otterqueer:

absinthecake:

When people ask how you’re doing at the end of the semester

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i laughed way too hard at this

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banji-realness:

WOW

WHAT

WHEN

Why is obvious though

briandanielwolf:

rjestudio:

Madame Esther Quek, Group Fashion Director of The Rake and Revolution magazines (Middle East).

that first picture done me in

How can anybody be this stylish I mean damn

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betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

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let me get this straight ›

princenmonster:

white men still receive a disproportionate amount of college scholarships and you’re okay with that

white men make up a grossly disproportionate amount of the CEOs and high level executives in this society and you’re okay with that

literally all but one of the american…

Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Upheld by U.S. High Court ›

anticapitalist:

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anticapitalist:

convertedinvader:

jakke:

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in admissions at Michigan’s state-run universities in a decision that provides a blueprint for other states wishing to enact similar bars.

The justices, voting 6-2, today said racial preferences were a legitimate subject to be put before the state’s voters. A federal appeals court had said Michigan unconstitutionally stripped racial minorities of their rights.

“Democracy does not presume that some subjects are either too divisive or too profound for public debate,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the court’s lead opinion.

Hey so the US Supreme Court has decided that it’s totally fine for the majority vote to determine the level of protection for the rights of the minority. Specifically, the white majority of voters in Michigan decided that university admissions didn’t need to consider race anymore because we all live in a magical post-racial society and (I guess) your high school marks and SAT are all universities need to figure out whether they should take you in. And now the Supreme Court (minus Bader Ginsburg and Sotomayor who dissented and Kagan who recused herself because of previous involvement as Solicitor General) have declared this totally fine.

Guessing we can expect a whole lot more similar initiatives in other states, because this kind of ban on considering race in the admissions process is SUPER popular among our fellow white people. The whole argument about ~fairness~ would make a whole lot more sense in a world where, e.g., everyone attended schools of comparable calibre and everyone had the same opportunities for tutoring and scholarship-generating extracurricular networking and legacy admissions and whatnot, but that’s apparently way too subtle of an argument. (For the record, around 4.4% of the entering class at the University of Michigan reports being African American, down from 8.7% in 1998 and obviously not at all representative of the college-age population of Michigan.)

Not sure what the optimal response is here. Something like that Texas system where the top 10% of students from each high school graduating class can attend university on scholarship definitely levels the playing field in terms of high school quality, but it’s not clear it fully compensates for considering race in university admissions? Also it doesn’t sound like the Michigan legislature would be on board with this.

>The whole argument about ~fairness~ would make a whole lot more sense in a world where, e.g., everyone attended schools of comparable calibre and everyone had the same opportunities for tutoring and scholarship-generating extracurricular networking and legacy admissions and whatnot, but that’s apparently way too subtle of an argument.

Then focus on correcting those out-of-balance factors instead of trying to fight injustice with more injustice. However you look at it, Affirmative Action is simply racist, and the High Court made the right decision. I can only hope you’re right about other states pushing for similar bans.

These out-of-balance factors are mostly socioeconomic in nature and are held in place by capitalism. You’re right that it’s way way more effective to tackle the actual institutional causes of racism than use Affirmative Action. However, it’s way easier to use Affirmative Action, because changing the entire economic structure of a country/ the world is very difficult. Affirmative action is like a applying a shitty band-aid when we really need to amputate. Yes, putting on the band-aid is only hiding the problem and maybe even making things worse by delaying the amputation, but it’s better to use the band-aid than do nothing at all.

>Affirmative Action is simply racist

Are you talking about how white women benefit the most from Affirmative Action? In which case I agree, but I doubt that’s what you’re referring to.

It is easy, yes, however, ultimately it hinders the primary solution. And how is setting a racial quota in any case where race shouldn’t be a factor at all NOT racist?

IIRC the quota system is not legal anymore, and affirmative action is more holistic. However, I’m not actually familiar with the contents of the Michigan bill itself.

  April 22, 2014 at 10:14pm
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Shocking Study: Trans Women Are 49 Times More Likely to Have HIV Than Other Women ›

la-negra-barbuda:

I said “white Americans” in a discussion on reality tv today in an anthro class where I’m the only Black person and where everyone else, including non-Black poc, say American when referencing white Americans, and I swear someone sucked the oxygen out of the room.

Colonialism is when bees bust their asses to make honey but all the bottles look like bears!

Kim Crosby’s Facebook page(which quoted me yesterday!)

Holy shit, best quote fucking ever, holy shit.

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OMFG I don’t LOL often but Goddamn.

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Perfect analogy is perfect.

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That’s me: I’m one of the five WGSS majors to be presenting my thesis at the Undergrad Research Symposium. #idontwannathough #toomuchwork #itsempirical #heavyfeministtheory

  April 22, 2014 at 04:36pm

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I dropped some toothpaste on my leggings and like it’s even dick shaped… 🍆💦 #skeet

#skeet  
  April 22, 2014 at 01:26am

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stopthatimp:

nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.

I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.

Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.

When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.

NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.

The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.

This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is. 

And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her. 

What a good movie. 

Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.

It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.

Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.

And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.

What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.

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So many people reblogging this foto of our son Gabel from his BaBa medisonman and adding amazing tags. Makes me feel so happy and proud just to be around our princess.

#Gabel  #ours  #family  #love  
  April 22, 2014 at 12:58am