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tringasolitaria:

I wish people would stop labeling non-standard constructions as merely a result of laziness, sloppiness, or lack of attention. Their understanding of sociolinguistics is more than 50 years out of date….

“Gentrification spreads the myth of native incompetence: That people need to be imported to be important, that a sign of a neighbourhood’s ‘success’ is the removal of its poorest residents. True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied.”

Sarah Kendzior, The Peril of Hipster Economics (x)

"True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied."

Gentrification is, “We’ll give the support and resources that should have gone to your neighborhood, only after removing you from it…”

(via bankuei)

“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.”

– T.S. Eliot (via theunquotables)

humansofnewyork:

“My grandmother always told me: ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re crippled, blind, or crazy. All this world cares about is how you survive. As long as you don’t do drugs or go to jail, you’re gonna be fine.’”“What do you mean by: ‘The world only cares about how you survive?’”“The only thing people care about is if you’re working, and if you’re paying your taxes. I worked for the city for six years. During the time that I was working, I was Mr. Matthew Phillips. The moment that I wasn’t able to work anymore, I became a social security number.’”

humansofnewyork:

“My grandmother always told me: ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re crippled, blind, or crazy. All this world cares about is how you survive. As long as you don’t do drugs or go to jail, you’re gonna be fine.’”
“What do you mean by: ‘The world only cares about how you survive?’”
“The only thing people care about is if you’re working, and if you’re paying your taxes. I worked for the city for six years. During the time that I was working, I was Mr. Matthew Phillips. The moment that I wasn’t able to work anymore, I became a social security number.’”