it’s called AAVE, you FUCKTRUCK
I hate how people here think that “proper general English” is the only way to speak English and all the others are considered “idiocy” like if language has anything to do with intelligence. I’m not even from the U.S. and I know this better than most of you.
Below is a list of all English dialects in North America:
- New England English
- Inland Northern American English (includes western and central upstate New York)
- Mid-Atlantic dialects
- Inland Northern American English (Lower peninsula of Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana, Chicago, part of eastern Wisconsin and upstate New York)
- North–Central American English (primarily Minnesota, but also most of Wisconsin, the Upper peninsula of Michigan, and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa)
- Midland American English
- Southern English
- Western English
- Hawaiian Pidgin
i understand that people that are very overweight are beautiful but it’s not about people accepting that they are beautiful it’s that it’s plain unhealthy, yes someone just barely overweight can be as healthy as someone whos at a healthy range but your body wasnt made to carry around excessive weight…im not badhing overweight people but they need to understand its about health and life worth
You can be fat and healthy, actually.
But the most important part is: Not your body? Not your business. Shame doesn’t help anyone. Stigma doesn’t help anyone. Vague future health threats don’t help anyone.
But if the only places that you hear that fat is always unhealthy are from mass media, which helps the diet industry make $40 BILLION (or more) profit per year, or from the medical community which is more interested in making money off prescribing pills and bariatric surgery, you might want to consider that you’ve been fooled. Also keep in mind that the government and medical community immediately throws out/stops funding any studies that prove that fat is not unhealthy.
I was going to reblog this picture before I saw the commentary. Reblogging for both!
I’ve created these flyers for a school activist project where I bring more attention to the women in history that have been forgotten or ignored. This blog will be an extension of those flyers where I post longer biographies of these women and other bad-ass women like them. Too often women’s achievements have been pushed aside, either by others in their lives, or else by the historians who choose to ignore them. This tumblr is dedicated to celebrating them and bringing their achievements to light!
Less than 2 weeks ago, we learned that our Early Head Start and Head Start early childhood education programs at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle will be defunded after June 30, 2013. The Head Start preschool at United Indians has been in existence for 27 years, and we have had hundreds of Native students as well as non native students of other backgrounds come through our doors.
We are heartbroken by the loss of this program. But this is a new day, and we are ready to make a new path forward. Early childhood education is one of the most critical investments we can make for our children’s future. Native kids in Seattle need a preschool program that nurtures their brains, bodies, and spirits, and that helps them know and love their community, their traditions, and themselves.
Please invest in our lil Native learners and families. Support the Native community organizing ourselves to build the education systems we need. Please help us start a new Native preschool in Seattle!
You can stop pretending that guns protect women now.
Early last year, after a series of frightening encounters with her former husband, Stephanie Holten went to court in Spokane, Wash., to obtain a temporary order for protection.
Her former husband, Corey Holten, threatened to put a gun in her mouth and pull the trigger, she wrote in her petition. He also said he would “put a cap” in her if her new boyfriend “gets near my kids.” In neat block letters she wrote, “ He owns guns, I am scared.”
The judge’s order prohibited Mr. Holten from going within two blocks of his former wife’s home and imposed a number of other restrictions. What it did not require him to do was surrender his guns.
About 12 hours after he was served with the order, Mr. Holten was lying in wait when his former wife returned home from a date with their two children in tow. Armed with a small semiautomatic rifle bought several months before, he stepped out of his car and thrust the muzzle into her chest. He directed her inside the house, yelling that he was going to kill her.
What saved Holten was not another gun, but a phone. She dial 911, then hid the phone. “The dispatcher heard Ms. Holten begging for her life and quickly directed officers to the scene,” the report tells us.
“For all its rage and terror, the episode might well have been prevented,” NYT goes on. “Had Mr. Holten lived in one of a handful of states, the protection order would have forced him to relinquish his firearms. But that is not the case in Washington and most of the country, in large part because of the influence of the National Rifle Association and its allies.”
I know that the NRA would argue that Stephanie Holten would’ve been better off had she been armed too. But exchanging gunfire with a lunatic does not guarantee success. And since her kids were present, tragedy would be all that more likely. Gun fanatics live in a fantasy world, informed by action movies, where the “good guy” always comes out on top. But in the real world, criminals aren’t automatically incompetent. Justice is a human construct, not a law of physics. In a gun v. gun confrontation, either party can lose. This is why people with guns are more likely to be shot — if I’m a criminal and someone pulls a gun on me, they’re my primary target. And of course, belief in the “good guys always win” theory promoted by the NRA causes people to take stupid risks.
