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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling mandated the desegregation of American schools, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly equal.

“There’s never been a moment in the history of this country where black people who have been isolated from white people have gotten the same resources,” Hannah-Jones says. “They often don’t have the same level of instruction. They often don’t have strong principals. They often don’t have the same technology.”

Still, when it was time for Hannah-Jones’ daughter, Najya, to attend kindergarten, the journalist chose the public school near their home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, even though its students were almost all poor and black or Latino. Hannah-Jones later wrote about that decision in The New York Times Magazine.

For Hannah-Jones, sending Najya to the neighborhood school was a moral issue. “It is important to understand that the inequality we see, school segregation, is both structural, it is systemic, but it’s also upheld by individual choices,” she says. “As long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children … we’re not going to see a change.”

Hannah-Jones adds that her daughter is thriving at school. “I know she’s learning a lot,” she says. “I think it is making her a good citizen. … It is teaching her that children who have less resources than her are not any less intelligent than her or not any less worthy than her.”

Illustration: Michelle Kondrich for NPR

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly equal.

“There’s never been a moment in the history of this country where black people who have been isolated from white people have gotten the same resources,” Hannah-Jones says. “They often don’t have the same level of instruction. They often don’t have strong principals. They often don’t have the same technology.”

Still, when it was time for Hannah-Jones’ daughter, Najya, to attend kindergarten, the journalist chose the public school near their home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, even though its students were almost all poor and black or Latino. Hannah-Jones later wrote about that decision in The New York Times Magazine.

For Hannah-Jones, sending Najya to the neighborhood school was a moral issue. “It is important to understand that the inequality we see, school segregation, is both structural, it is systemic, but it’s also upheld by individual choices,” she says. “As long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children … we’re not going to see a change.”

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’

Illustration: LA Johnson/NPR

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Aaand last one !
Now I will do my graphism… and try to not fall asleep on my desk. That’s such a though week, I don’t even see the end of all the work I have to finish before sunday… and of course that’s when you’re death tired that your nasty inner voice choose its moment to shine… *sigh* Thanks brain.

Anyway ! Hope you all guys are fine ! I gave you all a big smooch ! Have a great day/night/life !

after I saw Book of Mormon, I was kind of upset, because I realized I could never be a part of that production because there is literally no place for white females; there are white men, black men, and black women. I was upset because I loved the musical and its message so much that I wanted to be able to perform in such a production. But then I got over it, because I realized that this is how black women feel all the time. Until recently, Annie had always been a little white, red headed girl. Elle Woods is a preppy blonde, white girl. Grease takes place in the 1950s, a time of racial segregation, so there’s no way any of the main characters would have been black, and the same goes for Little Shop of Horrors. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is based off of the original Peanuts characters, none of whom were black. Many female characters are written for white women, and those that aren’t specified are often played by white women: the cast of 13, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Dear Edwina, the list is endless. Is there any reason why Patrice in 13 shouldn’t be black? No. It’s just not how it has been done. So when a musical comes along with parts written specifically for black women, I will not whine about my inability to play that part. Instead, I will stand behind the scenes and be a part of the tech crew, supporting a wonderful cast. I do have privilege being white, privilege that I never saw before. Even in an environment that is more accepting that most, the theatre does still cater to this privilege. And I refuse to be ignorant to it anymore.

anonymous asked:

why don't you like shameless, maybe i missed something but i enjoy it

it’s racist, homophobic, transphobic, islamophobic, sexist, yada yada its got terrible writers, horrible shoddy storylines, a majorly white cast with one (count em One) black character even though it takes place in the south side of Chicago and even WHEN there’s a latinx or black character they’re almost always racially stereotypical roles, they only have a gay couple on the show to exploit it and their relationship, baiting their lgbt audience with characters that started off as well-written characters and slowly began to humiliate them and use them as caricatures lmao anyways i don’t wanna keep u all I’ll just stop talking abt this disappointment of a tv show ajbavdvshsbd

Ronan Lynch is definitely autistic. just from the books we know that:

