When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison.
- Angela Davis (via anarchei)
Completely humbled: Undergraduate Hermano of the Year Award. I love this Brotherhood. ¡La Unidad Para Siempre! #ΛΥΛ #Yale (at Deauville Beach Resort)
some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F
"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."
Many of us have preconceived notions about people’s accents. We find Western European accents—French, British, Castilian Spanish, Italian—relatively appealing, while Asian and Mexican accents are experienced as unintelligible or offensive… if an employee speaks French well and English only moderately well, we aren’t bothered. however, if Filipinos, for example, speak Tagalog to one another at work, the assumptions are that they are purposefully excluding English-speakers, that they are not trying to learn English, and that they don’t care. A mean-spirited quality is attributed to the behaviour.
- Frances E. Kendall, Understanding White Privilege. (via sukoot)
I don’t work here.
- African American and Latin@ proverb (via eshusplayground)
There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’, there is only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard
- Arundhati Roy (via straightallyally)