The fact is that there are people who should not have guns. More guns is not the answer here, fewer guns obviously are. There are situations — and this is one — where meeting the NRA’s definition of “pro-gun” is in reality just pro-crime. Cory Holton is obviously scum. He can live without his guns.
And his ex-wife and kids would stand a better chance of living as well. A woman’s chance of being killed by an abuser increases by 700% if he has access to a firearm. That’s just a fact. And it’s a fact the NRA doesn’t want you to know, because they want to be able to sell guns and ammo to criminals like Stephanie Holton’s stalking, abusive ex-husband.
“i really hate white people, white people contribute nothing to society and they’re stupid”
said in a language and alphabet invented by white people
white wearing clothes made by white people
on a machine that was invented by white people
living in comfort because of white people
probably in a country that was built by white people
2. The clothes we wear today are the result of thousands of years of changing fashion trends coupled with cultural influence of various societies and adaptation to weather. In fact, in order to migrate out of a specific region of Africa 170,000 years ago, man had to create clothing. Yes, whitey, clothes were invented in Africa. An A-line wedding dress looks like a honbok, does that mean whenever you wear a dress you’re wearing clothes “made by Korean people”? And whether or not you want to get technical, the following statement still holds true: your shit is probably literally made by brown people.
3. The personal computer was collectively invented by a number of people from few nationalities, namely Dr. Mark Dean (WAt a Blak mAn be docter? hoW do!??!) who not only was integral in the development of the PC BUT ALSO holds 3 of the original 9 patents to PCs.
4. Living in comfort. AHA! The funniest thing about this assertion is that instead of being wrong because it’s just factually wrong (like all of the other things you said), it’s wrong because it’s completely subjective. You can’t just say opinions and act like they’re facts. And if we wanted to qualify/quantify what it is to live “comfortably,” I can assure you the statistics would work against you. In colonized countries, non-white people have more mental and physical health problems due to their oppression by ignorant white assholes (such as yourself). And before you say it’s because they’re genetically predisposed or some more ignorant shit like that, it’s specifically because the quality of healthcare they receive is lower, the access they have to healthcare is more scarce, and fewer opportunities had compared to white people.
5. As much as I can see you enjoy talking out of your ass, I’ll have to shoot you down here. You see, while societies in Africa, Asia, and the Americas were incredibly complex, had systems of irrigation and merit-based education systems, intricate trade routes, whole libraries dedicated to actual knowledge and not a corrupt obsession with God—while the rest of the world was developed, Europe lagged behind.
You guys were still shitting in the streets and drinking from the lakes that said shit would seep into. You guys thought showering was bad for you. That’s why the Black Plague started in Asia but somehow had the worst effect in Europe, killing 30-60% of the European population. Towns functioned as commercial centers, but long distance trade was still undeveloped. Every single thing that the Europeans used to better themselves as societies was literally borrowed from other people (but since white supremacists like you never give other societies credit, this “borrowing” quickly becomes “stealing”). In fact, European conquest underdeveloped Africa.
And just in case you are equating physically building societies with “a country built by white people,” you can miss me. White conquest was literally a history of white people going to another country, destroying everything in sight, then rebuilding their own (inferior) white structures over it in the name of “it’s better” and “white is right.” In the case of slavery and colonialism, white people didn’t build shit—slaves built it for you.
This post isn’t for you—ignorant people like you have plenty of opportunities to indulge in fact-seeking and knowledge-absorbing. You are intentionally vapid. You will probably get defensive instead of actually investigating the FACTS that I’ve told you here.
No, this post is for the people who read your post and didn’t know how to respond. Also, I really enjoy making fools of fuckheads.
In short, kindly pull a curtain over your bottom half; your ass is showing.
There’s a comforting-to-white-people fiction about racism and racial inequality in the United States today: They’re caused by a small, recalcitrant group who cling to their egregiously inaccurate beliefs in the moral, intellectual and economic superiority of white people.
The reality: racism and racial inequality aren’t just supported by old ideas, unfounded group esteem or intentional efforts to mistreat others, said Nancy DiTomaso, author of the new book, The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism. They’re also based on privilege, she said — how it is shared, how opportunities are hoarded and how most white Americans think their career and economic advantages have been entirely earned, not passed down or parceled out.
