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cassieterite:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

futuremrsknow-it-all:

reverseracism:


Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at.  (this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

But I don’t even know how to pronounce his last name…..

Someone find out where he works so we can can e-mail his Boss and get him fired cause almost every company has a non discrimination policy

The worst part, I think, is that it’s a common place thing.  He’s just the one with the gall to say it out loud.  But everyone will tell black people that they’re being paranoid or that they need to work harder or try harder or make a better resume because we’re in “post-racial America” and the “only people holding black people back is black people.”  But then in the real world you have women like this and men like this, and you can see how small changes on paper change your perceived value.  

JFC. I thought this was really well-done satire until I read the comments.

cassieterite:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

futuremrsknow-it-all:

reverseracism:

Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at. 

(this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

But I don’t even know how to pronounce his last name…..

Someone find out where he works so we can can e-mail his Boss and get him fired cause almost every company has a non discrimination policy

The worst part, I think, is that it’s a common place thing.  He’s just the one with the gall to say it out loud.  But everyone will tell black people that they’re being paranoid or that they need to work harder or try harder or make a better resume because we’re in “post-racial America” and the “only people holding black people back is black people.”  But then in the real world you have women like this and men like this, and you can see how small changes on paper change your perceived value.  

JFC. I thought this was really well-done satire until I read the comments.

(via stankface)

poyzn:

Quick and simple lifehacks.

DO NOT DO THESE. I TRIED THE POWERSTRIP ONE AND MY APPLIANCES ALL DIED. I TRIED THE NAMES ONE AND NOW NONE OF MY COLLEAGUES WILL TALK TO ME. THE WINDEX SENT ME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND MY CONTACTS ARE NOW A PERMANENT PART OF MY EYEBALLS. NEGATIVE FOUR STARS. BAD BAD BAD I AM NEVER SHOPPING HERE AGAIN.

(via alittlewerewolfoven)

femininefreak:

sinidentidades:

A View From The Border: Signs From A Surprising Rally In Texas

MCALLEN, TX — At least 60 advocates braved sauna-like conditions near the Texas border last Saturday to rally across the street from the McAllen Border Patrol Station, showing their support for the influx of unaccompanied Latin American children being apprehended there.

About 57,000 children, mostly from Central America, have been detained this fiscal year by Border Patrol agents, many in Texas’s Rio Grand Valley towns, like McAllen. Studies show that — at least since 2009 — children have been leaving the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala in droves because of increasing violence and grinding poverty, taking dangerous journeys to the U.S. to seek refuge.

The rally, which was also an interfaith prayer vigil, was meant to counter hundreds of planned “anti-amnesty” protests across the country over the Obama administration’s handling of the surge. Only three people showed up nearby as part of the national anti-immigrant protests. They said they expected others to arrive, but also speculated they may have “gotten the wrong address.”

Attendees at the rally in support of the children brought messages of love, compassion, and sympathy for children for whom they feared a return to Latin America could mean certain death.

Some alluded to the tragic maltreatment of minors crossing the border, such as incidents where protestors have berated children as they are bused to processing centers.

The vigil included representatives from several religious traditions, including Catholics, Unitarians, Presbyterians, and Muslims. Faith groups have been at the forefront of efforts to offer relief to the unaccompanied minors, and Pope Francis recently called for the international community to work together to address the crisis. A regional atheist group was also present at the rally to express support for the kids.

The Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, recently introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), seeks to expedite the process of trying unaccompanied minors by making the federal government deport Central American children just as quickly as they already do with Mexican children. However, the act would deny many of these children the fair trial they deserve, and would probably only hurt those it claims to protect.

Some 2,000 people have died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border over the past 10 years. That number could increase as more and more Central Americans flee horrific violence and poverty in their home countries.

Yay finally a reason to be proud of McAllen! Because honestly, all the news coverage of the immigration stuff going on there, its mostly outside politics. The people of the Rio Grande Valley, many immigrants or children of immigrants are not the cruel people the media has shown them as. 

svmadelyn:

The Great Chicago Re-Commitment Tour of ‘14 continues on CSN. (This is just from me recording it with my camera, it will probs be on CSN’s site today/tomorrow.) This is the first half of a two-part Toews/Kane interview; second half airs tomorrow.

(via midnightbex)

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