CWL: our society has a problem with looking at poc... →
ikenbot: our society has a problem with looking at poc as good people, they like to write off our histories and experiences as they highlight our faults that were obviously formed from the very system that alienates us, demonizes us, while it makes money exploiting us and telling us we’re still not good…
Robert Reich: The Triumph of Progressivism:... →
robertreich: Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities. But many of you are cynical about politics. You see the system as inherently corrupt. You doubt…
CWL: tw: depression/ suicide: The mistake a lot of... →
ikenbot: tw: depression/ suicide: The mistake a lot of people (myself included) tend to do when trying to give advice on depression and suicidal tendencies is we liken it to a mere psychological problem that can easily be dealt with by simply “trying to talk ourselves out of it”. But as I, and many others…
QUOTE: The honey bee is very common, highly social and important to humanity...– Juvenile hormone study to protect bee pollinators (via jacquelinelichtenberg)
Bank Internet Links Can Give Hackers Keys to...
CYBERSECURITY May 13, 2013 11:39:32 AM Bank Internet Links Can Give Hackers Keys to Vaults By John P. Mello Jr. TechNewsWorld 05/13/13 5:00 AM PT The recent $45 million dollar heist involving fraudulent ATM withdrawals around the world had its beginnings on the Internet, when hackers broke into banking systems to hike credit lines on prepaid cards. Those direct or indirect...
The Hell of American Day Care
The Hell of American Day CareAn investigation into the barely regulated, unsafe business of looking after our children BY JONATHAN COHN It was 5:30 in the morning when Kenya Mire looked down at her baby girl, Kendyll,who was curled up tight on a foldaway crib. “Night, night,” Kendyll had just murmured in her quiet, serious way. At 20 months, she was picking up all sorts of words, like “baby,”...
Is LinkedIn the Creepiest Social Network? →
This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. In fact, it stems from something I noticed way back in August of last year. After digging for answers and even a couple attempts at contacting their customer support, I’ve concluded that LinkedIn is by far the creepiest social network.
I resigned from my job yesterday as a matter of principle. I was given a letter...– One of the small acts of courage and defiance that sparked the Second Wave of Feminism and paved the way for much of what we take for granted today. (via explore-blog)
Walt Disney Company: Stop their application for... →
lati-negros: lalunafemme: sulitati: STOP DISNEY FROM TRADEMARKING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS! I am signing this petition to stop Walt Disney from appropriating and exploiting Mexican religion and culture. Dia de los Muertos is a religious observance during which people, and particularly native peoples, in Mexico, the United States, and abroad, honor ancestors and loved ones who have died. This...
I have long pondered a phrase I learned from a mentor: “Witness the struggle.”...– Witness the Struggle: the Gifts of Presence, Silence, and Choice (via gjmueller)
4,693 People in America Died on the Job in 2011 →
motherjones: In the wake of the disaster in West, Texas, a new report looks at deaths on the job in the US. Stat of the day.
It is the responsibility of scientists and journalists to work together in...– Jamil Zaki, Empathy Fatigue and What the Press Can Do About It, The Huffington Post. Background: Circa 2009, I geeked out over Zaki’s article because, well, hearing a psychologist weigh in on the objectivity-is-perilous-in-journalism debate is refreshing. No one’s really arguing anymore over the...
Write a Letter to a Teacher →
gjmueller: Perfect sentiment for Teacher Appreciation Week here on tumblr #education! Think of a teacher that made a difference in your life; helped you succeed, or got you through something difficult. Take a few minutes to go to the school’s website and send them an email. Nothing means more to a teacher than knowing they made a positive difference in a student’s life.
Even the word ‘blog’ sounds a little grandma-y now. This whole concept of buzz...– Ezra Koenig tells it like it is in our new Vampire Weekend feature story by Carrie Battan. (via pitchfork)
If common concerns link women of African descent transnationally, why don’t more...– Patricia Hill Collins Black women actually share quite a bit in terms of how intersectionality and the matrix of domination impact our lives—globally. While how oppression manifests varies (i.e. imperialism vs. colonialism, whether the Black woman has light skin, thin, heterosexual, class, and cis...
For parents of missing children, the world can be filled with horrific...– Joy, And New Hope, For All Families Of The Missing (via npr)
Let’s not argue now about high vs. low culture. I’m in the midst of writing a...– Rise Of The Superheroes: Winners And Losers : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture (via npr)
Veteran tech workers see themselves locked out of...
Sponsored by: IT workers with 15 or more years of experience say they’re passed over for employment By Grant Gross, IDG News Service May 03, 2013 11:26 AM ET Sponsored by: IDG News Service - Many tech companies have called for the U.S. Congress to ease restrictions on high-skill immigration because they can’t find qualified tech workers to fill open positions. Yet, many...
A Prison Cell Awaits Execution →
Anthropologists explain how to approach aliens... →
It happens all the time in science fiction stories: aliens park their vessels in Earth orbit, and things go pear-shaped. But what if this scenario unfolded in real life? What would be the best thing for us to do? We asked several anthropologists the best way to go about communicating with truly unknown life forms.
Star Light, Star Bright (2) →
Star Light, Star Bright, Part 2: As suspected by the Botani facility leader, the ship now approaching the superconductor mining facility was indeed a pirate trying to make a fantastically lucrative score. Unfortunately, that ship and crew are in danger unless they accept help from the people they were just trying to rob: http://wp.me/p1UgIB-vI
CISPA - When privacy is no longer private →
Here's to the Crazy Ones →
30 Cubed - 30 short stories, 30 characters, 30... →
Public School Kids Perform Adele Song and blow the doors off the place, spontaneously and without rehearsal.
Gradient Lair: Black Bodies: Objects For White... →
gradientlair: Black bodies, the bodies of Black Americans, have a sordid and complicated history. The babies of slaves used as alligator bait is a reality often forgotten when people think of the Jewish babies killed by Nazi guards. Indeed, the latter wasn’t the first time that something reprehensible…