It’s essay writing season for tons of students!
After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below.
Happy writing. You can do it!
This is actually brilliant.
Guaranteed, this works. This is how I did it back in the day!
This is very accurate.
Here are 10 photos (out of 22) from my series Racial Microaggressions. I have asked my friends on the Fordham University Lincoln Center campus to write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced on a poster for me to take a picture of them.
wish i could reblog this 5,000 times this is REALLY IMPORTANT
i’m an arab-american (father of palestinian and turkish descent) who experiences this every day. here are a few samples of things that i have been called almost every day that i leave my house, and 99% of the time that my ethnicity comes up in conversation:
- a “nice mix” (like a dog)
- a “terrorist”
- "part of the Taliban"
- "from the Barbados"
- "not as dark as your little sister/dad"
- "not very Arab-looking"
- "Indian" (usually followed up with "well, they’re almost the same")
- "Muhammad Jihad" (????)
- "Ganeesh" (mispronouncing Ganesha)
- "like the princess from the Aladdin movie"
- "Baba Ganoush"
- "Ali Baba"
- "suicide bomber"
…just to name a few. also, “So, like, what are you?” happens to me often as well. so yeah this is really fucking important and thank you for making this
college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some arbitrary and ridiculous standard?
This is exactly parenting.