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.

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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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