Light in Winter

"There will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears and love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears."

Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities being denied access to the political process. … Race also matters because of persistent racial inequality in society — inequality that cannot be ignored and that has produced stark socioeconomic disparities. … In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting opinion in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (via englishprof)

Sonia Sotomayor is my hero.

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Apply to be a Tumblr Fellow at the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum



Using Tumblr to change the world? To change it for the better, presumably? Then you’re just the kind of person we’d like to send to the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum.

It’ll be two days of debating the present and charting the future with brilliant minds from across the political spectrum. It’ll be in New York City. It’ll be amazing. Apply now.

Seems like such an amazing oportunity! I would encourage all of those who are interested in technology, politics, government and civil life to apply.

Yes, please!


Michael Pineda was caught with pine tar and subsequently ejected, so Boston fans get to pretend that their franchise is on a higher moral ground even through they were the last to accept Black players.


I handed in my paper today.  One homework assignment, one test and one paper to go.  I can’t believe the semester is winding down already.  

I also can’t believe that I have developed an interest in SCOTUS rulings.  That does not, however, change the fact that I am sick of reading journal articles dedicated to the study of the way justices make decision.

Now it’s time to work and try to enjoy the summer work two jobs, hopefully obtain one internship and read A LOT.