I’m Not Lovin’ It!
80% of McDonalds employees are ADULTS and 56% of them have children. RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE!
SHOPPING GUIDE for the perfect KID gift!!
There is no such thing as a “girl’s” toy or a “boy’s” toy. There are only toys. PERIOD.
Excluding Blacks From the National Collective -
By Lisa Wade, PhD.
In her really interesting book, The Averaged American, Sarah Igo uses case studies (Middletown, the Gallup Poll, and the Kinsey Reports) to tell the intellectual history of statistics, polling, and sampling. The premise is fascinating: Today we’re bombarded with statistics purporting to represent the average American, but this is a new development. Before the science developed, the concept was elusive and the knowledge was impossible.
There are lots of fascinating insights in her book, but a blog post covering the Obama presidency brought one in particular to mind. Here’s a screenshot of his opening lines:
On his 100th day in office, Barack Obama enjoys high job approval ratings, no matter what poll you consult. But if a new survey by the New York Times is accurate, the president and some of his policies are significantly less popular with white Americans than with black Americans, and his sky-high ratings among African-Americans make some of his positions appear a bit more popular than they actually are.
The implication here is, of course, that BLACK AMERICANS AREN’T “REAL” AMERICANS AND THAT INCLUDING THEM IN OPINION POLL DATA IS LITERALLY SKEWING THE RESULTS.
Scientists designed the Middletown study with exactly this mentality. Trying to determine who the average American was, scientists excluded Black Americans out of hand. Of course, that was in the 1920s and ’30s. How wild to see the same mentality in the 21st century.
For more from Sociological Images, visit our main site or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
I’m reposting this. PLEASE do not go shopping tomorrow (or Friday if you can help it). Retail workers should get a day off. Most of them make very little money and get very few benefits.
The history of Thanksgiving is gross, but it is also one of the few days that many working people get to spend with their families, and it is disgusting that Whole Foods simultaneously talks about how much family matters around the holidays while forcing us to work—thereby telling us that OUR families don’t matter.
Siding with the boss and supporting mass consumerism doesn’t do anything to even begin to atone for the wrongs that have been done to the indigenous people of this country.
Support workers striking for the right to spend time with their families, use Thanksgiving to spend time with family. Then go on to support indigenous people organizing for their rights, the right to their land, self-determination, their right to live without the constant crushing weight of our racist, imperialist society. I don’t see why this has to be conflictual.
(Source: mansplainedmarxist, via mansplainedmarxist)
I guess we can add THURSDAY to this now. Can’t we please give retail workers just one day to spend with their families???
STAY HOME. Be with your friends and families. Let retail workers do the same.
I don’t want my tax dollars paying for your erection!
Impotence, it’s God’s will.
If you were a lucky Texas teen this week, you might have gotten the chance to hear Justin Lookadoo speak on dating and relationships!! Here are some quotes from his website.
"Be mysterious. Dateable girls know how to SHUT UP. They don’t monopolize the conversation. They don’t tell everyone everything about themselves. They save some for later. They listen more than they gab." (emphasis added)
"Men of God are wild, not domesticated. Dateable guys aren’t tamed. They don’t live by the rules of the opposite sex. They fight battles, conquer lands, and stand up for the oppressed."
At least some of the teens were smart enough to see through this bullshit. #lookadouche
Read more at Jezebel if you want to torture yourself.
Credit where credit is due: these Republican Senators risked infuriating the religious right and their base voting to prohibit LGBT employment discrimination today. Well done.http://bit.ly/17b8CoS
In case you missed it: The Senate approved ENDA today!