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gingerygoodness
26 September 2009 @ 01:41 pm
I'm in South Korea now; I got here last night. I'm in the orientation process, so it's still Korea-in-a-box, but so far so good. There are a bunch of people here who've taught English before in Korea and are on there 2nd year+ and they've all had a great experience. So happy about it, but the jet lag is re-kicking in.
 
 
gingerygoodness
07 September 2009 @ 04:12 pm
last night i dreamt that I was britney spears & i fucked a really fat guy. fucking weird.
 
 
gingerygoodness
25 July 2009 @ 04:21 pm
I feel really happy. Happier than I've ever felt before. I don't want to explain it or analyze it. I just am it. And it's from within, not without.
 
 
Current Music: Casey Barking
 
 
gingerygoodness
22 June 2009 @ 08:00 pm
it's not cool when almost every single commercial during a movie about domestic violence features women in their traditional heterosexual gender roles - cooking, cleaning, being dependent on their husband's income completely.

i told kari about this

gingerygoodness3: (9:57:01 PM) i watched a movie on lifetime about domestic violence & almost every single commercial was for a cleaning/cooking product & feature a woman cooking or cleaning
Cellduin727: (9:57:13 PM) hahaha
Cellduin727: (9:57:14 PM) of course
Cellduin727: (9:57:25 PM) women should know how to avoid the problems in the movie
 
 
gingerygoodness
20 April 2009 @ 12:52 pm
Hey beautiful people - I still need 3 more people to respond to this Survey for my race & ethnicity class! PUH-LEEAAZZE! I want to get this done as soon as possible so I can write the paper & have one last thing to do! It will only take about 10 minutes or so. AND THERE ARE NO RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWERS! So don't worry about that either.

You can either have your answers in a comment or if you want to privately respond, ask me for my e-mail or respond via myspace.

1) Rank the 11 issues below as you believe they are factors that affect race relations. The item on top (number 1) should be what you believe affects race relations the most and the item on the bottom (number 11) should be what you believe affects race relations the least.

2) On a scale from 1-10 rate each of these issues as a factor affecting race relations in the United States today, 1 meaning it's not an issue that affects modern race relations and 10 meaning it is an issue that affects modern race relations

White Power Movement
Modern employment discrimination
The incarceration rate of people of color
Legal housing discrimination in the 1940s & 1950s
Jim Crow segregation
"White Flight" (description at the bottom of survey)
The media
De facto segregation/​modern segregation
Slavery (it's legacy on the present)
People's personal racist beliefs
Racism in school curriculums

3) Do you feel that any issues that affect race relations were left off of this list? If so, what?

4) How would you describe the state of contemporary race relations in the United States?

white flight: out of fear of declining property values, after the anti-housing discrimination act was passed, many white people moved out of neighborhoods as soon as a person of color moved in, leading to the decreased home value of what became Black or Latino neighborhoods
 
 
 
gingerygoodness
15 April 2009 @ 12:12 am
I'm doing a paper for my sociology of race & ethnic relations class & i need to administer a survey that I created to at least 10 people. I have a few people in mind, but I'd love it if anyone on here can help me.

It should only take 10-15 minutes tops. I've copied & pasted it below, so if you're interested, just respond.

It would be particularly cool if any non-CCSU students answered this, b/c most of the people I'm going to wind up asking are CCSU students. CCSU students are definitely invited to answer this too! No one is discouraged, the more responses, the better, but I'm just particularly encouraging nonCCSU students to answer.

1) Rank the 11 issues below as you believe they are factors that affect race relations. The item on top should be what you believe affects race relations the most and the item on the bottom should be what you believe affects race relations the least.

2) On a scale from 1-10 rate each of these issues as a factor affecting race relations in the United States today, 1 meaning it's not an issue that affects modern race relations and 10 meaning it is an issue that affects modern race relations

White Power Movement
Modern employment discrimination
The incarceration rate of people of color
Legal housing discrimination in the 1940s & 1950s
Jim Crow segregation
"White Flight" (description at the bottom of survey)
The media
De facto segregation/​modern segregation
Slavery (it's legacy on the present)
People's personal racist beliefs
Racism in school curriculums

Do you feel that any issues that affect race relations were left off of this list? If so, what?

How would you describe the state of contemporary race relations in the United States?

white flight: out of fear of declining property values, after the anti-housing discrimination act was passed, many white people moved out of neighborhoods as soon as a person of color moved in, leading to the decreased home value of what became Black or Latino neighborhoods
 
 
gingerygoodness
20 January 2009 @ 10:57 pm
Apparently, after the inauguration when Bush flew away in a helicopter, the crowd was singing "Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!
 
 
gingerygoodness
19 October 2008 @ 04:57 pm
I love Ani Di Franco.

"Love is like a piano falling from a four story window and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Pretty much.
 
 
Current Music: Ani DiFranco - Two Little Girls
 
 
gingerygoodness
28 September 2008 @ 06:21 pm
"It's believed that the aliens first visited the earth at the very beginning of human history and mated with our ancestors. How else can we explain people who say things like I don't need to take drugs to have a good time?"