if there’s anything I can’t handle right now it’s this
Every picture tells a story but this one asks more questions than it answers
Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:
Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.
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!
You can sign the petition here.
Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.
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.”
#remember this though #remember sam’s little face #and his actual genuine ‘this is hilarious’ laugh #not like a huff #or just an upturn of the lips #like a full on LAUGH #and dean’s voice #how it was higher then #not as gravelly #he wouldn’t have had whiskey after that beer #not back then #but now#they have bags under their eyes #they don’t play pranks anymore #if they laugh#they’re surprised by it #because it never happens #dean’s voice is rusty and deep #he’s gotten older #they both have #so much older
well hey there satan
they told it wrong -
i flew for the sun
as i would chase a lover
i was not lost, nor
and then -
he greeted me with
the only love he knew to give
and i swear, as i fell,
i saw him smile, and
as i sunk beneath the waves
i heard - come, love,
again, try once more -
my faith for you burns.
To be absolutely free! To sing, to scream, to dance barefoot in the woods in the dead of night! Let God consume us, devour us, unstring our bones. Then spit us out reborn
i. Glory and Gore, Lorde
there’s a humming in the restless summer air
and we’re slipping off the course that we prepared
ii. Ancestors, the Ancients, Chelsea Wolfe
release your dead (those wild men)
believe your dead (to give me dreams)
iii. Running Up That Hill, Placebo
unaware that i’m tearing you asunder
there’s a thunder in our hearts
iv. The Wolf, Fever Ray
we took you out from your mother’s womb
our temple, your tomb
v. Howl, Florence and the Machine
now there’s no holding back, i’m ready to attack,
my blood is singing with your voice, i want to pour it out
vi. Bottom of the River, Delta Rae
the wolves will chase you by the pale moonlight
drunk and driven by the devil’s hunger
vii. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark, Fall Out Boy
be careful making wishes in the dark
i’m just dreaming of tearing you apart
viii. Breath of Life, Florence and the Machine
and i wanted to hear it again
but this time it wasn’t the end
(credit to mythaelogy for the graphic and other help)
cat people: dogs are cool too
dog people: cats don’t feel love did you know a cat once MURDERED my MOTHER
"you wear that a lot" yes that is because i, a proud owner of a washing machine,
Elders of the Heiltsuk First Nation along the B.C. central coast have long recognized the difference between coastal and inland grey wolves in their territory.
Now, new scientific evidence helps prove it.
A study by Victoria-based researchers, published today in the open-access journal BMC Ecology, affirms genetic, ecological and behavioural differences between coastal and mainland wolves living in close proximity to each other.
OH GOSH YOU GUYS THIS IS SO NEAT. THIS IS LIKE EXTRA SUPER DOUBLE NEAT. These coastal wolves have adapted to their specific environment and instead of like elk and mountain goats they eat fuckin MUSSELS AND SEALS AND FUCKIN BARNACLES OKAY.
Darimont said the research shows how ecological development might drive genetic differences and would have significant conservation implications if the wolves are recognized as marine mammals, similar to polar bears.
Paul Paquet, a senior Raincoast scientist and supervisor of the study, said: “It is imperative that responsible government agencies now recognize coastal wolves are unique and take the opportunity to design management plans that reflect the uniqueness, rather than defaulting to simplistic policies that are convenient but inappropriate from a conservation perspective.”
Also, you can learn a lot here about the sad and frankly laughable way that scientists often dismiss the contributions of incredibly knowledgeable local and indigenous people. The scientist is just like “oh yeah this Heiltsuk elder told me about this way back and I totally brushed it off.” And now a DECADE later it’s in the news because he’s researched it. Come on man step up your game.
This is still TOO COOL though I’m totally excited, WOLVES HOW DO THEY WORK. (Here’s the actual research paper that explains how they work, in case you wanna look at some charts and things.)
This will forever be adorable
THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT JOKE
MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL ’92
Art by Ron Lim & Terry Austin
Words by Jim Starlin
stop scrolling and fucking read my words and reblog this. i don’t care how you do it but fucking share this right now.
i’m going to type like one of those annoying ass people who bold their words and speak in caps too and i hate those people on here but who the fck cares just…