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Louis Gray
You Can't Achieve Equality by Expecting Everyone to be the Same - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
You Can't Achieve Equality by Expecting Everyone to be the Same
You Can't Achieve Equality by Expecting Everyone to be the Same
"Speaking up or talking about hard issues like racial bias or diversity, or calling for attentiton to inherent problems, makes it possible I'll misspeak and say something quotable where I don't want it. It's instead much easier to sit quiet and let other people fight their battles - to watch big conflicts and flareups remotely, trivializing someone else's experience, as something that's not happening here. But even in the 'burbs, and in our corporate offices, there are issues. We may not see unarmed men shot 12 times and killed in our hallways, but there are opportunities to bring down or build up our peers daily, and most of us aren't doing much to aid their quiet struggles." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Great article. (Also, love that second pic of Erica.) - Stephen Mack
I like both those pictures of Erica! Thanks, Stephen. - Louis Gray
Thanks. I was just about to give up on the possibility of MLK's dream. - Alfred C. Ingram
Stephan
The youngest one has figured out how to unlock childproof cabinet locks. So proud (and so inconvenient).
Time for superstrong magnetics! - Spidra Webster
Smart, just like her daddy! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
It's big sister who is unknowingly demonstrating the trick and Sarah memorizing. Soon we will run out of high shelving to store dangerous stuff, like glitter. :) - Stephan from iPhone
oh, glitter could be very dangerous! :) - Tamara J. B.
You'll soon find out how much. :) - Stephan
Can't wait. :) - Tamara J. B.
Jason Toney
I've only had one serving of mac & cheese today. #hero
Define "serving" - Johnny
Eric - Regulate
I did something I shouldn't; comment on a repost by a relative of a Fox News post about Ferguson on Facebook. I just couldn't help myself.
It happens. - Jenny H. from Android
HWOOPS - Spidra Webster
lol. I know that itch. So hard to resist. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
This was me the other day on my god daughter's post about drug testing for welfare. She thought she had a clever response but she seems to misunderstand the meaning of the word stereotype. *sigh* I just left it alone after my one comment. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Now he's post from RIght Wing Watch about how illegal immigrants get more benefits than veterans. Hide, done. - Eric - Regulate
Sarah G.
Matching tshirt dinner!
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GP,HF - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Some faces have been blurred to protect the innocent. - bentley
Marie
RT @didthesixerswin: No.
I love the avatar for that account. - John (bird whisperer)
Yeah, it's a good avatar. - Marie from iPhone
Victor Ganata
On stage at Goldman Sachs event, Uber CEO compared his company’s woes to Ferguson - Pando Daily http://pando.com/2014...
"... It takes real effort to make an entire roomful of bankers gasp at your insensitivity. It also shows that, despite his company being pilloried on every front page in America, the CEO of Uber really, really doesn’t give a shit what anyone thinks....". #malwareaddoxingohmy - WarLord
Good grief! - vicster: hon. canadian
Petty LaBelle
RT @theatlantic: People—including cops—see black kids as less Innocent and less young than white kids http://www.theatlantic.com/nationa... http://t.co/MUvnph0Lb3
RT @theatlantic: People—including cops—see black kids as less Innocent and less young than white kids http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/03/peopleincluding-copssee-black-kids-as-less-innocent-and-less-young-than-white-kids/383247/ http://t.co/MUvnph0Lb3
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @newsycombinator: A little known hack from Japan to get your notebook organized http://blog.highfivehq.com/posts...
Sarah G.
Miss 8: you have a Twitter account? Me: yes. Miss 8: how many followers do you have? Me: couple thousand. Miss 8: impressive.
rönin
Yowza, $1500 for a 65" 4K TV? I wasn’t in the market for a new TV but that’s rather hard to pass up.
Make sure it's true 4K. I noticed while TV shopping last month, that there's a lot of cheap 4K TVs that aren't even close to standard specs. - Anika
Huh! What are they, then? - Andrew C (✔)
This is the one I'm talking about: http://bit.ly/1xEuZEv - rönin
Paul Buchheit
Young, Black and Frisked by the N.Y.P.D. - http://www.nytimes.com/2011...
Young, Black and Frisked by the N.Y.P.D.
"These experiences changed the way I felt about the police. After the third incident I worried when police cars drove by; I was afraid I would be stopped and searched or that something worse would happen. I dress better if I go downtown. I don’t hang out with friends outside my neighborhood in Harlem as much as I used to. Essentially, I incorporated into my daily life the sense that I might find myself up against a wall or on the ground with an officer’s gun at my head. For a black man in his 20s like me, it’s just a fact of life in New York. Here are a few other facts: last year, the N.Y.P.D. recorded more than 600,000 stops; 84 percent of those stopped were blacks or Latinos. Police are far more likely to use force when stopping blacks or Latinos than whites. In half the stops police cite the vague “furtive movements” as the reason for the stop. Maybe black and brown people just look more furtive, whatever that means. These stops are part of a larger, more widespread problem — a... more... - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Horribly sad. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's institutionalized racism. It's when you cross the street with your kids because you see a black or brown guy walking towards you, regardless of how he's dressed or what he's doing. When you lock your car doors because the color of the neighborhood changes, regardless of the economic stature of the area. You see 3 or more black or brown guys hanging out and call them "thugs" or... more... - Anika
:( - Amit Patel
the gun-at-head part can't be legal, can it? - Big Joe Silence
nice - Mariya Khan
Considering that only about 5% of stops (regardless of color) result in arrests, it's hard to imagine how they even justify this practice. - Gabe
ok ok ok - Ruslan Zakirov
Why people put so much emphasis on complexion, which is just a wrapper of a beautiful soul. If you abuse someone because of his color, you are abusing god, because god resides in every human heart.. - Ajay Agrawal
Uli
Victor Ganata
"But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
"These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity." - Victor Ganata
These words could be said today and still be just as true on a lot of levels. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Sarah G.
