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I forgot that I can’t look at tumblr until tomorrow evening. Too many people posting Doctor Who stuff… No BBC America here, folks. :-\

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This? Is why I think it’s vital that we fight for diverse literature in schools. When the book-banning folks come out, it’s so often to shut down a person belonging to a minority group speaking about experiences that make people uncomfortable. Of course we are uncomfortable. We are complicit. It takes discomfort to impel change.

Not all kids will get a real picture of the world at home; I certainly didn’t. Those kids may go on to be the next generation of oppressors, having been taught lies that cause them to see minorities as subhuman, unless they have outside influences to show them otherwise. It matters that they read books by African-Americans, by women, by LGBT authors. It matters that they gain empathy and experience others’ lives.

It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change.

from Reading Helped Me Overcome My Racist Upbringing by Susie Rodarme (via bookriot)

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Carpool currently #reading Y: The Last Man Book 5. Will be done by the time we get home from work (in an hour).

Carpool currently #reading Y: The Last Man Book 5. Will be done by the time we get home from work (in an hour).

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