Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes? That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood. Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.
Tumblr has been absolutely crucial in helping me recognize and rectify all sorts of ugly bigotry I didn’t know I had.
Tumblr has actually taught me a lot about a lot of things I didn’t know when it comes to sociology, and -isms in our society. I’ve learned a lot more about how people feel about appropriation, about what it is and isn’t, and how it affects lots of different people.
I have learned so much thanks to Tumblr.
The idea that the solution to unequal education opportunities is for teenagers to just work as many jobs as necessary is making me long for that gif of Charlie from Always Sunny talking about strapping himself into the job cannon and flying away to Job Land, or however it goes.
Can we as a country please agree whether we’re going to pretend that jobs are created by giving more money to the people who have all the money they need for the rest of their lives and are already not using the money they have to create jobs, or that they’re created by teenagers trying really hard and applying themselves?
I can make myself believe one or the other, but not both.