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sociolab:

Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes?  That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood.  Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.

mooseleys:

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thechronicleofshe:

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE

We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.

Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.

I tried to explain this to my mom when I was talking about how I prefer to wear weave for certain periods of time even though I much prefer my natural hair, because it pushes me from black-exotic to conventionally beautiful and “exotic” and that being conventionally attractive (by western standards) improves the quality of your life and she just did not even get it. 

peacelovefairytales:

This was the most upsetting scene for me in the whole season. Seeing how the prison administration threw Jimmy, a senile old woman, out on the street and left her to fend for herself, while disguising it as an act of mercy, is so fucked up. And the ones who care can’t do anything. I watched this scene over and over again with tears in my eyes; her cries for “Roberta” broke my heart and I’m just fucking sad.

lotrlockedwhovian:

fortylinestare:

someone made a really good point in the commentary of a post once which basically boiled down to the fact that james and lily’s patronuses are complements of each other (stag / doe) as opposed to snape and lily’s (doe / doe) which just goes to show how love and obsession are not the same thing at all thank u for ur time

whoa.

caelas:

saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire

hiddlesfeelings:

WHOEVER MADE THIS GIFSET, THANK YOU!

antivian:

When I was first starting the whole process of finding applying to colleges, I was blessed enough to attend one of the best charter schools in the country, with several great teachers and a CAP Advisor that put so much time and effort into helping us figure out what we were going to do with our futures. I know not everyone is so lucky to have access to the same sort of people or resources, so here’s a long masterpost of many useful links and lots of great information you can use. If you ever want advice or to talk about college, feel free to message me!

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