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Tue-Oct-2014
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americasgreatoutdoors:

The Teton Range glow orange after a fresh coat of snow. Robert Buman captured this gorgeous photo just before sunrise at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. 
Photo from www.sharetheexperience.org.

americasgreatoutdoors:

The Teton Range glow orange after a fresh coat of snow. Robert Buman captured this gorgeous photo just before sunrise at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.


Photo from www.sharetheexperience.org.

Tue-Oct-2014
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Race is not a biological category that naturally produces health disparities because of genetic differences. Race is a political category that has staggering biological consequences because of the impact of social inequality on people’s health.
— Dorothy E. Roberts, Fatal Intervention (via lamaracuya)

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Mon-Oct-2014
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Some polls are pretty amazing. There was one conducted in the South right before the presidential elections. Just Southern whites, I think, were asked about the economic plans of the two candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Southern whites said they preferred Romney’s plan, but when asked about its particular components, they opposed every one. Well, that’s the effect of good propaganda: getting people not to think in terms of their own interests, let alone the interest of communities and the class they’re part of. Overcoming that takes a lot of work. I don’t think it’s impossible, but it’s not going to happen easily.
Mon-Oct-2014
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shitshilarious:

KNEEL BEFORE THE SOLAR VIKING

Dayman (ah-ah-ah)Fighter of the Nightman (ah-ah-ah)Champion of the Sun! (ah-ah-ah)

shitshilarious:

KNEEL BEFORE THE SOLAR VIKING

Dayman (ah-ah-ah)
Fighter of the Nightman (ah-ah-ah)
Champion of the Sun! (ah-ah-ah)

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Mon-Oct-2014
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Fri-Oct-2014
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… it’s hard to avoid noting that Texas — the very sovereign State of Texas, I should clarify, where the federal government is generally not welcome — was at a loss in dealing with a single Ebola case until the Feds stepped in.
— 

Ed Kilgore

"On Your Own" GOP rhetoric is worthless. The markets will not correct this problem. Free enterprise will let you die. The GOP "tax cuts solve everything" mentality will leave you with no options.

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Thu-Oct-2014
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nativeamericannews:

Students Protest Against Native Program Director Firing at Humboldt State
Hundreds of Humboldt State University students protested Monday and Tuesday against the firing of Jaquelyn Bolman, an administrator on this small northern California campus and a woman known for promoting American Indians and other “untapped” populations in science, technology, engineering and math.

nativeamericannews:

Students Protest Against Native Program Director Firing at Humboldt State

Hundreds of Humboldt State University students protested Monday and Tuesday against the firing of Jaquelyn Bolman, an administrator on this small northern California campus and a woman known for promoting American Indians and other “untapped” populations in science, technology, engineering and math.


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Thu-Oct-2014
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micdotcom:

7 ways white people can combat their privilege

It’s important for everyone to begin thinking and behaving in ways that relinquish white privilege and white supremacy when it noticeably impacts daily life. Because it’s not about admitting it anymore. It’s about giving it up. Here’s a few ways how that can happen.

What you can do in public | Follow micdotcom 

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Wed-Oct-2014
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nikkifirestarter:

thatseanguyblogs:

yourladydisdain:

hipstermoriarty:

mockeryd:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

peopleasproducts:

Sexism 60’s

jesus???????????????

What the fuck was wrong with men in the 60’s?

advertising is important as it’s the historian’s best resource for identifying the values of an era. but yeah, these were fucked. the 60s was generally as fucked as the 50s. people forget that. 

It literally says ‘men are better than women’ in bold type, what the fuck. I knew this was a thing, but that is a lack of subtlety I couldn’t have written into a spoof…

This is the generation that spawned most of our parents… People our parents’ age run Washington. Starting to make sense?

When you look to the past, the struggles of the present become a great deal more clear.

