White supremacists came to my campusand they could be at yours next

White supremacists came to my campusand they could be at yours next
The Daily TargumIt was innocuous enough at first glance—no Nazi symbolism, no KKK hoods adorned on their heads. On a busy college campus like Rutgers, vaguely worded flyers can be found across many bulletin boards, advertising everything from study abroad programs to internships scamming humanities kids. These ads blended right in. Out of the on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, only 39.4 percent are white; 11.4 percent come from other countries and over 75 percent need financial aid to go

12 Wedding Vows That Are WAY Too Honest for the Altar

12 Wedding Vows That Are WAY Too Honest for the Altar
ShareTweet It’s been six years since Tiffani and I exchanged vows. Like most soon-to-be-married couples, we had an idea of what marriage would look like. After all, we watched “chick flicks,” read a few marriage books, and spent time with older married couples. Looking back, however, I realize I didn’t know much at all about marriage. The words I promised Tiffani at our wedding were idealistic and romantic. This isn’t much different from the traditional vows you hear at

20 things Mike Pence did while you weren’t looking and why it matters.

20 things Mike Pence did while you weren’t looking  and why it matters.
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images. With the exception of an infamous trip to see Hamilton last November and a controversy about whether it's OK to dine with women other than his wife, we've heard relatively little about Vice President Mike Pence since the election. In May, CNN even ran a story with the headline, "Mike Pence's Disappearing Act." He's a heartbeat away from the presidency and seems interested in following his own political ambitions beyond this administration, so what

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.
The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It's no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of apology. Excuses by way of confession. Excuses by way

Kids playing with electronic devices too much? This program will get them on their feet.

Kids playing with electronic devices too much? This program will get them on their feet.
Little Candace scored six three-pointers in her basketball game this weekend. Too bad it was on her iPad and not on the court. Sound familiar to any parents out there? Kids spending an inordinate amount of time in front of electronics instead of getting up and running around on their own two feet? Well, mom Kathleen Tullie was not a fan of this scenario, so she decided to create a morning fitness program to get kids going before school.

This museum is fighting to preserve the near-forgotten history of black New Orleans.

This museum is fighting to preserve the near-forgotten history of black New Orleans.
Francis Sylvester was walking home at the end of Mardi Gras when he saw a part of someone’s costume lying in the street. 30 years later, it became the first official piece in the Backstreet Museum's collection when its doors opened to the public. “He saw someone take the suit off and discard it, without even looking back,” says Bruce Barnes, current president of the Backstreet Museum, of the founder's impulse to nab the garb. Clearly, it was no

The Painful Reality Of Being Catcalled As A Sexual Assault Survivor

The Painful Reality Of Being Catcalled As A Sexual Assault Survivor
Unsplash / Alexandre Godreau It’s my first work trip as a Real Adult With A Salary, or whatever. I’m in Las Vegas, which is the least “me” place there could be, as a health-conscious and environmentally-conscious urban planner and yoga teacher. But other 20-somethings at the conference are seemingly having a blast with their also young coworkers. I am an introvert, have no fellow coworkers here, I hate networking, and I am among 14,000 conference attendees, many of them

The internet is blown away by the racist depictions in this nursing textbook

The internet is blown away by the racist depictions in this nursing textbook
Every patient seeking medical treatment comes with a different set of cultural and personal experiences, which means every person has a different relationship to pain and trauma. Now a nursing book has been pulled for trying to narrowly lump those experiences together and perpetuate racist stereotypes. The textbook, called Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, was published in 2015 by Pearson Education and received criticism early on for its contradictory information and reliance on questionable research. But the book only

The future is fluid: Generation Z’s approach to gender and sexuality is indeed revolutionary

The future is fluid: Generation Z’s approach to gender and sexuality is indeed revolutionary
Whenever a new generation comes of age, it inevitably ends up getting scrutinized by those who came before. Just look at how millennials have been derided for killing , , and . If you believe everything you read, it’s like this generation is single-handedly out to destroy all that is holy in America, leaving nothing behind for posterity. have also killedAlso called the iGeneration, Generation Z is loosely defined as anyone born between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s (aka

This Is Why The Me Too Movement Is So Damn Important

This Is Why The Me Too Movement Is So Damn Important
Unsplash / Tom the Photographer The “Me Too” movement exploded on social media earlier this week. So I should not have been surprised when, eventually, some of my Facebook “friends” began to express exasperation or irritation with the trending posts. Thankfully, there were only a few, but even so, it was upsetting. One of them even had the audacity to say, “I don’t understand the ‘me too’ thing beyond it being a cry for attention. Why do these women

Donald Trump vs. Pro Football Is a Ratings Game the NFL Cant Win

Donald Trump vs. Pro Football Is a Ratings Game the NFL Cant Win
Never in the history of the NFL have its ratings been so scrutinized. There’s an almost breathless feel to the way fans, team owners, advertisers and, of course, President National Football League and its hyper-protective commissioner, Roger Goodell.For years, it was able to exert strong control over its own narrative. The league and its powerful media partners continuously burnished the brand as a mass-market symbol of American vitality, strength and exceptionalism. The current commotion has, in totality, the opposite

Trump Finally Tweeted About Puerto Rico But People Are Pissed About What He Said

Trump Finally Tweeted About Puerto Rico But People Are Pissed About What He Said
On Monday night, Sept. 25, President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to speak about Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory where a population of nearly 3.5 million people is facing months without power as a result of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. The president compared recovery efforts on the island to those in Texas and Florida, while also highlighting Puerto Rico's “massive debt.” Here's what Trump's tweets about Puerto Rico said: Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already

It’s no longer felony to knowingly infect others with HIV in California

It’s no longer felony to knowingly infect others with HIV in California
Knowingly exposing others to HIV without disclosing your status is no longer a felony in California—which is being heralded as a victory for sex workers’ rights activists and LGBTQ organizations for easing the stigma in being HIV-positive. Senate Bill 239 was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Friday, after it was passed early last month. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, exposing another person to HIV without their knowledge or consent is a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to six

Catalonias Split With Spain Is About Identity, Not Just Money

Catalonias Split With Spain Is About Identity, Not Just Money
As recently as July, secessionists in Catalonia seemed to be in retreat. Spain was the fastest-growing of continental Europe’s big four economies, creating jobs at a rapid clip. A poll that month by the Catalan government showed that support for independence had fallen to 35 percent, its lowest level since 2012. It appeared that Enric Millo, the Spanish government’s representative in Catalonia, might have been right when he predicted in 2012 that once removed from the flame of financial

A furious Jimmy Kimmel slams the new GOP health bill in a monologue everyone should watch.

A furious Jimmy Kimmel slams the new GOP health bill in a monologue everyone should watch.
Sen. Bill Cassidy has failed the "Jimmy Kimmel Test." Spectacularly so. In a blistering monologue delivered Tuesday night, late-night host Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of coming on his show and lying "right to my face" about health care. If you too are disappointed in Sen @BillCassidy #GrahamCassidy let them know it - call (202) 224-3121 pic.twitter.com/eswlh6BaoV— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 20, 2017 At issue: the latest Republican attempt to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, with a

The Shirk Report Volume 439

The Shirk Report  Volume 439
  Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – My weekend plans – This is what we call a veteran move – The key is to keep the song playing in your head –