21 7 / 2014

the-pietriarchy:

tv shows come and go but law & order svu is forever

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21 7 / 2014

jheneaiko:

Jhene Chilombo

Professor Bailey-Hoffman

English 127

10 September 2008

Genre Exercise

The text that I chose to change into another genre is the poem “Life is Fine” by Langston Hughes:

I went down to the river,

I set down on the bank.

I tried to think but couldn’t,

So I jumped in and…

19 7 / 2014

socimages:

Wait, who dislikes atheists?
By Lisa Wade, PhD
Last month I posted data showing that, of all the things that might disqualify someone for public office, being an atheist is tops.  I wrote: “Prejudice against those who say there’s no god is stronger than ageism, homophobia, and sexism.” On average, Americans would rather vote for someone who admitted to smoking pot or had an extramarital affair.
We just don’t like atheists.
But who is “we”?
A survey by the Pew Research Center asked Americans of varying religious affiliations how they felt about each other.  atheists were most disliked by Protestants, especially White evangelicals and Black Protestants (somewhat less so White Mainline Protestants).  Atheists quite liked themselves, and agnostics thought were they were okay. Among other religiously affiliated groups, Jews gave atheists the highest rating.
For what it’s worth, atheists feel warmish toward Jews in return, preferring them to everyone except Buddhists, and they dislike Evangelical Christians almost as much as the Christians dislike them.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

Wait, who dislikes atheists?

By Lisa Wade, PhD

Last month I posted data showing that, of all the things that might disqualify someone for public office, being an atheist is tops.  I wrote: “Prejudice against those who say there’s no god is stronger than ageism, homophobia, and sexism.” On average, Americans would rather vote for someone who admitted to smoking pot or had an extramarital affair.

We just don’t like atheists.

But who is “we”?

A survey by the Pew Research Center asked Americans of varying religious affiliations how they felt about each other.  atheists were most disliked by Protestants, especially White evangelicals and Black Protestants (somewhat less so White Mainline Protestants).  Atheists quite liked themselves, and agnostics thought were they were okay. Among other religiously affiliated groups, Jews gave atheists the highest rating.

For what it’s worth, atheists feel warmish toward Jews in return, preferring them to everyone except Buddhists, and they dislike Evangelical Christians almost as much as the Christians dislike them.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

19 7 / 2014

19 7 / 2014

ladyssansastarkk:

Black Excellence - Actresses

Laverne Cox, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o, Samira Wiley, Uzo Aduba, Kelsey Scott, Octavia Spencer, Nicole Beharie, Cicely Tyson, Lyndie Greenwood, Naomie Harris, Amandla Stenberg, Danai Gurira, Jill Marie Jones, Bianca Lawson, Thandie Newton, Meagan Tandy, Zoe Saldana, Gabourey Sidibe, Aïssa Maïga, Nia Long, Gina Torres, Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Queen Latifah, Oprah Winfrey, Rutina Wesley, Maya Angelou, Freema Agyeman, Yvette Nicole Brown, Lynn Whitfield, Tatyana Ali & many more.

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