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lusitanoqueen said: How can I respond to people who get mad because POC get scholarships related to their race? A lot of my white friends are angry because according to them "white people have to work hard to get to college but POC (they usually use more derogatory terms though) get everything handed to them" and I don't know how to explain to them why they're wrong.

fyeahcracker:

Well you can hit them with some facts

  • More Evidence That Colleges Are Giving Money to Those Who Need It Least Scholarships are more generous for wealthier families

  • this post is helpful so is this charts and information here
  • "Caucasian students receive more than three-quarters (76%) of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent less than two-thirds (62%) of the student population. Caucasian students are 40% more likely to win private scholarships than minority students. These statistics demonstrate that, as a whole, private sector scholarship programs tend to perpetuate historical inequities in the distribution of scholarships according to race." —  The Distribution of Grants and Scholarships by Race Source
  • SoLDN: “Caucasian students are 40% more likely to win private scholarships than minority students.  ”

    [SOURCE]

  • Another post going in

  • Entire Archived “Affirmative Action” tag
  • Reverse racism is not a thing and doesn’t exist
  • Entire Affirmative Action Tag Discrediting That
    1. When some white college applicants wonder if they are not getting into competitive schools, because so many of the spaces go to minorities, they are connecting their individual experience up with a conception of the larger social structure… When you look at the data, you will realize that it is absolutely impossible for most college rejections to be due to affirmative action.

      — (Giddens 5)

    • Hard Truths: Affirmative Action  — (racismschool)
    • Ten myths about affirmative action
    • "Why is it people always get so upset about Affirmative Action but not about legacies? For some reason we’re ok with the historically advantaged having a leg-up over the rest of us, but not the historically disenfranchise" — (bohemianarthouse)
    • Your friends are attributing a lack of merit to People of Color. They’re assuming we have no capability of earning anything and that we just get everything as undeserved handouts that are for no reason. They’re actually a direct reaction to very recent and still presently continuing active disenfranchising discriminatory racist legislation and entire systems and structures in unfair bias and benefit towards white people that have existed for centuries and are not being dismantled as years continue

    Where’s your friend’s complaint about that..? Where’s your friend’s complaint about how all the white people my dad’s age had unfair access to schools over Black people while Black people were fighting for civil rights legislation and had to leave school to protest to have their humanity recognized?

    Why isn’t your friend upset about my parents having dogs sicked on them by the police and having the Police commissioner drive through their neighborhood in a military tank to instill fear in Black people? Why isn’t your friend mad that my parents were the group of the first Black kids to go to their high schools and how much of an extreme unfair advantage that meant for the white students over my Black parents..?

    How do people forget history so quickly…?

    The breakdown of who gets scholarships are as follows:


    White: Scholarship Recipients-798,400 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$1,891 Million
    Black: Scholarship Recipients-129,000 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$345 Million
    Latino: Scholarship Recipients-103,900 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$236 Million
    Asian: Scholarship Recipients-52,800 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$186 Million
    American Indian: Scholarship Recipients-19,000 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$56 Million
    Native Hawaiian: Scholarship Recipients-6,200 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$30 Million
    Multi-Racial: Scholarship Recipients-40,200 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$156 Million

    So my question is, why are white people getting scholarships just for being white? Right after you answer that, please tell me why white people are getting MORE MONEY on their scholarships just for being white? Seems unfair. We have to stop this affirmative action. (Oh and just in case you’re all people who see a Tumblr post and REFUSE to see the source within that post, here is where those numbers came from: Bloop! Bloop!)

    — Racismschool (From This Post)

    • It’s so bizarre how when Affirmative Action is brought up, it more often then not ALWAYS leads to this specific dichotomy between the capable white person vs. an incapable minority - and it’s always this comparison. ( reverseracism )
    — Source : (full video) — commie-pinko-liberal
  • When some white college applicants wonder if they are not getting into competitive schools, because so many of the spaces go to minorities, they are connecting their individual experience up with a conception of the larger social structure… When you look at the data, you will realize that it is absolutely impossible for most college rejections to be due to affirmative action.

