How the Obama Administration Talks to Black... →
nefermaathotep: The first lady went to Bowie State and addressed the graduating class. Her speech was a mix of black history and a salute to the graduates. There was also this: But today, more than 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, more than 50 years after the end of “separate but equal,” when it comes to getting an education, too many of our young people just can’t be bothered....
A child free from the guilt of ownership and the burden of economic competition...– Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed (via perscientiamlibertas)
Under Mayor Bloomberg: inequality widened, rents... →
thenationmagazine: Bloomberg by the numbers.
A Scottish nightclub has installed a two-way... →
boterocats: The recently-opened Shimmy Club has installed the spyglass – normally associated with police interrogations – in two of its £800-a-time private function rooms. A spokesman for the Glasgow venue, owned by millionaire entrepreneur Stefan King’s G1 Group, insists it does not allow male or mixed-sex groups to hire the rooms. However, the Scottish Sunday Express has seen photos...
I find that Americans completely lack sensibility and good taste,” she observed....– Frida Kahlo via Smithsonian (via ikenbot)
newsweek: PSA: Help victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma by donating $10 to the Red Cross. Text REDCROSS to 90999, or visit redcross.org.
Better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy.– Carl Sagan (via ikenbot)
Technology will save us if it doesn’t wipe us out first.– Pete Seeger [x] (via perscientiamlibertas)
Major supermarkets, in meeting consumer expectations, will often reject entire...– Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Global food - Waste not, want not (via perscientiamlibertas)
Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Racism &... →
ikenbot: There’s no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy. The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock...
The loss of tropical rain forests is likely to reduce the energy output of...– Felicity Barringer, NYTimes. Good, quick read. (via climateadaptation)
To whom this may concern;
ikenbot: I know most of you don’t actually think I’m ‘reverse’ racist against white people just as I know not all whites are racist. But by requiring each fucking time that I announce “not all of whites are like that” whenever I’m discussing racism you show that you are like that in how you need to derail my points to promote your feelings and the status quo,. The ones who aren’t like that don’t...
Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting... →
“So I shouldn’t be surprised that the Mother’s Day Parade shooting has largely been forgotten. On Sunday, shots were fired into a crowd during a parade in the New Orleans 7th ward. Police said they saw three suspects running from the scene. This is the largest mass shooting in the United States where the shooters were still at large after the crime was committed. Think about that for a minute....
If we don’t create a solution to the enormous potential gap between our inherent...– Matthew Simmons, An oil man reconsiders the future of black gold (via perscientiamlibertas)
What you said: Everybody's a little racist to a certain degree.
What you meant: I'm racist.
I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but...– Martin Luther King Jr. (via loveinfamine) The Martin Luther King Jr. White people never quote (via youngblackandvegan)
I am tired of living in fear of having my family separated at any moment. Why...– Xanat Sobrevilla, an undocumented immigrant who is part of a group of seven immigrants who are taking a stance today by blocking doors to Broadview Detention Facility in Illinois. The protesters also urged the public to support 3 cases of people facing deportation in Illinois by calling the...
[Obama is] just too tied to Wall Street. And at this point he is a war criminal....– Professor Cornel West, speaking to The Guardian. (via hipsterlibertarian)
Some men who want to compliment random women on the street are genuinely good...– Why You Shouldn’t Tell That Random Girl On The Street That She’s Hot » Brute Reason (via brute-reason) ^^^^^^^^^^^^ (via misandry-mermaid)
This society has set up a weird system where blacks can’t be black, but whites...– Thisiswhiteprivilege (via explodingstardust)
perscientiamlibertas: Al Jazeera - UN says eating insects could fight hunger - Report says insects, which contain lots of protein and minerals, are environment-friendly and could help fight obesity A new United Nations report say the health benefits of consuming nutritious insects could help fight obesity and world hunger. More than 1,900 species of insects are eaten around the world, mainly...
fuckyeahcracker: Effects Of Thinking White People Are “All Like That”: Literally nothing other than white people having their feelings hurt on the internet I’m not joking there is no real world consequence of this Effects Of Thinking People of Color Are “All Like That”: Saudi student is literally surrounded by FBI for cooking rice under terrorist suspicions White people literally can not...
ikenbot: tw: depression/ suicide: The mistake a lot of people (myself included) tend to do when trying to give advice on depression and suicidal tendencies is we liken it to a mere psychological problem that can easily be dealt with by simply “trying to talk ourselves out of it”. But as I, and many others who have dealt with these things know, it’s not that easy nor is it that simple. So, the...
Supreme Court rules for Monsanto ... →
shortformblog: The Supreme Court agreed with Monsanto on Monday that an Indiana farmer’s unorthodox planting of the company’s genetically modified soybeans violated the agricultural giant’s patent. The court unanimously rejected farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman’s argument that he was not violating Monsanto’s patent because the company’s pesticide-resistent “Roundup Ready” soybeans replicate...