A man in Rawalpindi earns his living writing letters for the illiterate c.1940sWhat a lovely picture. I was reading an article the other week and it was saying how there are fewer and fewer letter writers these days because now cell phones are so much more of a common thing (people who are illiterate can easily get their hands on one) now in India and so there’s no longer a need for letter writers. I don’t know if what I’m saying makes sense lol I’ll try to find the article again later.
In a bold comparative analysis of TheNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Jada Williams, a 13-year old eighth grader at School #3 in Rochester, New York, asserted that in her experience, today’s education system is a modern-day version of slavery. According to the Fredrick Douglass Foundation of New York, the schools’ teachers and administrators were so offended by Williams’ essay that they began a campaign of harassment—kicking her out of class and trying to suspend her—that ultimately forced her parents to withdraw her from the school.
In her essay, which was written for a contest, Williams reflected on what Douglass heard his slave master, Mr. Auld, telling his wife after catching her teaching Douglass how to read. “If you teach that nigger (speaking of myself) how to read, there will be no keeping him,” Auld says. “It will forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at once become unmanageable, and of no value to his master.”
Williams wrote that overcrowded, poorly managed classrooms prevent real learning from happening and thus produces the same results as Mr. Auld’s outright ban. She wrote that her white teachers—the vast majority of Rochester students are black and Hispanic, but very few teachers are people of color—are in a “position of power to dictate what I can, cannot, and will learn, only desiring that I may get bored because of the inconsistency and the mismanagement of the classroom.”
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I’m so freaking proud of this child.
“The conservative Frederick Douglass Foundation gave Williams a special award, saying that her essay ‘actually demonstrates that she understood the autobiography.’ They have also reached out to the school for an explanation of the 13-year-old’s treatment.”
She spoke truth to power.
Good job helping make her argument more solid by kicking her out of class and forcing her parents to take her out of school.
Black people don’t get the freedom of speech smh.
A group called Connecticut Working Mom’s has put together an AMAZING photo spread called “Lets End The Mommy Wars”. The photo shoot was about embracing their different parenting choices.
“Let’s end the mommy wars, once and for all, by tapping into our compassion and letting go of our judgments. Cause seriously people, the world needs more love and less judgment.”
Check them out on Facebook!
One of the best cosplayers in the game
Dear Fangirl Gods,
Please let our cosplay be strong like Miss Jay Justice. Let our costumes be accurate and inventive. Please give us the strength to fight against the stigma and our wigs be realistic. Let no anime, comic book or tv show cosplay go unrecognized at any con. Dear Fangirl Gods let us dawn our body suits, heels and hand made props, let our make up stay for the duration of the the day without a smudge
In the name of her Highness Cree Summers, we pray
This has gone from so bad it’s good, back to bad several times over.
everything about this is a masterpiece.
Sir Patrick Stewart being flawless
and James McAvoy laughing his ass off
I met this guy when I work for the astrophysics department at the American Museum of Natural History in high school.
He is just as awesome in real life.
My gay friend posted this during a recent tornado warning
So a while back in Adelaide we had a bunch of preachers who’d go and set up and preach really loudly to crowds at bus stops
Then we had this guy
Just watch it
wheezing right now. bless him
No cut-aways, one take.
Crew members threatened to quit and begged him not to do it.
The cameraman looked away while rolling.
A six ton prop.
It brushes his arm as it comes down.
And he doesn’t even flinch.
Buster fucking Keaton, everyone.
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