isaacsapphire: shwetanarayan: hssanya: did you know that after they switched to blind auditions,…

Did you know that after they switched to blind auditions, major symphony orchestras hired women between 30% to 55% more? Before bringing in “blind auditions” with a screen to conceal the the candidate, women in the top 5 major orchestras made up less than 5% of the musicians performing.

heyfranhey:Blavity writes:
When Zaire Downs saw one of his classmates being bullied for not having nice shoes, the Rochester, New York 7th grader decided to do something about it. The 13-year-old student has spent the entire month of August collecting sneakers to make sure that when the first day of school comes around, everybody will have a fresh pair of kicks. “It’s this boy in my school who gets bullied because he doesn’t have nice shoes,“ Downs told 13 WHAM. “I feel bad for some kids who can’t afford them.”

chocohawlic: Daniel Radcliffe discussing how he has racist friends but not to end a friendship more…

chocohawlic:Daniel Radcliffe discussing how he has racist friends but won’t end a friendship over their racist beliefs is exactly why we have a hard time trusting white “allies” and why we’re sick and tired of hearing white “allies” talk about how THEY aren’t racist.

femmetay: can I replace the Kardashian family TV show with juggling the Obama, because I…

femmetay:can we replace the kardashians tv show with keeping up with the obamas because i’m gonna miss them a lot and i still wanna know what they’re doing all the time. how are the dogs? where does the family travel? what sort of hobbies has michelle taken up in addition to captivating the world with her intelligence, grace, and charm? what are the girls accomplishing? is obama still flirting with biden??? i need to know

smallswingshoes:nativepeopleproblems:astrape:nativepeopleproblems:This isn’t an isolated insolent. A year or so ago I noticed Franchesca reblogging from GodGazi (sp?) and gently messaged her explaining why he’s violently antisemitic and would she please not reblog from him anymore. She deleted her reblog, but never answered the ask, privately or publically. At the time I didn’t think much of it but as others have said, this isn’t the first time she’s used the Holocaust as a rhetorical device. It’s at the point where I’m not comfortable supporting her anymore, which is really disappointing for me, but I don’t feel like her circle is a safe environment for me and my mom’s family.