  • he never lies, hates when people lie to him, and takes pride in honesty
  • he chews on his leather bands (stimming)
  • has limited ways of understanding and expressing his own emotions (anger or happy, nothing in between)
  • right from the beginning, ronan communicates in a distinctive way that his friends have learnt to understand. he doesnt respond in the “expected” ways all the time, and he uses meaningful silences to communicate
  • he often says something and hopes his friends know what he really means, and even though he cant express himself in words then, its so great that his friends know him enough to know what he means
  • craving adrenaline rushes, which make him feel more alive
  • frequently displays Black and White thinking throuhgout the books, as is typical of autistics
  • opal also behaves in a very autistic way, and she came from his head
  • latin as a special interest
  • he literally invents calm spaces for himself
call out for tumblr user viktcrnikiforov

ash ( @viktcrnikiforov ) is problematic and here’s why:

  • they targetted me for being white and called me a cream cheese marshmallow bitch 
  • they forced me to drink a bottle of diet pop
  • their hair is really big and gay
  • they’re heterophobic (they called me a dirty str***ht and told me to eat an egg)
  • they called me cis*het even though its a slur
  • they’re an anti (anti-dog person)
  • they say their aesthetic is pastel pink racist pathetic aesthetic but then they wear all black so like…. what’s the truth????
I HATE WHEN

PEOPLE THINK ITS OKAY TO BE MEAN TO A CERTAIN TYPE OF PEOPLE BECAUSE THAT CERTAIN TYPE OF PEOPLE WAS MEAN TO THEIR PEOPLE.

EXAMPLE 1: SKINNY SHAMING. NO. JUST STOP EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL IN THEIR OWN WAY.

EXAMPLE 2: BLACKS BEING RUDE TO EVERYONE WHO ISNT BLACK.THAT IS SUPER FUCKIN HYPOCRITICAL. “I HATE YOU BC YOU’RE WHITE AND YOUR ANCESTORS HATED ME EVEN THOUGH YOU MIGHT NOT.”

EXAMPLE 3: FEMINIST HATING ON ALL MEN. IT IS NOT ALL OF THEIR FAULTS. MOST OF THEM HAVE N O T H I N G. TO DO WITH IT!

EXAMPLE 4: PEOPLE WHO ARE RUDE TO ALL CHRISTIANS. BRO. IM CATHOLIC AND QUITE FRANKLY I DONT GIVE A FUCK IF YOU DONT WANT YOUR BABY OR IF YOU LIKE TAKIN IT IN THE ASS. YOU DO YOU. BUT DONT COME AT ME WITH THAT “YOUR RELIGION IS DUMB” BULL SHIT. I RESPECT YOU. YOU SHOULD RESPECT ME.

im pretty sure its safe to say that im really not okay.
unless okay is staying up at all hours trying to understand what i did wrong.
unless okay is wanting to cry and scream until i loose my voice.
unless okay is drinking so much to try to fill the hole where you used to be.
unless okay is hoping you’ll come back even though i know you broke my heart, but you’re the only one who can put it back together.

just a few of many Great Things about leverage:

  • nate being appreciative of his kids’ incredible abilities like the proud i’m-not-a-dad he is
  • parker and hardison being such convincing fbi that even the fbi thinks they’re fbi
  • mcsweetin. just in general. incredible.
  • benano hangs out w/ known criminals bc???? okay (i am so fond of benano and all he chooses to be. the Only Good Cop ever)
  • the whole concept of antagonists as the protagonists
  • they’re bad guys even though they’re GOOD bad guys, but like. they’re still bad guys and criminals and they’re REALLY GOOD AT IT–i mean even though they’re doing good things, they’re still…really good at being criminals. just moral ones.
  • the best con this show ever pulled was on its own audience when it turned out nate ford was black king instead of white knight and the most morally questionable of them all
  • the criminals in this show are so morally good and Honest Man ™ nate is not and he KNOWS it and he KNOWS he’s not worthy of them it’s so amazing i love it
  • wait no it might be that parker was being set up to be mastermind like the whole time
  • nate ford accidentally becoming crime lord of boston like ??? oops
  • sterling’s note to nate in the finale
  • this show is the ultimate competence porn i stg
Reblog if you think that a male can still be "manly" even if he does things that are considered "feminine."

I don’t normally make posts like these, but I have a friend who has been shitting on me a lot because I do things that are “too feminine for guys,” such as shaving my legs and wearing bright nail polish. She goes like “Guys don’t do that!” or “You should do this, it’ll make you look manlier.” She also told me that two of her friends came up to her and said they thought I was a girl because I shave my legs (I have androgynous looks btw) and you know what, I don’t give a shit. If I’m mistaken for a girl, I’ll just correct the person.

