policymic:

Monica was arrested for “walking while trans” — and now her supporters are fighting back

In the Grand Canyon state, “walking while trans” may very well be a criminal act.
That was the message sent last Friday by the Phoenix judge who convicted transwoman Monica Jones of “manifesting prostitution” following her arrest by undercover police officers in May of 2013.
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policymic:

Monica was arrested for “walking while trans” — and now her supporters are fighting back

In the Grand Canyon state, “walking while trans” may very well be a criminal act.

That was the message sent last Friday by the Phoenix judge who convicted transwoman Monica Jones of “manifesting prostitution” following her arrest by undercover police officers in May of 2013.

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In Western Australia, minerals are being dug up from Aboriginal land and shipped to China for a profit of a billion dollars a week. In this, the richest, “booming” state, the prisons bulge with stricken Aboriginal people, including juveniles whose mothers stand at the prison gates, pleading for their release. The incarceration of black Australians here is eight times that of black South Africans during the last decade of apartheid.

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   John Pilger, ‘Mandela is gone, but apartheid is alive and well in Australia’  (via pyrexia)

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herbackrowkings:

lalondes:

>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age

DO NOT DARE OVERLOOK THIS POST

Question:
I felt that that third poster was trying to point out that the word meant something completely different in the context of the Chinese language.

Answer:
thisisnotchina: lol ok the word doesn’t ~mean something different~ in chinese because IT’S NOT THE SAME FUCKING WORD. it’s making an ignorant assumption about chinese, it was completely unnecessary and irrelevant to the original conversation. it literally added fucking nothing to the conversation other than to imply that chinese people casually use the n-word in conversation which is 100000000000% misleading and inaccurate. you can go shave your back now -e

policymic:

Japanese youth are embracing “black culture” but is it blackface?

"Pale skin is a symbol of beauty in Japan," states Metropolis TV reporter Mao. "That is why Japanese girls hate the sun. But nowadays not all girls hate it. They want dark skin, so they look like American hip-hoppers."

So begins a report examining “B-style,” a Japanese youth subculture whose love for all things “black” prompts devotees to braid their hair, rock “urban” fashion and routinely darken their skin at tanning salons.

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oh my god this has existed for years and is a tiny subculture in Japan, western media needs to stop trying to make these “crazy popular trends”

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

liberalsarecool:

azspot:

Jim Morin

Education and poverty are at crisis levels.

8. Children that live below the poverty line are 1.3 times more likely to have developmental delays or learning disabilities than those who don’t live in poverty.
9. By the end of the 4th grade, African-American, Hispanic and low-income students are already 2 years behind grade level. By the time they reach the 12th grade they are 4 years behind.


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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

liberalsarecool:

azspot:

Jim Morin

Education and poverty are at crisis levels.

8. Children that live below the poverty line are 1.3 times more likely to have developmental delays or learning disabilities than those who don’t live in poverty.

9. By the end of the 4th grade, African-American, Hispanic and low-income students are already 2 years behind grade level. By the time they reach the 12th grade they are 4 years behind.

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bitterandcurt:

jas0nwaterfalls:

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

pretty incredible

I haven’t seen Arthur in ages and I still remember this episode.