Tuesday, August 19, 2014

nprradiopictures:

Anderson Desir, 9, shares a dream with many boys his age in the Dominican Republic: He wants to grow up and play baseball in la liga grande, otherwise known as American Major League Baseball.

But there’s an important difference between Anderson and the 80 Dominican kids from his summer baseball league in San Pedro de Macoris: Anderson is Haitian.

In a controversial decision last year, the Dominican Constitutional Court ruled that those born in the country are not citizens unless at least one parent is a legal resident.

The decision could cause problems for Haitians living in the Dominican Republic, like Anderson, whose parents brought him here from Haiti shortly after he was born. However, the ruling especially affects an estimated 250,000 Haitian descendants born in the Dominican Republic, including Anderson’s two siblings — his sister Rosaura, 6, and his brother Mickael, 2.

Who’s A Citizen? The Question Dividing The Island Of Hispaniola

Photo Credit: Sarah Tilotta for NPR

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
midcenturia:

Alcoa “Care-Free” aluminum home kitchen pass-through. via

midcenturia:

Alcoa “Care-Free” aluminum home kitchen pass-through. via

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
npr:

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

npr:

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

gorgonetta:

80srecordparty:

The Lost Art of Cassette Design by Steve Vistaunet

He had me at “Music for Cats!” but won my heart forever with “Rat Music for Rat People”

for fumanchumoriartyanddracula

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LUM forever

LUM forever

Sunday, August 10, 2014
aseaofquotes:

Edith Wharton, House of Mirth

aseaofquotes:

Edith Wharton, House of Mirth

Friday, August 8, 2014

wagonation:

What’s a Volvo wagon without bumper stickers?

#volvolove

Thursday, August 7, 2014
That both Mitt Romney and Phil Robertson have and love black grandbabies should remind us that racism is not primarily about individual attitudes. White folks can love individual black people and still build a world that is inhospitable to black folks. In fact, individual and exceptional black achievers are necessary to maintain the lie of racial progress. Their presence has very little to do with systemic change, though. Brittney Cooper, White Supremacy Wins Again: Melissa Harris Perry and the Racial False Equivalence (via checkprivilege)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

thisveryspot:

| jens risom | risom family prefab retreat | block island | 1967 |

#a-frame #love