giddytf2:

awwww-cute:

I want to snuggle it and bury my face in it’s fur… before it wakes up

Wait, that’s…a real creature?

Gosh, look at its paws.

(Reblogged from duessa)

artisanos-de-michoacan:

Maestro Alvaro de la Cruz, calaveras y catrinas, Colonia Guadalupe, Calle Dr. Miguel Silva 328, Capula, Michoacan, Mexico

cel. 443 161 3795

delacruzcatrinas@ hotmail.com

Photography © Florence Leyret Jeune

(Reblogged from atimo-taguy)

kenobi-wan-obi:

"Race doesn’t matter!" , "Isn’t science just science?! why bring race into it!!", "It is not about the colour of skin!" meanwhile in the real world:

Is There a Bias Against Black Scientists? Funding Sparse for Minority Researchers

Black researchers and other minorities face nearly insurmountable barriers against career success, according to new research.

A February 2014 article in the Journal of Career Development details the work experiences of minority researchers in the social sciences.

Rebecca R. Kameny of the 3-C Institute for Social Development in North Carolina, directed the study, which collected data from people of color who attended a workshop on the topic of career barriers.

An astounding 72 percent of participants reported encountering workplace barriers due to their race or ethnicity.

Racism: A Sad History

Bias against minority researchers is not a new subject. In 2011, Donna K. Ginthner and her associates published a study about the NIH and grants to minority researchers. (The NIH, or National Institute of Health, is a government agency that serves as one of the prime supporters of scientific research.)

The Ginther study examined the rates at which grants were given to 83,000 researchers. Unfortunately, they found that the funding agency is biased against African Americans who submitted grant applications. According to the study, blacks are 13% less likely than equally-qualified white candidates to receive funding that is initiated by an NIH investigator.

The study’s writers explained that the researchers’ race is not always written on the application, but the applications’ reviewers could infer race from the applicants’ names and places of study. Without receiving federal funding, a researcher is less likely to receive a teaching position, less likely to be given tenure, and has more difficulty procuring funding to produce research and publish in scholarly journals. Ultimately, the repercussions of grant refusal are reflected in the face of academia.

When the study was published, the director of the NIH noted that the data is troubling and the situation is unacceptable. The NIH launched a $500 million, 10-year program to support young minorities in science. It is also considering changing its review process to review grant proposals anonymously to prevent this issue in the future.

Bias Against Blacks: Misinterpreted Data?

A 2013 study published in the Journal of Informetrics, however, contradicts the premise of bias against black researchers. The study, led by Jiansheng Yang of Virginia Tech, paints a different picture, concluding that the NIH review process contains no inherent racial bias.

Yang and his associates reviewed the work of 40 black faculty members and 80 white faculty members at U.S. medical schools. They assessed the scientists’ productivity, based on the number of publications they wrote, their role on each paper, and the prominence of the journals in which they published. Overall, Wang’s team found that the black faculty members were less productive than their white colleagues.

The researchers then reviewed the work of 11 of those black researchers and 11 of those white researchers who had received NIH funding. When they compared blacks and whites who had the same level of productivity, they found that people of both races received the same level of NIH funding. Wang concluded that funding is determined by level of success, and not by race.

Not Apples to Apples

Ginther, who found ample evidence of the NIH’s racial bias, argued in Science that Wang did not study the same aspects of the process that she did, so he cannot refute her claim. She noted that Wang’s study examined only a small number of researchers, and also looked only at how much funding they received, instead of whether they had a chance of receiving funding in the first place.

Ginther also noted that the black scientists’ lower level of productivity pointed to their difficulty in receiving positive mentoring, which is a further function of bias.

Discrimination is Not Dead

It seems that a majority of African Americans would agree with Ginther’s point about bias. A 2013 Pew Research study about discrimination in America found that a full 88% of blacks reported that there is discrimination against blacks. 46 % believe that there is a lot of discrimination, and the rest report feeling some discrimination.

Interestingly, white Americans agree that blacks are discriminated against, but to a lesser degree. Only 16% of whites feel that there is a lot of discrimination, but 41% sense some discrimination.

Regardless of percentages and perceptions, race-based barriers to success have no place in academia or the workplace.

(Reblogged from boygeorgemichaelbluth)

(Source: asieybarbie)

(Reblogged from strugglingtobeheard)

poorlifechoicesblog:

"Butch/femme couples inherently replicate heterosexual relationship dynamics" is the pretentious way of saying "lol but who’s the man"

(Reblogged from hawtistic)

i appreciate My Chemical Romance song titles better if i put “Mom” at the end of them

continuants:

mcr:

“It’s Not a Fashion Statement, It’s a Fucking Deathwish, Mom”
“I Never Told You What I Do for a Living, Mom”
“This Is How I Disappear, Mom”

welcome to the black parade, mom.

(Reblogged from strugglingtobeheard)

daveygillywillymour:

"how many times are you going to listen to that song" until the void in my heart is filled

(Reblogged from partsheep)

clesktop:

when your friend does something embarrassing in public

image

(Reblogged from romneysspookyunderpants)
(Reblogged from boygeorgemichaelbluth)

socialismartnature:

ROOM 444, Curry Student Center, Northeastern University

Join the Progressive Student Alliance, the Northeastern Palestine Underground, and the International Socialist Organization - Boston on Tuesday, April 1st at 5:00pm as we host prolific author and activist Ali Abunimah. He will be discussing his most recent book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine, which documents the struggle on campus for Palestinian liberation and the BDS movement. Abunimah has also dedicated the last few stops of his tour to raising awareness about the Northeastern administration’s censorship of SJP, along with the censorship of Columbia SJP at Barnard and of Prof. Iymen Chehade at Columbia College in Chicago. We are honored to have such a distinguished speaker advocate for our struggle on campus, and that of all students concerned with justice in Palestine.

Ali Abunimah is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse, and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. Based in the United States, he has written hundreds of articles and been an active part of the movement for justice in Palestine for 20 years. He is the recipient of a 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.

The Battle for Justice in Palestine has been praised by Alice Walker, Joseph Massad, Rebecca Vilkomerson, Omar Barghouti, and many others. The fascinating new book can be purchased at the event, or online via Haymarket Books:
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/
The-Battle-for-Justice-in-Palestine

CO-SPONSORS:
Progressive Student Alliance
The Northeastern Palestine Underground
International Socialist Organization - Boston
Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee
Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine
The American Friends Service Committee Peace & Economic Security Program
Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston

THIS EVENT WILL BE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(Reblogged from socialismartnature)

(Source: perriencess)

(Reblogged from avioletmind-deactivated20140413)

beroberos:

marceline is actually my self insert

(Reblogged from hexgoddess)

godtie:

for those who dont understand

heteronormativity and cisnormativity are the reason queer people have to come out

we are automatically assumed cis and straight unless we explicitly say otherwise, which shouldn’t happen

no one should be assumed anything until they explicitly say otherwise

it also makes being queer seen as alien and unnatural

there you go theres your crash course on hetero/cisnormativity

(Reblogged from romneysspookyunderpants)

beautyofabandonedplaces:

The Soviet Moon Lander built to beat the Americans to the moon. Found abandoned in a Lab in Moscow. [MIC]. [660×990]. http://imgur.com/r/AbandonedPorn/y92n1y0

(Reblogged from beautyofabandonedplaces)
(Reblogged from radphlegm)