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Ask me anything   Whovian. Trekkie. Absurdly childish.

humansofnewyork:

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem.""What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?""I worry a lot about the kids.""Why’s that?""Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."

humansofnewyork:

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem."
"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?"
"I worry a lot about the kids."
"Why’s that?"
"Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."

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"The only reason we’re still having “n-word” discussions is because white people refuse to take no for an answer."

Mychal Denzel Smith. (via theblacksophisticate)

Whoop. There it is.

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exactly

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bonnef:

STAR TREK: post-opening-credits

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afrodiaspores:

mahader:


western history equals white mythology 
interview with artist mahader tesfai:
[i] what does this photo mean?
[mt] this photo is meant to challenge the status of history
[i] is it a western myth?  
[mt] yes, precisely. that is the question.  
[i] what informed this photo?
[mt] dialogues and readings of angela davis, edward said,  matthew shenoda, g.c. spivak, arundhati roy, homi bhabha
[i] what is  the role of third world narratives?
[mt] to decolonize history 
[i] who is the photographer?
[mt] my friend duwayno robertson


As the historian of religions Bruce Lincoln put it: “If myth is ideology in narrative form, then scholarship is myth with footnotes.”

afrodiaspores:

mahader:

western history equals white mythology

interview with artist mahader tesfai:

[i] what does this photo mean?

[mt] this photo is meant to challenge the status of history

[i] is it a western myth?  

[mt] yes, precisely. that is the question.  

[i] what informed this photo?

[mt] dialogues and readings of angela davis, edward said,  matthew shenoda, g.c. spivak, arundhati roy, homi bhabha

[i] what is  the role of third world narratives?

[mt] to decolonize history 

[i] who is the photographer?

[mt] my friend duwayno robertson

As the historian of religions Bruce Lincoln put it: If myth is ideology in narrative form, then scholarship is myth with footnotes.”

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#41

thisiswhiteprivilege:

White privilege is living on stolen land, and having the arrogance to say “Go back to where you came from”.  

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