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I Never Thought I'd Want To High-Five A Teacher For Yelling At A Student, But I Was Wrong

I Never Thought I'd Want To High-Five A Teacher For Yelling At A Student, But I Was Wrong
I know this is on the long-ish side, but I promise that there's a really valuable message here that makes it worth watching all the way through. Jane Elliot is a teacher and diversity trainer who developed the "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise to teach students what it feels like to be a person of color. This video begins pretty abruptly, where one of the students who's been singled out based on eye color is extremely frustrated. At 2:46, Elliot explains why she keeps going even after she's made the point. At 3:35, she delivers an important message. And at 10:05, you may laugh a little, but I think you'll really get it. Many years ago, I could have been the girl who walked out, not understanding how this feels to the people it affects. A partial transcript from a very powerful portion of the video, beginning at 3:19: Elliot: “No. Student: “I’m sorry there’s racism in this country..." Elliot: “Bullshit! Student: “I will not apologize because it’s not a matter of race always...” Elliot: “Out.”

A 4-Year-Old Girl Asked A Lesbian If She's A Boy. She Responded The Awesomest Way Possible. Ash Beckham: I'm going to talk to you tonight about coming out of the closet. And not in the traditional sense, not just the gay closet. I think we all have closets. So within a matter of weeks, it happens again, "Are you a boy or are you a girl?" It was the easiest hard conversation that I have ever had. At some point in our lives, we all live in closets and they make us feel safe, or at least safer than what lies on the other side of that door. So why is coming out of any closet, why is having that conversation, why is it so hard? When you do not have hard conversations, when you keep the truth about yourself a secret, you're essentially holding a grenade. And I had a choice in that moment, as all grenade throwers do. If you want someone to be real with you, they need to know that you bleed too. Thank you Boulder. There may be small errors in this transcript.

Even The Daily Show Was Shocked by This Racist GOP Leader's Responses You already have to do that in NC. It's already the law that you have to show ID when you vote in a new district or vote for the first time. But the rules for proving who you are used to be much more fair and egalitarian. Because 1. Also, take this example from Pennsylvania in 2012: The razor-thin majority Republican legislature pass a voter ID law that created a group of hundreds of thousands of eligible voters without the necessary ID. They offered a special ID for voting which was "free", but the process to collect the documentation to get proper ID cost, on average, more than $60 (not including travel and time away from work), but even worse,Neutral third-party observers determined that, given the hours and resources that the state government put into the offices that issued proper IDs, it would be physically impossible for those offices to process all the applications necessary to re-enfranchise every voter without ID before Election Day. No-Fee ID Card Program

Photographer Puts Two Strangers Together For Intimate Photographs, And The Results Are Surprising Dealing with turbulence while flying is always nerve-wracking, so getting struck by three bolts of lightning simultaneously must be unbearable. That’s exactly what happened to a Boeing 737 flying from Amsterdam to Birmingham, all caught on video. The passengers heard a “massive bang,” according to DailyMail, but the plane proceeded to land without any issues. […] Actavis, perhaps the most popular and recognizable brand of lean (promethazine and codeine cough syrup) is stopping production. Canada’s Paul Servat spent nine months eagerly preparing to become the father of five babies. We’ve post a couple of videos in the past few weeks featuring dogs being mesmerized by magic. In honor of April Fools’ Day, we’d like to share an old story from 2004 that sounds so insane we first thought it was a joke.

Leonardo Da Vinci's wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years Take a bow: The viola organista's strings are played in the same way as a cello. Photo: Tomasz Wiech/AFP A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ - which looks like a baby grand piano – but never built it, experts say. The viola organista has now come to life, thanks to a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making and the patience and passion to interpret da Vinci’s plans. Full of steel strings and spinning wheels, Slawomir Zubrzycki’s creation is a musical and mechanical work of art. Advertisement ‘‘This instrument has the characteristics of three we know: the harpsichord, the organ and the viola da gamba,’’ Zubrzycki said as he debuted the instrument at the Academy of Music in the southern Polish city of Krakow. The flat bed of its interior is lined with golden spruce.

Some Racist Bullies Picked A Fight With An 11-Year-Old Kid And Lost In Glorious Patriotic Splendor So this amazing kid, Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer from the last season of "America's Got Talent," was asked at the last moment to sing the national anthem in the town he was born and raised in, San Antonio, Texas, USA, for the NBA Finals. He wore his mariachi outfit, which led to every xenophobic and ignorant person on Twitter saying some truly insipid, vile, racist things. Fortunately for us, he handles such things with typical can-do American spirit. It only takes him 22 seconds to slap the ignorance right off their faces, in the classiest way possible (see the last video at the bottom). First came the truly stunning rendition of the national anthem that he busted out. Next came the special people with the blinding ignorance and xenophobia, courtesy of the Public Shaming Tumblr. No, it's ironic how truly American this kid really is. It's totally up to you, but I'd love it if you shared this if you think we need to elevate the immigration debate in this country.