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For the white people who say racism doesn’t exist anymore. And this isn’t the 60s. First of all racism didn’t start in the 60s, but you know whatever…

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Second, I want to ask you…

How would you know racism doesn’t exist? 

How would it affect your life? 

There are about 77% of white people in America. So your the majority. 

Congress is 80% white. 

About 70% white people in federal government services. 

80% of faculty, including principals, superintendents, boards of education members, etc, in Education in America are WHITE.


Most Communities are Segregated in America. 

So Whites Live with Whites. 

Whites only is a thing still.

Almost 90% of law enforcement is white. 

79% of judges are white. 

95% of prosecutors are white. 83% of them are men. 

In the private sector people of color make up a 1/3 of the labor force. 

Which means 64% are White. 

95% of CEOs and upper Executives of  Business/Companies are White.

Three quarters of white people in America don’t have non white friends. 

So how does racism affect you? 

Would you see racism? 

And since white people are the majority of every sector/system in America, how could you see racism? 

Are you saying White people are racist against other White people? 

Originally posted by n-wordbelike

Racism is about power. Not words. If a white person called me Nigger, I’d be angry, and I’d cuss them out. And maybe I’d woop some ass, but other then that…….

Originally posted by independentb

That’s about how much that affects my day. But if this same person who called me a nigger was let’s say my teacher. There lies the problem. They have the power over my education, and my GPA. So them being prejudice, and anti black affects my life. It’s about POWER. And since whites dominate every system in this country. White people have the power to affect your income, education,food, environment,housing etc. 

Racism= Prejudice + POWER

All you have to do is look at Hurricane Katrina. 

Originally posted by bbcnewsus

Originally posted by welele


Flint Michigan 

Originally posted by blackoutforhumanrights

Detroit Michigan

Dear White People,

How would you know racism doesn’t exist anymore? 

You wouldn’t.

Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

fun fact: the man who wrote the american pledge of allegiance was a socialist

according to wikipedia: “As a socialist he had initially also considered using the words equality and fraternity but decided against it, knowing that the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans”

the “under god” part was added much later in the 1950s by pres eisenhower

“This is not one of those situations where it’s just smoke. There is in fact fire,” said Alabama’s new state superintendent of education, Michael Sentance.

The fire: Sentance revealed earlier this month that high schools there have “misstated student records … resulting in diplomas that were not honestly earned.” At a recent meeting of the state school board, he also admitted that Alabama’s education department had not provided enough oversight.

“This is a black eye for the department,” Sentance said, “and it makes the education system here look bad, and in some ways undeservedly so.”

The revelations come as high school graduation rates have been rising across the country, nowhere more than in Alabama. Its rate, now at 89 percent, has risen 17 points since 2011. The average state increase was barely four points.

Alabama Admits Its High School Graduation Rate Was Inflated

Illustration: LA Johnson/NPR

Take a look at your hand, right or left, it doesn’t matter. Now imagine every finger represents a word. How many sentences can you come up with?

I think therefore I am.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

All you need is love.

Ximena Martinez, from Texas, thought this one was good: “Las naranjas son muy ricas.” Translation: The oranges are very delicious.

She’s a native Spanish-speaker and preschooler at Kramer Elementary School in Dallas. Her teacher, Jorge Ruiz, always asks his young students to speak in complete sentences.

That’s because research shows that if children aren’t reading proficiently by third grade, they’re four times more likely to drop out of high school. “We’ve known for quite some time in education that there’s an incredibly strong link between oral language development and future reading abilities” — no matter what language kids speak, says Alan Cohen.

He’s the brains behind this seemingly simple effort by the Dallas Independent School District to improve literacy by getting preschool through second-grade students to express themselves in full sentences. Cohen is the district’s former assistant superintendent for early childhood education, a subject he has researched for a long time.

“If a teacher says, ‘What color is this?’ and holds up a red pen, and a child just says 'Red,’ they’ve heard one word,” says Cohen. “If the child says 'The color of that pen is red,’ well, they have heard multiple words.”

That, he explains, means kids are hearing a greater number of words by the hundreds, or maybe thousands, each day of the year. Then, multiply that year, after year and the benefits are huge.

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Illustration: Byrd Pinkerton / NPR

Virginia is adding computer science to every K-12 school

Guest post by Chris Dovi, co-founder of CodeVA

When we launched CodeVA in 2013, my wife, Rebecca Dovi, and I had in mind the simple goal of making sure that Virginia students didn’t fall behind.

Last week, Virginia took a giant leap forward toward becoming a national leader in computer science. CodeVA helped convince state legislators to pass a law making computer science a topic that will be taught in all schools, and to all Virginia students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The new bill adds “computer science and computational thinking, including computer coding” to Virginia’s Standards of Learning.

Over the next few years, computer science standards will be reviewed and adopted that integrate concepts, and expose students to real-world uses of computer science. Virginia has long provided basic access to computer classes to all high school students through a statewide virtual learning school, but now coding courses also will be added to what students can take.

The road to Virginia’s victory started very differently

 In January, lawmakers introduced legislation to allow computer science to count for foreign language credits. We knew there were problems.

Had any of the bills become law, they might have further confused schools on just what constitutes computer science. CodeVA had already found that many classes considered to be computer science by the state were instead productivity software classes. Luckily, all of the lawmakers who proposed foreign language bills were well intentioned, and determined to do right by Virginia kids. But none were aware that state universities wouldn’t accept high school diplomas that substituted computer programming languages for French or Chinese. And what would people think about students missing out on foreign languages?

We made it our mission to educate them. With the help of Microsoft, all five bills were soon set aside in favor of a single substitute bill carried by Del. Tag Greason. Not a bad bit of teamwork.

The bill passed both the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate on unanimous votes, with the nod of the Virginia Department of Education, and blessings from stakeholders like the Virginia Educators Association, superintendents, and the school board association.

When this change is officially signed into law in July, Virginia will be the first state to require computer science to be integrated at all K-12 levels. After that, the Virginia Department of Education will get to work developing standards for each grade level.

All of this means lots more hard, but rewarding, work ahead for us, with help from our partner

It’s time to train a whole lot of teachers!  

CodeVA, an independent nonprofit, was’s first national affiliate partner. Since 2014, CodeVA has trained teachers in 33 Virginia school districts, impacting tens of thousands of Virginia students.

anonymous asked:

My schools dress code sexualizes girls so so much. We can't wear a certain tank top without being yelled at or a certain dress or shorts. I really want to do something to stand up to it. Do you have any ideas?

The first suggestion that comes to mind is taking a direct-action approach. 

1. Read the school’s official dress code and highlight the portions that are unfair or discriminate specifically against girls clothing. 

2. Write a petition to rescind or review those portions of the dress code.

3. Collect signatures from students and parents.

4. Present signed petition to principal/headmaster or headmistress/superintendent/board of education (determine who the most appropriate person would be in your situation).

5. Raise awareness to your petition in the local paper or on a local radio station. 

If all of that seems overwhelming or intimidating, involve friends! Everything is a little easier with someone to support you by your side. 

Good luck! Fight the good fight.

- Claudia


It was Anne’s idea that they dramatize Elaine. They had studied Tennyson’s poem in school the preceding winter, the Superintendent of Education having prescribed it in the English course for the Prince Edward Island schools. They had analyzed and parsed it and torn it to pieces in general until it was a wonder there was any meaning at all left in it for them, but at least the fair lily maid and Lancelot and Guinevere and King Arthur had become very real people to them, and Anne was devoured by secret regret that she had not been born in Camelot. Those days, she said, were so much more romantic than the present.