I had a police officer stationed in my high school. At one point he got a warrant to investigate me for a stolen calculator, that I didn’t steal. He kicked down my door after school one day with 8 other cops in riot gear with guns drawn on my Grandma.
I will likely be returning to posting here (and pushing content to other places) given G+’s shut down next year. It was a good seven year run, despite Google’s abysmal treatment of the platform and its users.
But hang on tight…this wordpress is a bit aged and I’m yanking it back to this decade so it may wibble wobble and change up a bit. Most vexing is getting it 100% SSL compliant; despite being up to date on the WP version, a lot of the code still has hardcoded http: url strings, which makes me wonder about how the autoupdater works o.O
But I’ll get it sorted out! In the meantime, San Diego is still swimming out of its floodwaters from yesterday’s gullywasher…
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We just launched a new project from the National Anthropological Archives: a set of essays & drawings by Native children at the Pine Ridge Agency Day School, created circa 1904. Help us spread awareness of Native Boarding & Day School history & make these materials more accessible through transcription:https://s.si.edu/2BTJZpE
Want to learn more about the history of US Indian education policies in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the ways in which Native communities are working together to share resources related to this history and heal from trauma brought on by these policies? Visit the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition:boardingschoolhealing.org
Created circa 1904 at the Pine Ridge Agency Day School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of the Oglala Lakota in South Dakota. This collection includes 13 drawings. All but four are accompanied by short handwritten essays regarding the scene, and most are signed by the artist who created them.
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I had not realized tanka bars got appropriated like this >.<
I encourage you to try them out, if they 're your sort of thing, and not from the other business.
h/t Nila Jones
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The first federal charges of female genital mutilation have been dismissed by a federal judge, whose ruling also declared the U.S. law banning the practice unconstitutional. In his 28-page decision, U.S.
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Studies show that motivation contributes to how successful a person will be at keeping their prejudices in check. According to Jeni Kubota, if you deeply feel, “I’m a person who believes in fairness and equity,” and “It’s part of who I am at my core,” this internal motivation can help lead you to eliminate biases. But if a person’s desire to not be prejudiced stems from the feeling that “other people tell me that’s bad,” Kubota said, those external motivations are not usually enough to curtail or control prejudice. Without that internal motivation driving them, even people who actively try to be less biased will most likely fail.
You have to want to change, and change for the right reasons. Very interesting article.
What neuroscience tells us about the persistence of hatred Photographs by Jeffery Salter/Redux Driving around the part of Fresno, California, where Shannon Brown spent much of her life feels a bit like entering an alternate, more insular version of America, something out of an earlier time.
I wonder how much of a recycle program there is in place at the moment. Probably jack shit.
In any case, keeping a smartphone for even three years instead of two can make a considerable impact to your own carbon footprint, simply because no one has to mine the rare materials for a phone you already own. It’s a humbling environmental takeaway, especially if you own Samsung or Apple stock. Much like buying a used gasoline-fueled car is actually better for the environment than purchasing a new Prius or Tesla, keeping your old phone is greener than upgrading to any new one.
Data centers and servers (think Google and Facebook) and cryptocurrency mining also get dunked.
Before you upgrade your next iPhone, you may want to consider a $29 battery instead. Not only will the choice save you money, it could help save the planet. A new study from researchers at McMaster University published in the Journal of Cleaner Production analyzed the carbon impact of the whole Information and Communication Industry (ICT) from around 2010-2020, including PCs, laptops, monitors, smartphones, and servers.