What you say: “This neighborhood is sketchy.” What we hear: There are a lot of black, working-class people in this neighborhood and that makes me feel uncomfortable.
What you say: “Natural hair is unprofessional.” What we hear: Office-appropriate dress codes are equated to whiteness, and natural hair does not conform to that.
What you say: “You are so well-mannered.” What we hear: The way you carry yourself does not align with the way I have been led to believe black people act. You are a rare case.
What you say: “What an urban style!” What we hear: I know that the elements of this are associated with a culture that rose from working-class black areas, but I will use this vague term to describe it instead.
David Bayo is a wonderfully creative French artist who specializes in transforming the seemingly mundane into something spectacular one tiny dot at a time.
Bayo works with pointillism, an artistic process in which small, distinct dots are applied in patterns to form an image that appears totally solid, as if drawn in a more traditional style. In this time-lapse video, you can see the painstaking process it takes to complete one of his stunning pieces. This particular drawing took over 90 hours and an incredible one million ink dots to finish.
Wow, that was mesmerizing to watch. I just hope he gave his drawing hand a week-long vacation after that.
Despite the fast-moving pace of technology, there is one thing that’s fairly uncommon, and that is a USB-powered speaker.
It’s something that just simply isn’t seen very often, and for fairly obvious reasons. Now, why am I pointing this out? Well, if you happen to encounter what looks like a normal computer speaker and there’s a USB cord coming out the back of it, you should probably be a little suspicious about the speaker’s true intentions.
This ordinary-looking speaker was found by Redditor mikezilllaaa outside of his office. Looks normal, right? But pay attention to that USB cord.
“The president is not concerned about who gets the blame. The president is concerned about making sure that we have the right policies to deal with this challenge for the long-term,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in today’s press briefing.
The president of the Missouri NAACP chapter has called for the Secret Service and Department of Justice to investigate an “incendiary event” at the Missouri State Fair involving a rodeo clown in an Obama mask.
“The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department,” Mary Ratliff declared Tuesday.
Tuffy Gessling, the clown in question, has been banned from the fair permanently and apologized in a Facebook post, saying he “never meant to offend or hurt anyone’s feelings.” The president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association has stepped down over the controversy and faces an investigation in his day job as a school superintendent.
Dana Loesch notes that the NAACP wasn’t so upset when a black man was beaten at an Obamacare town hall in St. Louis.
Citing the “Innocence of Muslims” video, Ambassador Zamir Akram called for protections while addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a group of 56 countries.
Incidents like this clearly demonstrate the urgent need on the part of states to introduce adequate protection against acts of hate crimes, hate speech, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation and negative stereotyping of religions, and incitement to religious hatred, as well as denigration of venerated personalities.
The OIC is backing a resolution urging governments to outlaw “the targeting of religious symbols and venerated persons.” Akram said such acts are a “flagrant incitement to violence” that is not protected by freedom of expression. The ambassador likened the resolution to laws which protect against anti-Semitism.