Let’s do it! Let’s stop mining the earth and start mining asteroids.
Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English
I’m always really into people of color living in the US talking about language and how we/they use language is perceived. And with this specifically, I dig that on top of discussing the three different ways she interacts with people, Lyiscott delivers this TED Talk using spoken word, adding a fourth dimension.
On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.
Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.
People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.
Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.
she deserves to be re-blogged.
this makes me want to cry
These 36 states imprison more people per capita than any foreign country. And the state of Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the entire world.
This is awful