Tomorrow on the AMp with @aprilscissors, @morninggloria and @kimbriellTCR: “Vocal fry” and gendering speech patterns. For a legit breakdown, check this linguistic nerd shit out! Also, can you think of any non-British men who do this?
“And the hippies are jingling, jangling, blowing smoke all over Haight Ashbury, and they were letting their hair grow long. To the male Indian, this was a phenomenon, because for an Indian to grow his hair long was a violation of federal policy of 1906. According to the 1906 policy, food was withheld until compliance—in other words (by terms of this policy), we could be starved to death until we cut our hair.”—Adam Fortunate Eagle (Red Lake Chippewa), on white privilege and the hippie movement in the Bay (via countrygramma)
“About 33 neighborhood schools with at least 95 percent low-income students not only outscored equally poor schools cleared out of all staff and “turned around’’ by the Academy for Urban School Leadership, but even beat the city test score average, the study by Designs for Change indicated. And the neighborhood schools did so without the average $7 million per school in funds and facility improvements over five years given the typical AUSL school — and with far less teacher turnover, the study said.”—Chicago Board of Education Meets Amid Protests on School Closings, Turnarounds
If you’ve ever dreamt of making radio, this is a great jumping off point. You have guidelines, you don’t have to do anything over 3 minutes, Third Coast will automatically feature your work on their website, and hey, maybe your piece will be awesome and they’ll fly you to Chicago and then we can HANG OUT TOGETHER!!
“The courts held that these laws did not violate the Catholics’ — or any religious group’s — free exercise of religion, that in order for a law to violate somebody’s free exercise, it has to impinge — substantially burden — their religious practice. And there is no substantial burden on Catholics’ religious practice by providing coverage — insurance coverage for contraception for other people.”—
Illinois State Police data reported 5,300 rapes statewide last year — more than 14 a day — though experts believe the actual number is triple that. Most go unreported, in part because the majority of rape victims are children — 54 percent, according to the Illinois Attorney General’s office…
Of the more than 200 hospitals in Illinois, how many fully participate in the SANE program?