radical-self-love-project:

  1. Actually educate yourself about the issues. You are perfectly capable of educating yourself, it is your own responsibility, so do so, and don’t assume that you are already an expert. Keep up with current events involving the issues and don’t be afraid to ask…

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I dont even know

I dont even know

Why am I talking selfies in my bathroom at 3:30am?

Why am I talking selfies in my bathroom at 3:30am?

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I love my new S5 so much :)

I love my new S5 so much :)


“Equality means everyone gets exactly the same outcome without regard to individual differences, which, in turn, ignores various starting points on the socioeconomic ladder due to circumstance or institutions like white supremacy and patriarchy. Equity, on the other hand, means everyone gets the same quality of outcome, and therefore it requires proactively rectifying issues of circumstance and institutionalized inequality in the manner, as Marx might say, from each according to their ability, to each according to their need.”
— Equality vs. Equity | AmericaWakieWakie

Equality means everyone gets exactly the same outcome without regard to individual differences, which, in turn, ignores various starting points on the socioeconomic ladder due to circumstance or institutions like white supremacy and patriarchy. Equity, on the other hand, means everyone gets the same quality of outcome, and therefore it requires proactively rectifying issues of circumstance and institutionalized inequality in the manner, as Marx might say, from each according to their ability, to each according to their need.”

Equality vs. Equity | AmericaWakieWakie

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Damn, life sucks.

raw-r-evolution:

youngblackandvegan:

covenesque:

lightskin-mike:

sandandglass:

The Daily Show tries to help white people understand what it’s like to be stopped and frisked. 

DEAD Fucking Spot oN

Booooom

And most white people still won’t get it

accept urban life? Yo, that white guy needs to get shot. Dude is telling people to accept living to conditions that people are trying to get out of. Nah, sounds like white slave master bullshit 

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socialismartnature:

Why are hundreds of campuses now using the term “nonconsensual sex” instead of ‘rape’ or ‘assault’?

Nonconsensual sex is sexual assault. Several schools make that clear. In Princeton University’s policy, for example, next to the category “non-consensual sexual penetration,” it states in parentheses that the act is “commonly referred to as rape.” And next to “non-consensual sexual contact,” the act is “commonly referred to as sexual assault.”

… It’s rare for a college to seriously sanction a student who commits sexual assault. According to a 2010 investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, only 10 to 25 percent of students found “responsible” for sexual assault were permanently kicked off campus.

… For school hearing boards, the term “nonconsensual sex” has opened up a space for there to be sex that didn’t have affirmative consent, but isn’t assault exactly. There can be degrees of “rapiness,” with different punishments to match.

“Can a female student be a victim of nonconsensual sex and not rape? That’s a little bit horrifying,” said Rory Gerberg, a graduate student in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, who’s co-organizing a graduate school coalition to address Harvard’s sexual assault policy. “That is then perpetrating this notion that there is a different impact depending on the use of force.”

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behindsuchgreeneyes:

Me and my mutual followers that never seem to actually talk but we like and reblog each other’s posts:

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cartoonpolitics:

"It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions." ~ F. D. Roosevelt

cartoonpolitics:

"It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions." ~ F. D. Roosevelt

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I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

bankuei:

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I mean…. technically they have sort of “rebranded” before (several times in fact). Because, it used to be that women couldn’t join. After fucking up Emancipation for Black people, KKK numbers dwindled until their resurgence in the 1920s when they were more open to women and included immigrants into their groups they hated (in the early 1900s large waves of immigrants poured into the U.S.). 

Then the KKK “rebranded” into the Conservative movement after the Civil Rights Movement. That’s when whites abandoned public spaces rather than integrate and moved into the suburbs. It became not about “well.. I hate Black people.”… but it morphed into “These are my private spaces and the government shouldn’t be telling me what to do in them.” 

The KKK’s numbers depend on one thing….. how afraid white people are at the time. The more afraid they are, the more of them join the KKK. Simple as that.

As long as Fox News continues to keep people in a constant state of fear, they won’t need to “rebrand”

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