George C. Marshall High School Student Told To Read Langston Hughes Poem ‘Blacker’ [VIDEO]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/18/george-c-marshall-high-sc_n_1358044.html

She read the poem like a slave, basically,” Shumate told the Post. When he asked whether she thought all black people speak that way, he was reportedly told to take his seat and reprimanded for speaking out of turn.

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Click through to read full article and see the heartbreaking/infuriating video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/18/george-c-marshall-high-sc_n_1358044.html

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Malala Yousafzai Tells Obama Drones Are “Fueling Terrorism”

http://truth-out.org/news/item/19397-malala-yousafzai-tells-obama-drones-are-fueling-terrorism

As if this viral video wasn’t cool enough, now there’s this:

“I thanked President Obama for the United States’ work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees,” she said in the statement. “I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. If we refocus efforts on education it will make a big impact.”

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Image source and full article: http://truth-out.org/news/item/19397-malala-yousafzai-tells-obama-drones-are-fueling-terrorism

The One Comic That Explains Just How Screwed America Is

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/26/1103368/-The-One-Comic-That-Explains-Just-How-Screwed-America-Is#

An educated population equals a strong, stable state, ready for the future. So the investment is well worth it.

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Sources linked in the here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/26/1103368/-The-One-Comic-That-Explains-Just-How-Screwed-America-Is#

Cliteracy 101: Artist Sophia Wallace Wants You To Know The Truth About The Clitoris

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/cliteracy_n_3823983.html

…the unerect clitoris, most of which is subterranean, could be up to 9 centimeters long — longer, as some have described it, than an unerect penis.

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Image source and article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/cliteracy_n_3823983.html

Open letter from white parent to other white parents – “Platitudes are not enough”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-harvey/dear-parents-of-white-children_b_3719818.html

I read a study some time ago comparing white and black families. It found that on average, African-American parents start talking about race with their African-American children by age 3. White parents with white kids? Age 13.

Is it any wonder my white students are so racially baffled and behind? That they look like deer in headlights when I tell them we’re going to talk about race in their actual lives? It’s not just the fact of being white, and thus insulated from the negative affects of racism (though I believe white children are deeply harmed as well — in different ways), that works against their developing aptitude about race and anti-racism. We, their parents, are working against them too!

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Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-harvey/dear-parents-of-white-children_b_3719818.html