EVERYONE PLEASE. PAY ATTENTION. Especially if you’re Asian.
On January 30th, 2014, California Senate just passed SCA-5, a legislation that would repeal portions of California Proposition 209.
In condensed words, this bill allows schools to DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ASIANS.
To understand SCA 5, we have to remember what Prop. 209 is. In November 1996, Proposition 209 (also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative) amended the state constitution to prohibit state government institutions from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment , public education, or public contracting. In the 18 years that Prop 209 has been in effect, California has become the most diversified state in the US.
State Senator Ed Hernandez, the one who introduced this bill, claims that due to Prop 209, Non-Asians have a harder time being admitted into state universities.
This bill will ALLOW THE STATE to use RACE, SEX, COLOR, ETHNICITY, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN as a consideration for accepting students or hiring employees. SCA-5 is out to punish Asian-Americans simply because we set the bar too high for getting into schools with high exam scores.
Asian-Americans often need test scores hundreds of points higher than applicants from other ethnic groups to have an equal chance of admission.
This bill goes against EQUAL PROTECTION, our 14th Amendment, as American citizens!
IF WE ALLOW THIS BILL TO PASS. WE HAVE STUNTED GENERATIONS FROM GROWING AND EXPANDING THEIR MINDS, THEIR HORIZONS OF UNDERSTANDING.
IF WE ALLOW THIS BULLSHIT BILL TO PASS, WHO’S NEXT UNTIL THE LAST RACE WHOM IS DEEMED “WORTHY” OF EDUCATION IS LEFT STANDING?!
Xudong Sun, president of American Anhui Association of Scholars and Students, told Xinhua that this legislation is racial and is a serious discrimination against Asian Americans.
He said right now at the University of California and state universities, Asian students account for 36 percent, but Bill SCA-5 would restrict Asians to 13 percent.
He said under-represented minority groups, like African Americans and Hispanics need protection, but such protection should not be made at the expense of Asian Americans.
Here is the Whitehouse.gov petition: WE NEED 100,000 SIGNATURES BY MARCH 18TH. THAT’S 10 DAYS FROM NOW.
Here is the Change.org petition.
PLEASE SIGN THESE TWO TO GET THIS BILL TORN TO SHREDS! and PLEASE. SPREAD THE WORD.
I am this nervous around every person who enters the elevator with me. It doesn’t matter what your ethnicity and race is. I don’t trust anyone with my life. Does this make me a bad person?
No, so am I. I am also this nervous around people who are walking behind me, people whom I pass on the street, or people who wait at the bus stop with me.
I get what the gifset is trying to say: that black men are not going to savagely attack you, and I get that, but as a woman I have literally grown up with horror stories about being alone with a man.
It’s today’s society that dictates that a woman should be afraid of being alone with a man. That’s any man, I’m pretty sure the woman’s reaction in the gif set would be the same if a white man had stepped into the lift instead.
I was thinking the same thing.
It’s not because he is black.
It’s because he is a man and I am alone.
I was raised to fear the uncontrollable lustful men and try to never be alone with them. That was my responsibility and my duty as a woman.
I don’t cluth my purse to me because I might get robbed, but because the purse is another layer of imaginary protection between him and me.
People know the most important thing about your identity—that whoever you are, you’re like them. A human being. Hitler said he’s made “the Superman,” Stalin was called “The Man of Steel,” but no, one look at you, no, never, you blow that out of the water, because people know who the real Superman is. It’s this decent guy with the silly smile, who’s sometimes a little old fashioned, who lives a whole human life. Who fell in love and got married. Clark, coming from Krypton didn’t make you Superman—Martha and Jonathan did. And thanks to your doubts and your fears, and your absolute refusal to be above anyone, you do them proud every day. — Lois Lane, AC #904
Verse: lit!verse: synesthesia
A/N: FOR RYSSA’S BURFDAY. This is sort of an Epilogue to Synesthesia.
Snippet: Because, in Jason’s opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than the improbable.
I usually wear sweatpants or P.E. shorts with that shirt lol
I love me my Boose.
Finally it’s done and my wrist thanks.
I’d love to do more things like this if my writing skills weren’t so bad and cheesy, I apologize for that.
Dumb Sharks: A collection
Imagine if Sirius could have raised Harry and when he sent a howler to him in his second year for driving the car to school.
"I’M NOT EVEN MAD, I’M ACTUALLY IMPRESSED. MERLIN’S BLOODY BALLS I’M PROUD."
And Remus in the background “SIRIUS NO.”
YOU CANT CHANGE THE VOLUME OF THE VOICE IN YOUR HEAD
FUCKING TRY I DARE YOU
ITS IMPOSSIBLE AND ITS REALLY FUCKING WITH MY MIND SOMEONE HUG ME
I CAN MAKE IT SCREAM WITHOUT GETTING LOUDER
H E L P
Holy shit whispering is the same volume as shouting as loud as I can
what have you done
We think in concepts
Concepts have no volume
Because a thought is the loudest silence of all.
Thank you very much ;v;
That’s very sweet of you ;~;
FUNNY STORY i do not own a cat and never have. My dad has a strict no pets rule, the only pets I’m allowed to have are fish. So when I was a kid, my parents got me fake cats bc they figured it’s the same thing. It still freaks people who come visit me out.
There are actually a lot more than this. But they’re packed away in boxes in my closet. And it’s too dark in there to take pictures. As you can see, comic books have taken over my life. Tho the top shelf in the top picture is double stacked. And I don’t know if you can tell, but there are books behind my monitor.
So far, this year, this is my favorite outfit! The dress and blazer are both from Forever 21, the dress was about $16 dollars, and the blazer was $13. The Jamily pumps shown aren’t the ones I wore in the selfie, I wore a pair of gray wedges in that picture. But I think the pumps would really pop on this outfit, if I got the chance to wear them.
I wasn’t sure if this included ear-cuffs or not, so I put this one in, lol.
My favorite lipstick at the moment is Snow White, from NYX. It was about $3 or $5 dollars, and it’s really great. It’s really durable, and it stays on for a long time even if I eat or drink. It’s darker than it appears in the picture - and a lot of the time it’s the lipstick I wear in my selfies.
oh mY FUCKING GOD EVERY TIME I TURN ASKS BACK ON
dragging other people down with me via upsetting fanfiction and headcanons