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    Scandal Monologues Are All the Buzz Today

    Using @Vulture’s #Scandal Monologue generator & Buzzfeed quizzes to write spec scripts. #scriptchat #writing

    Make Your Own Scandal Monologue — Vulture

    Four Scandal Actors Break Down Four Memorable Shonda Rhimes Monologues

    Joe Morton Mid Monologue

    Tonight is the #Scandal season finale! I haven’t been recapping Scandal lately (busyness–I often don’t get home to watch it live, then had things to do Friday morning, no writing time–and my recap style fit more when the show was a tad bit more serial) but…

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    — 1 day ago
    #bellamy young  #Jeff Perry  #joe morton  #Kate Burton  #kerry washington  #scandal  #script chat  #scriptchat  #shonda rhimes  #shondaland  #spec scripts  #television  #television writing  #tv writing  #writing 
    White-Default Mentality Makes Our Brains Lazier

    White-Default Mentality Makes Our Brains Lazier. Inspired by @RRaithe #writing #diversity #ofchildishthings

    [R]ight now, we are so underrepresented that we have to announce our presence, so we are no longer invisible. When enough of us do so, and seeing a Person of Color in a book, or movie, or TV show is no longer an event, but just normal, completely ordinary, then our ultra-visibility will become another kind of invisibility, but a good kind of invisibility, born of equality instead of otherness.

    –R…

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    — 2 days ago
    #alif the unseen  #arabic culture  #children&039;s education  #children&039;s literature  #diversity  #education  #g. willow wilson  #literature  #middle eastern culture  #rosse raith  #rraith  #white as default  #writing 
    Quote: Co-Screenwriter of ‘Noah’ Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film | Shadow and Act

    Quote: Co-Screenwriter of ‘Noah’ Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film | Shadow and Act

    What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise.”

    What’s wrong with the Starship Enterprise?! What’s wrong with some diversity?! In order to maintain the story that Noah and his…

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    — 3 days ago
    #diversity  #fox tv shows  #hieroglyph  #mythic representation  #noah  #noah the movie  #race and film  #race and media  #race and television 
    Diversity, the Zero Sum Argument, and Chicken Wings

    justinaireland:

    If you managed to miss the awesome piece on CNN about diversity earlier today then you should really go check it out. There are some great points brought up, and some really important things I agree with (like not every diverse book has to be about a person’s diversity, not every book needs to be a Message book).

    And so I read the article, and I was pretty happy. Yeah, diversity!

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    But then I read the comments.

    Dammit. I read the comments.

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    The first comment was something along the lines of “I have a black person as a role model, why can’t black people just have white people as role models? Why do black people need black role models?”

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    First of all, the article talks about ALL kinds of diversity, not just more black characters in books. But somehow, when a discussion revolves around race we have to boil it down to black and white. Of course.

    But beyond that, the sentiment that black people should read white characters and be happy with a few secondary characters tossed to them like scraps is such BULLSHIT. Because what you’re really saying is: my truth should be enough for you. I’m the star, you’re the back up dancer. Get over it.

    No.

    The problem with this is it acts like the quest for diversity is a zero sum argument: you’re either for white people or against them. No one is saying “STOP WRITING WHITE CHARACTERS!” No, what people are saying is “How about everyone gets a turn on the swings? Huh? Can we make that happen?”

    But let’s take race out of the equation, because race is a social construct and like most products of society it has a whole host of issues that come along with it.

    Let’s talk instead about chicken wings.

    I love chicken wings. I could live off of chicken wings. Wing night is hands down my favorite night of the week. I JUST ate myself sick on some awesome wings from my second favorite local establishment. Chicken wings rock.

    But sometimes, I want salad. Because lettuce is good for me, and heart disease is a real thing. So, on some nights I get a salad.

    Now, imagine I go into my favorite wing place and they say “Nope, no salad. Just chicken wings. I mean, we have this dish of coleslaw if you’re really hard up for vegetables.”

    But I want a salad, not coleslaw, not chicken wings. So I leave, and the other place in my neighborhood tells me the same thing. In fact, all of the restaurants in all of the world no longer serve salad. All they serve are chicken wings. Buffalo style, teriyaki style, dozens of kinds of chicken wings, but NOTHING but chicken wings.

