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Jesus.
Even when I think I can, I can’t.

“A black female meteorologist has been fired from the ABC affiliate in Shreveport, La., she told Journal-isms, because she responded to a racial remark posted by a viewer on the station’s Facebook page.

KTBS-TV’s action against Rhonda Lee followed a previous response by Lee to a viewer who questioned whether she should wear her short Afro, suggesting she put on a wig or grow more hair.”

Blatant racism. I hope she sues the drawls off of them.

The patience and professionalism of this woman in dealing with blatant racists should have merited a raise.

This is what she was fired for responding to:

On Oct. 1, a viewer identified as Emmitt Vascocu wrote, “the black lady that does the news is a very nice lady.the only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. im not sure if she is a cancer patient. but still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv. what about letting someone a male have waist long hair do the news.what about that (cq).”

Lee replied the same day, “Hello Emmitt—I am the ‘black lady’ to which you are referring. I’m sorry you don’t like my ethnic hair. And no I don’t have cancer. I’m a non-smoking, 5’3, 121 lbs, 25 mile a week running, 37.5 year old woman, and I’m in perfectly healthy physical condition.

“I am very proud of my African-American ancestry which includes my hair. For your edification: traditionally our hair doesn’t grow downward. It grows upward. Many Black women use strong straightening agents in order to achieve a more European grade of hair and that is their choice. However in my case I don’t find it necessary. I’m very proud of who I am and the standard of beauty I display. Women come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, and levels of beauty. Showing little girls that being comfortable in the skin and HAIR God gave me is my contribution to society. Little girls (and boys for that matter) need to see that what you look like isn’t a reason to not achieve their goals.

“Conforming to one standard isn’t what being American is about and I hope you can embrace that.

Thank you for your comment and have a great weekend and thank for watching.

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yea, she shouldn’t be fired over that response. they make it sound like she cussed somebody out.

ALSO VERY IMPORTANT:

“I had a meeting with my ND [news director] and GM [general manager] Friday trying to get my job back. They told me the policy I violated isn’t written down, but was mentioned in a newsroom meeting about a month-and-a-half prior. A meeting I didn’t attend. So when I asked what rule did I break there isn’t anything to point to.[…]

Sirven claims that even if a policy isn’t on paper we as employees are responsible for abiding by them. There isn’t anything in our employee manual talking about social media dos and don’ts. I was accountable for a rule that essentially isn’t in existence.

WE NEED TO GET THIS WOMAN ON TV RIGHT NOW, TELLING HER STORY. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.

(Source: phloeticexpressions)

It’s really interesting when:

Two people who’s first languages are different communicate with each other in a completley different language on facebook.

(German and Japanese communicating with each other in english! They both speak japanese fluently, though… go figure)

I’m finally ready to admit it.

Facebook stresses me out.

There was a point, a few years back, when I thought Facebook was AWESOME. I also personally knew everyone on my Facebook feed, or thoroughly enjoyed each one of them. 

I still know a lot of the people on my Facebook feed well enough to identify them today. Once you break a certain number of “Friends,” and “Acquaintances,” the puny human brain is only capable of recalling so many names, where they came from, and political affiliations.

Now there’s too many people who have too many different agendas. Now there’s far too much information being shared. Even with filters, I’m still seeing shit I really couldn’t spare an eighth of a fuck about. Now I get anxious about checking to see who’s commented on my last post, and who’s chimed in.

Facebook went from a neat way to keep in touch with people to an obligation outreach tool to a flat-out source of anxiety in like, 3 years flat.

Facebook: where common sense goes to die.

This white dude I know asked a question about if black people want to be called “african americans” or not and if the word “color” is offensive.

A black dude I know told me about the post and I looked at it and said, this shit is cray.

Lots of white people telling black folks how they ought to feel, and so on and so forth. So I ended up replying:

"Well it seems easy for all the white people in this thread to decide that what [other black dude] had to say carried little or no relevance. A lot of white people seemed to be ready to have a fit over a black person deciding how they ought to be defined. A lot of white people in society want to speak for black folks, and I’m saying that in a conversation that was designed for people who actually are black, maybe y’all need to sit down and listen rather than inject your opinions all over us. I’m just doing & saying what white folks generally do when Black people speak up in public.”

I got called racist by a white woman for that.

I can’t even with this shit.

"Are you on Facebook?"

I asked this question of an intelligent, politically active person who appeared to be under 40, today.

HE SAID NO!

I almost said, “You do exist.”

Words with Friends

Right now I’m playing a game of words with friends.

My opponent is my long time Mensa, model, actress, DC Lawyer, beauty pageant winning friend Moly.

The part of me that has been drinking this arbor mist really wants to liveblog this… but screenshots sound difficult. And honestly? I don’t want to subject you to this.

Ok Go - Get Over It

Is it just my fangirling for Damian Kulash, or does the “Indie,” station on The Sims Social sound a lot like something Ok Go would write?

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BREAKING NEWS: Twitter mascot flies into Louisville.com Headquarters, killing itself…Zuckerberg taken in for questioning.

louisvillecom:

BREAKING NEWS: Twitter mascot flies into Louisville.com Headquarters, killing itself…Zuckerberg taken in for questioning.

My first thought was totally, “They left out the, ‘Y!’”

My first thought was totally, “They left out the, ‘Y!’”