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Children, Crying, and Doe: The Root @TheRoot EROOT Following Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children trib.al/pzH2ze6 5:40 PM - 24 May 2018 1,792 Retweets 1,558 Likes sheriff lonely heart @Flamin_Alpaca Follow This is actually illegal. She knows so little about public school that she doesn't realize undocumented children were afforded the right to a free public education (Plyler v. Doe, 1982). Future educators are taught this in our prep programs. Oh wait, Betsy was never a teacher. The Root@TheRoot Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children trib.al /pzH2ze6 8:02 AM-26 May 2018 itsatru: welcometonegrotown: last year when i was teaching 11th grade one of my fav students came in crying so i put the class on a filler activity and we just talked. they were doing ICE raids in the city and she was worried her parents wouldnt be there when she got home. then she was worried that ICE may come to the school and take her. we looked the laws up together and printed it out so she could carry the papers with her.  it is illegal for ICE to raid a school and take children. ILLEGAL. i told my student (and eventually the class in like a blanket statement because i had quite a few undocumented students) that if anyone did come i would put my body between ICE and my students and really struggle. honestly my heart broke so much that day - take care of undocumented people in your life because they deserve so much better than this ffs. this woman is so very evil and has a black heart and i hope she rots in prison
Children, Crying, and Doe: The Root
 @TheRoot
 EROOT
 Following
 Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on
 Undocumented Children trib.al/pzH2ze6
 5:40 PM - 24 May 2018
 1,792 Retweets 1,558 Likes

 sheriff lonely heart
 @Flamin_Alpaca
 Follow
 This is actually illegal. She knows so little
 about public school that she doesn't realize
 undocumented children were afforded the
 right to a free public education (Plyler v. Doe,
 1982). Future educators are taught this in our
 prep programs. Oh wait, Betsy was never a
 teacher.
 The Root@TheRoot
 Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children trib.al
 /pzH2ze6
 8:02 AM-26 May 2018
itsatru:
welcometonegrotown:

last year when i was teaching 11th grade one of my fav students came in crying so i put the class on a filler activity and we just talked. they were doing ICE raids in the city and she was worried her parents wouldnt be there when she got home. then she was worried that ICE may come to the school and take her. we looked the laws up together and printed it out so she could carry the papers with her. 
it is illegal for ICE to raid a school and take children. ILLEGAL. i told my student (and eventually the class in like a blanket statement because i had quite a few undocumented students) that if anyone did come i would put my body between ICE and my students and really struggle. honestly my heart broke so much that day - take care of undocumented people in your life because they deserve so much better than this ffs. this woman is so very evil and has a black heart and i hope she rots in prison

itsatru: welcometonegrotown: last year when i was teaching 11th grade one of my fav students came in crying so i put the class on a filler ...

Facebook, Funny, and Love: Black Man Who Filmed Latino Workers Striking ls Fired from His Job, Regrets Nothing Regrann from @realnegus804 - Black and Brown Pride ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 @the.root “Now Dangerfield, who said he had recently been offered a team lead job working as a contracted construction worker, says he’s been fired as a result of posting the video—after initially being offered $250 to take it down. “It was at 1.1 million views on Facebook at that point. So there was nothing I could do,” Dangerfield said in a recent interview with Jacobin magazine He also made it clear he has no regrets about filming the display of worker solidarity. “[The video] is funny or whatever, but people love seeing people come together like that. That’s why it’s so viral. Because everybody wants that deep down,” he told the magazine. Dangerfield also laid out what had been going at the site, where different contractors were working on building a UPS superhub in Indianapolis. According to the 30-year-old welder, the Latino workers had an issue with a white safety coordinator who would constantly harass them—“always messing with them, taking pictures and videos, trying to get them fired.” “He was just a racist, basically — always messing with anybody who’s not white,” Dangerfield said.” - regrann
Facebook, Funny, and Love: Black Man Who
 Filmed Latino
 Workers Striking ls
 Fired from His Job,
 Regrets Nothing
Regrann from @realnegus804 - Black and Brown Pride ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 @the.root “Now Dangerfield, who said he had recently been offered a team lead job working as a contracted construction worker, says he’s been fired as a result of posting the video—after initially being offered $250 to take it down. “It was at 1.1 million views on Facebook at that point. So there was nothing I could do,” Dangerfield said in a recent interview with Jacobin magazine He also made it clear he has no regrets about filming the display of worker solidarity. “[The video] is funny or whatever, but people love seeing people come together like that. That’s why it’s so viral. Because everybody wants that deep down,” he told the magazine. Dangerfield also laid out what had been going at the site, where different contractors were working on building a UPS superhub in Indianapolis. According to the 30-year-old welder, the Latino workers had an issue with a white safety coordinator who would constantly harass them—“always messing with them, taking pictures and videos, trying to get them fired.” “He was just a racist, basically — always messing with anybody who’s not white,” Dangerfield said.” - regrann

