erosboros:

90% of large fish in the oceans are gone. 97% of native forests are destroyed. Our culture destroys landbases. 98% of native grasslands are destroyed. Each day 200 species are driven to extinction.   The statistics are mind boggling in the fact that they can be ignored so adeptly.  This is our legacy.  

erosboros:

90% of large fish in the oceans are gone. 97% of native forests are destroyed. Our culture destroys landbases. 98% of native grasslands are destroyed. Each day 200 species are driven to extinction.   The statistics are mind boggling in the fact that they can be ignored so adeptly.  This is our legacy.  

(via 8-moons-of-optimism)

librarianpirate:

deluxvivens:

stuavg:

anarcho-queer:

1 Student Arrested Every Day In NYC Schools, 94% Are Black Or Latino
According to new data released by the NYPD [pdf], an average of one student is arrested every day in the city’s school system, and three others are issued summonses. During summer school from July through September, four students each day are arrested, and 94% of those arrested are black or Latino, and 83% are male. “The data raise concerns about black students being disproportionately arrested in the city’s schools,” Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the NYCLU says in a release. “If the Bloomberg administration is truly serious about closing the achievement gap, then they must address this disparity and focus more attention on educating children—not arresting them.”
The figures, which were released due to the passage of the Student Safety Act mostly cover summer school, and the law requires the NYPD to release numbers spanning from April 1 through June 30, which the department has still yet to do. While the Department of Education does not release the demographics of students in summer school, black and Latino students make up 85% of the students who score a 1 on the English Language Arts exam and 90% of the students who score a 1 on the mathematics exam in 8th grade. All students who score less than 2 are required to retake the exams in summer school.
54% of the summonses issued were for disorderly conduct, and 63% of all the summonses issued over the time period were handed out at schools in the Bronx and Queens. “Instead of arresting students who need the most help, the Bloomberg administration should redirect resources from police to services that support student achievement,” Udi Ofer, NYCLU’s advocacy director says. “Why are we employing 5,400 police personnel and only 3,000 guidance counselors?”
Related: Nearly 70% of NYC Public School Students Live In Poverty

But, this isn’t a race issue, right?

Of course not. And remember, poc get all kinds of benefit and affirmative action programs anyway!

We are failing these children.

librarianpirate:

deluxvivens:

stuavg:

anarcho-queer:

1 Student Arrested Every Day In NYC Schools, 94% Are Black Or Latino

According to new data released by the NYPD [pdf], an average of one student is arrested every day in the city’s school system, and three others are issued summonses. During summer school from July through September, four students each day are arrested, and 94% of those arrested are black or Latino, and 83% are male.The data raise concerns about black students being disproportionately arrested in the city’s schools,” Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the NYCLU says in a release.If the Bloomberg administration is truly serious about closing the achievement gap, then they must address this disparity and focus more attention on educating children—not arresting them.

The figures, which were released due to the passage of the Student Safety Act mostly cover summer school, and the law requires the NYPD to release numbers spanning from April 1 through June 30, which the department has still yet to do. While the Department of Education does not release the demographics of students in summer school, black and Latino students make up 85% of the students who score a 1 on the English Language Arts exam and 90% of the students who score a 1 on the mathematics exam in 8th grade. All students who score less than 2 are required to retake the exams in summer school.

54% of the summonses issued were for disorderly conduct, and 63% of all the summonses issued over the time period were handed out at schools in the Bronx and Queens. “Instead of arresting students who need the most help, the Bloomberg administration should redirect resources from police to services that support student achievement,” Udi Ofer, NYCLU’s advocacy director says. “Why are we employing 5,400 police personnel and only 3,000 guidance counselors?

Related: Nearly 70% of NYC Public School Students Live In Poverty

But, this isn’t a race issue, right?

Of course not. And remember, poc get all kinds of benefit and affirmative action programs anyway!

We are failing these children.

(via stfuconservatives)

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history,
she learns she is worthless.
Myra Pollack Sadker (via jesteractivist)

(via allthings717)

allthings717:

be it love or liberty

allthings717:

be it love or liberty

allthings717:

super-eklectic1:

of-praxis:

theoceanandthesky:

epicinvain:

sourcedumal:

eshusplayground:

Know what’s so funny about this? How the blue-eyed White folks know this is an exercise (as in not real life!) and can’t stand taking the shit people of color deal with for a couple of hours before they’re screaming and crying and storming off. They know it’s fake, and they still can’t deal!

Yet these are the people who are supposedly so much smarter than me, so much more reasonable than me, so much more civilized than me!

She. Goes. IN on these white folks. GOES IN.

“I cannot waste my tears for a white woman who knows that this is temporary…. I save my sympathy and my empathy for those who go through this every day of their lives….”

I know that some of you follow me because you occasionally learn something between my awkward personal posts. 

I’m sorry this isn’t captioned, but if you’re able to, please watch this, esp. if you’re non-POC. 

reblogging to watch when i’m done with my chores.

ahh this is awesome omg everyone needs to watch this old white lady lay it down

ooooh yes can we do this everywhere? can we do this on tumblr?!! please?!

i can’t express how important this message is. jane elliot is a true hero.

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