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My mother told us that when she named me and my sisters that she purposely chose names that wouldn't get us pre-judged by small-minded individuals.

That being said, I've met both black and white ladies with my first name, and I've seen an equal number of blacks/whites with my maiden name. My married name is NOT common at all (just did a google search, one source said there were less than 10K in the US; 55% of them being white), so both as a single and now married I've been able to fly under the "name radar"...

...which leads me to a similar predicament that the article's author mentioned - an EEO survey.

Being recently laid off (another topic, if not for the Lord on my side I'd still be pretty salty about it), I had to go online to file my unemployment claim, which included an EEO survey. One of the options was to choose not to indicate race, but to me that's a dead giveaway --> Why would a person choose not to indicate their race unless they were something other than white?

So I bit the bullet and indicated that I'm a black woman. But a small part of me wouldn't be surprised if I run into a glitch or miss out on any potential employment leads if someone comes across my EEO profile. We shall see...
Originally Posted by vegas_curls
Oh I'm sorry to hear that, vegas
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Ok my parents are getting it together......why do they do this to me
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Funny I was telling my mom I was considering doing this a few weeks ago.
Originally Posted by CocoT
This is depressing. I have an "ethnic" sounding name and now wonder how many positions I could have been passed up for other "non-ethnic" sounding names.
Originally Posted by cocodej
Sadly, this has been true for a long long time. I remember as an undergrad reading research papers (social psych) where they did this experiment--don't remember the year, perhaps '90s or earlier--classic implicit prejudice papers.
Uganda Moves Forward on Anti-Gay Bill



I did my senior project on this topic and I've been following this story for the last few years (still salty I got a B- on it and a C+ in the class but...Imma be aiite). In my paper I talked about cultural relativism and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and I think that makes this issue all the more compelling. An overwhelming majority (like 90%) of the citizens of Uganda believe homosexuality is wrong and they believe in it's criminalization. What's a country to do when it's citizens have spoken?
Originally Posted by CocoT
This is the work of fundamentalist evangelists. Why people spend SO MUCH TIME judging others is beyond me. If you think they are evil and it's a sin, then they'll burn in hell (or whatever you believe in) not you. KIM.

I was watching a documentary about this and the possible introduction of the bill last year (or they year before). One pastor who is a huge voice in this persecution was basically showing a video how gays eat feces and have anal sex. And the sheeple couldn't call him out on it---like why is the pastor watching porn and kinky porn at that, on his laptop?
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Uganda Moves Forward on Anti-Gay Bill



I did my senior project on this topic and I've been following this story for the last few years (still salty I got a B- on it and a C+ in the class but...Imma be aiite). In my paper I talked about cultural relativism and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and I think that makes this issue all the more compelling. An overwhelming majority (like 90%) of the citizens of Uganda believe homosexuality is wrong and they believe in it's criminalization. What's a country to do when it's citizens have spoken?
Originally Posted by CocoT
This is the work of fundamentalist evangelists. Why people spend SO MUCH TIME judging others is beyond me. If you think they are evil and it's a sin, then they'll burn in hell (or whatever you believe in) not you. KIM.

I was watching a documentary about this and the possible introduction of the bill last year (or they year before). One pastor who is a huge voice in this persecution was basically showing a video how gays eat feces and have anal sex. And the sheeple couldn't call him out on it---like why is the pastor watching porn and kinky porn at that, on his laptop?
Originally Posted by coilynapp
This was essentially my thesis.

And I know what documentary you're talking about. Ridiculous doesn't even scratch the surface of what I think about that and Pastor Ssempa. They use the most graphic and offensive imagery they can find to support their point, but they fail to realize that what they are looking at doesn't apply to all gay people. Porn is not real.

It really makes me so mad how people make assumptions about others and make it their mission to suppress the lives of others because they don't like it.
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Uganda Moves Forward on Anti-Gay Bill



I did my senior project on this topic and I've been following this story for the last few years (still salty I got a B- on it and a C+ in the class but...Imma be aiite). In my paper I talked about cultural relativism and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and I think that makes this issue all the more compelling. An overwhelming majority (like 90%) of the citizens of Uganda believe homosexuality is wrong and they believe in it's criminalization. What's a country to do when it's citizens have spoken?
Originally Posted by CocoT
This is the work of fundamentalist evangelists. Why people spend SO MUCH TIME judging others is beyond me. If you think they are evil and it's a sin, then they'll burn in hell (or whatever you believe in) not you. KIM.

