Opinion: The year I became a 'minority'
nbclatino: [image redacted] (Photo/Getty Images) BY ESTHER J. CEPEDA CHICAGO — Is the sky falling for minority students because the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case seeking an end to using race as a preferential college admissions factor? Read More Well I found this remarkably lacking. For example at the end of the piece Cepeda remarks, If we could find a way to fix the...
Cafepress under fire for Anti-Mexican merchandise
nbclatino: Cafepress removed its Anti-Mexican page after complaints. An Anti-Mexico page remains up (Screenshot) Cafepress is an e-commerce website where you can buy user-submitted t-shirts, mugs, tote bags and much more. All manner of merchandise is available for purchase — including anti-Mexican items. Read More This is disgusting. With that said, let me stress that for millions of...
The four words that will define this century: The Earth is full.– @paulgilding at TED (via kateoplis) I’m going to assume that his speech is a derivative of this piece for AdBusters. In other words, he’s applying the same level of critical thought as George Carlin. Mind blowing analysis, TED does it again.
Sorry Goldstandardians: Gold Is Not Money
politicalprof: Gold is a naturally occurring substance that human beings choose to dig out of the ground or pick up on the surface, usually in or near riverbeds in which running water has exposed previously subsurface gold. It has historically been valued for its perceived beauty, its malleability, and its comparative scarceness. It is because of this last condition, its scarceness, that some...
The Multi-Touch Chinese Finger Trap →
kohenari: I wrote this piece on my MacBook Air and I proofread it on my iPad, devices which are dear to me and which power much of my work and recreation. Like many happy Apple customers, though, I’ve been forced to consider the very unhappy conditions under which these gadgets – and others like them – are produced. How should those of us who love and depend upon our electronics feel about the...
Conor Friedersdorf: The Internet's Best Paid Just...
pol102: “But can we please admit that many four year colleges do in fact attempt to indoctrinate students? And that a lot of Americans, including President Obama, regard that as a good thing? … It is nevertheless true that institutions of higher education generally value reason more than faith; they value intellectual achievement more than moral achievement; they’re implicated in America’s...
In short, biology is complicated. Things that work in one species often...– Remembering the Sheep that Changed the World [Al Jazeera] I wish I could hug this quote all night long.
President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college…. Oh, I...– Rick Santorum —a graduate of Penn State University (BA, 1980); Pittsburgh (MBA, 1981), and Penn State University (JD, 1986). So maybe public universities aren’t quite the engines of liberal indoctrination he supposes. (via politicalprof)
Author Walter Mosley on Democracy Now →
My father said, “Walter, if you want to do as well as a white man at work, you have to go in a half-hour earlier and leave a half-hour later.” And then later on, he said—he said, “Now, if you want to do better than him, you’ve got to come in an hour earlier and leave an hour later.” And I said, “But, Dad, that’s not fair.” And he goes, “That’s...
The Nation: Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric is Anti-Latino →
This is a little heavier than what I normally post but Victoria Soto nails an aspect of this debate, The immigration debate got very personal for Latinos in California in 1994 when Proposition 187 passed, denying undocumented persons basic social services such as a public education. The justification for Prop 187 was to curb financial waste, not negative feelings toward Latinos. In the wake of...
It was important for me to relate to that time when I arrived in New...– Demián Bichir: Oscar Nominee For ‘A Better Life’ Interview On Leaving Mexico And His Move To The U.S. [HuffPost] Oscar (by the way, Oscar is another Mexican) or not, he’s a winner tonight. Orgullo!
An Iranian film beat an Israeli film. A thousand Right Wing blogs were launched...– Skybarn
Oh, I’m not eating dinner because it’s my brother’s turn tonight. Tomorrow is my...– Michigan Welfare Cuts Forcing People Back To Work Or Straining Safety Net? [HuffPost] Meanwhile in Los Angeles, California…
Anonymous asked: you are el salvadorean?
You know it’s funny you say that, Jan Brewer is my idol.– Sh*t Latinos Don’t Say
They could not guarantee her a seat next to the open bar.– From Pocho Ocho (8) reasons Jan Brewer declined dinner at the White House [Pocho] I’m aslo a fan of “Sunday night is when she soaks her skin in formaldehyde.”
The California publication’s Michelle Woo wrote Thursday: “A friend of mine,...– Univision News Tumblr: Time’s Latino vote cover features non-Latino face You can’t make this stuff up.
Many still don’t know that under the guise of “American Jobs for...– Los Angeles Apologizes for Role in Massive Deportations [HuffPost] This is part of the film Mi Familia (with a superstar cast of brown folks) where Jennifer Lopez (a Mexican-American citizen in this film) is deported. The video may be Hollywood, but that events were very real.
Curating the Internets: Downtown Abbey
jasencomstock: thenoobyorker replied to your post: Karl Marx the ascendent I’ve never seen Downtown Abbey, what’s the punchline here? There are several punchlines. the biggest one I would say is that we understand capitalism in a dialectic of competing contradictions as Marx explained it, not as some Libertarian fan boys would say they understand it, as some nonsense they know from Adam Smith...
I don’t believe in an America where the separation between church and state is...– Rick Santorum, who, it is relevant to point out, is leading the GOP primary polls. (via andrewgraham) Jürgen Habermas might agree. [source]
New Bible Found
Within it Jesus and the Prophet Muhammad link up with Swizz Beatz and M.I.A. to do a sick collab. The Vatican has commented that they want to see the Bible so they can condemn it and burn it. Turkey, the same nation that has denied it’s role in things like the Armenian Genocide or it’s treatment of smaller groups with it’s border that it hasn’t mass murdered, claims to have...
politicalprof: Squashed: A simple question The Taliban are unspeakably vile. So are the Lord’s Republican Army in Congo. The Assad regime in Syria. The monstrosities that run Equatorial Guinea and Burma and North Korea. It is simply not the United States’ job—nor is it within its capacity—to fix all the evils in the world. More, the notion that we have a sacrosanct...
What I like to say is that Mother Nature writes some things in pencil and some...– A Thing or Two About Twins [NatGeo]
In the Cell paper, a team of scientists, led by Bing Ren, PhD, head of the...– UCSD Health Sciences News Some of you responded poorly to the video I posted on epigenetics, well it’s real, observable and a source of tremendous potential. Meme Translation: DEAL WITH IT.