Its 2015 people, the definition of “manly” shouldn’t be so black and white anymore. Even though I may do things that most people would consider “feminine,” I still feel manly and that’s all that counts to me. Please like or reblog if you agree with me, I want to make a point to my friend. If you are a male (cis or trans) who tends to do “feminine” things please send me a message via ask so I can screenshot it and use that to make my point even more clear to my friend.

Confession - I was called crazy because i was telling a guy that dark skinned black women are seen as more masculine. He kept saying that its not true even though he called Serena Williams a man -_- i know so many dark skinned women that are called trannys and all types of mess. I still find it crazy people think Michelle Obama is a man and on youtube you can find thousands of videos of people trying to prove it. I tried to search for videos of white women being proved men but i couldn’t find any. Its really upsetting that people are always so comfortable to talk down on us all the time.

I don’t know, but the old, uncoated Heliar has its merrits. While the bokeh is a little bit too “swirly” for my liking, I do like the overall look. There’s something special to it regarding black-and-white film, but even with color negative film it’s quite impressive for a lens from the 1930s. I get the feeling that it is all about the format – 6x9 (same 2:3 proportions as with 35 mm film, even though the negative is actually longer).

City Lights

Every Friday night bad boy Luke Hemmings would always through a party at his house. You had no idea were his parents were when these happened or how he has yet to get the cops called on him, but he hasn’t and the parties always continue. Your friends always try and get you to go, and its not that you don’t want to, its because Luke is always saying something about you or making fun of you and you just want to stay away from him as much as possible. This Friday though you finally agreed to because you were done with them asking and what was the worst Luke could do.

As they did you makeup you just looked in the mirror and smiled, because even though your not trying to impress anyone you did look really hot. After they were done you put on a white crop top,high waisted black jeans and all black converse. 


“Is there always this many people?” you asked looking at your best friend, Emma. “Practically the whole school goes to this party y/n, come on your going to have fun, don’t worry so much.” She said getting out of the car and heading into the house, you following close behind so you didn’t get lost.

After you and Emma danced for about an hour you started getting tired and bored because, so you walked into the kitchen to sit down for a minute.

“Y/n?” you heard from the voice no other then Luke Hemmings. “What do you want Luke?” giving him a questioning glance as to why he was in here by himself instead of with him friends or fucking some girl upstairs.

“Im really drunk and I don’t want to be around all that noise because it will give me a headache.” He said turning to you smiling. “Well I don’t know how to help you.” you say pouring a drink. “Y/n can we go somewhere?” before you could respond Luke had grabbed your hand and was leading you into his backyard.

“Is this were we are going so you can kill me?” you said giving him a questioning glance as you sit down on a hill over looking his house and the city line. “No, I like to come here and think sometimes.” He says looking out at the city.

“What are you planning on doing when you get out of high school” You asked looking at him, “Go on tour with my band.” He said averting his gaze to you. “I forgot you had a band, how is that going?”

“Pretty good, almost 400,000 subscribers on youtube, and when we preform there usually is a good amount of people.”

Talking to drunk Luke was a completely different experience then talking to sober Luke. When he was drunk it was like he got nicer and forgot that he had to be bad, but when he was sober it was like he wanted to make your life miserable. The strange thing was that you were oddly attracted to him now that he was nice, he was very good looking and he seemed to really not care what anyone thought of him, and before you knew it your lips were on his.

Luke immediately wrapped his arms around you and pulled you into his lap while you wrapped your legs around his torso. After the kiss ended he looked at you and said, “If I knew all I had to do was be drunk for you to kiss me then I wouldn’t have wasted all those years faking being bad to get your attention.”

You kissed him again harder this time, “Y/n y/l/n, do you want to be my girlfriend?” He asks, “Luke Hemmings, I want to be your girlfriend.” you said laughing a little bit at how he liked you this whole time, when you thought he hated you.

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Diseases in ASOIAF

The bloody flux, also known as the “pale mare” in Meereen, is the name given to dysentery in A Song of Ice and Fire. Its symptoms are fever, intestinal hemorrhages, and diarrhea. It is a well-known disease with little treatment beyond prevention (mainly quarantine and avoiding contact with carriers) and it has a very high mortality rate, having been described as killing three of each four men in armies.

