The Earth Without Art is Just "Eh"

babydoll-was-fucked-w-a-knife:

Oh hey feminists are you going to talk about how 12 school girls in Nigeria were kidnaped by Islamists, and what you could be doing to help?

No of course not, that would take precious time away from bitching about how a guy looked at you on the bus.

I am far from offended. Just please be aware that far more than twelve school girls were abducted. Over a hundred girls were. Please do not pretend you care or spread false information and PLEASE do not make light of this just because you want to attack the feminist community. Please and thank you.

The word “art” is something the West has never understood. Art is supposed to be a part of a community. Like, scholars are supposed to be a part of a community… Art is to decorate people’s houses, their skin, their clothes, to make them expand their minds, and it’s supposed to be right in the community, where they can have it when they want it… It’s supposed to be as essential as a grocery store… that’s the only way art can function naturally.

Amiri Baraka (via iloverainandcoffee)

(Source: westindians, via alysiasache)