Young, Crazy, and Of Color: Why Schools and... →
Editor’s note: This is the first part of a 2-day series on people of color and mental health. Earlier this month, news surfaced of a Louisiana school psychologist who posted racially charged messages on Twitter. Mark Traina, who later resigned, worked as a psychologist at an alternative school in Jefferson Parish Public School System, a district that’s been under intense scrutiny in recent...
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FACT: The number of students who have to go into... →
newwavefeminism: When y’all start looking for colleges, make sure you search ones that give “NEED BASED FINANCIAL AID”. Seriously. I think the Princeton review has a list of “best value colleges”. College is great and all, but graduating without massive debt is fantastic. Look. Into. It.
Instead of having a “war on drugs”—because we spend more on the war on drugs...– Bella Eiko January 17th Oakland City Council Speech (via humanformat)
occupyallstreets: Republican’s Spokesman: Hurl Some Acid At Female Democratic Senators Democratic candidate Richard Becker on Thursday blasted comments made by Rep. Nan Hayworth’s (R-NY) official campaign spokesman. On a Facebook discussion board maintained by local Democratic activists, Jay Townsend mockingly suggested throwing acid on female Senators who supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair...
Black market in human kidneys grows to 10,000... →
sinidentidades: The illegal trade in kidneys has risen to such a level that an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs now take place annually, or more than one an hour, World Health Organisation experts have revealed. Evidence collected by a worldwide network of doctors shows that traffickers are defying laws intended to curtail their activities and are...
When neo-soul singer Erykah Badu announced her third pregnancy in 2008, some...– Tamara Winfrey Harris I think this proves my point[s] again regarding the fact that Beyonce’s pregnancy & birth were applauded, while overall Black motherhood is degraded. Mainly because Black motherhood is stereotyped. Black mothers are seen as vile, crude, loud-mouthed ghetto bitches and...
the wounded child inside many males is a boy who, when he first spoke his...– bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (via nadia-love)
jalwhite: notime4yourshit: For those that need to be caught up: Ramarley Graham: Site. Petition. Rekia Boyd: Site. Petition. Facebook. Trayvon Martin: Facebook. Eric Perez: Site. Neng Yang: Petition. Facebook. Shaima Alawadi: Petition. Facebook. Vern Traversie: Petition. Facebook. Naomi Whitecrow: Petition. Facebook. CeCe McDonald: Site. Petition. Facebook. Tumblr. Agnes Torres:...
All too often in our society, it is assumed that one can know all there is to...– bell hooks (via humanformat)
red-f: universal health care could help Americans live longer and healthier lives, but at what cost?
One of the traps of adolescence is the sort of paranoid resentment that somehow...– Stephen Fry (via yeah-lemons)
Son of Baldwin: Called Out on My Bullshit →
sonofbaldwin: thewaywardwinds: sonofbaldwin: thewaywardwinds: Umm…? Let me start off by saying that I usually find this blog to be very informative, sensitive, and politically correct. I have learned a lot from reading posts and opinions from Son of Baldwin. This post, however, is totally insensitive, ignorant, and offensive. Mental abuse and manipulation isn’t rape. Brainwashing your...
Cultural Appropriation vs. Participation
bad-dominicana: bankuei: Reposted from my friend A. w/her permission. Not linking to avoid the racist hate machine that is white people on the internet. She was talking about hiphop and cultural appropriation: What would change something from appropriation and racism to appreciation and reverence? Well… Three things come to mind: 1. Embrace/acknowledgment of culture 2. Motives 3. Message...
Minister Louis Farrakhan says he's not homophobic,... →
Half-conscious crabby Jew whine (don't' read this...
arielnietzsche: machistado: Trying to improve relations between Muslims and Jews is one of the most frustrating jobs known to man, particularly since the Palestinian issue isn’t fundamentally about religion at all. Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) Jews really got fucked and I mean hard. The hatred I receive from Ashkenazi (European) Jews daily is pretty astounding and not just because Mizrahis have...
Reminder: it's okay to be angry!
nobody-nowhere: [TW: abuse] I hate it when people say that it’s wrong, unhealthy, unproductive, etc. to “hold onto” feelings of anger and resentment and bitterness. It’s so shaming. Anger is a healthy emotion. I have every right to feel anger when people hurt or abuse me. I do feel angry sometimes. I can either express that anger in a healthy and direct way, or I can push down my anger, tell...
Listen, It does not matter what you say. As a woman, as a woman of color, as a...– via PersephoneMagazine (via soydulcedeleche)
13 year old rejected from high school for being...
queernonymoose: dank-potion: democratsaresexier: Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania denied Tim (not his real name), a 13 year old boy, admission because he is HIV positive. From Change.org Although discrimination against people living with HIV is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Milton Hersey School doesn’t deny its reasoning. The school said in a...
