eltigrechico:

Asians are frequently left out of scarestats about racial “divides” and “gaps” because they fuck up the pre-decided conclusions by being both non-white and extremely successful.

This is pretty obvious, but I don’t know why “divides” and “gaps” are in quotes. Are you implying they don’t exist? It’s pretty clear that they exist. The problem is in tumblr’s/the general left’s narrative that it’s directly because of racial discrimination coming from (mainly) whites, when the existence of Asian success would indicate that different sets of values within cultures have at least some effect on success.

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eltigrechico:

I’m sorry but a few questions:
Is this family, household, per capita, or what?
Also, why aren’t asians listed?
How is wealth defined by this data?
Also, i know it says “source: Federal Reserve” but where is the study? Furthermore, where’ the raw data?

It defines wealth in terms of 2013 dollars on the left axis.
I think it’s pretty obvious why Asians aren’t listed, although it’s difficult to confirm because, as usual, tumblr is complete shit when it comes to sources. I mean, without hunting down the original numbers, which I’m betting 99.99% of the rebloggers didn’t do, it’s impossible to know if this graphic was completely fabricated. Not saying it is, but these are bad habits to follow if you claim to support your arguments (whatever they may be) with data.

eltigrechico:

I’m sorry but a few questions:

Is this family, household, per capita, or what?

Also, why aren’t asians listed?

How is wealth defined by this data?

Also, i know it says “source: Federal Reserve” but where is the study? Furthermore, where’ the raw data?

It defines wealth in terms of 2013 dollars on the left axis.

I think it’s pretty obvious why Asians aren’t listed, although it’s difficult to confirm because, as usual, tumblr is complete shit when it comes to sources. I mean, without hunting down the original numbers, which I’m betting 99.99% of the rebloggers didn’t do, it’s impossible to know if this graphic was completely fabricated. Not saying it is, but these are bad habits to follow if you claim to support your arguments (whatever they may be) with data.

(Source: jessehimself)

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shadowsorella:

ITS TIME FOR SCHOOL GET THE FUCK UP

shadowsorella:

ITS TIME FOR SCHOOL GET THE FUCK UP

(Source: frenchdad)

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cerebralzero:

chowbabyy:

Today, someone in class saw my ‘I love guns and coffee’ patch that I have on my backpack and said, “Oh, wow! I really like that patch. It’s so cute. But, it’s funny - you don’t look like a gun person.”

…What do gun people look like?

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“I got a fan letter from a young lady. It was a suicide note.

So I called her, and I said, “Hey, this is Jimmy Doohan. Scotty, from Star Trek.” I said, “I’m doing a convention in Indianapolis. I wanna see you there.”

I saw her — boy, I’m telling you, I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was definitely suicide. Somebody had to help her, somehow. And obviously she wasn’t going to the right people.

I said to her, “I’m doing a convention two weeks from now in St. Louis.” And two weeks from then, in somewhere else, you know? She also came to New York - she was able to afford to got to these places. That went on for two or three years, maybe eighteen times. And all I did was talk positive things to her.

And then all of the sudden — nothing. I didn’t hear anything. I had no idea what had happened to her because I never really saved her address.

Eight years later, I get a letter saying, “I do want to thank you so much for what you did for me, because I just got my Master’s degree in electronic engineering.”

That’s…to me, the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

(Source: lesliecrusher)

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neoliberalstatist:

My thermodynamics professor went on this crazy speech about how the industrial revolution ruined the world.

I had a thermo professor who spent the first half hour of every lecture explaining how he didn’t notice things like autism when he was growing up until they started vaccinating everyone

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alexleefitz:

I can’t believe David Lynch is a real person.

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aseaofquotes:

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

aseaofquotes:

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

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Parting Glances (1986)

(Source: andreii-tarkovsky)

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thatsmoderatelyraven:

Steal His Look: Old Man Jenkins
Kent Wang Polo Light Blue - $265
Lip Gloss - Charlotte Tilbury - $81
Miu Miu Sunglasses - $390
Irish Walking Stick - $67.99

thatsmoderatelyraven:

Steal His Look: Old Man Jenkins

Kent Wang Polo Light Blue - $265

Lip Gloss - Charlotte Tilbury - $81

Miu Miu Sunglasses - $390

Irish Walking Stick - $67.99

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eltigrechico:

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.

male excellence

eltigrechico:

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.

image

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.

male excellence

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did-you-kno:

A new study has shown it is 99.999% likely that global warming has been caused by greenhouse gases and human influence. Source

did-you-kno:

A new study has shown it is 99.999% likely that global warming has been caused by greenhouse gases and human influence. Source

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