    — (Giddens 5)

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Tragedies of life

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tw-koreanhistory:

Gone In 41 Seconds — Police Quick to Kill Korean Artist

Feb 24, 2008

LA HABRA, Calif. — On the afternoon of December 31, 2007, two police officers encountered Michael Cho in the parking lot of a liquor store in La Habra, a small, generally quiet city in Orange County, California. It didn’t take long for the meeting to go bad. After less than a minute the officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on the 25-year-old artist, ending his life - and setting off an ongoing cascade of protests across Southern California’s Korean American community.

Computerized police logs obtained by New America Media suggest the officers quickly turned to deadly force when they confronted Cho, whom they suspected of vandalism. According to the Computer Automated Transcript documenting the incident, at 2:04 p.m. the cops contacted their dispatcher to say they’d located Cho. “Out with the subject near the liquor store,” the transcript reads. Just 41 seconds later they radioed dispatch again, this time saying they’d shot the suspect and now needed paramedics to attend to him. “Shot fired, Suspect down, Medics requested,” reads the transcript. In the aftermath of the killing, Cho’s family has publicly condemned the department, saying the officers rushed to shoot Cho, rather than using less lethal tools like pepper spray or Taser stun guns to subdue him.

“The police killed my son like a dog,” Cho’s mother, Honglan Cho, recently told the La Habra City Council. According to Shelly Lynn Kaufman, an attorney for the Cho family, the fusillade of bullets left ten holes in his body.

Read More: http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=ad58d8b8031a47854d3676200f5c5be5 

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huffingtonpost:

Hey, White America, You Need To Hear What These Ferguson Kids Have To Say

In a new video from social justice-oriented T-shirt company FCKH8, several Ferguson children lampoon the excuses white people give to avoid getting involved in ending discrimination in America and deliver a call to action to stomp out racism.

Watch the full video and see these kids explain how racism is still a huge part of even getting an interview for a job.

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brownpeopleproblems:

actionables:

alexisafuckinnerd:

randompandemonium:

soprie:

actionables:

hmm, yoga is kind of girly #nohomo let’s rename it so it sounds manlier and make it just for the bros for the bros only

WHY DO MEN NEED TO REBRAND EVERYTHING TOUCHED BY WOMEN?
SIT DOWN AND EAT YOUR YOGURT AND SALAD AND DO YOUR YOGA

FOLLOW UP YOUR INTENSE BROGA SESSION WITH SOME BROGURT AND A BRAH-LAD

Men need to tone up their fragile masculinity.


look at what white people did to yoga. the important spiritual art of connecting ones mind, body and heart to the vastness of the universe disregarding egocentric ideals like gender/social class has now become some patriarchal bullshit product for the western society’s sexist consumption    

brownpeopleproblems:

actionables:

alexisafuckinnerd:

randompandemonium:

soprie:

actionables:

hmm, yoga is kind of girly #nohomo
let’s rename it so it sounds manlier and make it just for the bros
for the bros only

WHY DO MEN NEED TO REBRAND EVERYTHING TOUCHED BY WOMEN?

SIT DOWN AND EAT YOUR YOGURT AND SALAD AND DO YOUR YOGA

FOLLOW UP YOUR INTENSE BROGA SESSION WITH SOME BROGURT AND A BRAH-LAD

Men need to tone up their fragile masculinity.

look at what white people did to yoga. the important spiritual art of connecting ones mind, body and heart to the vastness of the universe disregarding egocentric ideals like gender/social class has now become some patriarchal bullshit product for the western society’s sexist consumption    

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forgetpolitics:

Love how all the POC look 1000% done with this shit.

it’s that time of year again

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doitforthea:

