Our most dangerous opponents, in fact, look and speak like us. They hijack...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
To be aware of the idea of social structure and to use it with sensibility is to...– C. Wright Mills - The Sociological Imagination Scored this classic for Christmas and I’m already inspired. (via petercroce)
He’s incapable of sympathizing with people who can’t pay their bills, because...– Matt Taibbi, The Odd Couple: Romney vs. Gingrich. Perhaps the most succinct explanation of Romney’s worldview I’ve ever come across. (via wisconsinforward)
Debt Was Romney's Best Friend →
A “curious reality of this year’s election: … the same party that loves to inveigh against the dangers of excessive borrowing is now likely to nominate for President a man whose entire career, and entire fortune, was built on debt. Leveraged-buyout firms like Bain Capital, which Mitt Romney ran between 1984 and 1999, routinely borrow massive sums in order to make their acquisitions, leaving...
Racialicious: Imaginary Aggression Brings Real... →
racismschool: Ever been described as “Aggressive” when you feel like you’ve been going out of your way to keep your cool? Yes, it’s another tool of the racist. This one took me years to figure out. When I moved to the all white school, people (some that I didn’t even know) would walk…
“An anonymous coworker—to this day, I don’t know... →
barackobama: “An anonymous coworker—to this day, I don’t know who—had left a pencil-written note on a torn piece of paper with some numbers on it. It showed how much more my male coworkers were making, even though they had less education, training and experience. I’d been at Goodyear almost 20 years, and was still making 20 percent less than the lowest-paid male supervisor in my same position....
Their cause is really straightforward, as is ours: One percent of the population...– Moonanum James, United American Indians of New England (via solitaryforager)
A close look at some of the clemency applications of the nearly 200 others who...– Many Pardon Applicants Stressed Connection to Mississippi Governor - NYTimes.com (via firthofforth)
A white college student from a private college goes into a poor neighborhood and...– Dr. Patricia Hill Collins quoting Public Allies CEO Paul Schmitz in her talk Answering the Call to Community Service. (via sexartandpolitics)
it’s not my place to define another person’s understanding of their sexuality....– Clementine Cannibal http://clementinecannibal.com/2012/01/28/i-choose-this-is-queerness-a-choice/ (via howfortuitous)
"71% of recently polled Americans feel that... →
Higher education is not a luxury. It’s an economic imperative that every family...– President Obama speaking in Michigan today about his plans to make college more affordable (via barackobama)
Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which...– Imam Al-Ghazali (via sababa-shahid)
Are You Ready to Have Sex?
sexpositive: Ask yourself these questions, and consider all the physical and mental possibilities before having sex. Is your decision to have sex completely your own (you feel no pressure from others, including your partner)? Is your decision to have sex based on the right reasons? (It shouldn’t be based on peer pressure, a need to fit in or make your partner happy, or a belief that sex is...
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders...– Maya Angelou (via revolutionnow)
Less than 1 in 2 HIV-Positive U.S. Residents Are...
pozmagazine: Less than half of people living with HIV in the United States are being retained in ongoing medical care, according to a new analysis by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigators published online ahead of print by the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The sobering statistics, which include the finding that only two thirds of people testing...
Not only does feminism give woman a voice, but it also clears the way for men to...– Byron Hurt “Why I am a [Black] Male Feminist (via unapproachableblackchicks)
D.C. ‘prostitution-free zones’ probably... →
Some resources for abuse survivors (rebloggable)
fromonesurvivortoanother: http://healingquotes.tumblr.com/ (now abandoned, but a lot of good stuff there) A few others: http://reasonsyoushouldntfuckkids.wordpress.com/ (the blog which inspired mine. She is amazing) http://sworddancewarrior.wordpress.com/ http://sexualabusesurvivors.tumblr.com/ http://riseandreclaim.tumblr.com/ http://reasonstohide.tumblr.com/ ...
bell hooks - Feminism Is For Everybody (free... →
Our growth is generally dependent upon our ability to obtain new contracts to...– Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison operator in America, statement to stockholders, 2005. In other words: ending the Drug War and eliminating federal mandatory minimum sentences is bad for business. Adam Gopnik notes that CCA “spends millions lobbying legislators.”...
The university cannot be an ivory tower, far away from the society, removed from...– Ernesto Guevara, speech to university students, October 17, 1959 (via fyeahcheguevara)
But there’s a deeper, even more critical element here , because it’s the same...– James McBride, screenwriter of Red Hook Summer and Miracle @ St. Anna on the politics of being a Black Story teller. #peaceto @afrolicious. #ownMYownShit. #ProfessionalBlackStoryteller/Historian…I add historians because storytellers are historians…at least that’s what the feminists I rock with...
Cervical Health Awareness Month: It's Not Just for... →
There as a study in which it comes out that thirty of the largest companies in...– Massachusetts Senate candidate ELIZABETH WARREN, on The Daily Show (via andyouhavetogivethemhope)
Approximately 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis. Approximately 12...– Following Judah’s Lion (via azspot)
Poor people have shitty lobbyists– Jon Stewart (via anticapitalist)
Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable...– C.G. Jung (via misswallflower)
To define racism only through extreme groups and their extreme acts is akin to...– Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer in What is Racial Domination? (via kidonacloud)
It so often seems that embracing diversity is seen as a magical recipe for...– Good White Person « harshbrowns (via sociolab)
93-Year-Old Tennessee Woman Who Cleaned State... →
thepoliticalfreakshow: A 93-year-old Tennessee woman who cleaned the state Capitol for 30 years, including the governor’s office, says she won’t be able to vote for the first time in decades after being told this week that her old state ID failed to meet new voter ID regulations. Thelma Mitchell was even accused of being an undocumented immigrant because she couldn’t produce a birth...
He makes his money the same way I make my money. He makes money by moving around...– Warren Buffett, on why Mitt Romney should pay higher taxes. (via think-progress)