I was watching a documentary about this and the possible introduction of the bill last year (or they year before). One pastor who is a huge voice in this persecution was basically showing a video how gays eat feces and have anal sex. And the sheeple couldn't call him out on it---like why is the pastor watching porn and kinky porn at that, on his laptop?
Originally Posted by coilynapp
This was essentially my thesis.

And I know what documentary you're talking about. Ridiculous doesn't even scratch the surface of what I think about that and Pastor Ssempa. They use the most graphic and offensive imagery they can find to support their point, but they fail to realize that what they are looking at doesn't apply to all gay people. Porn is not real.

It really makes me so mad how people make assumptions about others and make it their mission to suppress the lives of others because they don't like it.
Originally Posted by CocoT
First, anal sex is not only a gay thing. And exactly, porn is not real, so to use that as an example of what gays "do" and say it is wrong, is a complete fallacy. Notice that people who are strongly opposed to homosexuality are almost always men--at least the ones who act on it and that it's gay men (more than gay women) who threaten them the most.




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Originally Posted by CocoT
I think I started with a snicker, continued by a snort, then a flat out guffaw!

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Originally Posted by CocoT
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Originally Posted by CocoT
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lolol my cousin is over and she just said" eye and eye

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[...]
one of the paradoxes of education [is] that precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society. It is your responsibility to change society
[...]

Originally Posted by cocodej
omg i love this!!!
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Originally Posted by cocodej
omg i love this!!!
Originally Posted by CocoT
I know right! I am studying this real hard. I am even researching clippers so after my Ouidad appointment I can at least try to maintain the cut.
James Baldwin
A Talk To Teachers
[...]
one of the paradoxes of education [is] that precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society. It is your responsibility to change society
[...]


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I want to go into Marketing but I have no idea what my major should be here in France. They don't have a marketing bachelors degree, only Masters and it's in the Business stream. Usually you can only do your MA in the stream you did your BA in but I'm not thrilled to apply for a B.S. in Economics just so I can go into Marketing later. I don't know if there is another way or maybe I'm missing a major I can try instead?

I'm so lost.
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Soleil - I work in marketing and my major was in communications. I am not sure if there is an equivalent at your school. Many marketers I know majored in English/writing or communications - it is very helpful when you consider that marketers have to generate creative ideas, think critically, and connect with an audience.

That said, I work on the marketing comm side - which includes PR, social media, and advertising. It will depend on which type of marketing you want to practice. For example, if you want to do market research you may be better served studying math or statistics.

Hope that helps!
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Soleil - I work in marketing and my major was in communications. I am not sure if there is an equivalent at your school. Many marketers I know majored in English/writing or communications - it is very helpful when you consider that marketers have to generate creative ideas, think critically, and connect with an audience.

That said, I work on the marketing comm side - which includes PR, social media, and advertising. It will depend on which type of marketing you want to practice. For example, if you want to do market research you may be better served studying math or statistics.

Hope that helps!
Originally Posted by jaclyn15
I want to work in PR and the same areas you mentioned. I've looked into the communication majors since my host mom did the same thing you did and she works in PR/Consulting and they have very few business classes that I believe would help me. Is this normal? I don't really know what I'm looking for over here since I'm starting from scratch in a new field.
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Soleil - I work in marketing and my major was in communications. I am not sure if there is an equivalent at your school. Many marketers I know majored in English/writing or communications - it is very helpful when you consider that marketers have to generate creative ideas, think critically, and connect with an audience.

That said, I work on the marketing comm side - which includes PR, social media, and advertising. It will depend on which type of marketing you want to practice. For example, if you want to do market research you may be better served studying math or statistics.

Hope that helps!
Originally Posted by jaclyn15
+1 I'm in marketing but my title is communications specialist. My degree was in marketing & business mgmt

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