Tags: #Clint Smith #Place Matters #isms #race #access #Washington D.C. #slam poetry #poetry #art #education #teachers
Who Is He?
Clint Smith is a poet, an educator and an activist from the Big Easy who now resides in Washington, D.C.
Why Is He Relevant?
Clint is relevant because he recognizes that being vulnerable on stage and revealing your insecurities, among other things is what makes poets special. (Agreed)
How Does He Inspire Us?
Clint inspires us through his work, in both in the U.S. and internationally. Aside from spending time in Soweto, South Africa working to educate youth on HIV/AIDS he serves as a cultural ambassador to Swaziland on behalf of the U.S. State Department.
One Fun Fact….
Clint like many others stumbled across poetry… but prior to that, he was a soccer player.
To learn more, log onto www.versesandflow.com …………………
Find Clint Smith at: cwardsmith.tumblr.com @cwardsmith
The “I, Too, Am Harvard” photo campaign explores the diverse experience that black students at Harvard have to face. Here are 21 of the images.
Heavy Snow Hits East China
Security guard Du Jinqian makes snow birds on the steps in front of a bank where he works on February 19, 2013 in Hangzhou, China. Heavy snow hit large areas of east China on Tuesday.
Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
(via selfsamesies)Tags: #China #snow #+so cute!!!! #+i hope he enjoys this #+my special day #+teehee
Today in history: February 19, 1942 - President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, leading to the incarceration of almost 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II.
The war-time measures applied to Japanese Americans in a sweeping way, uprooting entire communities particularly on the West Coast. Afterward, Japanese Americans fought a legal battle against the concentration camps all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The original Supreme Court decision which upheld the camps in the interests of ‘national security’ was later vacated (overturned on a technicality), but the Supreme Court never ruled that the camps were unconstitutional. After a decades-long battle, in 1988 the U.S. government was forced to formally apologize for the internment, admitting that government actions were based on “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.”
The U.S. government eventually disbursed more than $1.6 billion in reparations to Japanese Americans who had been interned and their descendents. Today Japanese American organizations on the West Coast organize an annual Day of Remembrance to mark this date and to continue to raise consciousness so that such attacks on civil liberties never happen again to Japanese Americans or oppressed groups.
(image: sign ordering Japanese Americans to concentration camps)
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
(via vegandanimal)Tags: #history #world war ii #isms #race #racism #institutional racism #prejudice #today in history #japan
(via heyfunniest)Tags: #Valentine's #love #metaphors #+the best #funny #+the way to celebrate
“no ur cute”
*gets out knife* “NO UR CUTE”