I listen to all 3 versions of this song
This is me. I'm inquisitive and unconventional without trying to be a rebel. Perpetual anger is a bore and I think sarcasm is weak. Here's the best summation of what you'll get here:
We won't always agree. I only require one thing: Be real with yourself for a second.
I don't follow back unless i love the blog
TODAY I AM IN LOVE WITH: ...
Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”
- Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
- Honest social commentary
- Targeted to the college age demographic
- Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
- Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig
Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”
- White people calling it racist
- Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
Client: I should have an answer for you by the end of the day. Also, in the future, send clean emails only please.
Me: I’m not sure I understand what you mean by “clean emails.”
Client: You just did it! We have limited bandwidth! Please clean emails before you send!
Me: Are you talking about attachments? I don’t think I’ve included any. What exactly are you seeing?
Client: You keep doing it! If you’re going to send me emails, I need them cleaned first!
Considering she reacts like this to each attempt at clarification via email, I call her on the phone.
Me: Hi, I want to make sure I understand this situation with the emails and I didn’t want to risk sending you another one. What are you seeing?
Client: It’s just that we don’t have a lot of bandwidth here and we don’t have enough space for emails that aren’t clean.
Me: But what do you mean by “clean?”
Client: Look, I don’t know the terminology. Do you see how I clean all of my emails before I send them to you?
Me: Hang on, are you talking about the conversation thread in the body of the email when we reply to each other?
Client: Right! All of that is stuff I don’t have room for on my computer. I just don’t see why you need to remind me of what I just said. I know what I said, I just emailed it to you! Just clean it out before you send.
Me: Uh, that’s fine, I can do that. Just so you know, though, the conversation thread in the body of these emails takes up almost no file size whatsoever. Text is very tiny, space-wise.
Client: Well, it adds up.
Me: Right. Anyhow, the voiceover has been edited if you’d like to hear it. I’m not sure how best to have you listen to it, though.
Client: Why can’t you email me an MP3?
I was hired by a religious group to do an illustration for their printed brochure. They loved it, and I sent them an invoice. Two months later I hadn’t been paid.
I called them, and their manager said they had prayed to God about my invoice, and He told them to use the money for their cause instead.
I waited a few minutes and called him back. I told him that I had prayed to God about it, and He said they should pay me.
They sent me a check.
"If black people can say the N-word, why can’t I?"
"If I’m not allowed to wear a Native American head dress, why do they get to wear jeans and sneakers?
"How come it’s considered offensive if I jokingly call myself Latifah but people of color get to give their babies white names?"
"How come my non-white friend gets to tell me when I’m being racist but I don’t get to tell them they are being racist against me?!”
(Please feel free to use these images all you want in response to people asking these questions or making similar claims.)
Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.
Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.