Bill Nye Fights Back
How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
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If this isn’t about race, why are racists donating to darren wilson?
These tweets from @OfRedAndBlue are very important.
"Like do you not realize you sound like an asshole?"
No they do not.
i guess i recorded an ice bucket challenge today after i got my wisdom teeth out ??
OH MY GOD. Best ice bucket challenge video ever.
THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON WHAT
No justice no peace.
I decided to visit the Boston Public Gardens today, to see the bench from Good Will Hunting, so I could pay my respects to one of my idols. I wasn’t alone, as crowds of young and old stood near, bound together by sadness.
Rest in peace Robin.
A black (male) protestor/resident of Ferguson, as quoted in Newsweek.
Here is where the “talking-head”/op-ed bent of our media and culture has failed us. While they all want to bemoan the “12% voter turnout at the last election,” no one has the sense to ask about the structural forces that contribute to that low figure. Instead they (and I’m including Al Sharpton in this category) yell at black voters to do their part, or, when they’re being nice about it, try to get protestors to register to vote. But listen to those protestors who cannot vote. They’re telling us they never stood a chance.
See also: It’s a privilege to throw out “Just go vote! Get your voice heard!” because everybody doesn’t get that.(via ethiopienne)
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.