GPOY (circa 2011)#i live in new york city now
“I moved here from Jamaica when I was six, and my accent was so bad that I had to spend two years in ESL classes before anyone could understand me. I remember feeling very frustrated. I was surrounded by people with really thick accents who were trying to tell me that I needed to get rid of my accent.”
I worked pretty hard to gain a USA midwest accent — consciously at first, then constantly. It’s amazing what a 12-year-old’s brain can do when confronted with the threat of outgroup status.#america
I don’t understand many of the references on this album but the whole thing feels important. This whole thing is distinctly early-to-mid-2010s.#neil cicierega #mouth silence #mashup
— Jace Clayton (via hi54lofi)
danah boyd* on her book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
I’m fascinated by danah boyd, not only because her research pertains directly to me, but also because it’s refreshing to listen to an adult discuss teenage interaction with social media in an informed way that doesn’t come across as, “WHAT ARE THESE YOUTHS UP TO AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW DO WE STOP THEM?”
If you don’t have time to watch the whole video—it’s an hour, so, understandable if you don’t—at least try to watch the portion on the relationship between underprivileged kids and social media. It’s pretty interesting and sadly not surprising that teenagers who are already systematically discriminated against face the same problem online (starts at 33:19 in the video).
*My reason for not capitalizing danah boyd’s name is not out of laziness (which is usually my reason for that kind of thing, TBH). She’s chosen to not capitalize her name, along with the pronoun “I,” and instead of having me poorly describe her reasoning for this, she wrote a blog post about it, which you can read here.
(via notational)#danah boyd #my hero
#otp #scott aukerman #comedy bang bang #paul f. tompkins
Technicality no down boo over?
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Nachlass (via crematedadolescent)
When I was very little, a friend of my dad’s (who was also our landlord) used to jokingly call me “woman.” It’d make me cry. That only encouraged him.
This scene brought up a lot of emotion in me I didn’t know I carried.#compliments #her #chris pratt
this is not necessarily tru as the raptors may have been talking about a man
statistically speaking i’m bound to have a couple raptor followers. can any of you guys confirm this?
Also neither raptors were…
(Source: bubblenoma)#bechdel test #jurassic park #pedantry