1. video
    Apr 21, 2014 9:23 pm

    This School Struggled With Detentions, So They Asked For Students’ Help. Guess What? It’s Working.

    What if there were a simple and cheap way to keep kids out of detention and from eventually heading down the wrong path? This school seems to have figured it out, and it’s kinda genius.

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    Apr 21, 2014 7:45 pm
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:07 pm
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    Apr 21, 2014 4:30 pm

    This Teenage Artist Was Bullied Off Of Tumblr After Making A Webcomic About White Privilege

    lookatthewords:

    tanukitsune:

    abaffledking:

    youarenotyou:

    thiefofheartz:

    wrapyourlipsaroundmyname:

    headpeace:

    whitepeoplemadatthings:

    And sometimes white people get mad at other white people. 

    The comic in question no longer lives on her Tumblr page, but you can find a reprint of it (with full credit and her permission) here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/aaronc13/this-comic-perfectly-explains-what-white-privilege-is

    My heart goes out to this young woman, and I hope that she eventually feels comfortable enough to come back to Tumblr, as she’s a smart and gifted artist. 

    Her tumblr, if you want to follow it, is http://jamietheignorantamerican.tumblr.com/

    It’s a shame that this happened.  Her comic was perfect and nobody deserves death threats.

    I love her comic and its a shame she got bullied off for telling the truth.

    that comic was great. jesus white people y’all need some serious humility and love in your life.

    wtf 

    White people need to chill.

    Doesn’t this just prove her point? 

    From her page:

    Please do not send me any more messages about how awful it was that I received death threats. I am beyond pissed that everyone has taken my comic about white privilege and the effects of institutionalized discrimination, and has turned it into a rallying cry against online bullying. This was not the point I was trying to make. Stop making me the face of bullying, and do NOT make me the face of “White Allies”. ——————-THERE ARE COMICS AND POSTS LIKE MINE BEING MADE BY PEOPLE OF COLOR ALL OVER THIS WEBSITE, AND THEY DON’T RECEIVE 1/5TH OF THE ATTENTION THAT I HAVE GOTTEN. THE FACT THAT MINE GOT POPULAR SPEAKS VOLUMES TO WHAT EXACTLY WHITE PRIVILEGE IS. I may not have deserved this hatred, but I do NOT deserve ANY praise. I want you all to know that Education is NOT where oppression ends, it’s where it begins. Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful words, but it’s over now. There’s nothing left for me to say.

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    Apr 21, 2014 2:52 pm

    Fact Or Myth: There’s No Way A Rural Place Could Make A Welcoming Home For A Queer Person

    In (not) shocking news, some people who live in the country are gay. Meet the woman who’s out to document their stories.

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    Apr 21, 2014 1:15 pm

    pbsthisdayinhistory:

    April 21, 1989: Tiananmen Square Protests Begin

    On this day in 1989, students began protesting in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the symbolic central space of China. Several weeks later, when the government sent in the army to end the demonstrations, the citizens of Beijing poured into the streets in support of the students.

    The demonstrations ended in a massacre on the night of June 3-4, when the government sent the troops into the city with orders to clear Tiananmen Square. One day later, a single, unarmed young man stood his ground before a column of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Captured on film and video by Western journalists, this extraordinary confrontation became an icon of the struggle for freedom around the world.

    In 2012, FRONTLINE took a look back at how the iconic image of the “tank man” came to be, more than twenty years after the massacre at Tiananmen Square.

    Photo: A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. (AP/Jeff Widener)

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    Apr 21, 2014 11:37 am
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    Apr 20, 2014 9:22 pm
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    Apr 20, 2014 7:45 pm

    policymic:

    How many Earth twins are out there? Hundreds possibly

    NASA’s recent discovery of Kepler-186f, the first habitable Earth-sized planet is big news in humankind’s long search for extraterrestrial life.

    A universe full of exoplanets: Thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009 to hunt planets across the universe, we’ve managed to find around 1800 exoplanets so far, many of which have been discovered in just the last year or so.

    Read moreFollow policymic

  10. video
    Apr 20, 2014 6:07 pm
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