There’s a homo thug inside of me somewhere.
Darian Aaron ready to try something new

I’ve got tickets to her Manchester show. God help me if this is what I’ve paid for.
commenter ItsAshleyJohn – Watch: Rihanna Struggles With ‘We Found Love’ On ‘Diamonds World Tour’ (That Grape Juice)

Having a child at 15 was the most psychologically traumatic experience of my life. That aspect never gets discussed.
commenter Danielle Woods – New York City Tries to Shame Its Teens Into Not Having Babies (Colorlines)

The problem was that I lost all those pounds, but I didn’t have to change a thing about my self. I didn’t have to address any of the emotional or psychological issues. I didn’t have to figure out why I had been depressed – why I was still so, so depressed, despite the fact that the one thing I thought had been ruining my life was suddenly gone.
Jen Larsen, Refinery29 – What Losing 180 Pounds Really Does to Your Body & Your Mind

Red is for marriage, purple is for stoping suicides; what color is immigration, poverty, school to prison pipeline, anti trans violence?
Erik via Twitter

I think about all the queer people of color, and the trans and genderqueer people, who are being told in no uncertain terms: your rights mean less than ours. Your alienation means less than our visibility. We’ll come back for you later. Wait your turn.
Why I almost defriended everyone who had an HRC logo as their profile photo this week

Pointing out the movement’s blindspots doesn’t weaken us. It strengthens us. To be critical with the intent to better is an act of love.
Janet Mock via Twitter

Scary to see how many people are anti-racist/anti-rape until a white guy goes to jail. Then it’s: “I hope he’s raped by his BLACK cellmate.”
Cord Jefferson dealing with Stubenville aftershocks

I don’t like walking around feeling like I’m being treated like a nigger.
Video Exclusive: David Floyd on Why He Sued NYPD (Colorlines)

If you’re Black you have to work two or three times harder to get ahead. Your leadership skill set will be resented–by both Blacks and Whites.
Rod McCullom speaking the truth

There’s no such thing as neutral people, who you associate with either moves you closer or further away from your goals.
Michael Baisden via Twitter

The “Julie and Kevin” episode aired shortly after the Los Angeles riots. For black viewers, the spat wasn’t about a thrown candlestick but a resonating truth: Whites can remain clueless about the struggles of black or brown people and still fruitfully exist in America. But as people of color, we need to fully understand whiteness in order to function and thrive; it’s lesson No. 1 of being a minority in America.
Clay Cane – Race and ‘The Real World’ (The Root)

From time to time we need to pause our lives and think about what is working and what needs to be changed. Else we will never heal or grow.
Kevin Powell via Twitter