Though no one would ever think of using the term honor violence (we reserve that...– A woman in America runs a greater risk of being killed by her husband or boyfriend than a woman in Pakistan. How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Feminists. (via popmuslim) A woman in America runs a greater risk of being killed by her husband or boyfriend than a woman in Pakistan. A woman in...
talldarkbishoujo: withrevolutionarycries: pandaseal: Queen Latifah comes out at Gay Pride Parade glossylalia: nerd4music: 2112tryptophanbonfires: “Y’all my peeps (people),” she said, referring to the LGBT community. “I love you!” Queen performed for more than an hour, rocking the festival with her hits like “U.N.I.T.Y” and “Ladies First.” From the moment Queen told the crowd that she...
What I really want is to do this pregnancy in private. It’s not that I don’t...– On Pregnancy And Privacy And Fear *Not just women, but this was an incredible article. (via becauseiamawoman) This is one of the best articles I have ever read. I’ve actually almost never read something that moved me on such a basic level ever before. This is so spot on it hurts. (via...
So my dad just emailed me.
[[MORE]] that’s cool, bro. when did I say I wanted to talk to you?
A tip for women from the entire male population
functioningfailure: Quit drawing on your eyebrows. Please. If you get to do that, then us men should be able to draw on beards and expect you to take us seriously as well. FFS a tip to some guy from me don’t give tips to an entire, diverse population as large as all women. It makes you look like a colossal idiot. Also, your tip is from you, not the entire male population. I am male, and...
Ego will always be the achilles heel of man’s best laid plans.– me
The American People will take Socialism, but they won’t take the label. I...– Upton Sinclair (via jonathan-cunningham)
The incumbent’s half-black and grew up in Indonesia; the challenger is a Mormon...– Journal of a Journalist Well said, I’m sure that there are plenty of angels earning their wings. (via thenoobyorker)
The misspelling of america in mitt romney's iPhone...
Let’s pretend this wasn’t a move by romney to get in cozy with the CIA before the election.
The West is horrified by children's slaughter now.... →
Bashar al-Assad will get away with it. He got away with Deraa. He got away with Homs. And he’ll get away with Houla. So will the armed opposition to the regime, along with al-Qa’ida and any other outfits joining in Syria’s tragedy. Yes, this may be the critical moment, the “tipping point” of horror, when Baathist collapse becomes inevitable rather than probable. And dear Mr Hague may be...
arielnietzsche: Read More yo, if you fuck with arielnietzsche come taste my fist
How to avoid having search engines filter your... →
zarggg: nerdydyke: Which is why “just google it” doesn’t exactly help all the time. DuckDuckGo is an awesome search engine; I need to remember to use it more often. I’ve just gotten so used to Google. same :( FFS, google is an eponym even more so these days than kleenex or something like that.
Florida GOP Gov has staff tell hundreds of... →
sinidentidades: Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) is facing major criticism for his administration ruling many eligible citizens in the state ineligible to vote, according to an exclusive report from Think Progress. Scott’s plan calls for the state to purge all “non-citizens” from the voting rolls before the November election. However, his administration’s list is filled with a myriad of mistakes...
Christ’s error – The founder of Christianity thought that there was nothing of...– Friedrich Nietzsche (via wrathofstylepoints) I suppose what he means is that a sin, a deviation from a proscribed set of norms, is good in so far as it allows the sinner to overcome their previous self. A sin, is in essence, a catalyst for change. (via in-the-midst-of-winter)
Proof that arielnietzsche is a low life
jtem: America’s policies (including moving warships into the Persian gulf, as mentioned above): Here’s a story for 2006 (that’s six years ago). It’s talking about the “March to War” (against Iran, presumably) as evidenced by the moving of ships into the Gulf. Here’s virtually the same story from 2005, some seven years ago. Here’s the same story from 2007. We now have the exact same story...
Obama the Warrior →
socialuprooting: Recall the 2010 CIA Report, leaked to WikiLeaks, which discussed how Barack Obama was the key asset for preventing Western European populations from abandoning war policies in Afghanistan. That’s because with Obama, rather than the swaggering cowboy George Bush, as the face of these wars, they would be more effectively marketed. That is precisely what Obama has done to the...
Manning lawyers charge Army with withholding... →
sinidentidades: Breanna [Bradley] Manning, the soldier accused of being behind the biggest leak of state secrets in US history, is being denied a fair trial because the army is withholding from them crucial information that might prove their innocence or reduce their sentence, their defence team is arguing. With Manning’s court-martial approaching in September, their legal team has released...
I’ve seen a ton on the facebooks about “thanking veterans for their service.” As...– An anti-capitalist veteran (via elitc)
Thank you all for the love and continued support... →
sinidentidades: Update: The medical insurance company finally got back to my family. They’ve sent a modest check that doesn’t even cover a 1/4 of the bills my parents have to pay. Apparently, this is only an initial amount while they continue looking into the claim. They didn’t give any designated time for when this will be done. We don’t even know if we’re getting more than this, which is...
We’re killing these sons of bitches faster than they can grow them.– Head of the CIA’s counterterrorism division to The Washington Post in 2011. That’s American political vocabulary for you. Describing unidentified Muslims as “sons of bitches.” Any Muslim resentment or rage against this is classified as “hating on our freedoms.” (via mehreenkasana) That language...