yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.

Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.

Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

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And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.

So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.

As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”

Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.

When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

(元記事: tsunamiwavesurfing (teamaqua-adminshellyから))

On Writing About Disability and Selling Yourself

sillylegal:

As anyone who has met me in the last seven years knows, I’m applying to law school. Like a lot. Like much law. I’m planning on writing the optional diversity statement about disability. Now, disclosure is something that tends to evoke nuanced discussion in the disabled community that I feel myself somewhat separate from. Not only will it be blatantly obvious to anyone talking to me that I am disabled, but my disability is infused in the way that I move in the world and, by extension, my desire to do advocacy work. When people say “your disability doesn’t define you”, I sorta dig the sentiment, but am struck by the spacial inadequacy of it. To make this point, I often respond by saying, “Maybe not, but I live here,” framing the edge of the walker to indicate boundary. In short, I cannot ask them not to see it. 

Everything I have read about the diversity  statement tells me to frame my disability in a positive way Focus on what it has given you, I am summarily instructed. And it is real to say that my disability has given me things, but I am wary of the troupes that come too easily, familiar to any accomplished disabled young person you have overcome so much. I am informed, leaving me feeling that something has been left behind  and I have not had the chance to say goodbye. Taken, not given by the teller of my life —these narratives are not of my own making. I am also wary of too simply conflating being disabled with a desire to advocate for disabled people because the truth is, I crave a career informed but not constrained by my disability. I love constitutional law, I love thinking about inclusion across the spectrum of human experience.

The truth is, I think it is disability that has given me my appreciation for complexity and skepticism of overgeneralization. To live as a disabled person is to hold within yourself seemingly contradictory ways of being: frustrated but happy or depressed but hopeful or struggling but good. I can only hope that when the time comes, I will look for the same complexity in my clients and their stories. I like weighing things more than I like all-encompossing anything, and I have a hunch that there is a lawyerly impulse in there somewhere. 

But how to turn that sea of confusion into something that conveys. and I hate this word for its loaded ableism, competence. Ultimately. I want to say I can do the job. I can separate my raging questions enough from what it is that the client needs from me. Today. Now. Not only that, but somewhere here, there needs to be joy. Joy I authentically feel at the idea of fulfilling my childhood dream of being a lawyer. 

Yet I will not turn my loose ends into party streamers because what you see is what you get.

I will not turn my loose ends into party streamers because what you see is what you get.

if one day i can be half as smart as this lady i will be content god damn she is so clever and well-written

kumaton:

politicalsexkitten:

yukaryote:

Why Guys Like Asian Girls - Anna Akana

Everyone needs to watch this video. Now.

100% on point especially about men thinking that having “yellow fever” is a compliment and we’re supposed to be flattered by it. It’s the #1 way to parade around your blatant racism.

I want to be friends with her!

(angryasiangirlsunitedから)

pogphotoarchives:

"The College of Horticulture" at the Santa Fe Alien Detention Station (S.F.A.D.S.), also called the Japanese internment camp, with Masuo Yasui (front center), Santa Fe, New MexicoDate: 1944From the Yasui Family Collection, Negative Number PA-MU-233.1

pogphotoarchives:

"The College of Horticulture" at the Santa Fe Alien Detention Station (S.F.A.D.S.), also called the Japanese internment camp, with Masuo Yasui (front center), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date: 1944
From the Yasui Family Collection, Negative Number PA-MU-233.1

(cybergataから)

emmyc:

Sunhat girl

this is so summery i love the sun coming through the stars AHHH *___*

emmyc:

Sunhat girl

this is so summery i love the sun coming through the stars AHHH *___*