I never thought this sound would be represented in letters.
If you didn’t try to make this sound after seeing this gif, then you’re way too normal.
I love the Eurovision because the rest of Tumblr just sits around in various states of confusion and Europe is just like
I’ve got 99 problems and 98 of them can be attributed to poor time management and self control.
Diapers are ‘pseudoscience.’ Dairy leaves ‘toxic sludge’ in your uterus. And whatever you do, don’t use tampons! Plus more claims from Alicia Silverstone’s new book, ‘The Kind Mama.’
Oh my fucking god.
So the book is not a parody? Are you sure?
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in admissions at Michigan’s state-run universities in a decision that provides a blueprint for other states wishing to enact similar bars.
The justices, voting 6-2, today said racial preferences were a legitimate subject to be put before the state’s voters. A federal appeals court had said Michigan unconstitutionally stripped racial minorities of their rights.
“Democracy does not presume that some subjects are either too divisive or too profound for public debate,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the court’s lead opinion.
Hey so the US Supreme Court has decided that it’s totally fine for the majority vote to determine the level of protection for the rights of the minority. Specifically, the white majority of voters in Michigan decided that university admissions didn’t need to consider race anymore because we all live in a magical post-racial society and (I guess) your high school marks and SAT are all universities need to figure out whether they should take you in. And now the Supreme Court (minus Bader Ginsburg and Sotomayor who dissented and Kagan who recused herself because of previous involvement as Solicitor General) have declared this totally fine.
Guessing we can expect a whole lot more similar initiatives in other states, because this kind of ban on considering race in the admissions process is SUPER popular among our fellow white people. The whole argument about ~fairness~ would make a whole lot more sense in a world where, e.g., everyone attended schools of comparable calibre and everyone had the same opportunities for tutoring and scholarship-generating extracurricular networking and legacy admissions and whatnot, but that’s apparently way too subtle of an argument. (For the record, around 4.4% of the entering class at the University of Michigan reports being African American, down from 8.7% in 1998 and obviously not at all representative of the college-age population of Michigan.)
Not sure what the optimal response is here. Something like that Texas system where the top 10% of students from each high school graduating class can attend university on scholarship definitely levels the playing field in terms of high school quality, but it’s not clear it fully compensates for considering race in university admissions? Also it doesn’t sound like the Michigan legislature would be on board with this.
Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.
What an idiot.
This is the shit that just baffles me your grown educated ass and your solution to poverty is “stop being poor”?
honestly watching the Daily show and Colbert Report messing with Fox News is one of the best things to ever happen