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Sep 6

Education is the means by which we break free

Sep 6

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Sep 6

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Sep 6

Happy 26th Birthday, Kaitlin!!!!!!!!!!

All hail Kaitlin, the Cruel & Capricious!

safeminist:

Higher education & student affairs does not exist in a vacuum, working outside of the systematic oppression that affects our students, our loved ones, and our own lives. There is a movement to speak and discuss social justice issues within student affairs - see the commissions and committees within ACPA and NASPA. Yet all to often, I feel that there is still a disconnect between how we discuss issues at the Academy and how we understand current events.
To be honest, most of us do not have time to pay close attention to the news, especially when it does not directly impact us.
But it always impacts us. We have to be aware of current events affecting social justice issues and make sense of how it affects us. We can’t be afraid of appearing “political”.
This is a new space on the internets for those of us that want to share the news of current events in the feminism realm and discuss.
That doesn’t mean we make the mistake of the feminist movements that have come before us, where we only focus on white, middle-upper class women’s issues. Nope. This is an space that remembers “Feminism is worthless without intersectionality and inclusion.”
**Art made by Chelsea Valentin Brown at soirart.tumblr

safeminist:

Higher education & student affairs does not exist in a vacuum, working outside of the systematic oppression that affects our students, our loved ones, and our own lives. There is a movement to speak and discuss social justice issues within student affairs - see the commissions and committees within ACPA and NASPA. Yet all to often, I feel that there is still a disconnect between how we discuss issues at the Academy and how we understand current events.


To be honest, most of us do not have time to pay close attention to the news, especially when it does not directly impact us.

But it always impacts us. We have to be aware of current events affecting social justice issues and make sense of how it affects us. We can’t be afraid of appearing “political”.

This is a new space on the internets for those of us that want to share the news of current events in the feminism realm and discuss.

That doesn’t mean we make the mistake of the feminist movements that have come before us, where we only focus on white, middle-upper class women’s issues. Nope. This is an space that remembers “Feminism is worthless without intersectionality and inclusion.”


**Art made by Chelsea Valentin Brown at soirart.tumblr

Jun 2

John Cho on saying no to Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay marriage. [x]

(Source: dearlywatson)

Jun 2

darkjez:

zeram:

The Origin of the phrase “Women of Color”

Terms like ‘women of color’ are not just descriptions, but have political and ideological histories and current meanings. Here’s a clip of Loretta Ross, cofounder and national coordinator of SisterSong -Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, sharing one of the birthing moments of the term ‘women of color’.

“They didn’t see [Women of Color] as a biological designation… It is a solidarity definition. It is a commitment to work in collaboration with other oppressed Women of Color who have been ‘minoritized.’”

Jun 1

(Source: star-trekker)

how society reacts to your grades

  • bad at the arts: you're not less intelligent, you just have a technical mind
  • bad at math/science: you must be stupid

Black Teenager Holding Puppy Tackled by Police for No Reason

Student affairs isn’t great at ‘getting’ diversity issues. Yes, that’s supposed to be our niche area but there is a small minority of people who seem to understand the greater issues that our students are dealing with.

Take this story for example. A 14-year old black male teenager is tackled by police while walking down the street to his mother while holding a puppy. One sits on him and another holds him down by his neck, effectively choking him.

Miami police choke and tackle black teen for

His alleged crime: giving the officers “dehumanizing stares” and “clenching his fists.” …Which I suppose is threatening to grown adults?

Except…according to him, he was holding his puppy, so he couldn’t have been clenching his fists?


Our students of color go through these experiences, and if they personally do not then they experience other incidents of racial aggression because we live in a racist society. We need to recognize this and take it into account when working with students.