Oh, hello DDPeople, I didn’t see you there. I hope you have some good snacks and are staying hydrated. This heat, amirite?! Anyways, enough small talk, here are some of the things from around the internet we’ve been reading this week and want to share with you. As always feel free to tell us what you’ve been reading in the comments below or even link us to something you’ve written and would like us to read!

  • “Beginning this fall, Alabama public schools will be under a new state-created academic accountability system that sets different goals for students in math and reading based on their race, economic status, ability to speak English and disabilities” That’s not insulting at all! ::eye roll::
  • Kids react to the now infamous Cheerio’s commercial in adorable and awesome fashion

  • Some thoughts on why not to make fun of “ethnic” names
  • Here is an eye-opening budget that shows how nearly impossible it is to meet basic life needs while making minimum wage
  • This week was quite a week for ignorant assholes and their racist reactions to media events
    • Starting with these reactions to bilingual Home Run Derby player interviews on ESPN
    • Continuing with these reactions to, a very-much-American, Mark Anthony singing “God Bless America” at baseball’s All-Star game
    • And finally, isn’t this new and different, conservative idiots completely not understanding what racism actually is
  • For something completely different, here’s a really interesting perspective on the choice to live (or not live) as stealth
  • In case you forgot, Ken Cuccinelli (candidate for VA governor) REALLY wants to reinstate Virginia’s sodomy law which would essentially ban everything except PIV sex between consenting adults. If that wasn’t dumb-shit enough, he says he wants to do it because it’s the only way to prosecute child predators.
  • “Can we stop referring to all sex that could possibly result in pregnancy as ‘heterosexual reproduction’ now?” Because these queer people can make babies!
  • This amazing story of the transformation of notoriously violent Memphis Street Acadamy in Philadelphia using techniques and policies that might surprise you
  • And finally, something to hopefully warm your heart: a camp specifically for gender non-conforming children

    “You Are You” camp!