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I'll echo the "don't". I'm sort of troubled by the way "diverse" seems to be code for "people of color" and "poor people" in your question, and the way those things translate into "likely to rob me with... [more]
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To go further: having a reasonable population of teachers of color, working class teachers and immigrant teachers would have helped in these situations: 1. Dealing with immigrant kids who were refugees - family needs, cultural issues, potential... [more]
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I work at a large university. The way to get past the HR system here (except, alas, for the apparently-eternal hiring freeze) is to make sure that your resume matches the job requirements. Someone can forward his or her resume to me,... [more]
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I hope that Trayvon Martin's death is the thing that finally brings racist abuse into "official" "public" speech. Before the Catholic Church abuse scandal broke, everyone I knew was aware that many priests abused children and... [more]
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All that "click" means is that there is something in your personalities that...effervesces, that reacts strongly together, that you meet each others' needs in some strong way. I've definitely had situations where the... [more]
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Dude. You can't have austerity without authoritarianism, because you have to police your people to keep them from striking, protesting and rioting, and you have to provide some kind of torchlight parades to keep them (or at least the military and... [more]
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Something about "I didn't look very good before and he turned me down; now I am thinner and dress better and he's attracted" doesn't sound very good to me, at least not for a serious relationship - maybe for something casual. It's not... [more]
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"See, what we need is a couple of really big, scary, near-invincible flying narcotic cyborg wildebeest. Then the whole city will come together - black, white, man, woman, sentient orchids, severed demon ninja feet, badger paralegals - against... [more]
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I want to add a couple of things: 1. "The benefit of the doubt" - there's no real reason to give people the benefit of the doubt when they're saying racist, misogynist stuff, unless you have a strong personal reason to do so. (Ie, it's... [more]
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Okay, that is absolutely beautiful. I have some non-simple and non-snark thoughts, though: So this is a white UK musician re-releasing for free the work of the work of South African musicians who've pretty much sunk into obscurity. This work... [more]
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In a worst-case scenario, if I encountered a fellow who told me that he "couldn't tell me what he did", I might assume that he was actually a bit off...either lying to seem mysterious or actually mentally ill. Failing that, I'd... [more]
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I add that for most people I know, intentionally and systematically reading someone else's old journals (unless permission had been given) would be a dealbreaker.... [more]
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You know, now that I think about it, it might be useful to consider why one gets visibly checked out (as opposed to discreetly). I've had very, very few experiences with this, which I used to read as meaning that I was ugly, and I used to feel... [more]
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She also signed a photo for an African-American fan "Black is the new black. Love you [n*****]". She uses that particular epithet in her act despite having been asked to stop by various queer folks of color. She's said some incredibly... [more]
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You really think backroom dealing by well-placed public schoolers and other Torries is more rampant in the UK now as opposed to, say, 100 years ago? The thing is, backroom dealing by the Tories is more rampant than it was between, say, 1920... [more]
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Also, look, I don't want to judge other people's sexual arrangements from a political tactics point of view - that way lies madness. I don't want to think " I have to disbelieve or condemn this dude because what he says will be used against... [more]
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Returning to this at 5am, I have a fresh perspective - and it's sheer amazement that adults in the allegedly free world are discussing forced doping of a woman athlete because she is a good runner. I also wonder whether this would have... [more]
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How do they expect people to live if they own a house in those places? What about old people? What about people who can't possibly sell? What will they do? (Has anyone ever read The Book of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe? There are several... [more]
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But bell hooks didn't teach me to close my tags!!!! [more]
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