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The notes are very disappointing. Especially to me.

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NYC approves apartment building with separate entrance for poor people
New York City has approved a developer’s Dickensian plan to include a “poor door” in a luxury apartment complex in the Upper West Side.
The prospect of a separate entrance for lower-income residents has been circulating for some time, but as the New York Post reported today, plans by company Extell Development to put a separate entrance for affordable housing tenants, who make 60 percent or less of median income, in the 33-story condo have been given the green light. The property will have 219 units, including 55 affordable units overlooking the street. Those renting and buying the apartments at the market-rate will have waterfront views.
The entrance is part of the Inclusionary Housing Program application, under which developers can build larger projects if they also provide low-income housing, either on- or off-site.
The approval of the entrance at 40 Riverside has prompted outrage, with many on social media calling it nothing more than an updated version of segregation.
http://www.newsweek.com/new-york-city-approves-poor-door-luxury-apartment-building-260218

thinksquad:

NYC approves apartment building with separate entrance for poor people

New York City has approved a developer’s Dickensian plan to include a “poor door” in a luxury apartment complex in the Upper West Side.

The prospect of a separate entrance for lower-income residents has been circulating for some time, but as the New York Post reported today, plans by company Extell Development to put a separate entrance for affordable housing tenants, who make 60 percent or less of median income, in the 33-story condo have been given the green light. The property will have 219 units, including 55 affordable units overlooking the street. Those renting and buying the apartments at the market-rate will have waterfront views.

The entrance is part of the Inclusionary Housing Program application, under which developers can build larger projects if they also provide low-income housing, either on- or off-site.

The approval of the entrance at 40 Riverside has prompted outrage, with many on social media calling it nothing more than an updated version of segregation.

http://www.newsweek.com/new-york-city-approves-poor-door-luxury-apartment-building-260218

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Has “Feminist” Become a Bankrupt Term?

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I believe there are a lot of useful things that can happen when women get together to discuss what being a women has meant for their lives, and possibilities for rethinking gendered experience. But I am suspicious of any movement that claims to be “revolutionary” when its language and…

I agree with the main points in this essay*, particularly that the ability to enjoy sex is not the pinnacle of equality, but I do not think that Feminism, the movement itself, “claims to be revolutionary as it parrots the importance of sex already imposed on us from every social outlet.”

That is what people who are benefiting from Feminism without understanding it claim, not the majority of feminists.

People and media outlets, and apparently, two-thirds of the Internet constantly misuse the term “feminism” in cases like this. They are appropriating the term for their benefit.

Just because people do not understand or do not use a word or established term correctly is not a good enough reason to trash the term and let them continue to bastardize it.

We can stand up and say this is not Feminism’s primary goal without throwing Feminism to the wolves. Why give the critics more fuel like this?

(*I have not and probably will never view Sex Tape, but not because  do not enjoy sex and/or Cameron Diaz. I just have better things to do)

How four teens took on MIT #UnderwaterDreams
Watch this when you get a chance #immigration #DREAM

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert battle for title of World’s Biggest Star Wars Fan!

(My god, I think I dreamt about this once.)

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Major League Baseball Makes Major Announcements Supporting Gays, Opposing Homophobia

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Tonight in Minneapolis Seattle’s Felix Hernandez will throw the first pitch for the American League and St. Louis Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright will open for the National League. But by the time the first pirch is thrown, Major League Baseball will have made two enormous announcments in support of the LGBT community.

First, former MLB outfielder Billy Bean, who played for the Tigers, the Dodgers, and the Padres from 1987-1995, will be named MLB’s ambassador for inclusion. It is the first appointment of its kind. Bean came out as gay after he retired — technically the second MLB player to do so — and penned an autobiography in 2003, Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life in and out of Major-League Baseball

Outsports reports that “Bean’s job will be to assure all MLB stakeholders of an inclusive and equitable workplace and provide awareness and educational resources that help mandate the league’s workplace code of conduct. Bean will focus not just on sexual orientation, but also intersections of race, gender and other issues of diversity.”

A major focus of Bean’s work with the League will be to help end homophobia in the locker rooms, front offices, on the fields and in the stands. Bean will visit all 30 MLB teams within the next year and talk with players, coaches and front-office executives about steps they can take to end homophobia in their ball clubs. He will also be tasked with building partnerships and developing a complete program that will make baseball a model for LGBT inclusion.

"It’s ironic that I am returning to baseball to help erase the same reason I left,” Bean told Outsports in an exclusive interview. Bean left baseball in 1995 shortly after his then-partner passed away. Bean skipped his partner’s funeral to play in a game for the Padres, lest someone discover he was gay.

"Our work is just beginning. I want this generation’s coming out stories to be uplifting, happy, and inspire others to be who they are, and fulfill their true potential. At the end of the day, it’s all about giving everyone the best chance to succeed, to play free of burden. I want every player and all stakeholders of MLB to know that I will be a trusted friend, whether it is for educational purposes, or simply someone who will listen if they need to talk.”

