culture, traditions and social justice 
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why is white people teaching english in asia a terrible thing? i grew up in indonesia and i owe my life to all my american/canadian/australian teachers who taught me to speak and write english like it's my first language. without them i wouldn't be here. many indonesians don't speak english and even if they do, they learned it from other white people. white people teach english because its their language just like how i would teach indonesian because its my mother tongue.

thisisnotkorea:

- because many people who choose to teach abroad in korea bring harmful fetishizing views about koreans and use their job as an opportunity to be ethnocentric and dismissive towards koreans/korean culture

- those people are often underqualified in comparison to actual teachers who get degrees to teach. they come with their harmful mindsets, but no teaching degrees.

- there is a sense of entitlement amongst expats in general because they benefit from certain privileges.

- your ask works on the assumption that there are no koreans who can teach english which is definitely not true and white people are not the only people who speak english

we also have a teaching in korea tag

- admin e

-actually no, only messed up teachers would think that way, not every white person on earth is a fetishist of east asian or southeast asians, thats just an assumption thats poorly backed up 

-again no actual proof that all these teachers are under qualified and usually it depends on the school, some schools have certain standards for teachers (experience, degrees, etc) schools that do that are most likely to be desperate schools 

-there really isn’t if anything teachers who don’t speak the native language of the students actually get uncomfortable (experience) and by privileges you mean the benefits of being a teacher at said school (eg: rent) then its usually schools that try to attract teachers from abroad (but if you mean racial privileges then they really don’t benefit and teachers don’t come from the other side of the world that that oh dear lord) 

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xekstrin:

buckbarrow:

Yes, my fave is problematic. Your fave is also problematic. I am problematic. You are problematic. We are not all 100% politically correct perfect individuals. Someone saying something shitty and that person being “the scum of the earth” are not the same. Please learn to recognize the goddamn difference. 

 

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xekstrin:

buckbarrow:

Yes, my fave is problematic. Your fave is also problematic. I am problematic. You are problematic. We are not all 100% politically correct perfect individuals. Someone saying something shitty and that person being “the scum of the earth” are not the same. Please learn to recognize the goddamn difference. 

 

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stfuprolifers:

liberalsarecool:

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

Follow @shaunking

Do “pro-lifers” care about these lives?
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Traditional dress of Turkmenistan.

The traditional dress of Turkmenistan also passed through the evolution with the passage of time and faced many variations. The styles and designs of the traditional Turkmen costume had the similarity with the other neighboringCentral Asian states. The main clothing included the long and tunic dressing and was only having the distinction of the quality of fabric and decoration

1)The Turkmen falconers in their traditional dress ( Image by Anguskirk )

2)A young Turkmen girl in her traditional attire ( Image: Ali Eminov 

3)Some young Turkmen girls in traditional costumes (Image: daniel islami)

4)The Turkmen falconers in their traditional dress ( Image by Anguskirk)

5)A Turkmen bride in her traditional wedding costume ( Image © Ivan Safyan Abrams )

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donc-desole:

nerdfaceangst:

nerdfaceangst:

cthulhu:

chairhiro:

feigenbaumsworld:

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Last Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a proposal for new rules that would allow for a “ fast lane” of Internet traffic for content providers who are willing (and able) to pay a fee. [1] The proposal reverses the FCC’s previous commitment to net neutrality and open internet and allows ISP’s like Comcast or Verizon to slow down and censor services that don’t pay the toll.

We have to be totally honest, this situation is seriously grim. But there is still hope. The FCC already knows that the Internet community wants net neutrality, but they think they can put their spin on these new rules and sneak them through. If we can prove them wrong right now with a massive public outcry, we can literally save the Internet once again.

We need to stop the FCC now. Big business groups are already ramping up lobbying efforts with the FCC in swarms since Wednesday’s announcement in support of censoring the open Internet and to ensure this dangerous proposal moves forward. [2]

This is a critical moment. In the last few weeks more than 65,000 people have taken action with us. Can you help us get to 80,000 by the end of the day today?

[1] Gautham Nagesh. “FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules”.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519963416350296

[2] Edward Wyatt. Edward Wyatt. “Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/business/lobbying-efforts-intensify-after-fcc-tries-3rd-time-on-net-neutrality.html?hpw&rref=politics

 

we’re almost 3/4 of the way there!! c’mon guys, every bit counts!

will it ever stop

fucking signal boost

IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNAL BOOSTING THIS YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.

IF THE U.S. FALLS TO THIS IT WILL OPEN OTHER DANGEROUS DOORS INTERNATIONALLY.

Last one, SIGNAL BOOST!!!

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  • Feminists: Just because women in the Middle-East face oppression to a higher degree doesn't mean us American ladies can't have it bad as well.
  • Feminists: Skinny bitches need to shut up about Nicki Minaj's new video. Who cares if you've faced harassment for being skinny? It's SO much worse for fat people. Quit whining.
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risalat-altayr:

Watercolor paintings showing Dervish from the Mevlevi Sufi order in the Ottoman period. 1809

From an anonymous greek painter.

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18mr:

Fast food workers struggling for a wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize participated in a nonviolent civil disobedience action last week. 

This is Emily Nguyen (ponytail) and Kalia Vang (visor). Emily is 20 years-old and a sophomore at Sacramento City College. She’s worked in fast food for a year and a half and makes California minimum wage ($9 an hour). She says, “I’m just working to breathe, to stay alive. I’m not really living life. We won’t stop till we meet our destination, till our wages go up.”

 Watch the emotional video of their arrest here, and be sure to support them on Facebook here!

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gothsportscore:

i don’t want to be a part of a college system where plagiarism is a worse crime than rape