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It’s officially been a year since I graduated from college as a chemical engineer and yet I haven’t done all the things that I thought I would have. That is exactly how life works, you think that finding a job won’t be hard, you’ll be a working professional in a big shot company just because you are an engineer, you think everything will be provided to you easily but all those things don’t happen. They don’t happen because they are not meant to happen, if getting a degree required years of work and effort then why will anything afterwards to be any different. I’m saying this in the most optimistic and positive way for people just graduating, know everything takes time. Getting your degree took time then why won’t finding a job a take time. Yes, some majors are more challenging than others and they end up paying more but you won’t find that dream job on day 1️⃣ And you won’t be where you had planned in the next year and that it is completely OK to be in that position. You’re not alone and you won’t be stuck here forever either😌 On that note, congrats to all the new graduates 🎓

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Richard Collins III and Jordan Edwards prove respectability politics won’t save black lives

The most indelible image from this week’s spate of graduation ceremonies was a black commencement robe draped over an empty chair.

The robe belonged to Richard Wilbur Collins III. On Saturday, the 23-year-old black Bowie State University student was stabbed and killed by Sean Urbanski, a white 22-year-old student at neighboring University of Maryland, while he was waiting for an Uber ride in College Park, Maryland.

Collins’ robe was displayed Tuesday to memorialize a student who was, by all accounts, a model human being as well. He was a commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was a lauded Reserve Officer Training Corps member who “would go out of his way … to go and help others,” Collins’ father, Richard Collins Jr., told NBC News.

“[A] former commander of his unit … [expressed] to me that if she had a son, Richard is the model of what she would hope her son would be,” the father said.

But none of these accolades prevented Collins’ death. His killer — Urbanski — was as unconcerned with how good a person Collins was as any other white killer who has stolen a black life in the course of U.S. history. Black children are fed the narrative that certain behaviors will keep them safe from white violence: doing well in school, dressing properly, avoiding conflict, obeying authority. And yet time and again, the same truth reasserts itself: These respectability politics will not save us. Read more (Opinion)

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*Me* “Season 1 to 3 of Family Guy was wonderful television. They honestly were. Season 4 was good too.” *Then, later on, I was a girl sports writer and got stalked by this strange misogynist man who yelled abuse at me non-stop. (Glen Quaqmire was in his avatar.) He was weird.  And all these other trolling frat boys kept comparing me to Meg Griffin and made bad rape jokes*

I could never quite stomach watching the show after that, funnily enough. 

Because it wasn’t satire anymore. It was just a cartoon that encouraged hideousness. 

Now ‘liberal’ Seth has the nerve to sit around and wonder how casual racism and sexism got Trump elected.