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Faces projected onto fabric tossed in the air

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Conversation Wonjun Jeong

For his projected entitled Conversation, Wonjun Jeong tossed fabric into the air and projected images of faces on them.

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By Room 641-A in "So long, and thanks for all the fish!" on MeFi

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'I will not break faith': Coast Guard admiral defies Trump order to ban transgender service members
The Coast Guard has decided that it will not honor President Donald Trump's order to ban transgender people from serving in their ranks. He later claimed it was too expensive to pay their medical costs.

Military.com quoted Admiral Paul Zukunft, saying that his first action upon hearing Trump's ban was to reach out to all 13 members of the Coast Guard that self-identified as transgender.

"I reached out personally to Lt. Taylor Miller, who was featured on the cover of The Washington Post last week," Zukunft said. "If you read that story, Taylor's family has disowned her. Her family is the United States Coast Guard. And I told Taylor, 'I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard, and I will not break faith.'"
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"It is a well-documented fact that by the age of 5 monolingual White children will have heard 30..."

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It is a well-documented fact that by the age of 5 monolingual White children will have heard 30 million fewer words in languages other than English than bilingual children of color. In addition, they will have had a complete lack of exposure to the richness of non-standardized varieties of English that characterize the homes of many children of color. This language gap increases the longer these children are in school. The question is what causes this language gap and what can be done to address it?

The major cause of this language gap is the failure of monolingual White communities to successfully assimilate into the multilingual and multidialectal mainstream. The continued existence of White ethnic enclaves persists despite concerted efforts to integrate White communities into the multiracial mainstream since the 1960s. In these linguistically isolated enclaves it is possible to go for days without interacting with anybody who does not speak Standardized American English providing little incentive for their inhabitants to adapt to the multilingual and multidialectal nature of  US society.

This linguistic isolation has a detrimental effect on the cognitive development of monolingual White children. This is because linguistically isolated households lack the rich translanguaging practices that are found in bilingual households and the elaborate style-shifting that occurs in bidialectal households. This leaves monolingual White children without a strong metalinguistic basis for language learning. As a result, many of these monolingual White children lack the school-readiness skills needed for foreign language learning and graduate from school having mastered nothing but Standardized American English leaving them ill-equipped to engage in intercultural communication.



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What if we talked about monolingual White children the way we talk about low-income children of color?

Excerpt from a satirical blog post from The Educational Linguist that makes a good point about which language skills we value as a society and the problems with talking about a “language gap”

(via lingrix)

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transcriptifications: yayfeminism: Siyanda Mohutsiwa on the...

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Siyanda Mohutsiwa on the rise of the alt-right.

[Screenshots of a series of tweets from Siyanda Mohutsiwa (twitter user SiyandaWrites) on 9 November 2016:

If people followed the alt-right groups on Reddit, they would know that young white Americans were told to hide their support of Trump.

Many young men are told to keep their anti-POC, sexist views from their “libtard” family and friends. Hence this surprise from mainstream.

Just because folks weren’t yelling their support of Trump off the rooftops doesn’t mean they didn’t have it. They were told to hide it

When we talk about online radicalization we always talk about Muslims. But the radicalization of white men online is at astronomical levels

Many of these radical white men were raised by single feminist mothers. Internet groups radicalized their sexual frustration into bigotry.

These online groups found young white men at their most vulnerable & convinced them liberals were colluding to destroy white Western manhood

I’ve seen this happen w/ a FB friend who lives in a tiny 100% white town in Finland. He started posting about “flawed multiculturalism”

How could a guy who goes months w/o seeing POC be so adamant about failings of “multiculturalism”? Online radicalization

Young men came to these online groups for tips on picking up girls & came out believing it was up to them to save Western civilization

I’ve been following these online alt-right groups for three years and watched them evolve from PUA forums to hate-fueled organizations

And not all these young men are “stupid”. Men who boasted STEM degrees from elite institutions were taught how to intellectualise hatred.

By the end, many were using every ounce of college-level “logic” to argue that liberals aimed for the destruction of Western civilization

These college educated young men were then ripe enough to be sold idea that Trump represented a return to Men Being Real Men

There are even entire posts training young men to parrot “libtard” ideology. To say the “right thing” to keep safe in “hostile (PC) spaces”

They are told that feminism is why they can’t get girlfriends, that “feminization” of schools is why they didn’t do well in high school

They truly believe that it is feminists, globalists, anti-racism activists, liberals who are the “true fascists” in the world.

+Those who don’t believe he is sexist, think the accusations of assault are proof of how society rewards women for “lying about rape”]

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Honest Discussion

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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The neat part is how everyone reading this will assume it's a judgment on someone else.

New comic!
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This is more painful than funny
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