19. Sophmore in College. Political Science/English Literature Major. Queer. Vegetarian. Activist. Fabulous.Ask me anything
“G**sy” is a slur. Stop using it like that. Stop justifying it with “We don’t mean the Romani people, just a fashion statement/ritual/whatever based on bigoted stereotypes of them”
Internet, stop it. Bad internet. No cookies.
As many as 15 percent of freshmen at America’s top schools are white students who failed to meet their university’s minimum standards for admission, according to Peter Schmidt, deputy editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. These kids are “people with a long-standing relationship with the university,” or in other words, the children of faculty, wealthy alumni and politicians.
According to Schmidt, these unqualified but privileged kids are nearly twice as common on top campuses as Black and Latino students who had benefited from affirmative action.
well well well look at that.
OH HEY COLLEGE REPUBLICANS/YAF
OH HEY WOULD YA LOOK AT THIS
telling everyone everywhere.
HEY LOOK AT THIS
how predictable… :/
Dr. Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University Professor of Economics, Freakonomics (via cocknbull)
My life. My name is Chaniqua. Enuff has been said.
I wonder what the results would be like if they used African names? A part of me knows that I’m screwed on that account.
^ The results would be very similar.
WHITE PRIVILEGE IN ACTION FOLX.
My name is Nigerian… I wonder if there is a study done for the call back rate for AFRICAN names.
I remember reading Freakonomics in HS - very eye opening
I’ve pointed this out in explanations of subconscious racism, and I’ve found that some (white) people will deny that there is such thing as black/white names?
Somewhere there’s an actual graph of the names they used or something like it, and they’ll point to a name that could go either way and then be like, “I don’t think this graph really makes sense because that name could go either way.” Or, “I don’t see [this traditionally white, Euro-sounding name] as being particularly white.” The point isn’t who you know with the name, it’s how the name is perceived. If there is one thing that is popular in white America, it is making fun of black (specifically, African American in this context) women’s names and acting like you find them weird/offensive for babies/a sign of the downfall of society, and then suddenly when confronted with how this works as oppression in a real world setting (getting a job) everyone is like “I have no idea what you’re talking about…”
——-Essence Magazine, Editor and Chief, Ida Lewis to Nikki Giovanni, on why black women were not as involved with the Women’s Liberation Movement.
THIS! The women’s liberation movement of the past was not for black women. EVER. Whiteness didn’t give a damn then, and it still don’t give a hot damn now.