Also, my parents have been together 51 years, married for 46 and it all almost came crashing down when mom thought dad unfriended her on FB.
Jason Toney
RT @slate: The death of an unarmed Brooklyn man shot by police last week has been ruled a homicide: http://slate.me/1rgrWRp http://t.co/HmdFumkjIz
RT @slate: The death of an unarmed Brooklyn man shot by police last week has been ruled a homicide: http://slate.me/1rgrWRp http://t.co/HmdFumkjIz
Sarah G.
I challenge all comers in an IKEA furniture building contest against me and my old man.
I still need to tell you about our adventures last Friday. I look up the bin number ahead of time to know where to go, and we still had to meander through both floors. Sigh. - sglassme
Yeah, I heard. Although it was told as "I was trying to have a nice wander and Susan just blew threw some swinging doors and didn't want to go upstairs..." - Sarah G.
Petty LaBelle
RT @thedailyedge: Darren Wilson says Mike Brown "looked like a demon." Meanwhile in white America, two cute angels are buying coffee http://t.co/756k4pbvx6
RT @thedailyedge: Darren Wilson says Mike Brown "looked like a demon."   Meanwhile in white America, two cute angels are buying coffee http://t.co/756k4pbvx6
Petty LaBelle
RT @houseshoes: So fitting that this decision came the week of thanksgiving. A "holiday" built on theft of a country and the slaughter of its inhabitants.
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @snottiedrippen: The PROSECUTOR. Is part of an ORGANIZATION. That DONATED. To the DARREN WILSON DEFENSE FUND.
Starmama
That punk ass prosecutor acting like a defense attorney made it clear from day one that there would never be an indictment. Looting and rioting aren't the answer, but apparently neither is peaceful protest or letting the justice system take its course.
I have to teach my son about cops and racists and how to stay alive and it's still no guarantee he won't be killed by a trigger happy cop. Our black & brown children are treated as disposable, vilified even when they're victims. If being civil & calm & respectful won't protect our kids, then I don't really care if a business gets burned down or looted. Ain't no business worth more than our children. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Steven Perez
RT @keithboykin: Darren Wilson told grand jury he suspected MIke Brown of robbery. Chief Tom Jackson earlier said Wilson didn't know. http://t.co/GmsxbYONlO
RT @keithboykin: Darren Wilson told grand jury he suspected MIke Brown of robbery. Chief Tom Jackson earlier said Wilson didn't know. http://t.co/GmsxbYONlO
Steven Perez
RT @eugene_robinson: Judging by the way they staged this announcement, Mo. officials seemed to desperately want a riot. #Ferguson
Petty LaBelle
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Linky in his Breast Cancer Awareness Month outfit at church last month. Cute overload.
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One of my favorite pictures of him. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
He's adorable. - bentley
My little man. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
LB stylin'! - LB snowed in. from Android
Good gracious, you are going to have to beat the suitors off with a stick! - Shannon - GlassMistress
<33 - Tamara J. B.
Dude. - Pete
I just love baby boys in suits - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yes. There's something a little man in a little suit that is enormously adorable. - bentley
Petty LaBelle
Steven Perez
baby marcus is amused @ Mission Viejo, California http://instagram.com/p...
baby marcus is amused @ Mission Viejo, California http://instagram.com/p/vywjOJKkMO/
The Bunneh babby tour. - Alix May
:) - Steven Perez from Android
What's the hashtag, then? #bunnehbabbytour14 ? - Corinne L
Victor Ganata
Waiting for that grand jury announcement. Hoping for some modicum of justice, but expecting the worst.
holly #ravingfangirl
Yes, I did just tweet about the "superior cheese cracker". I've done the research.
Spidra Webster
Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? - NYTimes.com
"Last summer, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications. Presented with identical summaries of the accomplishments of two imaginary applicants, professors at six major research institutions were significantly more willing to offer the man a job. If they did hire the woman, they set her salary, on average, nearly $4,000 lower than the man’s. Surprisingly, female scientists were as biased as their male counterparts." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
"The new study goes a long way toward providing hard evidence of a continuing bias against women in the sciences. Only one-fifth of physics Ph.D.’s in this country are awarded to women, and only about half of those women are American; of all the physics professors in the United States, only 14 percent are women. The numbers of black and Hispanic scientists are even lower; in a typical... more... - Spidra Webster
"As one of the first two women to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics from Yale — I graduated in 1978 — this question concerns me deeply. I attended a rural public school whose few accelerated courses in physics and calculus I wasn’t allowed to take because, as my principal put it, “girls never go on in science and math.” Angry and bored, I began reading about space and time... more... - Spidra Webster
"In the end, I graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with honors in the major, having excelled in the department’s three-term sequence in quantum mechanics and a graduate course in gravitational physics, all while teaching myself to program Yale’s mainframe computer. But I didn’t go into physics as a career. At the end of four years, I was exhausted by all the lonely hours I spent... more... - Spidra Webster
" Mostly, though, I didn’t go on in physics because not a single professor — not even the adviser who supervised my senior thesis — encouraged me to go to graduate school. Certain this meant I wasn’t talented enough to succeed in physics, I left the rough draft of my senior thesis outside my adviser’s door and slunk away in shame. Pained by the dream I had failed to achieve, I locked my textbooks, lab reports and problem sets in my father’s army footlocker and turned my back on physics and math forever. " - Spidra Webster
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