The way that whites, often unconsciously, hoard and distribute advantage inside their almost all white networks of family and friends is one of the driving reasons that in February just 6.8 percent of white workers remained unemployed while 13.8 percent of black workers and 9.6 percent of Hispanic workers were unable to find jobs, DiTomaso said
DiTomaso concludes, based on her research, that most white Americans engage, at least a few times per year, in the activities that foster inequality. While they may not deliberately discriminate against black and other non-white job seekers, they take actions that make it more likely that white people will be employed — without thinking that what they’re doing amounts to discrimination.
“The vast majority assumed everyone has the same opportunities, and they just somehow tried harder, were smarter,” DiTomaso said of those she interviewed. “Not seeing how whites help other whites as the primary way that inequality gets reproduced today is very helpful. It’s easy on the mind.”
So white Americans tell a neighbor’s son about a job, hire a friend’s daughter, carry the resume of a friend (or, for that matter, a friend’s boyfriend’s sister) into the boss’s office, recommend an old school mate or co-worker for an unadvertised opening, or just say great things about that job applicant whom they happen to know. But since most Americans, white and black, live virtually segregated lives, and since advantages, privileges and economic progress have already accrued in favor of whites, the additional advantages that flow from this help go almost exclusively to whites, DiTomaso said.
DiTomaso’s work does confirm that networks — not just the kind you build over awkward conversations, finger foods and watered-down cocktails but the kind you’re born into — matter, Austin said. It also points to just how different forms of inequality feed one another. Family-and-friends segregation feeds job and income inequality. That in turn feeds neighborhood and school segregation. That then leaves some kids less likely to receive a quality education and escape from the cycle, he said.
It’s not that black workers don’t attempt the same sort of job assists within their own networks, said Deirdre Royster, an economic sociologist at New York University and author of Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men From Blue Collar Jobs.
African Americans ask neighbors, significant others, the significant others of neighbors, relatives and friends about open jobs, too. But since black unemployment rates were far higher than white rates before, during and after the recession, the number of people in a typical black social network who are in a position to help is far more limited.
According to Royster, there’s an additional twist: When blacks are aware of a job, they describe the job, the boss, the company and its preferences and needs. Then they follow up with a warning.
“They give the person looking for a job all sorts of information and then they say, ‘But don’t tell them I sent you,’” said Royster.
Black workers are aware of something that researchers are still trying to explain: White bosses often worry, lack of statistical evidence aside, that black workers are more likely to sue them or band together in the workplace and try to change things, Royster said. That seems all the more likely if the black workers already know one another, she said. And many white hiring managers still assume, consciously or unconsciously, that black workers bring undesirable workplace habits and qualities, Royster said.
Janell Ross, “Black Unemployment Driven By White America’s Favors To Friends,” Huff Post Black Voices 3/29/13 (via racialicious)
and yep to that last sentence. Another aspect to it is that White workers…and its also a class thing that ties intimately into your race…never want you to work with “your friends.” and act like you are bringing some kind of party to work and plan to sit around keekeeing and eating watermelon. Which is funny because that is exactly what white ppl do. They hire their friends/family (even if they are unqualified) sit around, keekee, and eat watermelon. But they will watch new poc like hawks, ESPECIALLY if they are a reference. Because if they are a reference they will try and use it as a value judgement on you as well. What kind of Black folk do you associate with and what does that say about you? So they can project even more racist stereotypes upon you. thats if they even hire them…which they probably wont….
And I wont even get into the fears of having a whole bunch of black ppl around because the author already touched on that but yeah…..
The mayor of Mississauga, Canada is a badass. via
Hazel McCallion, everbody.
92 years old,
34 years in office,
$0 in debt
$700 million in reserve
Eight prime ministers
But women aren’t strong leaders… OH WAIT.
Now I’m sure somebody’s gonna tell me something but
- supports a Palestinian state
- supports AIDs Charities
- told her city well if we cant get money y’all need to pay taxes and maintains a 76% approval rating
- nicknamed Hurricane Hazel
- and is so boss lady that she don’t run she’ tells folks to give that money to charity
I will always reblog this lady.
Yo go Hazel.
1. $2.13 per hour vs. $3,000,000.00 per hour
A comparison of top and bottom salaries within large corporations is much less severe, but a lot more common. For CEOs and minimum-wage workers, the difference is $5,000.00 per hour vs. $7.25 per hour.
2. A single top income could buy housing…
It’s time to take a few words back from the ignorant mouths of those that applaud injustice.
1-Victim. Victim is not a bad word. Stop using it as if it were a negative. The entire point of the word is that something happened that a person had no control over. If you say…
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Never go on reddit
#safetytipsforladies: A hashtag about how tired women are of being told to do stupid, ineffective, unrealistic things to avoid being raped.