Butterfly fever is a disease native to the isle of Naath. It is believed to be transmitted by the local butterflies, particularly a large black-and-white variety with wings as big as a man’s hand, according to Archmaester Ebrose. Even though the Naathi themselves are immune to this sickness, all outsiders who remain too long on Naath fall prey to it. Fever is the first sign of the disease, followed by painful spasms that make the victims seem to be dancing wildly and uncontrollably. In the last stage, those afflicted sweat blood, and their flesh sloughs from their bones.

The grey plague is a virulent sickness that is swifter than its cousin, greyscale. Grey plague hit the city of Oldtown when Grand Maester Pycelle was young. It wiped out half the city and three-quarters of the Citadel during its run. To prevent its spread, Lord Quenton Hightower ordered the gates barred, all the ships in harbor burned and anyone trying to leave killed. These orders made him extremely unpopular, but the measures were successful. The day he rescinded the orders, after the plague had burnt itself out, Quenton and his young son were pulled from their horses and had their throats slit by the survivors.

Greyscale is a disease that can leave flesh stiff and dead and the skin cracked and flaking, mottled black and grey and stone-like to the touch. It generally affects children, especially in cold damp climates. The victims are disfigured but also rendered immune to the rarer fatal form and to the grey plague. The free folk consider people who survive greyscale unclean. If a person has been exposed to greyscale they can prick each of their toes and fingers every day with a knife to check for infection. So long as the pricks hurt, they are safe. It is only when they cannot feel the blade that they will have cause to fear that they have contracted greyscale. Maesters say its progress could be stayed by limes, mustard poultices, and scalding-hot baths it is also believed that severing any affected appendages may stop the disease from spreading, but this treatment is not always effective.

The Red Death was a disease that erupted in the slave pens of Gogossos seventy seven years after the Doom of Valyria. It swept across the Isle of Tears and then spread across the rest of the Basilisk Isles. It killed nine of every ten men, who died screaming, bleeding copiously from every body orifice, their skin shredding like wet parchment.

Redspots is a common childhood disease similar to chickenpox. It is harmless to anyone under the age of ten and once one has it, he’ll be immune to it for the rest of his life. However, adults who do not contract it in childhood remain at risk for infection and may die from it. Redspots causes red dots to appear on the face and body and an itching which is soothed with salves.

The shaking sickness causes its sufferers to twitch, tremble, and have violent seizures. Such seizures are often treated with dreamwine and leeching with the belief that they are caused by bad blood resulting in rage. Robin Arryn suffers from the shaking sickness.

Okay but you know what they should make? Walter Robotics merch.

Like, give me a hat with the Walter Robotics logo on it, or WR stickers, or even pens with the logo on it
Hell, they could even make kazookaphones with the white and blue color scheme on them (though that might be a bit too much work)

But like, you know how Night Vale has intern t-shirts and stuff? I want that with SPG. I wanna go out with a shirt that says, “I’m A Walter Worker.” (Physically or metaphorically, you decide)

Maybe it’s just me, and maybe I’m asking too much, but I think the idea is really cool.

Confession

I am having a major internal struggle. I have recently become very into pro black activism. I have gone to  Black Lives Matter protests, I have created a pro black tumblr blog, and i spend a lot time focusing on how the black community as a whole can advance ourselves.

Even though i consider what i’m doing to be pro-active, I find its having a negative effect on me. I am starting to hate white people, I constantly think about the injustices that we have suffered, and the fact that people actually try and justify the killings of unarmed black men. A white male in my class tried to justify Tamir Rice’s killing by saying he “looked” older than 12. Jesus Christ, no empathy.  I have pretty much separated myself from all non people of color, but my anger is growing, because i’m going to have to bring my black children into this unjust world, where no matter how much love i show them, society will devalue them based on nothing but the color of their skin. Thinking about it drives me crazy.

I question whether or not i should pull myself back from activism…being “asleep” was so much" easier.

After I saw Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens the first time, I was left wondering: what if under every white stormtrooper’s armour was a black human?

After all, the only stormtrooper we actually see unmasked is played by John Boyega, and so it’s possible – though we are conditioned to believe that whiteness is the norm even in outer space – that his race wasn’t an aberration but the standard. The clues were certainly there: that on a galactic scale the First Order had conscripted black folks to do its heavy lifting (just as so many other oppressive regimes have done right here on earth on a planetary scale).