Activist in South Korea brutally pummeled by police water cannon dies
The farmer died as a result of injuries he sustained while opposing President Park Geun-hye.

SEOUL — An activist farmer who was expelled from school twice for protesting the rule of the military dictator Park Chung-hee of South Korea died Sunday as a result of injuries he sustained while opposing Park’s daughter, President Park Geun-hye.

The farmer, Baek Nam-gi, 68, was struck by a police water cannon in November during the largest antigovernment demonstration under Park Geun-hye.

He had remained in a coma at Seoul National University Hospital since, becoming a symbol of what government critics call rising police brutality and the erosion of the freedom of assembly under Park Geun-hye.

After the hospital announced that Baek had died of kidney failure Sunday afternoon, hundreds of students and other supporters gathered there. Thousands of police officers were deployed to the hospital over fears that his death might lead to anti-government protests.

At the protest in November, a water cannon hit Baek and continued to blast him as he lay on the ground and also blasted those who tried to drag him away. Doctors later reported that he had a cerebral hemorrhage that they suspected was caused by the water cannon. Prosecutors are still investigating the case.

In June, Maina Kiai, the special rapporteur at the United Nations on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, cited Baek’s case in criticizing what he called an excessive use of water cannons by the police and shrinking space for exercising the right to peaceful assembly under Park Geun-hye.

“In footage made available to the special rapporteur, the water cannon was used against largely peaceful crowds. In certain cases, lone individuals were targeted, a use difficult to justify,” he wrote. “The case of Mr. Baek Nam-gi is a tragic illustration of this.”

Baek was born in 1947 in Boseong in the rural southwest of South Korea. He was expelled from Chung-Ang University in Seoul in 1971 for leading a demonstration against Park Chung-hee’s deployment of troops on college campuses to intimidate student activists.

He was later allowed to reenroll but was soon on the run from the police for organizing protests against Park’s constitutional revision aimed at extending his dictatorship. While in hiding in a cathedral in Seoul, he became a Roman Catholic.

He was expelled again from school in 1975 but returned after Park’s 18-year rule came to an end with Park’s assassination by his intelligence chief in 1979.

Baek then led students in a march against Chun Doo-hwan, an Army major general who seized power in a coup after Park’s death. Chun’s martial-law troops arrested Baek during raids on school dormitories in 1980. He was expelled from school a third time and was later sentenced to two years in prison. He was freed in 1981.

Unlike former student activists who entered politics and became national figures, Baek devoted himself to advocating for the rights of impoverished rural farmers.

3 Fictional Characters

I was tagged by @moonlitskinwalker for this little challenge!! After a bit of thinking, the three fictional characters that describe me best are…

Originally posted by cecibel023

Hermione Granger: “I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed - or worse, expelled.” Total bookworm, strives to do well in school, doesn’t take crap from anyone directed at herself or her friends, cares about the rights of creatures (or people) less fortunate than she is

Originally posted by frozen-delight

Sam Winchester: Dean: So you’re saying we’ve got two super-famous, super-pissed-off ghosts killing their… super-fans? Sam: That’s what it looks like.
Dean: Well, that is muchos loco
Sam: Muy. It’s muy... Fabulous hair, knows multiple languages, total book nerd, soaks up information like a sponge, usually a more serious, quiet demeanor, unending hope in all circumstances, sees people as they could be and not as they are, (tries to be) kind to everyone

Originally posted by wonderlaaaaaand

Belle: “And for once it might be grand, To have someone understand, I want so much more than they’ve got planned.” Stands up to all the Gastons of the world, goes with her own plans for life, won’t be forced into anything, a bit stubborn, books (again), sees past the monster to the person

Ok, now I tag @gryffindorable713, @britney8793, @hardertobreatheat-night, @sis-tafics, @rosesandswallowshs, @unefemmedelettres. Have at it!

  • Aries:Breaking someone's nose
  • Taurus:Ordered dozens of pizza on the principal's credit card
  • Gemini:Changed their grades on the teacher's computer
  • Cancer:Called the teacher a stupid cunt
  • Leo:Got caught watching hentai during class
  • Virgo:Hacked the school wifi and disabled firewalls
  • Libra:Snuck vodka into a water bottle, threw up in class
  • Scorpio:Stalking a cute teacher outside of school
  • Sagittarius:Brought their cat to school and it scratched someone
  • Capricorn:Had a nervous breakdown and punched a hole in the wall
  • Aquarius:Threatened someone with a pair of scissors
  • Pisces:Pulled the fire alarm to get out of taking a test they didn't study for

It turns out that the real life Samuel L Jackson is just as bad a** as all the characters he plays.

