September 19, 2014

bapgeek2geekbap:

hermione-ganja:

Most accurate depiction of what going to the Hollywood Bowl is like

so accurate, it hurts

I can also confirm that none of this is an exaggeration

September 19, 2014
There Are Just So Many Things Wrong With the New York Times’ Shonda Rhimes Article

helveticafutura:

Margaret Lyons’ takedown of that NYT article is magnificent and you all need to read it. I’d post my favorite quotes/responses, but then I’d end up posting most of the article verbatim.

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September 19, 2014

afro-dominicano:

arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

we cant even be nerds while black

September 18, 2014

owning-my-truth:

rubyvroom:

Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important

SHARE THIS!

September 18, 2014

thecranewife said: Hey, Mark! How excited are you to start the Circle of Magic? because I am FREAKING OUT ABOUT IT.

okay so like, i have a very chaotic travel schedule starting in a week, so that means i need to do a bit of reading/reviewing in advance, which means that in the next two days, I will actually be finishing Mastiff and starting the first Circle book. 

i’m full of tears you have no idea

September 17, 2014
"….even his racism is pretty complex."

I just read this statement said in earnest as an excuse for Lovecraft being a bigot.

why. WHY ARE YOU EVEN TYPING THAT. So because his racism is more layered than most folks’, it’s totally okay? White nerd dudes are the worst.

September 17, 2014

joeythegardener said: Recently, Doug Walker, aka Nostalgia Critic made a video showing the top 11 worst Avatar episodes (by default) Mind giving your comments on the reasoning? 11: Boiling Rock Part 1, for padding 10: Serpant’s Pass, for less engaging storylines 9: Jet, for predictable antagonist 8: Cave of Two Lovers, for awkward bickering romance tropes 7: The Waterbending Mater, for pushing predictable prejudice storyline over Katara’s character. To be continued due to character limit...

yo man, i have literally no idea who you’re talking about at all, nor do I understand most of this message? also, bit of advice: don’t ask reviewers to comment on other people’s reviews of the same thing. it’s weird and it’s like you’re intentionally trying to pit people against one another for your own entertainment.

that being said, “The Boiling Rock” is perfect art, I will fight people on that, and “The Waterbending Master” is my jam, so no, whoever this is, they’re wrong, i’ll die on this hill. 

HOW CAN YOU HATE SECRET TUNNEL WHAT THE FUCK

September 17, 2014

ethiopienne:

Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, “Meh” on Everyone Else

smallrevolutionary:

twssonline:

jhameia:

sarahjhuynh:

writeswrongs:

Two more kickers: “There’s absolutely no benefit seen when women reach out to female faculty, nor do we see benefits from black students reaching out to black faculty or Hispanic students reaching out to Hispanic faculty,” and, “In business academia, we see a 25 percentage point gap in the response rate to Caucasian males vs. women and minorities.” Word, this sounds great, we’re doing great. [NPR]

But white male privilege doesn’t exist?

And then there’s this:

Milkman found there were very large disparities between academic departments and between schools. Faculty at private schools were significantly more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty at public schools. And faculty in fields that were very lucrative were also more likely to discriminate. So there was very little discrimination in the humanities. There was more discrimination among faculty at the natural sciences. And there was a lot of discrimination among the faculty at business schools.

Uh-huh tell me again how science and money are ideologically neutral.

Wowza.

i will always reblog this because people always want to say “what gatekeepers?” “who is doing this racist stuff?” “why would you say that MOC and Women are discriminated against?” well lets think about it….. here is an excellent example. People reaching out on their own attempting to gain perspective/guidance/mentors because hey, bootstraps and shit, and they are largely ignored if they are not white males. Actual educators in the field who are molding and shaping the minds of the youth, who have invaluable information and expertise on the subject they teach, who are the gatekeepers to this information ONLY share it with white males. People would like to relegate racism to murder and brutality… but this is another type of violence. This is perpetuating a cycle of poverty by withholding the literal wealth of knowledge as well as withholding the benefits of a well built network. Do you know how invaluable having a mentor is for many MOC and WOC? a hell of a lot of us are first generation college students. I maneuvered the education system completely blind, stumbling into whatever. It took A LOT of getting things wrong to get it right. Can you imagine if I had a connection with a college professor to help guide you through the process? Give you insight on the field you are studying? How important that connection is? How important it is to know who they - as valued experts in their field - know? Now. When you exclude women and men of color from that experience, from that potentially life altering relationship then you are slanting the odds against us because of our gender/skin color. That is violence. You are limiting my prospective wealth. You are limiting my prospective growth. All in favor of white men.

September 16, 2014
Sept. 16 8:52 am

justice4mikebrown:

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September 16, 2014

chewiesmiles:

via Mike Brown: Facts and dog whistles by Jonathan Korman (@miniver)

Part I here

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September 15, 2014

fabulazerstokill:

Libertarian ‘Utopia’ Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately

addictinginfo:

Libertarian ‘Utopia’ Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately

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A community made up of American ex-pats deep in the South American hills of Chile – far away from America’s annoying taxes, healthcare mandate, and legal abortions…

it’s a work of art

this post is art

celebrate it and remember it forever

September 14, 2014

bootyscientist:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

Police say he lunged at them, autopsy shows he was shot in the back, White America sees nothing wrong with it and tells black people to stop playing the race card.

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September 13, 2014
in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution it’s really scaryit’s really infuriatingit’s really exhausting

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting

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September 12, 2014

Beyoncé feat. Nicki Minaj - Flawless, live @ Stade de France, Paris

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September 12, 2014

hi friends! 

i’m updating things in my schedule. i’m halfway through farscape (fuck that show FUCK IT) so I thought I’d announce what i’m doing next

In this order:

In The Flesh, series 1/2
Liveblogs of the first two Terminator films
The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Leverage

the future is exciting. i finally get to see aldis hodge and sophie devereaux and christian kane EVERY WEEK. 

that is all.