Regrann from @realnegus804 - Black and Brown Pride ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 @the.root “Now Dangerfield, who said he had recently been offered a team lead jo...

Bailey Jay, College, and Drive By: 2 hours ago 545 Likes Brazilian rights activist Marielle Franco assassinated in drive- by shooting Rio city councillor Marielle Franco was killed in a targeted shooting on Wednesday night. She was an outspoken critic of police violence and deploying the army into poor neighbourhoods of Rio MarielleFranco Rest in power! 💔🙏🏾 . Via The Root: "Marielle Franco, 38, a black politician from Rio de Janeiro, died fighting for the rights of women and favela dwellers. As a councilwoman from the Maré favela, she denounced the police brutality that favela residents, most of them black, regularly experienced. . On Wednesday around 9:20 p.m., armed men gunned the councilwoman down in her car in the center of Rio de Janeiro with nine shots—four to the head. Her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, also died. She had just left an event that she organized about black women’s empowerment. . Her death touched so many people that supporters organized vigils and protests in more than 20 cities across Brazil. Most of these protests were against the genocide of black people in Brazil. For Afro-Brazilians, Franco proved that a black person from a favela could be educated, have dignity and also fight against the social injustice that they suffer from every day. For women, she proved that they could overcome sexism and machismo in Brazil. But her death is hitting Afro-Brazilian women, who suffer the most from Brazil’s violent, racist and sexist society, the hardest. . “She died because she was a combative black woman,” said Lua Nascimento, an Afro-Brazilian college classmate of Franco’s who attended a protest on her behalf in Salvador, Brazil. “She was executed because she was a black favela dweller who fought against the murder of black favela dwellers. The genocide of the black population continues in this country. ” . Thousands of people gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s council chambers to pay homage to Franco, who was buried Thursday night. To show their digital support for her, Brazilians are changing their Facebook profile photos to those of Franco and using the hashtag MariellePresente, which translates to “Marielle is here.” . Amnesty International, the longtime leader of a campaign against the genocide of black people in Brazil, demanded that her death be rigorously investigated. With those nine shots, Franco became one more statistic in this genocide. Just over 50 percent of Brazil’s population of 200 million is black ... [Continued in comments]
Bailey Jay, College, and Drive By: 2 hours ago 545 Likes
 Brazilian rights activist
 Marielle Franco
 assassinated in drive-
 by shooting
 Rio city councillor Marielle Franco was killed in a
 targeted shooting on Wednesday night. She was
 an outspoken critic of police violence and
 deploying the army into poor neighbourhoods of
 Rio
MarielleFranco Rest in power! 💔🙏🏾 . Via The Root: "Marielle Franco, 38, a black politician from Rio de Janeiro, died fighting for the rights of women and favela dwellers. As a councilwoman from the Maré favela, she denounced the police brutality that favela residents, most of them black, regularly experienced. . On Wednesday around 9:20 p.m., armed men gunned the councilwoman down in her car in the center of Rio de Janeiro with nine shots—four to the head. Her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, also died. She had just left an event that she organized about black women’s empowerment. . Her death touched so many people that supporters organized vigils and protests in more than 20 cities across Brazil. Most of these protests were against the genocide of black people in Brazil. For Afro-Brazilians, Franco proved that a black person from a favela could be educated, have dignity and also fight against the social injustice that they suffer from every day. For women, she proved that they could overcome sexism and machismo in Brazil. But her death is hitting Afro-Brazilian women, who suffer the most from Brazil’s violent, racist and sexist society, the hardest. . “She died because she was a combative black woman,” said Lua Nascimento, an Afro-Brazilian college classmate of Franco’s who attended a protest on her behalf in Salvador, Brazil. “She was executed because she was a black favela dweller who fought against the murder of black favela dwellers. The genocide of the black population continues in this country. ” . Thousands of people gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s council chambers to pay homage to Franco, who was buried Thursday night. To show their digital support for her, Brazilians are changing their Facebook profile photos to those of Franco and using the hashtag MariellePresente, which translates to “Marielle is here.” . Amnesty International, the longtime leader of a campaign against the genocide of black people in Brazil, demanded that her death be rigorously investigated. With those nine shots, Franco became one more statistic in this genocide. Just over 50 percent of Brazil’s population of 200 million is black ... [Continued in comments]

