Like… I have no words. The percentage of criminal arrests that are marijuana related have nothing to do with how harmful marijuana might be and everything to do with how it’s been criminalized. The War on Drugs does not prove that there is anything wrong with marijuana. It simply means that the government wants to eliminate its use. And also is Glenn Beck even still a thing? Why are people still linking to his trash website?
White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
please let them know.
white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."
In my second year of college, I remember asking my art history teacher if/when we’d be discussing art history outside of Europe, since up to that point out curriculum basically went:
Neolithic art → European art history from first record to the 19th century
And we completely skipped/ignored all the art movements and millions of cultures practicing art around the world. I was particularly interested in East Asian art at the time and the way throughout history they were inventing new art mediums and techniques that effected the world.
My teacher told me: “If you want to learn about non-European art history, there are electives you can take during your junior year. I don’t teach those classes and they aren’t offered as lower division credits.”
Basically, if I wanted to learn about any non-contemporary artists who weren’t white European males, I had to give up a studio elective class because those people are less important than the 1000+ white European dudes we had to memorize who were all painting the same boring landscapes and naked women and war scenes between 1400-1940.
That was my first time realizing college is focused on the white, western male perspective. Not the last time, by far. But definitely the first.
If Earth’s water were drained into a single drop, it would measure about 950 miles in diameter. Roughly three percent is fresh water, and just one-third of that is easily accessible. Meeting the growing need for water is a critical challenge. Many countries rely on desalination to produce fresh water, but current techniques are typically energy-intensive, using enough energy globally to power nearly seven million homes. That’s why today GE is launching an open innovation challenge to improve the energy efficiency of water desalination. Find out more about the challenge here. GIF by Julian Glander and based on data from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
GE you put that water back right now, you hear me? We need that.
So like Macbeth but set in the 30s or 40s with the Weird Sisters singing all of their lines in Andrews Sisters style close harmony