Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
What do you mean how did they get away with it?
History isn’t one straight line progressing towards a liberal society.
Look how much Americans attitudes have changed between 1980 and today. 1980 was the first time most very religious people voted, they abstained before that at the behest of their churches. Now they dictate policy at every election.
In my family photo album there are pictures from the 20s of a woman called ‘uncle bob’. She dressed in men’s clothing, and had a ‘companion’. This was a rough industrial town, they were working class, nobody cared. It was her business.
This is why politics is important - the moment you think everything is better today than it was in the past, you let other people take control of the direction society goes in - with you sitting back presuming we’re going forwards.
reblogging for the commentary
STORY IDEA: YOUR DOOR BELL RINGS AND ITS A PERSON FROM AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE “I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER AND I KNOW HOW IT ENDS AND I WANNA CHANGE IT”
WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO ME
does anyone know where we go to exchange our notes for fabulous prizes
we go into the deepest darkest part of our souls to exchange for some false sense of success and popularity
I want an inflatable hammer that squeaks when you hit people with it
THIS OUTFIT IS ALL I EVER WANTED IN THIS WORLD FUCK
THIS HAS ME WRITTEN ALL OVER IT TOO BAD I’M BROKE AS FUCK LMAO
I love how the creator misspelled apologize.
I wrote it the way it was written in the captions for a British show with British spelling.
It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Best thing I have ever seen I love cats so much omg
Your cute cat of the day
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
What a smart, sweet kitty!
this is the cutest thing ever omg
This picture contains also how he probably taught the cat, too. By repeating the ‘eating’ sign whenever it asks for food, and rewarding the cat when it repeats that sign, that cat has learned that the sign is what will make food happen.
Remember, all languages have an aspect of training and repetition, and our domestic animals are able to pick up on that better than any other animal save other humans. Babies do this same thing when first learning communication skills, pre-language.
THE WEBCOMIC ABOUT GAY WESTERN CENTAURS IS BACK with a vengeance and a timeskip! I’m happy to report that I was able to make excellent use of the break and all of the preorders for the first volume are out the door, I quit my part-time foodservice job, and it was replaced instantly with several other exciting things!
In other news, I’ll be at Anime Boston, Emerald City Comic Con, and MoCCA Fest with copies of Vol.1 (as well as a few prints), and I hope to see some of you there!!!
THANKS FOR READING!!
ANNE FRANK WAS BI
HOW DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS
I FEEL FUCKING ROBBED
This is the part where I give you a really hard side-eye because that was very obvious iN HER DIARY WHICH YOU SHOULD HAVE READ BY NOW.
In school you don’t read her full diary and I have a theory why now.
I’m currently finishing up a university degree in journalism, and I’ve been doing journalistic work for newspapers and radio alike for some years now. It’s a line of work wherein proofreading is essential. People are paying to read a piece you’ve written, which means you simply…
let’s all remember that this is a real picture
Burnie literally just mentioned this picture on the patch, he said “it looks like something that should be in a natural history museum. like, there should be a fake fire in front of you three”
once when i was little, i claimed it was a teacher’s work day so i wouldn’t have to go to school and mom’s not an idiot so of course it didn’t work, but when we got to the school, we found it was a teacher’s work day and that made me think i had super powers so i started trying to kill classmates with my mind to confirm the theory
You thought you had super powers so you immediately attempted to murder everyone
go big or go home