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Orlando Jones’ “bucket challenge” comes with a sobering twist 

This isn’t your typical bucket challenge.
Taking his cue from the campaign, Sleepy Hollow star Orlando Jones has created his own video — with a significant twist. Jones’ video hopes to raise awareness of an epidemic of a different sort: racial injustice.
He doesn’t pour water on his head | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Orlando Jones’ “bucket challenge” comes with a sobering twist 

This isn’t your typical bucket challenge.

Taking his cue from the campaign, Sleepy Hollow star Orlando Jones has created his own video — with a significant twist. Jones’ video hopes to raise awareness of an epidemic of a different sort: racial injustice.

He doesn’t pour water on his head Follow micdotcom


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romanfuckoff:

you know, it’s kind of hard to trust someone when you don’t know who that someone really is.


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Anonymous said: what about Gaza and Ferguson John? do they not deserve your respect? you're such a hypocrite, i's disgusting

fishingboatproceeds:

I think this is a deeply flawed way of looking at the world.

Now, I have talked about Ferguson, and I’ve talked about Gaza. (In fact, I’ve been writing and talking about Israel and Palestine for more than a decade.) But there are many important problems facing the world that I haven’t talked about: I haven’t talked much about the civil war in South Sudan, or the epidemic of suicide among American military personnel, or the persecution of Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Is that okay? Is it okay for me to talk about, say, racism in football and lowering infant mortality in Ethiopia? Or must we all agree to discuss only  whatever is currently the ascendant news story? Is it disrespectful to Ferguson protesters to talk about continued political oppression in Egypt now that we are no longer reblogging images of the protests in Tahrir Square? I think this is a false choice: If you are talking about Ferguson and I am talking about Ethiopian health care, neither of us is hurting the other.

I think the challenge for activists and philanthropists online is in paying sustained attention, not over days or weeks but over years and decades. And I worry that when we turn our attention constantly from one outrage to another we end up not investing the time and work to facilitate actual change. We say “THE WORLD IS WATCHING,” and it is…until it isn’t. We’ve seen this again and again in Gaza and the West Bank. We’re seeing it in Iran. We’re seeing it in South Sudan. And we’re seeing it in the U.S., from net neutrality to Katrina recovery.

The truth is, these problems are complicated, and when the outrage passes we’re left with big and tangled and nuanced problems. I feel that too often that’s when we stop paying attention, because it gets really hard and there’s always a shiny new problem somewhere else that’s merely outrageous. I hope you’re paying attention to Ferguson in five years, anon, and I hope I am, too. I also hope I’m paying attention to child death in Ethiopia. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.

I really don’t want to minimize the effectiveness of online activism, because I know that it works: To use a personal example, I’ve learned a TON from the LGBT+ and sexual assault survivor communities in recent years online. People on tumblr make fun of me for apologizing all the time, but I apologize all the time because I am learning all the time, and every day I’m like, “Oh, man, Current Me has realized that Previous Me was so wrong about this!”

But we can only learn when we can listen. And when you call me a hypocrite for talking about X instead of talking about Y, it makes it really hard to listen.

At times, online discourse to me feels like we just sit in a circle screaming at each other until people get their feelings hurt and withdraw from the conversation, which leaves us with ever-smaller echo chambers, until finally we’re left only with those who entirely agree with us. I don’t think that’s how the overall worldwide level of suck gets decreased.

I might be wrong, of course. I often am. But I think we have to find ways to embrace nuance and complexity online. It’s hard—very, very hard—to make the most generous, most accepting, most forgiving assumptions about others. But I also really do think it’s the best way forward.


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Could I get a double-chocolate muffin?

Sorry, we just sold the last two.

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chapmangamo:

Pokemon can only say their own names, even in different languages.


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fratboysegs:


my favorite tweet at the moment

fratboysegs:

my favorite tweet at the moment


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~ Thursday, August 21 ~
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humansofspore:

"I’ve been in social work for a long time. The first few months are the hardest though, because you are suddenly hit by stories of children who have gone through neglect, domestic abuse, and sometimes even sexual abuse - when you just don’t expect it in a place like Singapore.""How do you usually find out about them?""Usually through peers or their school; sometimes they tell their teachers. The worst part is when you have to go into their homes and practically take them out and away from their family.""Then what keeps you going?""Knowing that you’ve made a difference?"

humansofspore:

"I’ve been in social work for a long time. The first few months are the hardest though, because you are suddenly hit by stories of children who have gone through neglect, domestic abuse, and sometimes even sexual abuse - when you just don’t expect it in a place like Singapore."
"How do you usually find out about them?"
"Usually through peers or their school; sometimes they tell their teachers. The worst part is when you have to go into their homes and practically take them out and away from their family."
"Then what keeps you going?"
"Knowing that you’ve made a difference?"


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langleav:

Love & Misadventure is available online via Amazon, BN.com + The Book Depositoryand Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Books Actually, Fully Booked, Dymocks, Liberty Books and other good book stores worldwide.

langleav:

Love & Misadventure is available online via AmazonBN.com + The Book Depositoryand Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Books Actually, Fully Booked, Dymocks, Liberty Books and other good book stores worldwide.


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lovequotesrus:

Everything you love is here

lovequotesrus:

Everything you love is here


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ineffably-crowley:

ethically-wrong:

mmmmbeefy96:

grandhowler:

Dude

holy shit. 

this is on a whole new level of patience

This is natural art.

Yoooooooooooooooooooooo

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~ Wednesday, August 20 ~
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Taylor Swift talks about “Shake it Off” on Good Morning America.


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