Silence.

I really enjoy new school/office supplies. I like when people pronounce my name right the first time. Sometimes I feel like I need to be more social than I am, so I'll make plans, but then really regret making those plans. My blood quantum is probably 15% ice cream. I like putting things I already did on my To Do list, just so I can have a few things already crossed off.

getting overwhelmed and feeling so out of my depth when applying to these programs. you tell yourself keep moving forward, keep pushing, but it feels like the chances are so slim that one of those seats could be mine. 

oh well. i’ma go play batman and turn my brain off for a min, because i can cope well with stress.

teambigkrit:

Serious Question?

teambigkrit:

Serious Question?

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cognitivedissonance:

That last one…

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femtoxic:

geekscoutcookies:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter

Follow the Argus Livestream as events unfold tonight.

Oh god

16 TIMES?? HE WAS SHOT 16 TIMES???

how much longer are we supposed to deal with being treated like animals? i am tearing up over this this shit has got to stop. what do you even do with this?

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loveserenissima:

South Sudanese model Tina J.

loveserenissima:

South Sudanese model Tina J.

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I’m Black. My type is…Black.

No sugar coating it. (via eclecticallyjai)

tru…

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langste:

These “coffee kiss” sculptures are part of an ongoing series by Chinese artist Johnson Tsang. Started in 2002, the series is named after a local drink called Yuanyang, which is made using a mixture of three parts coffee and seven parts Hong Kong-style milk tea to perfectly represent both Eastern and Western cultures.


whaaaa how cool is that

langste:

These “coffee kiss” sculptures are part of an ongoing series by Chinese artist Johnson Tsang. Started in 2002, the series is named after a local drink called Yuanyang, which is made using a mixture of three parts coffee and seven parts Hong Kong-style milk tea to perfectly represent both Eastern and Western cultures.

whaaaa how cool is that

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black-boys:

Christian Gray by Brandon Espy

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cozyqueen:

"what I did"

omg lmaoooooo this little girl has so much personality i can’t

it look like her man just spewed some bullshit and she got fed up when she stormed off lmao

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linds-benzie:

niquename lmao

lol inuyasha’s face
sess dont give a fuck

linds-benzie:

niquename lmao

lol inuyasha’s face

sess dont give a fuck

theslumflower:

The Slumflower, by artist, @air_em (on instagram)

theslumflower:

The Slumflower, by artist, @air_em (on instagram)

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yesterday, two of my students asked to film a statement from me for a project they’re doing in american lit. 

1. how do you identify yourself?

2. what do you think of america?

loaded questions, though they might not seems so with a cursory read. it becomes a lot more problematic when they added the stipulations that their teacher gave them: the comments cannot be negative, and they cannot offend anyone.

……

how can you give that assignment and coupled with those stipulations? why would you give those stipulations? no wait, i already know how and why.

i really had to think about my answers. in fact, even though i gave them my comments yesterday, they had asked me monday, but i told them i needed to think it over. i even told them they might not want to include what i had to say in the film, but they insisted. lord only knows why.

i edited what i would have actually like to have said. i didn’t want them to fail. off camera, we had a really long talk about not only why my comment wasn’t lavish with praise and honor, but about why the caveats were given. i told them that the way you view america is really dependent upon the story of your people. and for me and mine, the story has not been a fairy tale. i told them about the horrors that asian immigrants had to face in this country, if the struggles of my people didn’t drive it home enough, since they’re asian.

it was amazing…they didn’t know much of anything about the japanese internment camps, or the chinese labor on the trans continental railroads. the look on their faces was…it’s hard to describe. it was disappointment, confusion, rage, all mixed with some kind of disgust.

"why don’t we learn about this stuff in school?"

a question that comes up all too often. 

"history is written by the victors" the answer that needs to be given. me and my office mate gave them a couple books to read to solidify some things.

i’ve had these kinds of conversations a lot over the past year with students. looking at their homework assignments and the way questions are phrased, or how they are understanding history and social issues….it disturbs me. and it makes me sit back and reflect. 

this is definitely outside of my job description, but it’s so so important that kids are getting the whole story. or at least being pointed in the right direction for where to look for answers

that teacher is gonna be mad at meee……

ugly laughed at this lmao

ugly laughed at this lmao

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