In the winter of 1989, photographer Michael Galinsky drove across the country recording the seismic change in America’s malls: their transformation from the shiny retail palaces of the ’80s into something weirder. Then 20 years old, Galinsky began with the Smith Haven Mall in Long Island, and drove west: through Michigan, Illinois, South Dakota, Washington State. His photographs—collected in the book Malls Across America, published this month by Steidl—document a nation that had yet to turn against the mall, and saw its culture play out in the atriums of indoor retail palaces.
oh my god TAPE WORLD
I need to find a pic of Merry-go-Round that was the most awesome store EVAR
omg look at that authentic mall hair
and the miles and miles of acid washed jeans
TUCKED INTO THE SOCKS EVEN
this is giving me memories of hanging out with my older cousin at the mall and pretending i was a cool 4th grader lmao
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era.
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A member of the Stosstruppen using special large grenade bags and personal armor. The gas masks were used because toxic gas were commonly used prior to an assault. Men hated it because it drastically reduced your vision and it was very difficult to breathe to sustain any kind of heavy effort.
White privilege is having a “normal” last name. White privilege is not having others snub your family name simply because they cannot pronounce it. Your ignorance doesn’t make my culture wrong.
Please tell me what this has to do with being white.
I’m white and I have a very abnormal last name. I have had three Anglophones pronounce it properly in my entire life.
Not all white people have English names.
Within eurocentric societies, western-european and easter-european first and last names tend to be more socially acceptable. Sometimes pre-judging a person based on the type of first or last name can be common.
My last name is Eastern European, and trust me, it’s not “socially acceptable”. Neither are the last names of any other Eastern Europeans I know. And I know plenty of people of Western European but not English descent whose last names are difficult for Anglophones too.
It’s not a “white privilege”, it’s a “English last name privilege”. Which is something that should exist in an English speaking country.
The vast majority of black people I know have English last names, they benefit from having an English last name too.
I remember everyone used to pronounce my moms french last name as “joel-licker”.
it’s honestly the funniest thing tho, omg.
Lol, I still have yet to find a non-Slav that pronounced my surname correctly on the first try.
"Um… Sca-hindler? Is there a Sca-hindler here?"