unexpected time travel. I've just experienced

"It was a sweet day when I realized legal and illegal has nothing to do with right and wrong."

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African-American children with autism are being diagnosed almost two years later than children of any other ethnic group [in the United States], holding up their treatment, and in turn, their quality of life, according to research.

When white children were misdiagnosed with autism they were usually told they had ADHD, but Mandell discovered that Black autistic children were told they had things like psychoses, mental retardation or selective mutism. This, along with the fear that Black parents have of reporting their child’s behavioral issues due to the fact that their children are removed from the home as a result more often, makes it hard for Black children with autism to get the treatment that they need.
Black Children and Autism: The Difference Is Black and White (via genderblinditem)

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tuejjlaz:

Fuck the fucking fuckers who will write dissertations on Star Trek ranks and insignia yet pretend not to be able to tell diff Saami dresses apart or genuinely think warbonnets have anything to do with the Cherokee.

Fuck off.

I mean this.

Your existence is meaningless and potentially harmful.

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Anonymous asked: White people making fun of white people isnt appropriation. But it IS a way for white people to distance themselves from 'those other white people' which is inappropriate. Its important to remember that as a white person your work of unlearning racism is never done, and its not your place to distance yourself from whiteness in that way.

neilcicierega:

Yes, This.

basically strive to be more self-aware and conscientious, but don’t use your marginal efforts as an excuse to go on some narcissism of small differences ego trip. I’ve fallen in that trap before!!

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ifyoucomeawaywithme:

lavandulum:

i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same

About dyslexia-friendly fonts:

  • Use a plain, evenly spaced sans serif font such as Arial and Comic Sans. Alternatives include Verdana, Tahoma, Century Gothic, Trebuchet.
  • Font size should be 12-14 point. Some dyslexic readers may request a larger font.
  • Use dark coloured text on a light (not white) background.
  • Avoid green and red/pink as these are difficult for colour-blind individuals.

You can find more info, here.

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