I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

If you want to know why millennials are far more economically liberal than other generations, consider the news that colleges have started opening on-campus food banks to keep their students from going hungry.
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annabellecoeur:

so, folks, what is the one thing we can take away from learning about greek mythology?

DON’T!!!!!!!! FUCK!!!!!!!!!!! ZEUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO FUCK ZEUS OKAY DON’T DO IT

(Source: teabonics-fb)

piscula:

in 1930 the average wages were $27,481*
in 2012 the average wages were $44,321

in 1930 the average home cost $53,635*
in 2013 the average home cost $289,500

in 1930 the average car cost $8,369*
in 2013 the average car cost $31,352

but no you are probably right, it’s just twenty-somethings being lazy.

kendrickulous:

coffee-filters:

theblueboxonbakerstreet:

Why did Barty Crouch Jr. quit drinking?

Because it was making him Moody.

god dammit

#some Dark humor there

Cary doesn’t seem that bad from Beijing.

thatfunnyblog:

slay

(Source: johnlorck)

imalwayspurelyrandom:

grantaires-bottle:

coffee-teach-wine:

hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god, that last one. I’m in love.

Woah - this has almost 100 notes.

Yes. Good. 

My sister is a teacher. I’ve worked as a substitute teacher. This speaks to me.

imalwayspurelyrandom:

grantaires-bottle:

coffee-teach-wine:

hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god, that last one. I’m in love.

Woah - this has almost 100 notes.

Yes. Good. 

My sister is a teacher. I’ve worked as a substitute teacher. This speaks to me.