I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.
This dog is 500% done
my favourite part is the second dog that attempts it
Seriously worth the watch.
I like what this video is getting at but I just want to point out a few things.
I feel this video shows how the educational system has failed the black community before they even applied more than it depicts a racist institution.
Admissions are based on how likely someone is to graduate. African Americans are less likely to graduate and also make up a smaller percentage of the student body. A truly racist institution would be if the African American students were actually graduating at a higher rate, and despite that were still only accepting 3.3% into student body.
Suppose the Asian population graduates at a 99% rate and yet only makes up 5% of the student body… that would show that they were only accepting the very best of the asian community, and that more more asians may be applying but are being rejected. It would show that other people with a lower graduation were accepted over an asian applicant.
So the fact they graduate at a lower rate actually shows that UCLA is using affirmative action by accepting students that are less likely to graduate partially because they are black.
Basically black communities in the US are heavily in inner cities where the public schools are terrible. I would argue all of these facts are true because of failings in the public school system before they ever got to UCLA.
I hope that didn’t come out botched.
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Vanessa VanDyke has amazing hair. Point blank. But it’s her hair that may cause her to get expelled from school. Faith Christian Academy in Orlando told the 12-year-old that she has a week to decide if she’s going to cut her hair, straighten it, or get kicked out.
Vanessa has attended Faith Christian Academy since she was in the third grade, but the school’s s code has rules against how students can wear their hair. The handbook reads: “Hair must be a natural color and must not be a distraction,” and goes on to state examples that include, but are not limited to, mohawks, shaved designs and rat tails.
The distraction that the school is probably referring to when it speaks of Vanessa’s hair has to do with bullying and teasing.
“A distraction to one person is not a distraction to another,” said VanDyke’s mother, Sabrina Kent. “You can have a kid come in with pimples on his face. Are you going to call that a distraction?”
VanDyke said she’s had her large, natural hair all year long, but it only became an issue after the family complained about students teasing her about her hair.
“There have been bullies in the school,” said Kent. “There have been people teasing her about her hair, and it seems to me that they’re blaming her.”
“I’m depressed about leaving my friends and people that I’ve known for a while, but I’d rather have that than the principals and administrators picking on me and saying that I should change my hair,” said VanDyke.
So instead of Faith Christian Academy doing something about the bullies, they’re going to reprimand a 12-year-old because of her hair?
“I’m going to fight for my daughter,” Kent said. “If she wants her hair like that, she will keep her hair like that. There are people out there who may think that natural hair is not appropriate. She is beautiful the way she is.”
Look at this !?!?Infuriating. She’s beautiful and that crown? Dope.
YOU KEEP THAT HAIR GIRL
I love her hair so much, what a cute girl.
lifehack: treat service workers like human beings
Yeah they shrank for the first 6 months
Before I had dreads
My “High Fructose Corn Syrup”shirt. Hand-made with a linoleum print and bleach
I feel like being a girl comes with a lot of terms and conditions that i didn’t sign up for.
so is the wind, it’s cheering you on
you will never go unnoticed.
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