Surprise! (not really tho)
minimum wage doesn’t even TOUCH a living wage, racism and sexism are alive and well, children are killed in schools on a regular basis, those who make it to college end up with hundreds of thousands in debt, our basic rights are being stripped from us daily, and adults actually believe that SELFIES are the cause for this generation’s demise
Maya Angelou (via lindsaybottos)
a reminder(via cursethecosmos)
Maya Angelou never said this. Iyanla Vanzant did.(via steviefuckingnicks)
If you are part of a privileged group and have to constantly demand that somebody in an oppressed group say “not all (insert privileged group here) are like that”
what you are really demanding is that they reassure you that you’re not like that and you’re not being held accountable
which is a cowardly thing to do and also shows the great lengths you will go to in order to avoid examining your role in a toxic system
“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”
powerful Black Science Man
or how tons of blacks and latinos end up in prison for carrying a joint or less worth of weed.
On a semi-related side note, this is how jury duty works. I am one of those people who have been eagerly waiting for the day I get to serve on a jury and I finally got that call and was so pumped. I wanted to be sure to be unbiased and objective and see things from all view points, look at evidence and make a good choice. Jury duty is such an important task.
On the first day they read to us a sample scenerio and then asked us all several questions. The people who answered the questions and used fair critical thought.. those were the people who were removed from the jury. I was the first person kicked out. It was a devistating look at how “fair” a jury can be. I ran into another lawyer on the way out of the court house and she noticed I looked sad and she told me simply. “they arent looking for a fair jury, just one who will get the conviction they want.”
This makes me very sad because I really want to be on a jury and…
If Hollywood dies, the industry has no one to blame but itself.
In regards to Hollywood’s current summer slate, customers voted with their wallets. They don’t want what Hollywood is offering, in part because its continuously catering to a demographic losing interest in the movies.
That brings us to another explanation: Some believe Hollywood’s predilection for all things testosterone-laden is causing the downturn. As Kelly Faircloth of Jezebel glibly put it, “If you essentially ignore half the population, you’re leaving money on the table.”
The numbers paint a clear picture: “Females made up only 39 percent ofAmazing Spider-Man 2’s debut audience, compared with 42 percent for 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and 46 percent for Spider-Man 3. The same trend applies to Transformers. This summer’s Age of Extinction skewed 64 percent male during its first weekend, more than the previous two films, and it played the oldest.”
Women are not interested in seeing movies so generically masculine they’re tantamount to a two-hour Dr. Pepper Ten commercial. Summer 2014 was so brutal because Hollywood ignored the most protiftable demographic—not because of The Pirate Bay.
BBC: Biased Broadcasting & Censorship.
Palestinians don’t have basic humanitarian supplies. No food or clean water and the Israeli army is given luxuries.
Never buy Garnier. Filth.
hey bump this shit because this is fucking horrid
Vibrant Portraits by Duarte Vitoria
A whirlwind of emotions and torments drags the viewer into his universe. Brushstrokes that seem to enlarge every detail, exaggerating the boundaries and definition of anatomical correctness and at the same time enhancing the expression of the body. A stumble of sensations between beautiful and ugly, good and bad that we enjoyed and hope you will as well.
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