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California high schoolers reportedly created a “n*gger kill list” — but no one has been disciplined

  • At Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California, every single black student was reportedly put on a “n*gger kill list” created by between six and 10 nonblack students at the school, the Root reported.
  • Students shared the list on social media, but when those responsible were identified, no one was disciplined, community members say. 
  • A spokesperson from the school district said that “appropriate disciplinary action” had been taken, according to the Root.
  • The high school is only 0.1% black, and the black community in Cupertino is still seeking justice. 
  • Attorney Richard Richardson filed a lawsuit on behalf of one student on the list, who has since left school amid the racial tensions and threats. 
  • The lawsuit accuses the school’s Fremont Union High School District of violating federal and civil rights claims and state education codes because they did not prevent discrimination against black students nor did they enforce anti-bullying policies. 
  • Other black community leaders have accused the school of not properly notifying the students or parents about the discovery. Read more (6/15/17)

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The Trump administration appears to be rolling back protections for transgender people despite pre-election avowals otherwise

This week, the Trump administration made its first move away from expanding rights for transgender students. On Friday, the Justice Department filed a legal brief that withdrew its objections to an injunction that had blocked guidance from the Education Department, which required public schools to allow students to use bathrooms that corresponded with their current gender identity. Here’s what that means.

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New Jersey town to pay Muslim group $3.25 million after allegedly changing law to deny mosque permit

  • The town of Bernards Township, New Jersey, will pay $3.25 million to the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to settle a lawsuit over the denial of a permit to build a mosque, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
  • The DOJ filed the lawsuit in November, alleging that the town discriminated against the group’s members because they are Muslim.
  • “Federal law protects people of all religious communities from discrimination and unlawful obstacles when they seek to build a place of worship,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.
  • The Islamic Society applied to build the mosque in April 2012, on a 4.3-acre lot it had purchased the previous year. 
  • But the town denied the group’s permit after four years of hearings — and after allegedly changing its zoning laws to only allow construction of houses of worship in residential neighborhoods on lots six acres or larger, according to reports. Read more (5/31/17)

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Well, this has sufficiently fucked me up for the day.

First articles of impeachment formally filed against Donald Trump
A Democratic representative has introduced the first formal article of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Representative Brad Sherman alleges Mr Trump committed obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey amid agency investigations into Russian meddling in the US election. "Such conduct," Mr Sherman writes in the article, "warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office."


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“You take him to the hospital.”
“What about you?”

She doesn’t answer, knows the question is more rhetorical than anything. The answer is obvious. Even if Gibson is delirious, even if he might only be imagining that he hears Mulder, she cannot ignore the possibility that he’s right. That Mulder is really out here somewhere. “You’re so close now,” he said. God, if that’s true…

I’m sorry, Gibson. I have to try. Skinner will protect you. You can trust him.

She doesn’t know if he can hear her, if he’s out of range or too sick, but she hopes he will understand, somehow. Behind her, she can hear the car door slam and the engine turn over. The sound of the tires rolling over the dirt carries for a long time across the stillness of the desert air; when it finally fades away to nothing, Scully closes her eyes and holds her breath, as if she will be able to hear Mulder if only she tries hard enough.

The silence sits heavy in her ears. She holds the breath until her lungs start to burn, until Mulder’s name pulses in her ears in time to her heartbeat. Blinking her eyes open, then, she lets the air out in a long, slow exhalation and bends down to pick her flashlight up off the ground. She sweeps the beam in a wide arc in front of her, eyes straining into the darkness for a glimpse of something, anything, that might indicate Gibson was right.

Where are you, Mulder? Am I really so close to finding you?

Setting her jaw, she fixes the light in the direction Gibson was staring when she found him. It’s as good a place as any to start.

She is struck by the sudden and intense sensation of deja vu, of searching a wide open desert for a missing Mulder, so long ago. So much has changed since then, and yet here she is, five years later, doing the very same thing. She dreamed of him then, too, she realizes. The thought gives her hope, not that the horrors she’s been seeing in her nightmares are real, but that if he were truly dead and gone, she would somehow know.

Longing swells in her chest, expanding until she might burst from it, until it can only escape as a cry into the night.



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i don’t think i ever mentioned this in a post but 15 year old apollo justice still thinks phoenix wright is The Shit™, which phoenix remains unaware of but maya thinks is fucking hilarious