Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.



I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.

Then I spend time with teenagers.

And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.

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"only Nigeria has a larger Black population than Brazil"

yet when you hear “Brazilian”, is this who you think of?


When George W. Bush was president, he asked Brazil’s president, “Do you have blacks, too?” Brazil’s president was shocked to hear it and Condoleeza Rice interfered, informing Bush that Brazil was the country with the largest black population outside Africa. [x]

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real friendship


real friendship

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These are gold.

The mother of invention…#2 & #10 are kinda brilliant and I still do #19

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My friend Tyler is trying to lose weight and he asked my other friend Orlando to train him. Tyler was embarrassed to go to the gym though so Orlando is taking care of that by dressing up as characters when they go to the gym so that the focus isn’t on Tyler but on himself. So far Tyler has been trained by a Jedi and steampunk Batman. This is one of the nicest things I have ever seen done for someone else. 

Orlando’s kindness blows me away.

Saw this and rebloged from the source and wow that’s so awesome!

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[P]ublic schools appeared to be attaining higher levels of mathematics performance than demographically comparable private and charter schools—and math is thought to be a better indicator of what is taught by schools than, say, reading, which is often more influenced directly and indirectly by experiences in the home. These patterns flew in the face of both the common wisdom and the research consensus on the effectiveness of public and private schools. Immediately, we checked to see what had happened in the analysis, whether “public” and “private” had been “reverse-coded” or some other such error was involved. But after further investigation and more targeted analyses, the results held up. And they held up (or were “robust” in the technical jargon) even when we used different models and variables in the analyses. We eventually posted a technical paper on a respected website and published a short article, which received some attention. And then, like any good researchers, we applied for funding to study this issue in more depth using the most recent, comprehensive databases. The results across datasets are consistent and robust—indicating that these patterns are substantial and stable, regardless of changes in the details of the analyses.

These results indicate that, despite reformers’ adulation of the autonomy enjoyed by private and charter schools, this factor may in fact be the reason these schools are underperforming. That is, contrary to the dominant thinking on this issue, the data show that the more regulated public school sector embraces more innovative and effective professional practices, while independent schools often use their greater autonomy to avoid such reforms, leading to curricular stagnation.
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why dont these words rhyme

but for some god forsaken reason pony and bologna do

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don’t let anybody ignore sam wilson. don’t let anybody remove him from the story.  don’t let anybody say he wasn’t beautiful

Because they sure are trying….

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In anticipation of Neil deGrasse Tyson leading yet another episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, I decided to create a piece of fan art. I went for a comic book style this time, and I couldn’t resist placing the focus on Clair Patterson’s sad assistant.

The animated images are stills taken from the sneak peak of tonight’s episode—Episode Seven: A Clean Room.

This episode was really worth watching if you haven’t seen it

Spoiler alert: big oil has been fucking people over for longer than I’ve been alive

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Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision.
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