School is slowly, but surely approaching so I decided to do a huge Back to School Masterpost. You guys are not going back to school to get terrible grades, wear icky sweatpants, and get terrible stress. NO, I WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN. You will all succeed, look HELLA cute, and have ZERO STRESS. I hope you guys enjoy this school year. Good luck.HOW TO SUCCEED BASICALLY:
How to become a straight A student: get high scores and study less
How to get a high GPA
How to not ruin your high GPA
How to improve in math
How to improve your memory
How to write a basic paragraph
How to write an essay (Harvard style)
How to write a comparative essay (University of Toronto style)
How to study
How to work smarter, not harder
How to take effecient notes
How to learn more and study less
How to enhance your vocabulary
How to stay focused
LOST IN CLASS? NEED HELP? WANT SOME SCHOOL HACKS?:
Learn anything
Math help
More math help
Math help for grades 7-10 (Ontario only)
Math problem solver
Anything you need calculated or need information on
Algebra help
Balance chemical equations
Crash Course
**How to multiply (Math trick)
FREE bibliography generator
HELLA CUTE SUPPLIES:
Lily Pulitzer Agendas
Nylon Cordura School Bag
Mean Girls pencils
I love Science pencils
Twin Peaks pencils (I REALLY NEED THESE IN MY LIFE)
Create chaos pencils
Stabilo pens (a must have this year)
Ink joy pens
Five Star composition books
SUPER CUTE OUTFITS TO INSPIRE YOU:
radiohead, green jacket, white tee, and black jeans
black muscle tank, grey jeans, big boots, green hat
sweaters, ripped jeans, and some real nice sunnies
high waisted jeans, my tank top, a sweater, and a beanie
huf socks, red jacket, red shoes, and my mums jeans
old shoes, basbeball tee, and some pre-ripped jeans
black jeans, nyc, and my military parka
big cardigan, white shirt, and my light wash jeans
YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT!!:
How to reduce stress
How to address stress
Anxienty self-help
Depression help guide
Find a psychologist
Find a therapist
Relax and enjoy your life
You are in control of your grades
10 minute guided meditation
Yoga for beginners
7 steps to sleep better
3 hours of relaxing music
What helps me sleep
Shyness and social anxiety help
HEALTHY LUNCH IDEAS:
Tofu avocado and veggie wrap with apples
Rosemary-Chicken Panini w/ Spinach and Sun-dried tomatoes
Pressed Cubano with Bacon
Chicken Caeser Wraps
How to pack your lunch
Creamy BBQ Chicken Wrap
Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowl
Turkey and Cheese Panini
Tomato, Arugula, and Pancetta Sandwiches
Asian Green Bean Salad
PLAYLISTS TO LISTEN TO WHILE YOU STUDY:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MOVIES TO WATCH BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS:
Grease (1978)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Heathers (1988)
Say Anything (1989)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Mean Girls (2004)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Well guys that concludes my masterpost. I hope this helps you guys! If you have any questions or if any links aren’t working message me and I’ll fix it right away. 
- DoItForTheA

doitforthea:

School is slowly, but surely approaching so I decided to do a huge Back to School Masterpost. You guys are not going back to school to get terrible grades, wear icky sweatpants, and get terrible stress. NO, I WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN. You will all succeed, look HELLA cute, and have ZERO STRESS. I hope you guys enjoy this school year. Good luck.

HOW TO SUCCEED BASICALLY:

LOST IN CLASS? NEED HELP? WANT SOME SCHOOL HACKS?:

HELLA CUTE SUPPLIES:

SUPER CUTE OUTFITS TO INSPIRE YOU:

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT!!:

HEALTHY LUNCH IDEAS:

PLAYLISTS TO LISTEN TO WHILE YOU STUDY:

MOVIES TO WATCH BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS:

Well guys that concludes my masterpost. I hope this helps you guys! If you have any questions or if any links aren’t working message me and I’ll fix it right away. 

- DoItForTheA

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