Netto san

Gamer, Physics Major, and Thinker.
I like a diverse variety of things.
I don't tolerate willful ignorance.

Just a really fucking rough weekend.

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#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy

okay, story time: i’m a resident actor a children’s theatre company, and we just did peter pan. i was cast as peter because i’m the only one who looks young enough to play the part; but aside from looking young, i look nothing like peter pan. he’s this little white boy with reddish brown hair and i’m an arab/hispanic queer with black hair and freckles. 

our company has a really devoted following, and these kids are reeeally young. after every show, we do autographs as the characters and have to keep up the act, because to a lot of these really young kids, we are who we pretend to be on stage. that terrified me. i’ve done autograph sessions in-character before, but never as such a well-loved character. who, again, is white. i was worried about what children might say.

over the course of the production, we must have performed for close to 500 kids, between the shows we did for families and the shows we did for school field trips.

and i distinctly remember one little white girl who came up to me with a DVD copy of disney’s peter pan, and she had this adorable tinkerbell dress on, and she just stared at me wide-eyed and after a while she said “i have all your movies!!”

first of all, if you don’t think that’s the cutest thing ever, please leave.

and when i asked her what she wanted me to sign, she handed me her DVD and said “by your face.” and she points right at this little white redheaded peter pan with pointy ears who is clearly not me, as if she can’t tell the difference… or she can, and she doesn’t care. similar things happened with different children, but it never lost its charm for me. on the contrary, it really warmed my heart.

by that same token there were many children of color who were affected by seeing a brown peter pan. a lot of them (usually older children) and/or their parents ask me how i got into acting, and if i had any advice for how to get into it. it meant a lot to me that there’s this whole generation of children of color who are going to pursue the arts, because even though i live in a very diverse area, our theatre landscape is still very whitewashed.

anyway, what i’m trying to say isn’t just that representation matters, which it does. what i’m also trying to say is that one less white face in the crowd isn’t going to hurt anyone. i feel like i’ve heard time and again that white people can only identify with white characters, and the whole point of my story is that that’s obviously not true. that kind of behavior, where people only empathize with characters who look like them, has to be taught. and that kind of behavior is racism.

bolding is mine, because that last bit really knocked it out of the park for me

"I have all your movies" Oh my GOD. *dead *

(Source: rimtiggins, via slightly-hostile)

materialsworld:

AS world leaders met in New York for a United Nations climate change summit, a report from PwC outlined their failure to deal with the issue to date.
Leaders including Barack Obama met for the gab fest, which comes ahead of a meeting next December in Paris where a global deal to take on climate change is supposed to be signed.
The PwC report, Two degrees of separation: ambition and reality, shows that for most countries, actions aren’t matching with words.
Under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, world governments have agreed to limit the global temperature increase to 2°C. To meet this scenario, fossil fuel CO2 emissions between 2010 and 2100 need to be no more than 990Gt.
The report said, ‘While all governments at the UNFCCC reiterate the goal of limiting warming to 2°C, implementation has fallen short of this goal. Current total annual energy-related emissions are just over 30GtCO2 and still rising, a carbon burn rate that would deplete the carbon budget for the entire century within the next 20 years.’
‘The IPCC has warned that our current trajectory will lead to warming estimated to range from 3.7-4.8°C over the 21st century.
PwC said GDP growth needed to be decoupled from carbon emissions growth for the world to have a chance to meet its targets. PwC uses a carbon intensity measurement, which is tCO2 per 2013US$m of GDP to measure the effectiveness of carbon reduction measures.
Australia came out on top of this list in 2012-13, cutting its carbon intensity by 7.2%, compared to the previous year. The UK was second, with a 4.8% drop in carbon intensity, followed by Italy, with a 4.1% reduction.
Click here to read the report.
By James Perkins

materialsworld:

AS world leaders met in New York for a United Nations climate change summit, a report from PwC outlined their failure to deal with the issue to date.

Leaders including Barack Obama met for the gab fest, which comes ahead of a meeting next December in Paris where a global deal to take on climate change is supposed to be signed.

The PwC report, Two degrees of separation: ambition and reality, shows that for most countries, actions aren’t matching with words.

Under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, world governments have agreed to limit the global temperature increase to 2°C. To meet this scenario, fossil fuel CO2 emissions between 2010 and 2100 need to be no more than 990Gt.

The report said, ‘While all governments at the UNFCCC reiterate the goal of limiting warming to 2°C, implementation has fallen short of this goal. Current total annual energy-related emissions are just over 30GtCO2 and still rising, a carbon burn rate that would deplete the carbon budget for the entire century within the next 20 years.’

‘The IPCC has warned that our current trajectory will lead to warming estimated to range from 3.7-4.8°C over the 21st century.

PwC said GDP growth needed to be decoupled from carbon emissions growth for the world to have a chance to meet its targets. PwC uses a carbon intensity measurement, which is tCO2 per 2013US$m of GDP to measure the effectiveness of carbon reduction measures.

Australia came out on top of this list in 2012-13, cutting its carbon intensity by 7.2%, compared to the previous year. The UK was second, with a 4.8% drop in carbon intensity, followed by Italy, with a 4.1% reduction.

Click here to read the report.

By James Perkins

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exploratorium:

The Known Universe by the American Museum of Natural History. This video will take you on a journey to the end of time and space as we know it.

"Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.” 

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comedycentral:

Click here for more of Jon Stewart’s coverage of the recent House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing.

I WAS WAITING FOR THIS GIFTSET AND HERE IT IS

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