^^^

Or, as George Santaya stated in The Life of Reason:

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained…infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

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Wed-Oct-2014
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tastefullyoffensive:

One-Star Yelp Reviews of U.S. National Parks [mashable]

Previously: 15 Brilliant Shower Ideas

Tue-Oct-2014
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boyquail:

its-called-deduction-use-it:

Psst, feminists.
The equal pay act of 1963 made wage gap illegal.
Hear that?
Illegal.
Facts are shocking, right?

you know what else is illegal? meth

you know what people still do? meth

Hey, I’m a feminist! And this feminist knows OP is full of shit. First off, if the Equal Pay Act of 1963 had fixed the problem, we wouldn’t have needed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which addressed a wider range of issues than just pay including hiring, firing, benefits, and terms of employment, or the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which gave employees additional rights in their ability to sue their employers for unfair pay.

The fact that a wage gap still exists (and yes, it does still exist regardless of what statistical controls are used) is both a fact and a problem. To deny the existence of the problem is to simply ignore easily available evidence (an example of a strong confirmation bias). In this context, bringing up the fact that the Equal Pay Act of 1963 exists is a red herring, which has nothing to do with the provable existence of a gender wage gap.

Conservatives may insist that existing regulation is sufficient and that additional legislation is somewhere between unnecessary and evil. I happen to disagree, and I believe that there are probably ways in which our existing equal pay laws can still be strengthened so that employees facing wage discrimination have all the tools they need to fight back.

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Tue-Oct-2014
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We should have been profiling on September 12, 2001. The last war this country won, we put Japanese Americans in internment camps; we dropped nuclear bombs on residential city centers. So, yes, profiling would be at least a good start.
— 

Fox News panelist Jonathan Hoenig, calling not only for profiling of Muslims, but apparently concentration camps and nuclear war against civilian populations.

This is one of those times that I wish I could believe in a God, so I could be sure that this guy will burn in hell.

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Tue-Oct-2014
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rainfelt:

stfueverything:

libertarianloki:

Thus, the logic of the feminist argument to “Teach men not to rape” is revealed.

Yes because it’s such a radical notion to expect rapists to control themselves.

Uh, we do tell thieves not to rob, though. We actually spend a lot of energy teaching kids that stealing is wrong. We keep trying to teach them it’s wrong through their teens and adult years.
And when someone gets robbed? Cops don’t ask them if their front door was locked. They don’t ask them if they invited the thief into their house and maybe said the thief was free to take things before changing their mind the next day. And this is true even though sometimes people do get robbed by folks they invite in under false pretenses.
Cops and lawyers and judges don’t work together to make people who get robbed feel like shit for not installing extra security systems or putting bars on their windows. They don’t use people’s former history of inviting neighbors in and letting them borrow stuff to argue that they had no right to expect someone to respect their property. The media doesn’t talk about how the thief’s promising life was ruined by their victim’s decision to prosecute.
Your metaphor is bad and you should feel bad.

rainfelt:

stfueverything:

libertarianloki:

Thus, the logic of the feminist argument to “Teach men not to rape” is revealed.

Yes because it’s such a radical notion to expect rapists to control themselves.

Uh, we do tell thieves not to rob, though. We actually spend a lot of energy teaching kids that stealing is wrong. We keep trying to teach them it’s wrong through their teens and adult years.

And when someone gets robbed? Cops don’t ask them if their front door was locked. They don’t ask them if they invited the thief into their house and maybe said the thief was free to take things before changing their mind the next day. And this is true even though sometimes people do get robbed by folks they invite in under false pretenses.

Cops and lawyers and judges don’t work together to make people who get robbed feel like shit for not installing extra security systems or putting bars on their windows. They don’t use people’s former history of inviting neighbors in and letting them borrow stuff to argue that they had no right to expect someone to respect their property. The media doesn’t talk about how the thief’s promising life was ruined by their victim’s decision to prosecute.

Your metaphor is bad and you should feel bad.

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Mon-Oct-2014
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queenoftheswirl:

esotericworld:

Link: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5961748

A documentary about the CIA’s cocaine scandal is coming out soon

NEED TO SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mon-Oct-2014
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spooky-spooky:

lilmissaudwee92:

shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

wow i did not notice this until it got pointed out.

i never noticed either

spooky-spooky:

lilmissaudwee92:

shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope

(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)

Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!

And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.

So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

wow i did not notice this until it got pointed out.

i never noticed either

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