Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

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Tinaaaa 😩😂

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What a mistake, saying the way I felt.
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Those who want to graduate and start working already:


Those who know 3L’s as chill as it’s ever gonna be until retirement:


1st one is me

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This girl tho. #bestfriends



Those who want to graduate and start working already:


Those who know 3L’s as chill as it’s ever gonna be until retirement:


I am category 1.

Senioritis BIGGEST TIME.

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Thought 2: “I wonder what Tumblr thinks.”

Thought 3: “I can’t let Tumblr tell me how to feel about the new Taylor Swift video.”

Thought 4: “You know Tumblr hates it.”

When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’ It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?
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Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F

I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?

You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.

Average American Grading Scale:
A+- 97-100
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
B- 80-89
C- 70-79
D- 60-69
F- 59 and under

And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below

Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier? 

No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?

UK Grading Scale

100-70: A

69-60: B

59-50: C

49-40: D

Below 40: F

next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid

i’m gonna remind you

that our “average” is your “A”

Yep I was shocked when I heard this in a different post but a Google search pulls up a ton of sites backing this up.
Shit son I woulda passed College Algebra with an A in the UK. And I spent the end of the semester in perpetual fear that I would fail and have to retake the class.

And basically as an American you’re expected to get 80 or higher. Technically 70s are considered ‘average’ but there is such a level of pressure to get a B or higher, that Cs have become equal to Ds. Basically anything under 60 you might as well gotten a 0, and anything between 60-80 is considered practically failing. So basically schools have to be designed to make sure majority of students are getting 80s or higher on specific topics, which means you’re spending all your time going over a few choice facts a billion times and there is very little room to teach anything else. Which explains why American schools are of such low quality. The insane demand on the students ends up wrecking their education. Not only do you not have time to teach them anything, but they end up hating learning. Even outside of school your life is dedicated to memorizing these few dumb facts because your homework ends up taking hours of your time. A teacher from one subject says they expect you to spend 2 hours every night on their homework. And if you’re studying 5 subjects and they all demand that 2 hours? Good fucking luck, because if you don’t have straight all 80s or higher you’re not getting into a good college and college degrees have somehow become the minimum requirement for getting jobs.

I spent most of my junior year of high school in a state of constant panic that I was going to get a C in Honors Physics much less fail the class. If I got a C on my report card, I was grounded until the next one. I lost count of the times I’d wake up at five in the morning to take the early bus to go in for zero hour before school actually started for the day

File this under the exact reason so many Americans detest going to school.

That’s weird nobody ever told me that American schools were easy, we told me that in England you pass easily.

For A-Levels in the UK (what you do in college before you go to university) those grade boundaries are wrong.

It’s actually:
A*: 90-100
A: 80-89
B: 70-79
C: 60-69
D: 50-59
And so on :)

i would be doing so much better in law school if that was our grading metric. 

I would have never gotten a C in college, would have only gotten 2 Cs in law school, and I don’t think I’d have ever gotten anything but an A and one B in High School. 

Fucking America. Fuck 

I never got Cs until law school, and each one felt like a personal failure. If you think about it, my Cs didn’t even put me close to flunking out of law school, but in a market like the one I’ll be entering next Summer, my Cs might as well be Fs for all the jobs I’ll be losing out on.

The economic argument is one thing; the emotional toll I suffered because I didn’t live up to academic standards is something for which I have sought therapy and have taken medication. 

Let’s not even get started on how much money I paid for those Cs. 

'Murica. Fuck NO.