Today, President Obama signed an executive order that prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity against federal workers and contractors.
Dyamonde Daniel Book Series
Author: Nikki Grimes
Illustrator: R. Gregory Christie
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel
Halfway to Perfect
the first female chinese immigrant to america was a sixteen-year-old girl who was part of a cultural exhibit where she sat in a life-size diorama and people watched her eat with chopsticks while wearing silk clothes and that’s really all you need to know about the commodification of chinese women
Afong Moy. Her name was Afong Moy. Say the names of people who should be remembered.
Say the names. Say the names.
Abdullah Al-Mutairi | Kuwait
2013 | [وي فاوند لڤ [في صليبية
part of HALAGA_BARTY series. Works in this series reinterpret the social environment specific to sexual subgroups in the Arabian Gulf and reflect the lived experiences of these groups post the first Gulf war (1990). In contrast to the typical western portrayal of the oppressed or hypersexualized Gulf arab originating in western discourse and orientalist analyses of arab sexuality, projects in the HALAGA_BARTY series reflect local elements from the Gulf and are created specifically for the Gulf arab viewer. The two constant focuses in the series are: Technology and Bad Taste. These works analyze the effect of technology and cyber contact on the development of its young users, as seen in Sophia Al Maria’s work. In addition, they analyze the reappropriation and digestion of global styles and trends in the gulf and the resulting economics of aesthetics.
tbh all the white ppl i know who truly understand racism to the best of their ability, have never asked me “do you hate white people???”
cause they actually listened to me and figured out that i hate white supremacy, not individual white people for simply being white
That and they went beyond the kindergarten, sentimentalist understanding of racism and race relations.
The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.
this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place
I can’t scroll through any feed (Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter), without seeing things like this. Pro-Israelis can only use graphics and cartoons to make their “points”…the rest of us have to suffer with real-life tragedies…
Something I did tonight because this post made me so angry
#colorism #frenchgirlsapp #racism #art #blackwomen
yeah I just downloaded that app, now ima delete it…
Page 1 of 1599