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please read this excerpt from a linguistics textbook about a rich guy that decided to change the way english was spoken just because he liked it better, then continue to belligerently argue that it is “objectively incorrect” to refer to someone with singular they pronouns
"they isnt singular for a reason" no actually, nothing in language is ever for a reason ever, stop pretending this is in any way a valid or acceptable justification for enforcing gender binary language
also, aave. those excerpts of what english was like before lowth decided he was important enough to govern how a language “should” be spoken are very similar to aave today. those of us that dont speak aave are the ones that changed!
(fromkin and rodman, an introduction to language)
Students of color are allowed to enter the classroom but never on an equal footing. When they walk in, they are subject to the same racial stereotypes and expectations that exist in the larger society. Students of color do not have the advantage of walking into a classroom as individuals; they walk in as black, brown, [yellow,] or red persons with all the connotations such racialization raises in the classroom. They do not walk into a classroom where the curriculum embraces their histories. They walk into a classroom where their histories and cultures are distorted, where they feel confused about their own identities, vulnerabilities, and oppressions. There is no level of liberal reforms that can alter these experiences for students of color without directly challenging the larger systems in society.
Critical Race Theory Matters: Education and Ideologywith Margaret Zamudio, Caskey Russell, Francisco Rios & Jacquelyn Bridgeman. (via anansy)
Seeing Margaret Zamudio’s name just punched me in the gut. She died a few years ago on Christmas, and was an absolutely brilliant professor at the University of Wyoming. Francisco Rios is still at UWyo last I knew.
Margie was amazing and one of my biggest regrets was never being able to take a class with her.
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
as a side note, this film is fucking beautiful and you can watch THE ENTIRE FUCKING THING ON YOUTUBE RIGHT HERE AND I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO BECAUSE THIS SHIT IS SO IMPORTANT and I also encourage everyone to stop reblogging this gif without the original accompanied text or other words that indicates what it is at all (it showed up on my dash three times before I saw this post and I hate everything), the artist deserves credit for their hard fucking work (in this case, three fucking years of it) so stop being little shits and just leave the damn source, and by the damn source I don’t mean your damn blog
I feel this is very important.