In 1969, actor Samuel L Jackson was expelled from historically black Morehouse College for locking board members in a building for two days in protest of the school’s curriculum and governance. Included in this group of people who were held hostage was Martin Luther King Jr.’s very own father, Martin Luther King Sr.

In 1966, during the height of the civil rights movement, Jackson enrolled at the historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, the alma mater of Martin Luther King Jr. In 1968, when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Kings body was brought to Atlanta to lie in state at Spelman College, the historically black woman’s school adjacent to Morehouse. Jackson attended King’s funeral as one of the ushers and then flew to Memphis to join an equal rights protest march that radicalized him and changed the way he thought. “I was angry about the assassination, but I wasn’t shocked by it. I knew that change was going to take something different – not sit-ins, not peaceful coexistence,” he stated in an interview with Parade about his reactions to King’s death.

In 1969, as mentioned before, he and a group of radical Morehouse students held the college’s board of trustees hostage, demanding that changes be made in the curriculum of the school and stating that they wanted more blacks on the governing board of the institution. Morehouse eventually gave in and agreed to change but Jackson was expelled for his actions.

That summer he became connected with people in the Black Power movement including Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown and others.

“I was in that radical faction,” Jackson told Parade. “We were buying guns, getting ready for armed struggle. ‘All of a sudden,’ he said proudly, ‘I felt I had a voice. I was somebody. I could make a difference. ‘But then one day,’ he added quietly, ‘my mom showed up and put me on a plane to L.A. She said, ‘Do not come back to Atlanta.’ The FBI had been to the house and told her that if I didn’t get out of Atlanta, there was a good possibility I’d be dead within a year. She freaked out.’”

Jackson stayed in LA working in social services for two years and then applied to Morehouse and returning in January of 1971 as a drama major. “I decided that theater would now be my politics. It could engage people and affect the way they think. It might even change some minds,” he toldParade.

While doing a student rehearsal for a play, Jackson met LaTanya Richardson, a drama major at Spelman “and boom! I knew she was the person for me. From then on, we were always together, and we’ve stayed that way,” he stated in  Parade‘s interview. The couple got married in 1980 and the rest is history.[X]

So...shit indeed went down today at my high school today.

This sophomore, we’ll call her Jenny, and this senior, we’ll call him James, were hella beefing on twitter last night. At a point in the beef, he tweets “her mom gave me head 👐🏾” and then “don’t make me pull out the screenshots” and she’s thinking he’s bluffin and all talm bout “post them nigga i’ll post your dick pics this can go either way” SO THIS NIGGA POSTS THE MUHFUCKIN SCREENSHOTS.


so jenny’s going on about how his shit is gonna get fucked up [today] and she talking shit about James’ family, and that’s when HIS sister jumps in and basically tells her a bunch of gang members from this other high school were about to come to our high school and fuck shit up. THEN jenny’s talm bout a bunch of her gangbangin friends from her old high school (which she got expelled from).

So everyone’s lowkey taking this lightly, ya know, everyone loves a good ass fight, and joking about how our school is gonna be on the news tomorrow.

So today! roll up in school, everything is going well for the most part. until the end of first period. this other kid, we’ll call him tony, is friends with james and so him and a bunch of other seniors are in the library as they have a free first period. JENNY rolls up in the library and PEPPER SPRAYS THE WHOLE MF TABLE. deadass everyone in the whole fuckin library was like

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the main reason is because tony was on twitter talm bout how jenny had mushroom nipples, but she was really tryna get james. ANYWAY tony is the main person who gets sprayed and he’s currently at home lookin like mf fetty wap

Originally posted by calvinklein

so then the police came and have jenny in handcuffs. jenny, james, and their parents are all in the office, jenny’s mom is crying. for whatever reason. probably because they got caught lol. keep in mind that jenny’s mom is like fifty and james is 18 about to be 19.

and yeah, james got off scotch-free because he technically didn’t do anything. jenny may or may not be in jail or something rn (i’m pretty sure she didn’t go home so 🤔) tony’s eye is swole, our school is in the news, and it’s only wednesday. i’m just gonna take a wild guess and say some more shit shall blow up tomorrow. stay tuned 🤗
We Weren’t That Resilient
In response to the bell ringing that kids these days aren’t resilient the way their parents were growing up in the Wild West of the seventies and eighties suburban American neighborhoods and …

“Kids who were in any way off the extremely narrow line of the norm were persecuted ruthlessly, and I don’t know anyone who just got over it…

"We weren’t pandered to with the myriad of diagnosed anxiety disorders of today’s kids. Naw, we just had eating disorders and mental illnesses that we suffered in secret, silence, and shame.

