At age 6, I told my mom and dad that I was going to be a doctor because they instilled in me that it was the only way to succeed in the US.
At age 13, I told them that I was going to be a video game designer because I loved playing video games everyday after school.
At age 17, I told them that I was going to be a politician because I wanted to represent for the underrepresented.
At age 21, I told them that I was going to be an academic because I wanted to change the way people think.
At age 24, I tell them that - whether or not I become any of these things - I am going to make them proud. — Son Chau (via fascinasians)
The State of Women of Color in the United States -
CAP examines both the progress made and the challenges remaining for women of color across the country.
Despite making meaningful gains in education and entrepreneurship, women of color face unique challenges, especially in regards to their economic security. This is profoundly troubling given our nation’s changing demographics and the fact that women of color will make up 53 percent of the population by 2050. Hispanic women will lead this growth, increasing from a share of 16.7 percent of the female population in 2015 to 25.7 percent in 2050. Asian women’s share of the female population will similarly grow by 80 percent, from 5.3 percent in 2015 to 7.8 percent in 2050. African American women’s share of the female population will grow from 12.8 percent to 13.3 percent during the same time period. The share of women who identify with two or more races will also grow, increasing from 2.1 percent in 2015 to 4.1 percent in 2050. White women, however, will drop from 61.8 percent of the female population in 2015 to 47 percent in 2050.
[PHOTO: Almost 150 students at UC Davis rally in support of undocumented students and their allies fighting back against the Young Conservatives of Texas’ “Catch an Illegal Immigrant” game.]
All power to the students standing up against hate on their campuses! This shit is so out of line.
ER Treatment for Kids: It’s Better to be White -
In a study released in this month’s issue of the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics magazine, of the nearly 2,300 children admitted to the emergency room with abdominal pain, white children received better pain relief than children of color.
Over all, 27.1 percent…
shades of fantasy: SOCAL! RACE IN SCIENCE FICTION! A panel discussion with AWESOME PEOPLE -
SoCal! This is just to remind you that I have organized a panel discussion on race and racism in Science Fiction. We’re talking indigenous futures, Afrofuturism, and postcolonialism! It is FREE! And OPEN TO ALL!
WHAT! The Landscape of Race in Science Fiction, a Panel Discussion