at this point in the game
there’s literally NO EXCUSE for you as a white person to go in POC’s inboxes demanding explanations about racism, cultural appropriation, identity, diaspora w/e no matter how benign you’re being or how genuinely you want to learn
the internet has been around long enough that this shit is archived, saved, linked, written up and readily available for you at the touch of a few keys
all it takes is some time and effort on your part
stop expecting POC and especially WOC to perform this labor for you
get with the program and educate yourself
and it’s also likely that poc have already written (multiple times) about what you’re asking them to explain.
so if people don’t want to indulge you, you can’t whinge about how they’re not helping you learn something that is easily researched and has practically been handed to you.
for many poc, no one taught them the words and terminology to describe their experiences, they had to learn on their own.
Apparently the all-too-easily agitated Tea-Party are being stirred up again against the Common Core Standards Initiative on the grounds that it’s somehow promoting ‘socialism’. Well it may have many problems (not least that education has become a political football for cynical and self-serving politicians) but ‘socialism’ ? Only in America .. (background)
Telling your son not to “be such a girl” lets his sister who overhears the conversation know that being a girl is not a good thing and she should be sorry and ashamed of herself.
It also reminds your son that being a boy is better than being a girl and therefore he is better than any girl he will ever meet.
In russian if you cry you get called a cabbage. Vote to change “dont be such a girl to “dont be such a cabbage” say I.
Comedian Jamie Kilstein thinks we shouldn’t joke about violence against women. That view got him notably shunned from the comedy community; other famous comedians weighed in, called him names, it was a whole thing. As a result, he lost a TV deal, promotional gigs, and friends — all because he said rape jokes are bad.
President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2015, which he sent to Congress on March 4, pushes the debate in a positive direction in several areas. For that, he should be given credit. However, on the most important issue, a budget that would get us back to full employment, his proposals fall way short.
Let’s start with the positives. President Obama proposes a four-year infrastructure program that would cost just over $300 billion. This comes to $75 billion a year, or roughly 0.4 percent of GDP. This idea could go far toward improving and upgrading our infrastructure and is much needed for this purpose. It would also provide a boost to the economy. Assuming the typical multiplier of 1.5 times the amount spent for the expected stimulus, the program would create more than 800,000 jobs.
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