And in another historic announcement, Major League Baseball tonight will recognize Glenn Burke (image, top) as baseball’s first openly-gay player. He played for the L.A. Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics from 1976-1979. He died in 1995 of AIDS-related causes.

An extensive profile of Burke in today’s New York Times notes that “Burke was 27 when he walked out on Major League Baseball, his promising career as an outfielder undone mostly by the burden of being a semicloseted gay man. It was 1980, and it was more important, Burke later explained, to be himself than to be a professional baseball player.”

“It’s harder to be gay in sports than anywhere else, except maybe president,” Burke said in 1982, when he came out publicly in an Inside Sports magazine article. “Baseball is probably the hardest sport of all.”

More than three decades later, and nearly 20 years after Burke’s death, Major League Baseball still has not had an active player publicly disclose that he is gay. There probably are several gay men currently playing, but the sport awaits its Robbie Rogers, its Jason Collins, its Michael Sam.

Attending the game will be Lutha Burke, one of Glenn Burke’s five surviving siblings, who cared for Burke in his final months as he withered and died from the effects of AIDS, and her daughter Alice Rose. Burke died in 1995.

“It was overdue, and Glenn has a story that needs to be told,” Lutha Burke, 66, said over a cup of coffee, sitting beside Rose. “Glenn wouldn’t be upset that it took this long. He’d just say, ‘It’s about time you guys showed up.’ ”

In an interesting note, the Times adds that Burke invented the high-five. And, as the video below states more clearly, it is believed that Burke dated Tommy Lasorda’s son — which was not something that went over well at the Lasorda home.

Few knew he was gay, but rumors percolated. Burke was wildly popular in the clubhouse, known for playing loud music, dancing and spot-on Richard Pryor imitations. He is widely credited with inventing the high-five.

The Dodgers were less enamored. Burke had a strained relationship with Manager Tommy Lasorda, whose son, Tom Lasorda Jr., befriended Burke. (The younger Lasorda died in 1991 from complications from AIDS, though his father routinely cited other illnesses, from pneumonia to cancer, and denied that his son was gay.) Al Campanis, the Dodgers’ vice president, offered Burke bonus money if he married, something he later said was not a bribe but a gesture rooted in tradition, as the Dodgers encouraged family stability and maturity on their roster.

In 2010, The New Civil Rights Movement published a story about Burke being the first and only openly-gay Major League Baseball player, and this video:

THIS MAN INVENTED THE HIGH 5 AND DESERVES ALL THE PRAISES

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Schools and communities that respect diversity can help protect children against bullying behavior. Learn more about bullying and specific groups.

stopbullying:

Schools and communities that respect diversity can help protect children against bullying behavior. Learn more about bullying and specific groups.

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World Cup 2014: Violent clashes in Argentina after losing to Germany

Argentina’s fans have clashed with riot police in Buenos Aires, after the country lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. The clashes happened in the centre of Argentina’s capital, where thousands of people had gathered peacefully earlier to cheer for their team. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse fans once they grew angry. Report by Sarah Kerr.

We are the Muses. Goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes

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adagioteas:


We’ve got tea. It’s multiplying, and we’re losing control… But the flavor it’s supplying…It’s electrifying! 

It isn’t nearly as impressive or well organized as some of the submissions I’ve seen so far, but this is my home collection of tea. (There’s also a school collection, kept in one of those over-the-door shoe organizers, that goes with me when I live on campus for the school year). We have little paper inventories taped to the wall next to each section so that we know what we have “hidden” in the back. 
The shelves have all of the Adagio tea: Doctor Who on the first shelf, Sherlock on the second shelf, Supernatural/Les Mis/Welcome to Night Vale on the third shelf, and an abundance of non-fandom Adagio blends and samplers on the bottom shelf. The wire tea basket on the third shelf is stuffed with various individual tea bags. 
The fireplace holds all of our overflow tea in boxes and tins, and isn’t as well organized, but does have an inventory taped to the wall to help us navigate it. 

adagioteas:

We’ve got tea. It’s multiplying, and we’re losing control… But the flavor it’s supplying…It’s electrifying! 

It isn’t nearly as impressive or well organized as some of the submissions I’ve seen so far, but this is my home collection of tea. (There’s also a school collection, kept in one of those over-the-door shoe organizers, that goes with me when I live on campus for the school year). We have little paper inventories taped to the wall next to each section so that we know what we have “hidden” in the back. 

The shelves have all of the Adagio tea: Doctor Who on the first shelf, Sherlock on the second shelf, Supernatural/Les Mis/Welcome to Night Vale on the third shelf, and an abundance of non-fandom Adagio blends and samplers on the bottom shelf. The wire tea basket on the third shelf is stuffed with various individual tea bags. 

The fireplace holds all of our overflow tea in boxes and tins, and isn’t as well organized, but does have an inventory taped to the wall to help us navigate it.