"Language counts because it suggests, if not highlights, the thinking underneath the words used. Working “with” a community is very different than working “on” a community, just as walking “with” is very different from walking “on.” Words count because they indicate place, position, and power."
- Camika Royal in Please Stop Using the Phrase ‘Achievement Gap’, an article that is undoubtedly more valuable in its argument about the words “achievement gap” than it is its argument about the importance of Language, but still…
[My Valentine is LANGUAGE. LET ME MARRY LANGUAGE!]
"I encourage all past, present, and future corps members to continuously question the context of their position and to remain humbly resolved to always seek to do the right thing no matter where your path takes you."
tonybonthemic, Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?
Maybe God did make farmers, but why’d Dodge only show us the white ones?
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Honestly, this question is EXACTLY what I was thinking when I saw this weird weird weird ad.
Part of an email from a student I had two years ago.
"Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm."
President Obama (via detroitsomething)
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
If MLK had lived longer, what would our country look like today?
Scarlett Johansson is having none of your bullshit.
will always reblog feminist!Scarlett
This stuff makes me sick.