Practice By Using the Following Phrases When the Opportunity Arrises:
"I’m not interested."
"(Please) Leave me alone."
"I’d rather you not."
"That doesn’t interest me at all."
"You need to stop."
"That’s not what I said."
Mexicans Stand in Solidarity With Palestine, Call for Boycott of Israel
Chants of “We are all Gaza” and “Free Palestine” rang out at the doors of Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City on Sunday.
In repudiation of attacks on Gaza civilians, in particular those on children, and in an act of solidarity with the Palestinian people, activists gathered to call for a boycott and other sanctions of Israel.
Dozens of cities throughout the world held similar protests this weekend. Chile and Ecuador have cut diplomatic ties with Israel,
Several news sources are reporting 469 Palestinians have been killed in this latest Israeli offensive, almost all civilians, and many of them children.
#gaza #gazaunderattack #boycottisrael #vivapalestina #freepalestine #thinkmexican
And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up.
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I love this!<3
Photographer Ellen Jacob created a photo series that delves into the lives of New York Citynannies.
The series highlights something we already knew: there is an extreme racial divide that characterizes the home child care industry.
After spending four years scouring the streets for willing subjects she discovered the majority of caregivers, aged 23 to 60, were immigrants living on the minimum wage with no sick pay, holidays or health benefits.
The photographer noted the disparity between the women’s value to the families they care for and the compensation they receive, “Mothers talk about who much they love these women and they’re part of the family yet when it comes to money they tend to be much more tight.” (via TheCulture)
"Racism has always perplexed me in this way: White supremacy claims that black people are sub-human and savage, yet it seems wholly content with leaving the raising of its children to us.
For me, that means one of two things (or both) are true:
1. White supremacy doesn’t really believe its own propaganda.
2. It hates its children.”
-H/T Malkia Hutchinson (via sonofbaldwin)
Strolling - Cecile Emeke
This is a BRAND NEW episode of the documentary series. I took a stroll with Michelle. We talked stolen african artifacts, the queen, religion, weed, charity, the world cup & more. Tweet your opinions with the hashtag #strollingseries
See ALL previous episodes at http://strolling.cecileemeke.com
The Killdeer Mountain Conflict: General Sully’s 1864 Punitive Campaign Conflicts In Dakota Territory By Dakota Wind
“The Lakȟóta and Dakȟóta knew Killdeer Mountain as Taȟčá Wakútepi (Where They Hunt/Kill Deer), Killdeer. The hunting there was good and dependable, and the people came there regularly, not just to hunt but to pray as well. The plateau rises above the prairie steppe allowing for a fantastic view of the landscape, and open sky for those who came to pray.”
Anonymous said: why isn't it a problem when m.i.a raps? why is it ok to have chicano rap/asian rap/ etc? But as soon as white people try it you all lose your shit?
That’s so cute and simplistic. Did you work on this question all week or…? No one cares when white people try to rap. We care when they don’t represent their authentic selves or are plain untalented. We don’t care that Eminem is white. He’s not out her performing sonic blackface, despite being from the Detroit Metro Area. Yelawolf sounds like a southern rapper because… he’s a southern rapper. Homeboy is from Alabama. His voice is his. Hell, we didn’t even care about Bubba Sparxxx. Homeboy is from Georgia. Plus, Ms. New Booty is still a bop, so.. *shrugs*
Iggy literally sounds like something out of Malibu’s Most Wanted. Protip: that movie was not a documentary. This sheila is claiming she’s in the “murda bidness”. Homegirl grew up in Mulllumbimby, New South Wales, on a fucking farm. What the fuck was she murdering? Chickens? The hopes and dreams of her parents? What? You tell me. But she is flagrantly being dishonest and unauthentic. She sounds like all the mediocre parts of some of the premiere lady rappers throughout the years. She ain’t as cool in her delivery as Da Brat. She ain’t as raw and bold as Foxy or Trina. She ain’t as cute or skilled as Charli Baltimore. Iggy is what happens when generally mediocre white girls think they deserve to win and people who don’t know better let them.
And Chican@ rappers and Asian rappers have their own distinct styles
They don’t try to “act black” like a lot of white rappers do