Regulations Governing Interpreter Requirements →
thelegalizeddeafies: All the requirements that Interpreters MUST know.
Reblog if you're a heterophobic, misandristic...
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Mexican immigration is an oxymoron. Mexicans...– Sherman Alexie, a poet, short story writer, novelist, and filmmaker. His book “The Lone Ranger and Tonto’s Fist Fight in Heaven,” was on the banned curriculum of the Mexican American Studies Program. (via informate)
Fuck Yeah FTMs of Color: The Other Men Project:... →
fuckyeahftmsofcolor: We would like to invite you to The Other Men Project: Portraits of Transmen art exhibition Opening Reception on March 10th, 6-9pm, at The Brew-House in Southside, Pittsburgh. This will be the second featured solo-show for the Project, while exhibiting our largest collection to date with over...
What does it say about the college coed Susan [sic] Fluke, who goes before a...– Rush Limbaugh, on law student Sandra Fluke, who was denied the ability to testify before the all-male panel considering contraceptive coverage. Fuck. You. As ThinkProgress states: “While it’s probably not even worth engaging with Limbaugh on the facts, Fluke’s testimony was about a friend who is a...
But then, the truth was never really the point. Thin women don’t tell their fat...– Kate Harding (via rhiannon-random) another example of thin privilege, your body type doesn’t carry these negative synonyms (via fatcatsandcurls) I very strongly dislike the “you’re not fat” phenomenon. (via girl-germs)
When I realized a Chicano could write and could get published… I felt like we...– Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands / La Frontera (via informate)
Why don’t black people surf? That can be answered with another race-based...– Loving this piece by Tetsuhiko Endo throwing down some serious history to debunk the myth that Black people don’t swim (or surf) on the R today. (via racialicious) Seriously. Many American Blacks are from the Caribbean. You think them nuccas don’t swim? Of course they do. But it’s EASY to get on a...
Angela Davis on violence
when she was in the California State Prison - 1972
Interviewer: A year ago the black panthers were much more active. We heard much more about that type of struggle. Is the time of the black panthers past?
Angela Davis: The black panthers still exist, and the black panthers are still extremely active in the Oakland community and communities all over the country. I’m not sure whether or not you are aware of what is now happening in the black panther party and the kinds of things that the members of that party are doing now.
Interviewer: No but tell me.
Angela Davis: First of all, if you’re gonna talk about a revolutionary situation, you have to have people who are physically able to wage revolution, who are physically able to organize and physically able to do all that is done.
Interviewer: But the question is more, how do you get there? Do you get there by confrontation, violence?
Angela Davis: Oh, is that the question you were asking? Yeah see, that’s another thing. When you talk about a revolution, most people think violence, without realizing that the real content of any revolutionary thrust lies in the principles and the goals that you’re striving for, not in the way you reach them. On the other hand, because of the way this society’s organized, because of the violence that exists on the surface everywhere, you have to expect that there are going to be such explosions. You have to expect things like that as reactions. If you are a black person and live in the black community all your life and walk out on the street everyday seeing white policemen surrounding you… When I was living in Los Angeles, for instance, long before the situation in L.A ever occurred, I was constantly stopped. No, the police didn’t know who I was. But I was a black women and I had a natural and they, I suppose thought I might be “militant.” And when you live under a situation like that constantly, and then you ask me, you know, whether I approve of violence. I mean, that just doesn’t make any sense at all. Whether I approve of guns. I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Some very, very good friends of mine were killed by bombs, bombs that were planted by racists. I remember, from the time I was very small, I remember the sounds of bombs exploding across the street. Our house shaking. I remember my father having to have guns at his disposal at all times, because of the fact that, at any moment, we might expect to be attacked. The man who was, at that time, in complete control of the city government, his name was Bull Connor, would often get on the radio and make statements like, “niggers have moved into a white neighborhood. We better expect some bloodshed tonight.” And sure enough, there would be bloodshed. After the four young girls who lived, one of them lived next door to me…I was very good friends with the sister of another one. My sister was very good friends with all three of them. My mother taught one of them in her class. My mother—in fact, when the bombing occurred, one of the mothers of one of the young girls called my mother and said, “Can you take me down to the church to pick up Carol? We heard about the bombing and I don’t have my car.” And they went down and what did they find? They found limbs and heads strewn all over the place. And then, after that, in my neighborhood, all the men organized themselves into an armed patrol. They had to take their guns and patrol our community every night because they did not want that to happen again. That’s why, when someone asks me about violence, I just, I just find it incredible. Because what it means is that the person who’s asking that question has absolutely no idea what black people have gone through, what black people have experienced in this country since the time the first black person was kidnapped from the shores of Africa.
nijireiki: brandx: Oh, for fuck’s sake. Apparently a clutch of privileged, delusional bigots have hijacked the term “transethnic,” ensuring that us Class Bastard adoptees and foster kids encounter even MORE dismissal and confusion in public discourse. “Transethnic,” for those who don’t know, occurs in the context of adoption. For example, a white Jewish child is adopted by non Jews. Or a...
things that really piss me off
jalwhite: when folks don’t get checked on their bullshit because they’re “cute” etc. you know how a lot of us have talked about popular white feminists that just repeat errything that woc have already said - and don’t bother to cite their sources - but then get lots of props for it? well that shit happens on tumblr and in pretty much every other space imaginable. and i’m looking right at you...
