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What Your Favorite Websites Say About Your Politics

This is scary the size of people skewing towards Romey…

If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.
Women are not a monolithic block, they are not an interest group and you should not be treated as such.

President Obama speaking to Women’s Economics Conference at the White House. April 2012

Talking Alaska: Obama signs executive order supporting Native American Languages 

nativeskins:

Last Friday President Obama signed an executive order entitled Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities. The signing took place as part of the third White House Tribal Nations Conference and comes after a long campaign by tribal organizations and other advocacy groups, including theLinguistic Society of American Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation. The Order makes several explicit references to Native languages. I have highlighted some of these references below.
  • “The Initiative shall help expand educational opportunities and improve educational outcomes for all American Indian / Alaska Native students, including opportunities to learn theirNative languages, cultures, and histories.”
  • “the Initiative shall promote, encourage, and undertake efforts, consistent with applicable law, to …  increasing the number and percentage of AI/AN children who enter kindergarten ready for success through improved access to high quality early learning programs and services, including Native language immersion programs…”
  • “Each [federal] agency plan shall include: … the preservation and revitalization of tribal languages and cultural traditions.”
  • “…encourage the private sector to … providing funds to support the preservation and revitalization of Native languages and cultures…”
The signing of this Executive Order has been well received with many positive reactions over the weekend. For example, Alaska Senator Mark Begich noted that the Order will have repercussions for new legislation:

“Any new law must respect and embrace Alaska Native cultures and languages, as well as give educators the tools needed to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. I am pleased to see a focus on improving educational outcomes and career opportunities.”

For the complete text of the Executive Order see the press release.

Seeing I’m moving back to AK in less than two weeks, I am very excited to see this!

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throwstrikes:


Recent photo of a little boy visiting the White House. He wanted to feel Obama’s hair because he wanted to know if the President’s hair felt just like his. Obama obliged. Priceless.


(via simplycomplex27)





Never not reblog.

;_;

sparkleboy:

kshandra:

dmclaire:

justice-b:

fond-but-not-in-love:

lostboysnevergrowup:

findmywaybacktothestart:

throwstrikes:

Recent photo of a little boy visiting the White House. He wanted to feel Obama’s hair because he wanted to know if the President’s hair felt just like his. Obama obliged. Priceless.

(via simplycomplex27)

Never not reblog.

;_;

I will not soon forget that President Obama was at a $7,500 a plate fundraiser in San Francisco while Occupy protesters were being gassed and clubbed right across the bay in Oakland. I plan to keep that image etched in my mind as the 2012 Presidential campaign unfolds.

Fordham University Professor Mark Naison (via socialismartnature)

Georgia state Senator Vincent Fort calls on the prison staff to refuse to murder Troy Davis. Hat's off to the prison staff if they really come through. 

please let this happen.

(Source: yomumbles)

Unfortunately for supporters of Davis, Obama is in his second bid for president, which means that any call for justice for an African American would trigger a racial backlash from some voters, particularly those of the Fox-News, fear-mongering persuasion. And given the tough and divisive first term he has had, the chances that President Obama will stick his neck out for a fellow minority is close to zero. Like it or not, this is a cold reminder of how little effect a Black man in the White House has had on ending or even addressing the very real applications of systemic racism and injustices, which is manifested on a daily basis in society at large.

a quote from the Atlanta Post on Obama’s silence in connection with the extremely questionable execution of Troy Davis that will take place at 7pm tonight in Atlanta, Georgia. (via bohemianarthouse)

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