    That would pretty awful, wouldn’t it? Because sometimes you want a salad, and some times you want a hamburger, and diversity isn’t about telling everyone that now they have to eat salad, it’s about choices. It’s about having salad available when you want a salad, because all you eat the rest of the week is chicken wings.

    Let’s cut the bullshit and add some variety to the menu. If you want to eat nothing but chicken wings, knock yourself out. But the rest of us are ready for some salad. Stop making this about salad eaters being closed-minded, because we’re not.

    We’ve been eating chicken wings for years.

    Diversity is not about kicking white people off of the playground. It’s about finally giving everyone else a chance to play.

    Bold is my emphasis because it’s a great way to really visualize the diversity issue. 

    — 3 days ago with 128 notes
    #diversity  #via chicken wings 
    We Need Bigger Megaphones for Diversity in Kid Lit | BOOK RIOT

    We Need Bigger Megaphones for Diversity in Kid Lit | BOOK RIOT

    Click through to read via Book Riot a piece on getting more power players in the kid/YA lit industry to talk more about issues of diversity on behalf of those with not as many followers to their name (yet).

    via We Need Bigger Megaphones for Diversity in Kid Lit | BOOK RIOT.

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    — 3 days ago
    #book riot  #diversity  #kidlit  #lack of diversity  #MG Lit  #YA Lit 
    Ellen Oh on Diversity in KidLit: Try Even Harder

    Ellen Oh (@elloecho) on Diversity in #KidLit: Try Even Harder #ofchildishthings #colormyshelf

    Several months ago, I was at a school event where a very young black girl was standing shyly off to the side as I was chatting with some 6th grade students after my presentation. She gave me her notebook and asked me to sign it, which I was glad to do. It was a book of her own poetry and short stories. I smiled and said “I’m so glad to meet a young writer!” She beamed at me and said “I love…

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    — 3 days ago
    #books  #Children  #children&039;s lit  #children&039;s literature  #color my shelf  #diversity  #diversity in literature  #ellen oh  #imagination  #Linda Sue Park  #self-esteem  #Walter Dean Myers 
    constarrynight:

imaninicole16:

@constar24 does this during work (Taken with instagram)

I LOVE MY SUPER HERO BUNNIES! 

bringing back my superhero bunnies just cuz

    constarrynight:

    imaninicole16:

    @constar24 does this during work (Taken with instagram)

    I LOVE MY SUPER HERO BUNNIES! 

    bringing back my superhero bunnies just cuz

    — 3 days ago with 4 notes
    #superheroes  #bunnies  #easter  #superman  #batman  #spiderman  #spider-man  #wonder woman  #the flash  #wolverine  #sailor moon exists somewhere 
    Decolonizing the Imagination

    "I learned early on that only white children had wonderful adventures…" #quote #ofchildishthings @zettaelliott

    I learned early on that only white children had wonderful adventures in distant lands; only white children were magically transported through time and space; only white children found the buried key that unlocked their own private Eden.

    –Zetta Elliot

    via Decolonizing the Imagination.

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    — 5 days ago

    Peralta, I’m surprised to see you so excited about departmentally mandated training exercises.

    (Source: pam-casso, via the-eleventh-blog)

    — 5 days ago with 7595 notes
    #this is EVERYTHING  #brooklyn nine nine  #they showed The Bet in the UK today and eeeee  #the-eleventh-blog  #ConQueue 
    black-culture:

Happy Anniversary! Barack & Michelle Celebrate 21 Years!

    black-culture:

    Happy Anniversary! Barack & Michelle Celebrate 21 Years!

    — 6 days ago with 2506 notes
    #politics  #obamas  #news  #president  #obama  #black-culture  #ConQueue 
    Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors

    "they will see we can celebrate both our differences & similarities" #ofchildishthings #quote #rudinesimsbishop

    When there are enough books available that can act as both mirrors and windows for all our children, they will see that we can celebrate both our differences and our similarities, because together they are what make us all human.

    Rudine Sims Bishop

    via Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors

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    — 6 days ago
    #African American  #children&039;s books  #children&039;s lit  #children&039;s literature  #colormyshelf  #diversity  #diversity in literature  #rudine sims bishop