"For example, one of my high school friends lived in terror that the devil was trying to grab him from underground, one among a number of his quirks that in retrospect point to at least a concern for adolescent onset schizophrenia. No one was concerned. He couldn’t be convinced to stop climbing onto the roof of the school to escape the devil so he was expelled. The boy didn’t end up surviving his twenty-first summer.”

“I sometimes wonder what would have happened if my mom hadn’t died. I was always with her, and I always followed what she said. So I think that if she was still around I probably wouldn’t have gotten expelled from school. Dad spent all his time at work, so we were like two total strangers after she died. He’d try to reprimand me without knowing who I was or how I felt. He’d tell me to put down the guitar and quit wasting my time. And he’d never show any sadness about Mom. He thought he was being strong but he wasn’t helping us or him. By not crying, all he did was make us feel more alone.”

(Mexico City, Mexico)

title: Mine Now

author: aclosetlarryshipper

word count: 32k

After Harry is expelled from private school, he joins a secret competition to get back at the boy who made it happen.


This is the story of how Harry finds himself pouting in Louis’ passenger seat with a raging boner on the way to seduce his ex boyfriend.
14 Disturbing Stats About Racial Inequality in American Public Schools

From the Department of Education:

  1. Black students accounted for 18 percent of the country’s pre-K enrollment, but made up 48 percent of preschoolers with multiple out-of-school suspensions.
  2. Black students were expelled at three times the rate of white students.
  3. American Indian and Native-Alaskan students represented less than 1 percent of students, but 3 percent of expulsions.
  4. Black girls were suspended at higher rates than all other girls and most boys.
  5. American Indian and Native-Alaskan girls were suspended at higher rates than white boys or girls.
  6. Nearly one in four boys of color, excepting Latino and Asian American students, with disabilities received an out-of-school suspension.
  7. One in five girls of color with disabilities received an out-of-school suspension.
  8. A quarter of the schools with the highest percentage of black and Latino students did not offer Algebra II.
  9. A third of these schools did not offer chemistry.
  10. Less than half of American Indian and Native-Alaskan high school students had access to the full range of math and science courses, which consists of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, calculus, biology, chemistry and physics.
  11. Black and Latino students accounted for 40 percent of enrollment at schools with gifted programs, but only represented 26 percent of students in such programs.
  12. Black, Latino and Native American students attended schools with higher concentrations of first-year teachers (3 to 4 percent) than white students (1 percent).
  13. Black students were more than three times as likely to attend schools where fewer than 60 percent of teachers meet all state certification and licensure requirements.
  14. Latino students were twice as likely to attend such schools.

(h/t The Nation)

I’m listening to the Harry Potter series  on audio book so now I plagued with a the hetalia harry potter cross over AU. Now even  though most of it takes place after the school years I was in the mood to draw uniforms. 

So these are the muggle born Jones brothers who are exchange students from the states. Mattie is the Hufflepuff Quidditch Seeker and Alfred is constally trying to show off/ teaching his studies to every day muggles which dose get him expelled from Hogwarts in his 5th year and his wand destroyed.

And there’s pure blood Arthur nerd crushing hard for his Gryffindor charms/ herbology classmate with Alfred none the wiser. 


Homeless Palestinian couples got married today (Sunday August 17th, 2014) at a UN-run school in Rafah, southern Gaza sheltering thousands of people from Israeli attacks. Israel continued to deliberately target civilian homes and reduced them to rubble making another 500,000 Palestinians homeless during its most recent assault on Gaza, the majority off whom are already refugees after Zionist forces expelled them from their homes in the build up to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

(Photos: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)


Russel Hobbs  //   Virtual band Gorillaz

Russel was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the Xavier School For Young Achievers, but was expelled after attacking several students while possessed by a demon. He fell into a coma for the next four years, at the end of which, the demon was finally exorcised from his body by a priest named Father Merrin.

After his old school refused to take him back, Russel attended Brooklyn High School, where many of the students were gifted in hip-hop music.

One rainy night outside a 7-Eleven Store, Russel’s companions were killed in a drive by shooting by a gang of “gang bangers” driving a black Humvee. They were all wearing red hooded tops. One of them was wearing a black hood who Russel identified as The Grim Reaper. After the shooting, the spirits of Russel’s friends came to reside in his body, the most prominent being Russel’s best friend Del tha Ghost Rapper . (x)

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Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school, to have less access to rigorous math and science classes, and to be taught by lower-paid teachers with less experience, according to comprehensive data released Friday by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

In the first analysis in nearly 15 years of information from all of the country’s 97,000 public schools, the Education Department found a pattern of inequality on a number of fronts, with race as the dividing factor.

Black students are suspended and expelled at three times the rate of white students. A quarter of high schools with the highest percentage of black and Latino students do not offer any Algebra II courses, while a third of those schools do not have any chemistry classes. Black students are more than four times as likely as white students — and Latino students are twice as likely — to attend schools where one out of every five teachers does not meet all state teaching requirements.