But anyway, we have seen a few discussions going around lately about how...– amorpha&, Things that make us headdesk (reading the whole thing is good for context) “While autistic people say that it’s about profound differences in cognition, perception, and communication.” I can’t stress that enough. (via deaf-aspie)
Valid reasons to be annoyed with CBS right now:
goldenheartedrose: nancaia: oxfordtweed: ° Watson is no longer the accomplished and decorated war hero and army doctor, two aspects of the character which have always, in some way or another, coloured the way the character behaves and the decisions they make. Not only does it change the character, but it sends a message that women aren’t capable of fighting for their country. ° Related to...
On The Collective Image Of POCs
[Trigger Warning- Mention of Sexual Violence] saneoldsameold: So I’ve thought a lot about race lately and the more I do so, the more I realize that POCs almost always seem to be recognized as group members whereas whites tend to be seen as individual people. Example: If someone sees a homeless person of color, they feel sorry for HOMELESS PEOPLE, not that homeless person. If they see a white...
13 Year Old Jada Williams Persecuted by the... →
crescross: racismschool: beautifulbrwn: “On Saturday, February 18, 2012, the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York presented the first Spirit of Freedom award to Jada Williams, a 13-year old city of Rochester student. Miss Williams wrote an essay on her impressions of Frederick Douglass’ first autobiography the Narrative of the Life. This was part of an essay contest, but her essay was...
I don't pretend to like American football.
apihtawikosisan: I am in an open relationship with my beloved. I’ll wait for a moment while your ideas about what that means flood through you. Done? Good. Now flush all of that, because I can pretty much guarantee you that you don’t know a heck of a lot more about my relationship than you did before. I’m not going to bother to list all the truly hilarious things people have asked me about...
Up to 1.5 million people owe their jobs to the... →
jonathan-cunningham: A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report estimates that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) increased the number of people employed by between 300,000 and 2 million jobs in December. In other words, between 300,000 and 2 million people employed in December owed their jobs to the Recovery Act. This estimate, by Congress’ non-partisan economic and...
goldenheartedrose: scogginsbks: To those of you who have commented on this post by Kenzie: I am Gavin’s mother. Let me preface the rest of my comment with that one statement, which trumps any of your disrespectful opinions, because he’s MY child. Having said that, Kenzie IS one of the girlfriends my son considers his, and being 6 years old, it is indeed a fun thing for him to call her his...
ATTENTION ALL GIRLS AND LADIES: if you walk from...
faithinmyselfandtheworld: audienceof0ne: whenitraeens: wow, what are we coming to? Oh my. Oh no… :( You know this is a massive, laughable hoax, right?
Americans once boycotted grapes and lettuce to help migrant workers fight for...– Scott Simon from NPR, “Other People’s Atrocities: None of Our Business?” (via informate)
Opinion: If only Obama wore a crown
informate: The President’s explanation of his immigration record to Univision Radio was condescending. (Flickr: Intel Photos) By HELEN AGUIRRE FERRE Channel: Politics Whether you believe in mandatory deportation, regulated work permits, or earned citizenship, most agree that it is economically and civically hazardous to have approximately 12 million people living in the shadows because of...
Nunca nos quitarán ese orgullo de ser Mexicana-Chicana-tejana ni el espíritu...– Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera (via informate)
black history month facts so far...
kemetically-ankhtified: check these out in the meantime…. Black history month fact #21: Catholic Virgin Mary was Black. fact #20: Africans founded Chinese dynasties. Fact #19: Africans invented the calendar. Fact #18: Africans came before the Mayans. Fact #17 Africans discovered America Fact #16: Africans saw planets with the naked eye. Fact #15: Africans in Europe Fact #14: vase Heart...
fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory: uncdan: “So when the Irish, when Germans, when Italians were coming, and they didn’t speak the language and they didn’t know the culture, the idea was they will assimilate into Americanhood; they will become American, which in the American tradition has meant white American. But that melting pot never included people of color. Blacks, Chinese, Puerto Ricans,...
curiouslycool: stfuconfederates: I have a private question for you. Is it wrong to get sick and tired of seeing everything being associated with racism and being racially motivated?? I feel like every disagreement on tumblr is blamed on race when PoC are involved, and because of this, I stay out of any conversations on racism. I’ve become even more discouraged to speak up about racism because...
The following day, I attended a workshop about preventing gender violence,...– Why I Am A Male Feminist (via meggannn) There was this troll that used to come into my store, and he said to a customer as she was walking out that he thought she looked really fine in those jeans. I told him not to do that because it freaks us women out, and he was all, “What, it’s a compliment!”...
Anger, feminist ethics, action
redlightpolitics: I’ve written before (brushed over might be a more accurate descriptor) about my interest in what I referred to as “a feminist ethics” and I have been kind of surprised about how little theory there is behind it. Sure, there are theories of feminist ethics, such as the works of philosophers like Carol Gilligan (whose work set some of the basis for the “Ethics of Care”) but in...
So, here’s a basic recap of what happened right before my business class yesterday (I’m copying and pasting the text from an email I just sent my Sociology professor; following links to the Anne Spurzem fiasco, because she was interested in that, too!): My class after Sociology is Business Mgmt/Entrepreneurship, and before class, the professor butted into a conversation I was having...
Thoughts on CI
thelegalizeddeafies: I’ve said it before and I will say it again. For me, I don’t feel the need for CIs and I do not support the idea of implanting children under 16 years old. Here are the reasons why: 1) It is an invasive surgery which cannot be reversed (The implanted unit can be removed, but the “invasion” and any damage it caused cannot). 2) We do not know the long term side effects of...