22 7 / 2014
"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."
Don’t get me started.(via tamorapierce)
22 7 / 2014
- Don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
- Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce.
- Don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. That’s not how it works. There are not stark, individual reasons that a person can enumerate about why they love you. It’s the entire, unique combination of what and who you are.
21 7 / 2014
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21 7 / 2014
"A Black man holding a wallet is more likely to be shot by the police than a White man holding a gun."
The study found that people hesitated longer to shoot an armed white target (and they were more likely to accidentally not shoot). Participants were quicker and more accurate with black armed targets but there were more “false alarms” (shooting them when they were unarmed). These effects were present even though participants did not hold any explicit discriminatory views and wanted to treat all targets fairly
“These effects were present even though participants did not hold any explicit discriminatory views and wanted to treat all targets fairly”
You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s total bullshit. If you’re going to shoot an unarmed black person and then claim to not have discriminatory views …What a crock of shit.
Yeah, that’s the most contradictory statement… like, let’s be honest here.
To me that’s not a contradictory statement. Anti-Blackness is so culturally ingrained that there’s many whites who truly think they’re not racist at all. But put them in a situation that requires reflex and their racist predisposition is revealed.
That’s because in an intellectual sense you can be anti-racist but the process of decolonizing white supremacist thought doesn’t begin or end with studying Critical Race Theory. See Tim Wise.