“Kiera Wilmot made an honest mistake, but the police were trying to throw away her life with a felony. After the community stood up for the girl, the charges were dropped, and she was allowed to move on with her life. Well, her greatness is really starting to shine, as she was recently granted several extraordinary opportunities through scholarship offers she has received.
Dr. Christopher Emdin, a professor of education at Columbia University, says that the schools are now very similar to prisons in terms of how they are structured, and how the inhabitants are treated. Kiera overcame her situation, but there are thousands of kids across the country who aren’t so lucky. Maybe it’s time to attack the system that is attacking us.
Check this out from Gawker:
“Kiera Wilmot, the 16-year-old honor student expelled from her high school after she allegedly ignited a chemical explosion on school property, received a full scholarship to the U.S. Space Academy, courtesy of a NASA veteran who, as a teenager, was accused of starting a forest fire during a science experiment.”
The lessons here are simple: Black kids have potential, and we can’t allow this system to destroy them. Also, hard work always pays off, especially when it comes to education. Dr. Boyce Watkins and Minister Louis Farrakhan recently held a forum called “Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America.” In the forum, Dr. Watkins and Min. Farrakhan both agree that African Americans are going to have to think differently when it comes to deciding what it means for your kids to be educated.”
I’M SO HAPPY?!
this is the best thing that appeared on my dash today
I’m giggling like an idiot help.
I’m laughing like a total dork right now.
choking on my coffee because SCHMETTERLING hahaha xDD
This ^ is partially why I want to learn German so badly.
This sort of thing is legitimately one of my favorite things about German.
german is the best okay
even if it’s also the worst
shouldn’t you say
In my headcanon, Princess Peach’s bedroom in Bowser’s Castle has most of her stuff there and she totally knows all the goombas and thwomps by name and they all love it when she comes to stay because she always gives them the time of day and actually chats to them and sometimes she paints Koopa’s…
friendly reminder that after each passing day you are closer to finding your soulmate
and your grave
and eating your next pizza
this sums up all of tumblr
don’t forget that you’re also one day closer to watch the next episode of your favorite show (unless your favorite show is merlin because then you will have no more episodes)
get tHE FUCK OUT