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fickle with my obsessions =^.^=
afro-textured-art:

Europe Supported By Africa and America 
Date: 1796 
Artist/Maker:  William Blake, born 1757 - died 1827 (artist)
Illustration from John Gabriel Stedman, Narrative of a Five Years’ Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam
V&A:

This allegorical image is in the tradition of ‘The Four Continents’, in which the continents are depicted as female figures. Blake, the abolitionist, has included gold arm bands on the arms of Africa and America to symbolise their enslavement to the central figure of Europe. However, the fact that Europe is being physically supported by her companions suggests the possibility of a more equitable relationship.

Sources: [x] [x]

afro-textured-art:

Europe Supported By Africa and America 

Date: 1796 

Artist/Maker:  William Blake, born 1757 - died 1827 (artist)

Illustration from John Gabriel Stedman, Narrative of a Five Years’ Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam

V&A:

This allegorical image is in the tradition of ‘The Four Continents’, in which the continents are depicted as female figures. Blake, the abolitionist, has included gold arm bands on the arms of Africa and America to symbolise their enslavement to the central figure of Europe. However, the fact that Europe is being physically supported by her companions suggests the possibility of a more equitable relationship.

Sources: [x] [x]

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A white man is promoted: He does good work, he deserved it.
A white woman is promoted: Whose dick did she suck?
A man of color is promoted: Oh, great, I guess we have to “fill quotas” now.
A woman of color is promoted: j/k. That never happens.

offtide:

some of y’all wanted to see the progression of bucky and steve’s relationship throughout the years in the WSGJ AUniverse, so!

edit: the other post was low-res! ;;

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classichorrorblog:

"Now the questions that come to mind: "Where is this place and when is it?" "What kind of world where ugliness is the norm and beauty, the deviatiation from that norm?" You want an answer? The answer is it doesn’t make any difference, because the old saying happens to be true. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this year or a hundred years hence. On this planet or wherever there is human life - perhaps out amongst the stars - beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Lesson to be learned in the Twilight Zone.”
Eye Of The Beholder, The Twilight Zone, 1960.

classichorrorblog:

"Now the questions that come to mind: "Where is this place and when is it?" "What kind of world where ugliness is the norm and beauty, the deviatiation from that norm?" You want an answer? The answer is it doesn’t make any difference, because the old saying happens to be true. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this year or a hundred years hence. On this planet or wherever there is human life - perhaps out amongst the stars - beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Lesson to be learned in the Twilight Zone.”

Eye Of The Beholder, The Twilight Zone, 1960.