encounters with facebook

“When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery. You find that no one group has a monopoly on looks, brains, goodness or anything else. It takes all the people — black and white, Catholic, Jewish, recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants to make up America. It just wouldn’t be our kind of America without any of them” - Judy Garland, 1946

On June 27th, 1969, thousands of people lined up on the city streets of New York to pay their respects to the world’s greatest entertainer and their personal icon. 46 years later, on June 26th 2015, the LGBTQ community was able to breathe a sigh of relief when gay marriage became legal nationwide! What an INCREDIBLE step forward in equal rights for everyone. Congratulations, America!

*Photo & Quote credit: Judy Garland on Judy Garland Interviews and Encounters Facebook page*

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The Philando Castile shooting shows that Facebook is not here to protect your freedom of speech

As Philando Castile lay bleeding to death in his car, his girlfriend used the only emergency lifeline available: She streamed the encounter live on Facebook. But just as the video started to circulate among, Facebook took it down, leading users to accuse the social networking site of censorship. A Facebook spokesperson cited a reason, but many are not convinced. 

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