Friday, December 16, 2011

tolling for the luckless, the abandoned and forsaked

Things I've been reading:

My college roommate started a blog. She's a brilliant writer, so go check her out. She just wrote a post about Advent. She also writes about video games.

I have a bookshelf that's double-stacked and groaning (you can see it here). But this! Oh, goodness. It's like heaven.

This little gem got published in Forbes last week. Besides the fact that the guy has apparently never heard of the subjunctive, it's also pretty classist, racist, and just plain clueless. However, there have been some great responses:
Racialicious has links and sums some of them up: among them, Jeff Yang's piece, Elon James White in The Root,  Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic.

In "this is scary stuff" news, Salon on the new detention bill. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture has a call-your-congressperson campaign going on in response.

And because we can all use some adorable-ness, no matter how bad the world sucks, here you go (stolen from Facebook from my friend Drew):

1 comment:

  1. Finally got around to reading that Forbes piece. I don't know how he can say it's not about the 1% controlling everything while everyone else fights over the scraps, and then turn around and essentially say "well, you should just work extra hard to get one of the extremely rare scholarships to private school that the 1% don't have to worry about getting because they can afford it without a scholarship." How is that not the very definition of fighting over the scraps?