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daniellemertina:

ncpssm:

msnbc:

Many people know that women make 77 cents to the dollar compared to men. But did you know that African-American women make just 64 cents to the dollar, and Hispanic women make just 56 cents? One group offers an interesting way to fix this. 

Related reading:"Gender wage gap affects the WHOLE family." - Terry O’Neill from the National Organization for Women via Eleanor’s Hope conference call.

I just don’t understand why all of these posts ignore that the racial pay gap also impacts men of color.
I honestly believe that this oversight is on purpose because nobody wants to acknowledge that Black and Latino and Native men are being paid less than white WOMEN. Because that would totally re-frame this pay gap conversation if it was widely acknowledged. And suddenly, there would be NO reason for white women to be front and center. 

daniellemertina:

ncpssm:

msnbc:

Many people know that women make 77 cents to the dollar compared to men. But did you know that African-American women make just 64 cents to the dollar, and Hispanic women make just 56 cents? One group offers an interesting way to fix this. 

Related reading:
"Gender wage gap affects the WHOLE family." - Terry O’Neill from the National Organization for Women via Eleanor’s Hope conference call.

I just don’t understand why all of these posts ignore that the racial pay gap also impacts men of color.

I honestly believe that this oversight is on purpose because nobody wants to acknowledge that Black and Latino and Native men are being paid less than white WOMEN. Because that would totally re-frame this pay gap conversation if it was widely acknowledged. And suddenly, there would be NO reason for white women to be front and center. 

the-cheshire-girl:

henrydavidthoreau:

mean-dauphin:

(via iggyspooky, durian)

2am-poetry:

JUST IN CASE YOU THOUGHT YOUTH WERE "POWERLESS" NOW:  

It turns out that a group of 12 college kids under the guise  #ItsBIGGERthanYOU (a youth social justice group devoted to equality overall worldwide) organized the 5000+ person march and rally to the Atlanta CNN Center for Mike Brown with JUST A TWEET!!

They will be just one of the many youth activists and students from around the nation heading to Harvard University this weekend for a social justice conference after being invited by ITOOAMHARVARD!!!!

Yes! Those same great people! It turns out they’ve sent an open invite out across the nation to youth activists to participate in a “blacktivism” conference which is about to be HUGE in coming up with a gameplan to combat the system or oppression. We can’t act as if adults will rule the country forever- this is our time to change the world NOW!!

p.s. there will also be an early premier of "Dear White People" at the conference!! :))

photo credits: 

- Candid In Atlanta, Protestors of Today: Leaders of Tomorrow. Photograph. The Sting, SPSU.

- I, Too, Am Harvard

pumpkinthot:

bitteroreo:

memeterprise:

wrecked

I really hate these comparisons…like can we stop using black folks as talking points when addressing the plight lgbtq…because all this does is alienate black queers like me, as if we don’t exist. I’m not judged on my queerness the exact same as my blackness, you can read my blackness upfront you can’t read my queerness upfront.

and its not as if there’s an abundance of black folk on tv regardless of orientation

pumpkinthot:

bitteroreo:

memeterprise:

wrecked

I really hate these comparisons…like can we stop using black folks as talking points when addressing the plight lgbtq…because all this does is alienate black queers like me, as if we don’t exist. I’m not judged on my queerness the exact same as my blackness, you can read my blackness upfront you can’t read my queerness upfront.

and its not as if there’s an abundance of black folk on tv regardless of orientation

dear-white-people:

Opening NYC/LA/DC/ATL tomorrow!!

dear-white-people:

Opening NYC/LA/DC/ATL tomorrow!!

citizen-earth:

Decolonization Day 2014

Houston, Texas

(photos by Elizabeth Brossa)

burngorgeous:

all these kids on my dash bloggin about the PSATs

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bufotoxin:

constantly having to deliberately downplay your mental illness but also constantly worrying that you’re making it up for attention, somehow