a.d. jenkins, ed.d.

imanadult:

Dorito Parmesan crusted chickens

imanadult:

Dorito Parmesan crusted chickens

The Seven-Day Guide to Sleeping Better

mamashug:

ganitsirk:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Fun fact! “Ask” was originally pronounced as “aks” [or “axe,” as it’s spelled in this picture] and changed over time through the process of metathesis. The word descends from the Old English verb 'acsian'. And then in some dialects it started to revert to the original “aks/axe.”Also interesting to note that the main dialect with which “aks/axe” is associated is AAVE - how funny that we shit on the language of black people in this ~~~”“”post-racial”“”~~~ society! Language bias is one of the last acceptable realms in which you can be unabashedly racist and still get away with - or even be praised for! - your prejudices.

another fun fact, my racist cracker teacher made me go up to the front of the room and write “ask” and “axe” on the board and wouldn’t let me sit down until I could ‘properly’ pronounce the former and that was the last little trace of my new orleans accent after living in texas for a few years and I’ll never get over that 

mamashug:

ganitsirk:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Fun fact! “Ask” was originally pronounced as “aks” [or “axe,” as it’s spelled in this picture] and changed over time through the process of metathesis. The word descends from the Old English verb 'acsian'. And then in some dialects it started to revert to the original “aks/axe.”
Also interesting to note that the main dialect with which “aks/axe” is associated is AAVE - how funny that we shit on the language of black people in this ~~~”“”post-racial”“”~~~ society! Language bias is one of the last acceptable realms in which you can be unabashedly racist and still get away with - or even be praised for! - your prejudices.

another fun fact, my racist cracker teacher made me go up to the front of the room and write “ask” and “axe” on the board and wouldn’t let me sit down until I could ‘properly’ pronounce the former and that was the last little trace of my new orleans accent after living in texas for a few years and I’ll never get over that 

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I saw an old reflection in the rain today, one that I had not seen in a long time. It was good to see him.

Our Dangerous Definition Of Manhood

While I know what I’ve learned and what I’ve been told, I wonder what being a “man” actually means

Iggy Azalea Sparks Controversy On Twitter, Justifies Using the "N" Word | Black Like Moi

sonofbaldwin:

Vanilla Ice Woman aka Missy Anne aka Miss Millie aka Chloe Emma Hannah Grace feels some type of way about not being allowed to say n*gg* because White Women’s Tears and other facets of What’s the Use of White Supremacy If My Whiteness Don’t Give Me the Right to Invade Profit from and Trample on Others.

‪#‎IveAlwaysBeenGoodToColoreds‬ ‪#‎YouWannaBeMyMaid‬? ‪#‎YouCanStayAllDay‬ ‪#‎YouCanStayAlllllllDay‬

(H/T Zari Hiyad)

Junot Diaz and Hilton Als

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Dick’s Sporting Goods has a fun interactive site that ranks and lists NFL jersey sales through their stores, with a map of which team’s jersey is the top seller in each state.

http://www.naacpldf.org/files/publications/Unlocking%20Opportunity%20for%20African%20American%20Girls_0.pdf

"This report fills an important gap in existing data on educational 

achievement and its attendant economic consequences. Although there 

is plentiful data on American children and education, the lack of data 

broken down by race and gender together has fueled the assumption 

that all girls are doing fine in school. But in fact, although girls overall 

graduate from high school at higher rates than boys, girls of color are 

graduating at far lower rates than white girls and boys. In almost all 

states with available data, the high school graduation rate for African 

American girls is below the national average for girls overall, resulting in 

severe economic consequences for African American women and their 

families. “