Sometimes I wonder how many people on tumblr think that cops sit at their desks waiting for a change.org petition to tell them who they should arrest.
(Source: thundercaya, via letteredheart)
Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at.
(this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)
And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?
But I don’t even know how to pronounce his last name…..
Someone find out where he works so we can can e-mail his Boss and get him fired cause almost every company has a non discrimination policy
Right fuck this
The original version of this post is from ten months ago, so I’m thinking the guy has hidden his pertinent info by now (I may have found him on Facebook, but can’t be sure it’s him so I’m not going to link it — if it’s him, he’s hiding his employer anyway).
But if you see something like this, yes, try to find out where they work if they’re dumb enough to list it when making a comment like this. But don’t contact their boss, because their boss may very well support the discrimination. Instead, send a link to (and a screenshot of) the post straight to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, along with any other pertinent information (like where they work). This is exactly why the EEOC exists, and I doubt that an investigation into these comments would likely be good for Mr. Moskowitz’s career if the employer has any interest at all in protecting their company.
It doesn’t matter whether the company has a nondiscrimination policy or not. If they hire people in the United States of America, it’s covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex — whether the employer (or hiring manager) like it or not.
I’m no legal expert or anything, and I’ve never dealt with the EEOC so I can’t walk you through the process or promise you that you won’t just end up frustrated and angry — for all I know, they’ll say that since you didn’t personally apply to this business, then you don’t have a standing to file a claim against them. This is just what I would do.
let’s play another tag meme thing! put each word into your tags and see what pops up:
Wait this six Californias thing is real?
I was just going to reply, but I can’t fit all the info into a reply.
Assuming that all of the signatures turned in (or at least 807,615 of them, the number needed to get the measure on the ballot) are verified, then it would be on the 2016 ballot.
It has momentum this time around, but a lot of people aren’t to thrilled with the idea.
But even if the measure passes, it’s still a long shot to actually happen. Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution says “no new states shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned as well as of the Congress.”
So even if California voters say “Yes, this is a thing that we think should happen,” the California legislature would have to approve it. There’s a tiny chance that could actually happen.
And after that, the U.S. Congress would have to approve it. And there’s pretty much zero chance that this would happen, because each of the six states that used to make up California would be constitutionally entitled to 2 Senators. There’s also the matter of changing around the representation in the House of Representatives, but that likely wouldn’t shift the number of total seats held by The States Formerly Known as California because those are based on population.
But to give what is now California 10 additional Senate seats? I don’t see that happening.
I bet flag makers would love it, though. Think of how many 55-star flags they’d be selling! Every public building, every classroom, every sports stadium, every unit of every branch of the military, they’d all need new flags. So it would be a good time to hold stock in a flag manufacturer. I wouldn’t be surprised if Tim Draper (the guy behind the measure) has already bought flag stock to go with the $19 million worth of bitcoins he just bought.
And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard. —
"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)
Don’t get me started.
(Source: azspot, via not-actually-that-cool)
Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.
USA, the world’s #1 killing machine.
Color me not surprised.
The 31 biggest things to look for at Comic-Con 2014 -
In just a matter of hours, 150,000 rabid comics fans of all stripes will descend on San Diego for Comic-Con 2014. It’s the mecca of all things nerdy for the summer, where some of the biggest names…
What, no ball pit?
(Source: gocomics.com, via jimsguts)
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ohhhh my god
For those of you who like clouds, or lightning, or things that glow, or just want an excuse to say “ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY GLOW CLOUD” once in a while, I did a thing.
No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry -
Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
This article is heartbreaking. And true.
There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit.
There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.
NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.
Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article.
Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.
We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)
I really think it’s time to start arresting the people who make the threats. The sites have many of their IP addresses. For those who use proxies and anonymizers, a little more detective work may be required, but we need to, as a society, stop pretending that these people aren’t committing serious crimes just because their threats of violence are on the internet.
'Weird Al' Yankovic Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 with 'Mandatory Fun' -
After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer “Weird Al” Yankovic earns his first No.
(Source: weirdalfans, via tronjavolta)