The amount of sass French professors have is unprecedented.
Ghandi was as racist as any white person, post or pre- civil rights movement.
Read his history and stop tying his name with MLK. Ghandi would have despised MLK simply because of skin color and perceived class. Ghandi went on a hunger strike to keep Africans in India, known as the Untouchables, oppressed. NOW PAUSE and CONSIDER before calling this man Peaceful or perpetuating a deceptive lie of his goodness!
This pisses me off for many reasons. First of all: Gandhi was not perfect. Far from it. He held a lot of extremist views and stood by them. If Gandhi existed in today’s day, we’d consider him a terrorist.
But second: NO. He was not racist. In fact, the opposite. He was very aware of race issues and actively worked to ameliorate living conditions for the Untouchables living in both India and South Africa. He stayed beyond his allotted/paid time in South Africa because he was the only one the locals felt comfortable going to. He was accessible, he was approachable, he was down to earth. He worked months, neglecting his family often (which is a vice he has acknowledged!), for these people.
Third: he was privileged. He knew he was privileged. But this was something that took him many years to realise. He recognised that he was fortunate in that he received formal schooling, that he was a male, that he earned enough money to get by. He knew he had these privileges and he did all that he could to provide for those who were not as fortunate as he.
Fourth: my feelings about him personally (not that most people care). I personally disagree with many of Gandhi’s tenets, but I admire him tremendously. He is the only human being that I yet know of who had extremely strong views and did everything in his power live not contradicting any of these beliefs. And I mean any at all. His extreme views are polarising, so I would doubt if I could find anyone in this life or the next 20 who would follow directly in his footsteps, but that does not make it any less admirable that he stood by his values, which include respecting all living creatures.
Lastly: if you are going to critique Gandhi, at least spell his name right. I don’t imagine that you have actually read much about him, and even less that you have read his autobiography.
It pisses me off to no end when people either 1) hail Gandhi as a saint or 2) point to Gandhi’s privileges to denounce him. He recognised his privileges. He apologised for his less thoughtful actions as a youth. He valued all humans, regardless of skin colour.
Please educate yourselves a little more before speaking.
Random babysitting misadventures:
Tom is starting to be really mean to me, haha. He’s still really sweet, smart and stuff. But now he’s spitting in my ear and face for giggles, kicking me when he’s unhappy, and threatening me with scissors for funsies.
Does this happen to everyone or just me, lol? Like, whenever I’m with kids long enough, they almost always reach a point when they start spitting on me and hitting me. [I mean, they still like me while doing that, but.]
I’m going to presume it’s a normal thing.
WHOA WAVE OF CRIPPLING SELF DOUBT.
I WASN’T READY FOR YOU.
Three black students waiting for bus arrested after cops order them to ‘disperse’
Three African-American students who were waiting for a school bus in Rochester, New York were arrested on Wednesday morning when police officer told them to “disperse,” even though witnesses said they did nothing wrong.
According to WROC, basketball coach Jacob Scott had arranged for a school bus to pick up the boys to take them to a scrimmage on a day when school was closed.
A police report claimed that the boys were blocking “pedestrian traffic while standing on a public sidewalk…preventing free passage of citizens walking by and attempting to enter and exit a store…Your complainant gave several lawful clear and concise orders for the group to disperse and leave the area without complaince [sic].”
But the students and the coach dispute the police version of events.
“We didn’t do nothing,” student Raliek Redd explained. “We was just trying to go to our scrimmage.”
“We was just waiting for our bus and he started arrested us,” student Wan’Tauhjs Weathers added.
Daequon Carelock, who was also arrested, lamented that anyone could be “just downtown, minding your own business, and next thing you know, anything can happen.”
Coach Scott arrived just as the boys were being handcuffed and was also threatened with arrest.
“He goes on to say, ‘If you don’t disperse, you’re going to get booked as well,’” Scott recalled. “I said, ‘Sir, I’m the adult. I’m their varsity basketball coach. How can you book me? What am I doing wrong? Matter of fact, what are these guys doing wrong?’”
“One of the police officers actually told me, if he had a big enough caravan, he would take all of us downtown,” he noted.
Scott called the incident a “catastrophe” for the boys and witnesses who were traumatized by the arrest.
“These young men were doing nothing wrong, nothing wrong. They did exactly what they were supposed to do and still they get arrested,” Scott remarked. “I’m speaking to the officers with dignity…and still and yet – they see me get treated like nothing.”
Rochester school board member Mary Adams expressed her outrage at the arraignment last week.
“I think the charges should be immediately dropped and I think the district attorney’s office should be stepping in and looking at these kinds of matters,” she said.
“I’m very concerned about a pattern of young people being abused by police authority,” Adams told WHEC. “To me, this seems like a really clear case, part of a pattern.”
A trial for the three students is scheduled for December 11.
the animators for this movie had a snowflake generator so that every single snowflake in the movie was different and if you don’t think that’s really punk rock idk what to tell u
shame they couldn’t do that with women’s faces
I’m still reluctant to watch Frozen because not only could they not come up with different character designs, they also botched a huge opportunity to make awesomely varied female characters.
plume asked: /breaks the fourth wall
How sad is it that I am staring at the Audrey Hepburn gif on my blog and sighing.
Please, someone, tell me how sad that is.