May 17th 1954: Brown v. Board of Education
On this day in 1954, the US Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The decision declared segregation on grounds of race in schools unconstitutional. The ruling overturned the 1896 decision Plessy v. Ferguson which allowed segregation under the doctrine ‘separate but equal’. The case had been bought by African-American parents, including Oliver L. Brown, against Topeka’s educational segregation. It was argued before the Court by the chief legal counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): Thurgood Marshall, who became the first African-American Supreme Court justice in 1967. The Court, led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, declared that segregation violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The landmark decision is considered the start of the Civil Rights Movement which led to racial integration and full legal rights for African-Americans.
“We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal”
- Warren’s opinion for the Court
// Metro Currículum Vitae//
El tema es: las fotocopias se han puesto carísimas. Y yo no puedo permitirme seguir gastándome dinero en copias de mi currículum para que, en el mejor de los casos, acaben en el contenedor de reciclaje azul. Por eso, he decidido ofrecer mis servicios en el metro, cantando con el ukelele mi Currículum Vitae.
La letra dice así:
Licenciado en Periodismo
y un diploma de posgrado
que he traído aquí doblado,
por si usted lo quiere ver.
Un curso online que vi en Groupalia,
de Community Management.
Ya soy experto en twitter, facebook, pinterest,
LinkedIn y MySpace.
en una radio comarcal,
con contrato de becario,
por supuesto, sin cobrar.
Y así que no sea de lo mío,
también he hecho de comercial,
he trabajado en un callcenter,
y de cajera en Mediamark.
En cuanto a idiomas le diré:
Tengo un buen nivel de inglés,
I used to fly with Ryanair.
Parlo anche Italiano,
Livello amore de verano,
y pillo algo de francés.
Soy el rey del Word,
del Excel y del Power Point.
También controlo el Photoshop.
No echen mano al monedero,
no vengo a pedir dinero.
Aunque quizá usted, un amigo o un familiar…
Necesita un periodista, guionista,
escritor o redactor,
O quizá andan buscando un servicio más trivial.
También me sé arrodillar
y por un precio especial
hasta me dejo azotar.
Para más información,
siempre a su disposición,
mi perfil en Infojobs.
Bien, sigo buscando, si os enteráis de algo me decís.
PD.: Va en serio.
Singing Resume: Unemployed Journalist Enzo Vizcaino Belts Out CV On Barcelona Metro
Undocumented immigrants often work during high school and college to help their families financially.
By EMILY DERUY
There are millions of kids growing up undocumented in the United States, but who are they?
A new infographic based on Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education by Dr. William Perez provides some indication.
Big duck in the big city
The gigantic duck seen above is the work of Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman. Titled “Spreading Joy Around the World,” the 16.5 meter-tall rubber duck has been traveling the world since 2007, appearing in 10 countries and 12 cities.
But after suffering structural damage, the duck has been unfortunately been deflated for repairs.
Photos: Jessica Hromas / Getty Images, Vincent Yu / Associated Press
Western Antarctica Ice Sheet warming faster than thought
BBC: The Western Antarctic Ice Sheet is warming nearly twice as fast as previously thought, according to a new analysis of temperature records. US researchers say they found the first evidence of warming during the southern hemisphere’s summer months. They’re worried the increased melting of ice could contribute to sea-level rise.
The study has been released by the journal “Nature Geoscience.”
Image: The data from Byrd Station shows rapid warming on the west Antarctic ice sheet. (Julien Nicolas)
December 17, 1944: Internment of Japanese-Americans Comes to an End.
On December 17th, 1944 the United States under the direction of U.S. Major General Henry C. Pratt issued Public Proclamation No. 21 stating that on January 2nd, 1945 all Japanese-Americans “evacuees” from the West Coast could return back to their homes.
The internment of Japanese-Americans began exactly ten weeks after the Empire of Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave authorization for the removal of any or all people from military areas. As a result the military defined the entire West Coast, home to a majority of Japanese-Americans as military area. Within a couple of months over 110,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated to internment camps built by the US military scattered all over the nation. For the next two years Japanese-Americans would live under dire living conditions and at times abuse from their military guards.
Throughout World War II ten people were found to be spies for the Empire of Japan, not one of them was of Japanese ancestry. Forty-four year would pass until Ronald Reagan and the United States made an official apology to the surviving Japanese-Americans who were relocated, and were given $20,000 tax-free.
“In conclusion, The People’s Republic of China demands that America stop using their cry of human rights violations against other sovereign nations in order to declare war on them to steal their resources when America flagrantly violates the human rights of Afro-descendants and other minorities within its own country.”
this article just drops stat. after stat. on the racial inequalities in the U.S. good read.
Happening now in NC!
Most of the team has been removed from the office. Elisa and Cinthia are still sitting in Hagan’s Greensboro office.
Greensboro PD threatened to arrest the media that was present. They also lectured Elisa and Cinthia that civil disobedience like this doesnt get attention, doesn’t move people/senators. In Greensboro of all places.
Why the hell won’t Senator Hagan support this single mother in deportation?
Callie Shell for TIME
Callie Shell has photographed President Barack Obama countless times before, so it’s only fitting that she spent time with the Commander-in-Chief for TIME’s Person of the Year issue. See the photos on LightBox here.
Pictured: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama descend the White House staircase to a packed audience attending a Christmas party.