When did dulles airport get so pretty? Reminds me of DIA. #redeye
Backstreet Boys on my @pandora_radio - sure makes midterms more pleasant.
Touré: Racism is fun? →
In submitting to the act of proving it, he concedes power. Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/27/racism-is-fun/#ixzz1c8PiJmGR
"Poverty is Political"
“Poverty” is not a lack of material goods: To be poor is also to lack control over one’s life and resources. Poverty is not simply a matter of scarcity: it is the result of human interaction. People keep other people poor. Poverty is exclusion – from social, economic and political processes that affect one’s life. Poverty is political – reflecting inequality and injustice. Poverty is...
The impotent Equal Protection Clause →
My friend Eli writes: Individual civil rights are not enough, writes Stanford law prof Richard Thompson Ford: Statistics can show a pattern of discrimination, but they are not enough to prove that any particular woman was discriminated against. Wal-Mart managers typically used vague criteria like “teamwork” and “integrity” to give promotions. It’s easy for bias to hide out in the fog of...
Wow, you don’t sound Asian on the phone!– Job interview (via microaggressions) - FOLLOW THESE PEEPS! Poignant. We just ventured into Critical Race Theory in our “Feelings Class” (aka, Human Behavior class). If you can’t figure out why that comment/microaggression is offensive, then read more, discuss more, learn more.
Surprise! The Rich Are Still Getting Richer -... →
According to a new Congressional Budget Office report released on Tuesday, since 1979 the average, after-tax income of the top one percent of American households has risen 275 percent. Meanwhile, for the poorest one-fifth of the country, it’s gone up just 18 percent. And for the biggest slice of “middle class” America — the three-fifths of homes between the top and bottom...
So maybe you don’t support the Occupy movement, but at the very least you have to support our right to peaceful protest. We live in a free country after all. Police fire tear gas and beanbag rounds to clear out encampment at Occupy Oakland and it’s not on the front page of the New York Times or the Washington Post and not covered on any of the cable news networks. There is something...
Today I bought 1500 packets of lube and 400 dental dams. I love Sex & Cookies, and I love sex & sexuality education :)
"You never hear of anyone dying of happiness."
The wise words of the oldest man to ever complete a marathon: 100 year old Fauja Singh. Read more here, and learn from his wise words. (Should this be filed under “MSW self-care”?)
Oh please, oh please, oh please don’t let me have food poisoning. I swear I’ll never eat a microwaveable lunch ever again. #midtermsfail
Climate change is real, folks
Richard Muller, who once was a climate change skeptic, has corroborated that climate change is real. Read here for his write-up in the WSJ. When we began our study, we felt that skeptics had raised legitimate issues, and we didn’t know what we’d find. Our results turned out to be close to those published by prior groups. We think that means that those groups had truly been very...
Boys, get your HPV vaccine →
Currently trending on twitter #ONLYBLACKPEOPLESAY (and yes, it’s all in caps). Anybody else feel a bit uneasy about this? What’s this hashtag’s origins? Contrast that with STARS’s (Students Teaching Against Racism) Halloween campaign Plus, great thoughts from Kristina Bui from the University of Arizona: People who think racism is dead think so because they don’t see...
Still a supporter
I’d like to re-share this. Reasons why I’m not turning Red.
10 Things We Can’t Have Without the Other →
justbesplendid: Money without Labor – We do not value what we do not earn. Loyalty without Trust – Loyalty will vanish in the absence of trust. Appreciation without Education – We cannot fully appreciate what we do not fully understand. Wisdom without Experience – True wisdom is the product of many…
Poverty And School Performance →
Parental socioeconomic status, as measured in a variety of different ways, is far and away the biggest correlate of student achievement.
Simmons recommends against lifting campus ban on... →
This is simultaneously surprising and unsurprising given Brown’s culture and Simmons’s legacy.
MEDCOM aims to apply ‘Medical Home’ model worldwide - Medical home model? + military? why yes. › Patient… http://t.co/ELtWXX9G
After finishing Born to Run and reading about this centenarian finishing a marathon, I feel like it’s time I get off my butt.
MEDCOM aims to apply 'Medical Home' model... →
Medical home model? + military? why yes. Patient Centered Medical Home is part of the Army medical system’s transformation. It focuses on the small family practice and starts with the patient. Each primary care manager, or PCM, has two licensed practical nurses that work together all the time to form a core team. The aim of the core team is to develop a long-term relationship with...
The Incidental Economist - Seriously, if you’re not reading The Incidental Economist, you’re missing out… http://t.co/hqpOZXez
in search of the best study spot... →
I was a SciLi girl myself.
I think this is pretty fantastic.
Professors, too! →
Apparently the American Association of University Professors also supports the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Yesterday in our Social Work Macro class, Occupy Wall Street was the focus of our discussions. The National Association of Social Work, California Chapter (NASW-CA) has come out in support of the movement, saying: The movement is consistent with the values of the National Association of Social Workers … The NASW Code of Ethics recognizes our responsibility to the broader society through...
Global Tuberculosis Cases Drop For First Time →
One more slow victory at a time…
The Incidental Economist's questions for the GOP... →
The list includes: Given that you are in favor of repealing the ACA, how will you help people who have chronic conditions that are no fault of their own obtain health insurance? Even if they can find a plan, how will you help make it affordable? As part of the repeal of the ACA, many young adults will no longer be able to get insurance on their parents’ plans. As unemployment is high, and...
Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
The problem with praising kids for their innate intelligence — the “smart” compliment — is that it misrepresents the psychological reality of education. It encourages kids to avoid the most useful kind of learning activities, which is when we learn from our mistakes. Because unless we experience the unpleasant symptoms of being wrong — that surge of Pe activity a few hundred milliseconds after...
The Incidental Economist →
Seriously, if you’re not reading The Incidental Economist, you’re missing out on some great public health analysis.
Pedestrian Struck & Killed by Car on 10 Freeway,... →
Our 211 project continues to be relevant.
friends + Chipotle + talk of HP = happiness. truly. #littlethingsinlife
And we were just talking about video games have profound effects on some individuals and their daily (real)… http://t.co/o20fUeNM