MarielleFranco Rest in power! 💔🙏🏾 . Via The Root: "Marielle Franco, 38, a black politician from Rio de Janeiro, died fighting for the rights...

Beautiful, Family, and Head: Essence Acquired By Independent African- American Owned Company; All-Black, All- Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business @balleralert BEAUTIFUL < ADEITヒトWAY 10 BETTER DEERRO NATURAL RECIPES FoR T FAMILY SN SMOOTHING RESTORING TOTAL FRIZZ-FIGHTING BEAUTIFUL POWERS OL INVE RUN Made with Tahinian Nomi &Monoi oanicl ENT soothe friu And soft㎝ Licks, and neranic Sha l'utter to condition and spair damage Feacuring shampoo, d daily hair po tos, plus specially folatemts n ayotaplete straightening mem kie niee Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Essence Communications Inc., which owns Essence Magazine and Essence Festival, has been acquired by an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Root, Essence Ventures announced that the black women’s lifestyle guide has gone back to black ownership with its acquisition. The company, acquired by Richelieu Dennis who is also the founder of Shea Moisture, plans to expand the multi-platform brand’s digital businesses, as it continues to “plant its rich content” in more global markets, according to Essence Ventures’ release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “ . . . [W]e are excited to be able to return this culturally relevant and historically significant platform to ownership by the people and the consumers whom it serves, and offer new opportunities for the women leading the business to also be partners in the business,” Dennis said of the Essence brand acquisition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for Essence’s leadership, the brand’s president will continue to head the company, however, she will also join the board of directors and receive an equity stake in the company. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This acquisition of Essence represents the beginning of an exciting transformation of our iconic brand as it evolves to serve the needs and interests of multigenerational black women around the world in an even more elevated and comprehensive way across print, digital, e-commerce and experiential platforms,” Michelle Ebanks said. “In addition, it represents a critical recognition, centering and elevation of the black women running the business from solely a leadership position to a co-ownership position,” she continued, in reference to the brand’s executive team, which is comprised of black women.
Beautiful, Family, and Head: Essence Acquired By Independent African-
 American Owned Company; All-Black, All-
 Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake
 In The Business
 @balleralert
 BEAUTIFUL
 < ADEITヒトWAY 10
 BETTER DEERRO
 NATURAL RECIPES FoR T
 FAMILY SN
 SMOOTHING RESTORING
 TOTAL FRIZZ-FIGHTING
 BEAUTIFUL POWERS OL
 INVE
 RUN
 Made with Tahinian Nomi &Monoi oanicl
 ENT
 soothe friu And soft㎝ Licks, and neranic Sha l'utter
 to condition and spair damage
 Feacuring shampoo, d daily hair
 po tos, plus specially folatemts n
 ayotaplete straightening mem kie niee
Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Essence Communications Inc., which owns Essence Magazine and Essence Festival, has been acquired by an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Root, Essence Ventures announced that the black women’s lifestyle guide has gone back to black ownership with its acquisition. The company, acquired by Richelieu Dennis who is also the founder of Shea Moisture, plans to expand the multi-platform brand’s digital businesses, as it continues to “plant its rich content” in more global markets, according to Essence Ventures’ release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “ . . . [W]e are excited to be able to return this culturally relevant and historically significant platform to ownership by the people and the consumers whom it serves, and offer new opportunities for the women leading the business to also be partners in the business,” Dennis said of the Essence brand acquisition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for Essence’s leadership, the brand’s president will continue to head the company, however, she will also join the board of directors and receive an equity stake in the company. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This acquisition of Essence represents the beginning of an exciting transformation of our iconic brand as it evolves to serve the needs and interests of multigenerational black women around the world in an even more elevated and comprehensive way across print, digital, e-commerce and experiential platforms,” Michelle Ebanks said. “In addition, it represents a critical recognition, centering and elevation of the black women running the business from solely a leadership position to a co-ownership position,” she continued, in reference to the brand’s executive team, which is comprised of black women.

Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business - bl...

Family, Jay, and Jay Z: George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against Jay Z Over Travvon Martin Documentary:"I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012." George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against Jay Z Over Trayvon Martin Documentary: “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012.” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For some odd reason, GeorgeZimmerman is still walking the streets, bumping his gums and making headlines for his attacks on black men. Just five years after the fatal shooting of a young Trayvon Martin, his killer has threatened violence against JayZ over a documentary about the life and untimely death of Martin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to @the.root , Jay Z announced that he was working behind the scenes of a 6-part documentary about Martin’s life. Based on a book by attorney Lisa Bloom, the documentary, which is titled, “Rest in Power: The TrayvonMartin Story,” is being produced by the Harvey Weinstein-less Weinstein Company, alongside Michael Gasparro, who will create and executive-produce the project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, Zimmerman has pushed back on the film, as he told The Blast that Gasparro and his production team have been harassing his parents and family members in Florida for an interview and footage. As a result, he told the publication that he wants to “beat Jay Z” and feed him to “an alligator,” just before referring to the murder of Martin, saying, “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Blast, Zimmerman is also upset about a payment his ex-wife received for her participation in the documentary. However, he says his family has yet to receive a payment, although he refused to elaborate on their willingness to appear on film. In any case, the man is upset. However, the jury is still out on whether or not anyone cares.
Family, Jay, and Jay Z: George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against
 Jay Z Over Travvon Martin Documentary:"I know
 how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have
 since February 2012."
George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against Jay Z Over Trayvon Martin Documentary: “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012.” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For some odd reason, GeorgeZimmerman is still walking the streets, bumping his gums and making headlines for his attacks on black men. Just five years after the fatal shooting of a young Trayvon Martin, his killer has threatened violence against JayZ over a documentary about the life and untimely death of Martin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to @the.root , Jay Z announced that he was working behind the scenes of a 6-part documentary about Martin’s life. Based on a book by attorney Lisa Bloom, the documentary, which is titled, “Rest in Power: The TrayvonMartin Story,” is being produced by the Harvey Weinstein-less Weinstein Company, alongside Michael Gasparro, who will create and executive-produce the project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, Zimmerman has pushed back on the film, as he told The Blast that Gasparro and his production team have been harassing his parents and family members in Florida for an interview and footage. As a result, he told the publication that he wants to “beat Jay Z” and feed him to “an alligator,” just before referring to the murder of Martin, saying, “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Blast, Zimmerman is also upset about a payment his ex-wife received for her participation in the documentary. However, he says his family has yet to receive a payment, although he refused to elaborate on their willingness to appear on film. In any case, the man is upset. However, the jury is still out on whether or not anyone cares.

George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against Jay Z Over Trayvon Martin Documentary: “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have sin...

