Nobody ever talks about white on white crime
Well, gee, crazy white people stirring up trouble. Whoda thunk.
“resisting arrest and running, and yet didn’t get shot… what race do you think they are?”
police cannot stop you from videotaping, and if they do (assuming they don’t shoot you dead illegally because you don’t have that white privilege)…
Kinda sad that Jon Oliver was the first to point out where the police got all that military grade equipment (spoiler: from the military).
rewarding racist murderers with money?
this is beautiful and sad
I am a horrible person because I have done this twice to the same pair of guys. And I am even more horrible because I have admitted that I’ve done this to other people because I can’t get over how awful I am. And no, I don’t think I’ve been given absolution. I just feel kind of cruddy. And I am never ever going to make that mistake again even if I said that the first time I made it.
Historical thoughts about walking while black.
All children should have the same kind of privilege that mine have.
this is a fun (not fun!) one
tell ya what
So #2 and I had a lengthy conversation about whether or not it’s a good thing for Huffington Post to spend space showing all the good things the people of Ferguson are doing for each other. She argues that that’s nice and all but it doesn’t keep the police from being racist assholes. My argument (and I’m right) is that by showing the humanity of the people, the real people of Ferguson, is much harder to “other” them and to paint them all with one racist brush. The teachers, the librarians, the people giving rides to people because “it isn’t safe for a young black man to be out walking alone.” There’s a lot of people in the CNN comments section (before they shut them off) blaming the riots on black people being bad. Heck, there’s ARTICLES on CNN doing that. The more we see of the humanity of people, the more we see that they’re individuals, the less people are able to do that. Stories are important for public opinion and public opinion is important for policy. Here, Cloud explains why it’s important. And here’s how you can help.
This is wrong. Actually, #2 and I had a lengthy conversation about that too and she says that it actually works in place of rice but it isn’t worth the effort. Except not sushi rice. I concede that any substitution for potatoes is probably fine (though not as good as the original potatoes) because cheese and deep frying make up for a wealth of deficiencies. Of course, that sort of loses the point of being healthy.
Athena Scalzi is such a teenager
How to quickly decide whether or not to accept terms of service.
Guessing this won’t catch on like the ice water challenge is, but hey, tacos, beer, and funding choice!
Conditional on having the same research, who do you think is more likely to get tenure, men or women? The answer will probably not surprise you.
this is cool for academic definitions of cool… it’s actually kind of horrible if you think about it
What books would you toss?
Did we link to this xykademiqz comic? I think we did, but #2 sent it to me again because she never reads all the links I send her. If we didn’t, we should have. And all the other ones too. Everyone, just go to the blog and read them all if you’re not already a regular, which you should be.
I can do all this work that i have to do. If not…
ha ha I love this
I like the second panel here, it makes me laugh
Just got a text message from DC1’s best friend: [DC1] can come over tomorrow, but [ze] has to leave an hour early because I did not cooperate when it was time to clean the house.