Black women also have a long history of abuse and violence at the hands of the state.
Read Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistancehttp://amzn.to/1m8Bkyi
shot while holding a baby
She was on her knees too
We could start a blog and just post Black people killed by police. Shit would be endless.
She’s a black woman so no one would dare protest for her. We only protest for black men
After hiking for twelve hours out of a nineteen hour trek, it was time to watch the sunrise at Dinosaur Ridge. When we first looked out, the mountains were completely covered by clouds, but within an hour the clouds dropped and this was what we saw. It felt like heaven, and you could hear everyone present for this moment screaming and shouting for joy! I’d never seen something so incredible, I had to meditate and have gratitude to have experienced this. Some locals said that they’d never seen the mountains like this, even in their 40+ years of hiking there. (© Ka Ram Shim/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
so beautiful my god
I’m going to Potomac mills w my family tomorrow and I am soo excited…I love that mall…plus I got paid today so im gona buy so many things for everyone
because my heritage, my race, my skin color is important. YOU can say that race doesn’t matter because you’ve been taught your whole life that white is the default, white is right. don’t believe me? turn on your TV and what do you see? almost exclusively white people. the only PoC you see are pidgeonholed into stereotypical roles like thieves, murderers, or drug lords. go to the movies and what do you see? again, almost exclusively white people. every time you hear about black people specifically on TV, it’s almost always going to be something negative. the media in nearly every medium is whitewashed.
for example, let’s look at the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina. when the hurricane struck, it became a free for all and everyone was fighting for survival. however, when black people were shown, they were “looting” while the white people shown were “finding food”.
you can sit here and say “race doesn’t matter” “race isn’t important” “we’re all humans” but if that’s the case, why are blacks incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites? we’re all human right? so why dark skinned humans facing jail time 6x more often than you?
here’s another good one. how is it that according to the Sentencing Project, blacks serve virtually as much time in prison for drugs as whites do for violent offenses?
you can sit here and cry “it’s not about race” but please review that fact sheet and tell me that it isn’t about race
here’s a few more sources in case you didn’t get the message clearly:
She was bullied as a child because of her vitiligo; now she’s a model
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
'Raise boys and girls the same way' - Jenny Holzer, Instillation, candlestick park 1987
A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.”
The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.
Read more via The New York Times.
PLEASE SHARE THIS!! The Icelandic goats are already very few and these people have been breeding them but they are losing their farm because of debts and then around 400 goats will be slaughtered, which is half of the Icelandic goat population, if not more than half!
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE HELP THE GOATS!
This is pretty sad that they’re going into extinction. If we could save them, that’d be stellar.
I want a go home I’m tired
Don’t Hit MEwhat’s happenin in korea
You want to know what’s happening? Korea’s education system is literally the most rotten piece of shit to ever exist.
Let me explain the context of the poster on the left.
The average time a kid spends in school in the US is 900 to 1000 hours per year, spread between 175-180 days (x)
In 2007 there were mass student protests in Netherlands because they increased the hours spent in school to 1040 hours per year, or 8 hours a day, 130 days a year. (x)
Korean high schools, on the other hand, enact a 3150 policy, 225 days of school with 14 hours a day, or from 8 am to 10 pm (x)
Also due to the private education sector of hagwons and the fierce competition of Korean high schools, basically after school kids go to hagwons, or personal academies, till 2, 3 in the morning, fit in maybe 4, 5 hours of sleep and go back to school. (x)
It was only in 2012 that schools went from having classes on Saturday excluding the first and third Saturday, and it was only in 2007 when they changed from having class every Saturday. (x)
This system is literally the epitome of the factory schooling system which comes as a result of a capitalistic schooling system and it works kids too hard which is one of the reasons Korean school kids are some of the unhappiest of pretty much any OECD country. (x)
For the photo on the right, physical punishment is not fully banned in Korea.
Since 2011, Seoul, Gyunggido, Gangwondo, and Julla Bukdo have banned the use of direct physical punishment, or basically hitting kids with either tools or physically with their body. That being said that’s basically only about half of South Korea.
Also, indirect physical punishment such as making kids to planks, make them kneel with their hands up, making them run laps, or of the sort is still fully acceptable in all Korean schools. (x)
Anybody who’s a Korean in a Korean school right now already has experience with getting beat by a teacher and some kids still have to deal with physical punishment by teachers.
Russian cosmonauts have discovered something remarkable clinging to the outside of the International Space Station: living organisms.
Some kanji that use water.
雨（あめ、ame) - rain
湿 (しつ、shitsu) - damp, moist
沸 (フつ、futsu) - boil, ferment
州 (しゅう、shuu) - state, province
海 (うみ、umi) - ocean, sea
波 (なみ、nami) - wave
汐 (せき、seki) - tide
池 (ち、chi) - pond
沼 (しょう、shou) - marsh, bog
湖 (みずうみ、mizuumi) - lake
汗 (あせ、ase) - sweat
沢 (さわ、sawa) - swamp
泥 (どろ、doro) - mud
洗 (せん、sen) - wash
泪 (なみだ、namida) - tears
油 (あぶら、abura) - oil
冷 (れい、rei) - cold, cool (drinks, people, not as in temperature; special thanks to azsurance for finding out this kanji for me).
氷 (ひょう、hyou) - hail
汁 (しる、shiru) - broth, juice
沈 (ちん、chin) - sink, submerge