TBT: Remember when the University of Wisconsin Photoshopped a Black Student into their application booklet?

wisconsinYep.  In 2000, UW tried to make their milky white campus look a little more tan.  They photoshopped a picture of black student Diallo Shabazz into their promotional materials. And they did it over and over again without his knowledge.  You can see his head in the duplicate image on the right.

“Diallo sued. He didn’t ask for a settlement. He said that he wanted a “budgetary apology.” He asked that, in compensation, the University put aside money for actual recruitment of minority students. He won.” -the Society Pages. Read the rest here.

Inspired by #blackoncampus.

What Went Wrong Last Week: Balmain x H&M

They are calling it the H&M Balmain frenzy. Around the world, people risked their lives and harmed others to get their hands on the designer collaboration. I think people actually lost their hands. The videos are insane and you must watch them.  Every one of them.  Don’t worry, that sick feeling in your stomach is normal, but I urge you to replay them over and over. It’s the only way to catch the hunger in the customers eyes and the fear on the store associates faces.  See if you can spot the store associate who almost died trying to pick up an empty T-stand off the floor.  I thought she was a goner.

In three months, when that dress falls apart, these girls are going to feel like assholes. Awesome write up and more videos on Hypebeast.

 

I’m Only Seeing MAD MAX Because the Men’s Rights Activists are Riled Up!

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Oh, and because I fantasize about Tom Hardy.  But mostly it’s because of those pesky men’s rights activists. Apparently, the new MAD MAX is just too feminist.  I didn’t realize men were so oppressed these days. I mean, did someone take away their reproductive rights?  Or their right to vote? Maybe they are only making 70% on the dollar. Poor guys.  Click here for the full CNN article.

Year of the Sheep? Or the Goat? Which is it?

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Apparently it’s both.  Chinese culture recognizes Ram, Sheep, and Goat as all proper translations for “yang”- the mandarin term for this year’s animal symbol.  As yang is the masculine half of the Taoist yin yang, you may assume our little goat/sheep/ram is male, but 2015 is actually a female year. Could we be in for some peace, tranquility, and love?  Hope so.

Here is a picture of “Yang” from Streetfighter.  Pretty sure this is what my year will look like.

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