George Takei responds to “traditional” marriage fans.
George Takei is flawfree.
LUV ME SOME GEORGE TAKEI!!!
Please tell me where the island of men is kthanxbye
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Asians are a driving force behind migration to the U.S. and the demographic shifts; 40 percent of all migrants to the U.S. hail from Asia, and 40 percent of Asian Americans were not born in the U.S. What’s more, 1.2 million of the country’s 18 million Asian Americans are undocumented, according to the Asian American Justice Center.
So who are the country’s undocumented Asian American youth? They’re students and granddaughters and big brothers. They’re all over the country. Sitting next to you in class. Riding the bus alongside you. Probably dating your cousins. And if the latest social media campaign from the undocumented youth contingent of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is any indication, they’re a seriously hip crowd committed to social justice.
Raise Our Story, organized by the Asian-American undocumented youth group RAISE and launched this week, will collect and highlight stories of undocumented Asian-American youth to highlight the many faces of immigration. As the immigration reform bill heats up, RAISE youth organized the initiative to make sure that the immigration reform debate includes the stories and voices of Asian immigrants, “who are often overlooked in the narrative surrounding immigration reform,” they said in a statement. But organizers also hope the project empowers the Asian American immigrant community to speak their stories aloud.
Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York gave a TEDx talk at Columbia University about how our perception of the world is being affected by the media’s focus on “good” stories. Here’s our short summary of his points:
two of my favorite things: humans of new york and TEDx!
I was walking through Bryant Park when a girl ran up to me, tapped me on the shoulder, and asked if I could photograph her group of friends. I actually said “no,” which is my general rule for on-the-street requests, but then I turned around and saw twenty kids waving at me.
They had just finished demonstrating on behalf of The Fair Elections Act. According to their explanation, the act lessens the influence of corporate money in political campaigns by magnifying the effect of individual donors.
Every dollar donated to a campaign by a private citizen would be matched by $6 in public money.
Anyway, they reassembled their demonstration for my benefit. They described it as a “visual representation of how our politicians are tied up by corporations.”
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
Strong Families is a home for the 4 out of 5 people living in the US who do not live behind the picket fence—whose lives fall outside outdated notions of family, with a mom at home and a dad at work. While that life has never been the reality for most of our families, too many of the policies that affect us are based on this fantasy. From a lack of affordable childcare and afterschool programs, to immigration policy and marriage equality, the way we make policy and allocate resources needs to catch up to the way we live.
We see the trend of families defining themselves beyond the picket fence—across generation, race, gender, immigration status, and sexuality—as a powerful and promising development for the US, and we want to help policy makers catch up.
Our vision is that every family have the rights, recognition and resources it needs to thrive. We are engaging hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals in our work to get there.