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Mehek. 21. Graduating college this year. I have opinions and they're all here, so read.

I'm an Indian American Immigrant(First Gen), and a Cisgender Lesbian trying to re-connect with Hinduism and learn Hindi.

I like books, video games, writing and politics.
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you're not even a woman of color you dummy you're asian.
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I’ve heard this before from people and my god. The levels of ignorance is ASTOUNDING

Awesome, adorable presents that work well based on all the kids interests. I was going to get Christopher Paul Curtis’s other book “The mighty Miss Malone” But it was age range 12 plus or something. I read Bud Not Buddy when I was 9 and remember liking it, so hopefully she will as well. 

Best part is that each of these is $5(ish. The phone is $7, but I couldn’t find anything else xD)

So yeah. Thus ends the saga of buying children’s toys on the internet for a holiday two months away.

atalian8 said: Get 2 gifts, one for each set of kids, like something they can all use and share.

This actually becomes super expensive, because things like lego’s, doll houses, train sets etc can be like $40 or $50 dollars. And all their ages range so vastly, it’s difficult to find something with overlapping appeal

So far, I have found:

The two lego kits are for the 5/6 y/o boys, the book is for the 8y/o girl(because that was one of my fav’s when I was little, so maybe she’ll like it) and the block cart thing is for the 1y/o, though I may switch it out for something in the 5 dollar range. None of the stuffed animals on amazon are safe for the 3 and under crowd, which is annoying

does anyone know of anything to give 3/4y/o’s? I’m at a complete loss.

So much frustration

My two best friends have three children each. And I just realized that I really want to get their kids Christmas presents. The problem lies in the fact that there aren’t a lot of reasonably priced things to get for children that aren’t super stereotypical and awful. 

Family 1 has an 8 y/o girl, a 5y/o boy, and a 4 y/o girl

Family 2 has a 6y/o boy, a 3 y/o boy, and a 1y/o girl

Not to mention presents for their mums. I might get the 8 y/o girl a book. the 4y/o loves dolls, so I may make some dresses for her baby doll(whom she carries around with her everywhere). 

And the one y/o I could probably get some form of stuffed animal for. I just have no idea what to get boys at all. I might get them each a book and call it a day


If anyone has any suggestions on good gifts for little kids, let me know


People of color can be complicit in furthering white supremacy. People of color can be anti-black as fuck. Horizontal aggression is a thing. Internalized white supremacy and anti-blackness are things.

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This is not equal representation:


This is equal representation:



Thank youuuuuuuuuuu

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Did you ever just feel so lucky for knowing someone you met online?
Like.. I was one click away from not following you. I was one second away from never even knowing of your existence. 
I would never have been this happy. 

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it takes ten seconds to tag something and forty five minutes to hours to calm down from a panic attack. think about that for a second 

and totally feel comfortable enough to ask me to tag something that bothers you bc there are so many things that trigger people that i wouldn’t even think about and i’m sorry if i do that but let me know!

Please tell me if you need something tagged. Please please please. I will without any hesitation.

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After high school you realize you were only friends with some people because you saw them five times a week.
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After high school you realize you were only friends with some people because you saw them five times a week.
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Have some phone banking selfies. There is still time to volunteer on a campaign and make a difference in your community! 





Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

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