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ahab99:

policymic:

Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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I like this a LOT. I don’t know who else can make these teams change at this point other than their own fans.

(Source: policymic, via racialicious)

humansofnewyork:

"A girl at work asked me if ‘cutting the rug’ was the same as ‘carpet munching.’"

humansofnewyork:

"A girl at work asked me if ‘cutting the rug’ was the same as ‘carpet munching.’"

quickhits:

Privatization fail: WI public schools outperform private voucher schools.
This is all actually very simple; public schools don’t have to turn a profit. Many private scools do. For the record, cost + profit is greater than just cost. In order for a for-profit to compete with a nonprofit on a cost basis, the for-profit is going to have to cut corners — i.e., what conservatives spin as “efficiency.” Here we see the results of these efficiencies; a half-assed education program that’s the predictable outcome of taking money away from actual education to line the pockets of pointless middlemen and bean counters.
So the proper way to accept this news is, “Well duh, of course…” If you’re having a different reaction, maybe you didn’t go to public school.
[photo by Bart Everson]

quickhits:

Privatization fail: WI public schools outperform private voucher schools.

This is all actually very simple; public schools don’t have to turn a profit. Many private scools do. For the record, cost + profit is greater than just cost. In order for a for-profit to compete with a nonprofit on a cost basis, the for-profit is going to have to cut corners — i.e., what conservatives spin as “efficiency.” Here we see the results of these efficiencies; a half-assed education program that’s the predictable outcome of taking money away from actual education to line the pockets of pointless middlemen and bean counters.

So the proper way to accept this news is, “Well duh, of course…” If you’re having a different reaction, maybe you didn’t go to public school.

[photo by Bart Everson]

(via anarcho-queer)

midwestfuckyeah:

stuffaboutminneapolis:

What happened in Dinkytown last night after the Gophers lost the National Championship?
This.
I’ve never seen anything quite so beautiful.
via Rand Ball’s Stu and Aschenncc.

Can stupid assholes stop rioting in Dinkytown now?  Seriously, I know I’m old and irrelevant, but these kids are making the case for their mothers to come down there and drag each and every one of them back to Waseca or Maple Plain by their over-privileged ears to learn their lesson about respecting people’s property and making good decisions.  My friends and I got drunk all the time in college and never once put a street sign through someone’s car windows. The cops aren’t fascists because they won’t let you lay down in the street to protest…fuck if I know what.  The rules aren’t that hard to follow, kids, and no one will call you stupid for following them.  We will call you stupid for getting arrested after mooning the cops.  Have fun explaining that misdemeanor exposure charge to the hiring manager at Target HQ, bro.
Oh, and get off my lawn.

midwestfuckyeah:

stuffaboutminneapolis:

What happened in Dinkytown last night after the Gophers lost the National Championship?

This.

I’ve never seen anything quite so beautiful.

via Rand Ball’s Stu and Aschenncc.

Can stupid assholes stop rioting in Dinkytown now?  Seriously, I know I’m old and irrelevant, but these kids are making the case for their mothers to come down there and drag each and every one of them back to Waseca or Maple Plain by their over-privileged ears to learn their lesson about respecting people’s property and making good decisions.  My friends and I got drunk all the time in college and never once put a street sign through someone’s car windows. The cops aren’t fascists because they won’t let you lay down in the street to protest…fuck if I know what.  The rules aren’t that hard to follow, kids, and no one will call you stupid for following them.  We will call you stupid for getting arrested after mooning the cops.  Have fun explaining that misdemeanor exposure charge to the hiring manager at Target HQ, bro.

Oh, and get off my lawn.

Welcome to the world’s largest online repository of structured, multilingual, usage-based hate speech.

Welcome message from Hatebase.org, a project created by Canadian-based Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention.

Via Hatebase

Hatebase was built to assist government agencies, NGOs, research organizations and other philanthropic individuals and groups use hate speech as a predictor for regional violence. Language-based classification, or symbolization, is one of a handful of quantifiable steps toward genocide

The site maps incidents of hate speech, structures them across language and type, and invites people to contribute.

Developers can access the Hatebase API here.

(via futurejournalismproject)

92y:

Poet Marianne Moore threw out the first pitch at the opening of the 1968 baseball season at Yankee Stadium. From her poem “Baseball and Writing”:

Fanaticism? No. Writing is exciting and baseball is like writing. You can never tell with either how it will go or what you will do; generating excitement— a fever in the victim— pitcher, catcher, fielder, batter.

Listen to Marianne Moore read her poetry at 92Y in 1954. Play ball!

92y:

Poet Marianne Moore threw out the first pitch at the opening of the 1968 baseball season at Yankee Stadium. From her poem “Baseball and Writing”:

Fanaticism? No. Writing is exciting
and baseball is like writing.
You can never tell with either
how it will go
or what you will do;
generating excitement—
a fever in the victim—
pitcher, catcher, fielder, batter.

Listen to Marianne Moore read her poetry at 92Y in 1954. Play ball!

(via thenewrepublic)