Great explanation by Teun A. van Dijk,
Here’s the thing about ageism: it works in two directions, and they’re both nastily oppressive. The other day someone called me a “small bitter hard-hearted old woman,” and while I responded with a saucy pic, still, it stung. The irony was that they did so in response to a meta where I explicitly…
George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.
"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014).
Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player).
To Be Takei documentary official website.
- Mod Dawes Sr.
It’s not uncommon for people to send wedding invitations to celebrities or their personal heroes as a token of appreciation with no expectation for a response. While the recipient may not even lay eyes on the invitation, it’s still an interesting and sweet gesture to reach out to those who have had a big impact on your life and invite them to the most expensive, exhausting and exciting party you’ll throw.
AnthroGirl: She’s totally on the invite list!
Instead of killing an unwanted tree , this machine makes it possible to move it to a new place instead.
On this day, July 26, 1990, President George Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was the world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities.
Read about the ADA at the Bush Library website.
President George H. W. Bush Signs the Americans with Disabilities Act, 7/26/1990.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Susane Colasanti, When It Happens