"Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities being denied access to the political process. … Race also matters because of persistent racial inequality in society — inequality that cannot be ignored and that has produced stark socioeconomic disparities. … In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination."
— Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting opinion in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (via englishprof)
Sonia Sotomayor is my hero.
"The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts — it gives you what you demand with your actions."
— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
(Source: wholelottaquotes, via fuckyeahexistentialism)
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."
— A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh (via e-s-p-r-i-t)
"Women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego"
— (via no-datee)