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”.

(Source: rons-weasley, via fuckyeahthehungergames)

ariannsmartell:

We Dornish are a hot-blooded people, quick to anger and slow to forgive.

thatactor:

pollywannablackgirl:

raggedypaperman:



should we be surprised?

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Yeah this movie can go to hell.

thatactor:

pollywannablackgirl:

raggedypaperman:

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should we be surprised?

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Yeah this movie can go to hell.

(via pentaghast)

tyndalecode:

I wore this on Sunday, which tends to be slower cos-play wise, but I still found a Sansa!

tyndalecode:

I wore this on Sunday, which tends to be slower cos-play wise, but I still found a Sansa!

Wonder Woman is there to kick ass not give you a boner
favorite response to some dude saying the Wonder Woman costume isn’t sexy enough on Facebook (via agentturner)

(via bruceswayne)

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(Source: meiji-choco, via koi-tea)

A wonderful meeting, or a beautiful thing can exist. We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation. What we should depict is, how the boy understands the girl, and the process in which the girl opens her heart to the boy. At the end, the girl will say to the boy, ‘I love you, Ashitaka. But I cannot forgive humans.’ Smiling, the boy should say, ‘That is fine. Live with me.’”  ( — Hayao Miyazaki)

(Source: pentragons, via scotchtrooper)

“Woman?' She chuckled. 'Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man.”