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Apr 20

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

” —

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

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Me right now.

Me right now.

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Apr 19

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Apr 17

#tbt to many Easters ago.

#tbt to many Easters ago.

Apr 16

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dumbfricker:

REBLOG if you AGREE

dumbfricker:

REBLOG if you AGREE

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partybarackisinthehousetonight:

fun prank idea: go to starbucks and tell the cashier your name is “Dad.” then when the barista starts calling “Dad??” “DAD?” “DAD” you can hide behind the crowd of people and watch as he begins to cry. why did his father leave him

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Comedy Central: Give Daily Show Correspondent Jessica Williams her own show now that the Colbert Report is ending -

seriouslyamerica:

PETITION FOR THE HILARIOUS JESSICA WILLIAMS TO GET HER OWN SHOW!

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lights-over-arbys:

rubynrags:

Do you know what I want to see?

I wanna see a really cool Disney princess who can’t sing. I wanna see this pretty young girl who sounds like a beached whale when she tries to sing “Happy Birthday.” And none of the musical numbers feature her because she doesn’t sing.

But halfway through the movie, she figures out

She can rap like hell

This post kept getting better and better with every word

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Apr 15

Campus this morning.

Campus this morning.

Apr 11

Since I’ve been kicking so much butt lately and am so proud of myself, I decided I deserved a treat. #americanah #chimamanda

Since I’ve been kicking so much butt lately and am so proud of myself, I decided I deserved a treat. #americanah #chimamanda

Apr 10

obamallamatime:

Hello, Police? I accidentally stepped on my cats foot and need to be arrested

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I’ve never gone from part of the spectrum of absolutely hating myself to an unholy degree, to instantly switch to the other end where I’ve never been so proud of myself before

Talk about mentally and emotionally exhausting but Jesus I love me. Go me.