#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
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accidentally woke up at 4 but i watched the sunrise
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Two students, James and John were given a grammar test by their teacher. The question was, “is it better to use “had” or “had had” in this example sentence?”
The teacher collected the tests, and looked over their answers.
James, while John had had “had”, had had “had had.” “Had had” had had a better effect on the teacher.
welcome to the english language
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So it’s the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure today and that’s absolutely nuts, so here’s a thing because of course I had to do a thing for that.
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That is a massive man and a fearless dog!
You know who is the actual alpha (she is). He is protecting the pack leader and her “pup”.
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I upgraded Peaches’ leather jacket with a custom studding and painting!! So punk now. Up the catz!
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Advocate Op-ed: A Second Look at Bisexuality. Why rejecting bisexuals is really counterintuitive — for gay and straight people.
As someone who is a true Kinsey 6, I was only able to get to the kissing stage with a girl before doing a cannonball into homosexuality. So in my earlier years as a gay man, I wrongly thought anyone claiming to be bisexual was just too afraid to utter the words … My friends and I would laugh off the assertions of people insisting that they were bisexual … feeling annoyed that they wouldn’t just admit it already.
Then I met Brett, a coworker and friend who would often frequent the gay bars with me. Brett was always on the prowl for a new boy to bed, but still claimed to have a physical affinity toward the opposite sex. I would laugh at his assertions
Of course, this was only because I wasn’t attracted to men and women myself, and I couldn’t look beyond my own feelings and experiences to understand his … That was eight years ago. Brett and I are still friends and he is still bisexual
Somewhere between my twenties and thirties, I realized just how bigoted I was being to my own friend by discounting his sexual orientation. All of my slights over his bisexuality were mere projections of my own ignorance, and it was time for that to stop …
To deny the legitimacy of bisexuality because it is outside of our own comprehension is no better than the attitude of the many people who have dismissed homosexuality as being nothing more than a phase, a mental illness, or something that can be fixed …
Gay men and women, either accept that sexuality is a continuum and that not all people fall so perfectly on one side or the other, or, we admit that we are no better than all of the antigay critics who have dismissed our legitimacy because they don’t understand us.
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