20 10 / 2014

floatingmemories:

Loch Ness (by mrjonkennard)

17 10 / 2014

medievalpoc:

medievalpoc:

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

UPDATE: Over 40,000 people signed the petition, which was presented to the School Board, but this backlash to APUSH isn’t only happening in Colorado:

But at last week’s session of the Jefferson County Board of Education, hundreds of people lined up two hours in advance to get in. One man waved a copy of George Orwell’s “1984” at the board. Two high school students hauled in cardboard boxes containing 40,000 signatures to a petition they had circulated online. Another one told the five-member panel, “America was founded on what you are trying to prevent!”

Jefferson County has become ground zero for a new culture fight — this time over how to teach U.S. history to high-achieving 10th-graders.

[…]

On Sept. 19, the Texas State Board of Education went on record against allowing the new AP curriculum framework in state classrooms. Legislators and activists in South Carolina and Tennessee are discussing similar moves. And at its summer meeting in August, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution branding the curriculum “a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects.”

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16 10 / 2014

transientguests:

Cicada, pink and soft after its mature molt.

transientguests:

Cicada, pink and soft after its mature molt.

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16 10 / 2014

jean-luc-gohard:

You’re one in a million. That means there are 320 of you in the United States. Find yourself. Start an army. Overthrow the government of a small midwestern town. Run shit.

16 10 / 2014

worstcats:

MEOW MEOW
TIME FOR MY DAILY OILING

worstcats:

MEOW MEOW

TIME FOR MY DAILY OILING

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15 10 / 2014

She did it !

She did it !

15 10 / 2014

Sunshine Boy

13 10 / 2014

whine-time:

tenderfragrantgrass:

very important announcement 

today is official Treat Yourself Day

October 13th, the original air date of that Parks & Rec episode

please remember to treat yourself today it is very important 

!!

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13 10 / 2014

decolonizingmedia:

Decolonize Columbus: Indigenous Peoples’ Day 
Celebrate Something Worth Celebrating. 
Indigenous Peoples’ DayMonday, October 13, 2014Worldwide

decolonizingmedia:

Decolonize Columbus: Indigenous Peoples’ Day 

Celebrate Something Worth Celebrating. 

Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Monday, October 13, 2014
Worldwide

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13 10 / 2014