“Here we are, 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, and the data altogether still show a picture of gross inequity in educational opportunity,” said Daniel J. Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California at Los Angeles’s Civil Rights Project.


The New York Times“School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines.”

In twenty fucking fourteen.

I go to a private Christian school and my principal recently had an assembly and announced that if anyone came out as gay, bisexual, or transgender that they would be expelled. I spoke out against this in Bible class and now I have to defend the lgbtq community soon from a biblical standpoint. If anyone has any information, websites, quotes, verses, anything please send them to me. Please rember that by sending a message you could be changing someone’s life. Thanks! ~@turtelycool

If anyone can help that would be really great! 



Brandeis Student Receives Racist Threats for Tweets About NYC Suspected Racist Police Shooting
Khadijah Lynch’s remarks have led to widespread discussions about race relations and free speech.

By Steve Annear

A Brandeis University student has received death threats from people across the country after she posted a series of tweets in response to the killings of two New York City police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Khadijah Lynch, a student at the school, deleted her Twitter account in response to the onslaught of racist and threatening remarks directed toward her after Brandeis senior Daniel Mael wrote astory for the conservative website TruthRevolt that included tweets sent out by Lynch.

“I have no sympathy for the NYPD officers who were murdered today,” one of the tweets by Lynch, which have been deleted, allegedly said.

Mael’s story about Lynch, which included other posts she made on social media prior to Saturday’s grisly murders, racked up a whopping 83,000 “likes” on TruthRevolt’s website, and quickly led to the creation of a Facebook group calling for Lynch to be expelled from the school.

The group, named “Expel Khadijah Lynch from Brandeis,” has more than 200 members, some of which are from the Waltham school, according to the page. People both supporting and deriding Lynch for her comments on the police shootings have been arguing about the sequence of events since Mael’s article went public.

Boston asked Mael if he would like to comment on the situation, but instead he forwarded a statement posted to his own Facebook account. “Any threats made against Khadijah Lynch are repulsive and morally reprehensible. What Lynch wrote was vile and so to [sic] are some of the threats made against her. It must stop. Now. We must overcome vicious hatred through real dialogue and a strong commitment to a better future,” he said.

Attempts to reach Lynch after she deleted her social media accounts were unsuccessful.

Following the response and controversy surrounding the highly-publicized tweets sent out on Saturday, Lynch stepped down from her role as the Undergraduate Department Representative for the African and Afro-American Studies department, where she was a student leader.

In a statement, Chad Williams, associate professor and chairman of the AAAS at Brandeis, distanced the group from Lynch’s actions. “The comments of Ms. Lynch, made through her own personal Twitter account, do not reflect the views of AAAS as a department,” he said in a letter sent to Boston

However, Williams also blasted those who have lobbed “horrifically racist, sexist, Islamophobic” remarks at Lynch. “The comments expressed by Ms. Lynch in no way excuse those made in response to her tweets,” he said. “These appalling comments should be resoundingly condemned with even greater passion.”

While officials from the school “condemned” Lynch’s tweets about the deaths of the New York officers, who were gunned down while sitting in their cruiser on December 20, they were in disbelief about the reaction to her opinions expressed online.

“Brandeis seeks at all times to be a space that empowers honest and open dialogue on difficult subjects, including issues of race and law enforcement. Unfortunately, one of our students posted comments in social media that were hurtful and disrespectful, inconsistent with our institutional values,” said Andrew Flagel, senior vice president for students and enrollment. “We are equally dismayed that individuals responding to the initial comments have posted reprehensible racist and threatening comments. While we in no way condone the original posts, we likewise are appalled by efforts to diminish speech and instill fear in our students.”

Many students from the school have stood behind Lynch during the ordeal. The incident was the impetus for a special hashtag-driven conversation on Twitter called #IstandWithKhadijah, and#StandWithKhadijah, which has generated thousands of comments on race relations and free speech.

Using the hashtags, former and current students have equally lambasted the hateful speech aimed at Lynch, and called for others to put an end to it.


Ryan White’s mother Jeanne speaking about Michael Jackson’s friendship with their family. Ryan White was an American teenager who became infected with HIV from contaminated blood treatment and was then expelled from middle school because of his infection, suffering the stigma and isolation associated with the disorder in the 80s. He and Michael Jackson became friends after Michael heard what had happened to him. Jackson would dedicate Gone Too Soon in his memory, releasing the song on World AIDS Day in 1993 and using his performance of the song at Clinton’s presidential inauguration to address the illness and urge for more to be done about it. His friendship with the family continued after Ryan’s death, and Jeanne has said that she and her family would take vacations at Neverland Ranch.