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That’s how many Americans don’t think they can live on the current minimum wage. It’s time to raise it. (via micdotcom)
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onlyblackgirl:

talking to white people about racism

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crownprince81:

policymic:

7 lies we have to stop telling about African-American female students

There is a myth that African-American girls generally fare better than African-American boys — that they somehow have it easier. This creates a potentially damaging narrative that may ultimately prevent society from truly empowering these young women.

Here are seven myths that we need to stop repeating when it comes to African-American women and the achievement gap.

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No more lies

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karnythia:

Children of color are old enough to face racism when they’re born. Old enough to bear the weight of stereotypes & hate before their little eyes can focus. But somehow white kids are supposed to be too delicate & too shielded to even know race exists because somehow that might hurt them. When your definition of innocent child doesn’t include my babies? I know what you’re on & I don’t have any patience for the lies you tell yourself or your children.

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"A trigger warning is not a rule, it’s a tool. It does not demand that we withdraw from topics that are taboo or traumatic, but rather suggests that we approach such topics with greater empathy, greater awareness that not everyone reads the same way."
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syekick-powers:

demigray:

insertintellectualusernamehere:

Finally >:T
I am a proud Demisexual! And I always have a hard time explaining it to other people, let alone myself some times? But this makes it really easy ^^ please reblog and share this.

This is neat; I like it.

FINALLY AN EDUCATIONAL GRAPHIC THAT USES THE DEFINITION OF BISEXUAL THAT I ACTUALLY IDENTIFY WITH

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checkprivilege:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

So Paula Deen has a new cooking network. Not one show but a whole network. Tell me again about the poor racists having their lives ruined.

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factota:

"i don’t support feminism because i don’t hate men"

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theblackoaksyndicate:

No one is actually saying that you are physically restricted or barred from saying the N-word. 

What we are saying is that the potential consequences for not being Black and saying the n-word (especially towards someone who doesn’t know you) FAR outweigh any perceived benefits (seriously, there are none) that may come with it. 

Seriously when are you people going to learn that when we say that you can’t say the n-word, that we’re trying to save you from a potential ass-kicking?

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ic-im asked: What makes a character "token"? Like, what's the difference between a character that's just gay and a token gay character?
fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment said:

A “token” character is a term for a character who is any combination of non-white, non-straight, and/or non-cisgender and has been included in a story’s cast simply for the sake of diversity or political correctness - and they’re pretty much never the main character. They’re known as a “token” character because they are typically the only non-white/non-straight/non-cis character in the cast, like the author was trying to fulfill their Diversity Quota.

It gets especially embarrassing when all of these traits are piled into one character, and they become the story’s captial-T “Token” character. For whatever reason, it’s like they’re the setting’s Chosen One for sexual and/or racial diversity. Everyone else is white/straight/cis except this one person. It’s weird.

You see token characters a lot with ensembles; for example, in high school stories. There might be a central group of friends, and this group will be primarily composed of white, straight, cisgender people - but they’ll have One Black Friend. Or One Asian friend (whose exact nationality is never determined, funnily enough). Or One Gay Friend. And like I said before, in those weird, egregious examples, they’ll have the One Multiracial Gay Trans Friend. This character will have a grand total of maybe five minutes of screen time and probably will be composed entirely of stereotypes, but hey, at least they’re there, right? See, not everyone’s white/straight/cis! This one person over on the side here is XYZ!

(The above is sarcasm. Ugh, tokenism.)

Question I’m sure you’re all wondering: How can you avoid tokenism? Simple. Make more of your characters non-white/non-straight/non-cis. It’s a big old world we live in, folks. There is no good reason and there is no excuse for populating your story only with White Straight Cis people.

Hope that helps.

- Allie

mattwritesthings:

Same goes for disability, body type, culture, what have you. Basically anything that “others” them and deviates from the accepted standard.

Have a variety of people and you should have little

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