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zuky:

msavignon:

Disgrasian: “Meet The First Asian American Gold Medalist, 91 Year-Old Sammy Lee”

The last time the Olympics were in London in 1948 was also the first time an Asian American won a gold medal in the Games. That distinction belongs to 91 year-old Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Lee, who was born in Fresno, CA and is of Korean descent.


He won in diving, for those who are interested in such details. It’s worth noting because diving involves jumping into a swimming pool, and swimming pools, as we all know, have a history with racism in the US. From wikipedia:

As a twelve-year-old in 1932, Lee dreamed of becoming a diver, but at the time Latinos, Asians and African-Americans were only allowed to use Fresno’s Brookside Pool on Wednesdays, on what was called “international day”: the day before the pool was scheduled to be drained and refilled with clean water. Because Lee needed a place to practice and could not regularly use the public pool, his coach dug a pit in his backyard and filled it with sand. Lee practiced by jumping into the pit.

So this guy won an Olympic gold medal after learning to dive while jumping into a fucking sand pit in someone’s backyard because white people wouldn’t allow him to train in a regular swimming pool.

zuky:

msavignon:

Disgrasian: “Meet The First Asian American Gold Medalist, 91 Year-Old Sammy Lee

The last time the Olympics were in London in 1948 was also the first time an Asian American won a gold medal in the Games. That distinction belongs to 91 year-old Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Lee, who was born in Fresno, CA and is of Korean descent.

He won in diving, for those who are interested in such details. It’s worth noting because diving involves jumping into a swimming pool, and swimming pools, as we all know, have a history with racism in the US. From wikipedia:

As a twelve-year-old in 1932, Lee dreamed of becoming a diver, but at the time Latinos, Asians and African-Americans were only allowed to use Fresno’s Brookside Pool on Wednesdays, on what was called “international day”: the day before the pool was scheduled to be drained and refilled with clean water. Because Lee needed a place to practice and could not regularly use the public pool, his coach dug a pit in his backyard and filled it with sand. Lee practiced by jumping into the pit.

So this guy won an Olympic gold medal after learning to dive while jumping into a fucking sand pit in someone’s backyard because white people wouldn’t allow him to train in a regular swimming pool.

caretakerbob:

I love North Carolina. I am a North Carolinian by choice, not by birth. I chose North Carolina because of its Quaker values of faith, tolerance, and freedom. North Carolina and the people of North Carolina have been very, very good to me and my family.

We have achieved amazing business…

sarabenincasa:

Got my REAL BOOK in today! Hardcover, jacket, and everything! Pre-order it here pleeeease! Drops up in yo Kindle, Nook, bookstore or home February 14th! AAAAAK! (I will hump you if you reblog this.)

I would very much like my humping now.

sarabenincasa:

Got my REAL BOOK in today! Hardcover, jacket, and everything! Pre-order it here pleeeease! Drops up in yo Kindle, Nook, bookstore or home February 14th! AAAAAK! (I will hump you if you reblog this.)

I would very much like my humping now.

Hello ladies!

Hello ladies!

It’s Not Gender Warfare… It’s Math.

annaholmes:

(A shorter version of this piece appears in today’s Washington Post. Photo of Google executive and engineer Marissa Mayer via. Headline via.)

Let’s say I was designing a new piece of software to make my life as a writer a little easier. First, I’d program it count how many characters I’d typed out and in what amount of time, in order to document my productivity on any given day. Then I’d ask it to compare words, phrases, sentences and entire paragraphs from one draft to the next, in order to calculate how much of what I’d written had changed…or stayed the same.

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dastardlytheband:

By Sarah Morgan

Hey there all you token girl members of rock bands! This one is for YOU! These are my 10 commandments for touring like a real girl rock star!!!

1. DON’T DRINK ANYTHING
After finally reaching your goal weight, you don’t want any pesky liquids to make you bloated with water…

Archers of Loaf: Memories of my youth in Chapel Hill, NC.

Hey y’all

I have/had a Wordpress blog.  But it’s broken right now, and I don’t feel like fixing it, since I’m a zillion miles away.  So I made a tumblr one.  And all the cool kids are on tumblr, right?