Blessed, Donald Trump, and Instagram: Mary Mary's Tina Campbell Postpones Tour After Fans Jump Ship Over Her Support of Trump @balleralert "IT'S STILL PERSONAL TOUR" POSTPONED I'd like to say THANK YOU to all who have purchased tickets for the "It's Still Personal Tour". Our hope is that all who have attended, have been thoroughly blessed. We are grateful for those who were planning to attend but our overall ticket sales haven't shown that we have the support that we need to continue the tour at this time We're convinced that many more ould love the opportunity to attend this praise filled, faith filled entertaining, worship experience 零 so we have decided to give ourselves time to reach all of those people Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell Postpones Tour After Fans Jump Ship Over Her Support of Trump – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday morning, Mary Mary’s TinaCampbell announced on Instagram that she lacks the “support” she needs to go through with her “It’s Still Personal Tour.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Campbell found herself in the middle of a social media whirlwind after she revealed her support of Trump. In an interview with The Root, Campbell explained her displeasure for both presidential candidates, but ultimately, “some of Donald Trump’s views on Christianity, honestly, is what caused me to vote for him,” she said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the backlash from the interview, the singing duo sat down with the ladies of “The Real,” to discuss her decision, to which Campbell set the record straight once again, revealing that she chose her faith over anything else. But, now it appears her decision has come back to haunt her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We are grateful for those who were planning to attend but our overall ticket sales haven’t show that we have the support that we need to continue to tour at this time. We’re convinced that many more would love the opportunity to attend this praise filled, faith filled, entertaining, worship experience,” Campbell wrote on Instagram. “So we have decided to give ourselves time to reach all of those people and bring this amazing tour back in the spring of 2018, “ she wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hopefully, her fans will forgive her by then.
Blessed, Donald Trump, and Instagram: Mary Mary's Tina Campbell Postpones Tour
 After Fans Jump Ship Over Her Support of
 Trump
 @balleralert
 "IT'S STILL PERSONAL TOUR" POSTPONED
 I'd like to say THANK YOU to all who have purchased tickets
 for the "It's Still Personal Tour".
 Our hope is that all who have attended, have been thoroughly blessed.
 We are grateful for those who were planning to attend
 but our overall ticket sales haven't shown
 that we have the support that we need
 to continue the tour at this time
 We're convinced that many more
 ould love the opportunity to attend
 this praise filled, faith filled
 entertaining, worship experience
 零
 so we have decided to give ourselves time
 to reach all of those people
Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell Postpones Tour After Fans Jump Ship Over Her Support of Trump – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday morning, Mary Mary’s TinaCampbell announced on Instagram that she lacks the “support” she needs to go through with her “It’s Still Personal Tour.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Campbell found herself in the middle of a social media whirlwind after she revealed her support of Trump. In an interview with The Root, Campbell explained her displeasure for both presidential candidates, but ultimately, “some of Donald Trump’s views on Christianity, honestly, is what caused me to vote for him,” she said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the backlash from the interview, the singing duo sat down with the ladies of “The Real,” to discuss her decision, to which Campbell set the record straight once again, revealing that she chose her faith over anything else. But, now it appears her decision has come back to haunt her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We are grateful for those who were planning to attend but our overall ticket sales haven’t show that we have the support that we need to continue to tour at this time. We’re convinced that many more would love the opportunity to attend this praise filled, faith filled, entertaining, worship experience,” Campbell wrote on Instagram. “So we have decided to give ourselves time to reach all of those people and bring this amazing tour back in the spring of 2018, “ she wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hopefully, her fans will forgive her by then.

Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell Postpones Tour After Fans Jump Ship Over Her Support of Trump – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday mo...

Brad Pitt, Family, and Grandma: Adam Morgarn @atommorgan A transgender four year old is like a vegan cat. We all know who's making the lifestyle choices. 9/1/16, 17:50 <p><a href="https://secret-knight.tumblr.com/post/165884404062/areasontobreathe-sari-y-fawr-so-very-true" class="tumblr_blog">secret-knight</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://areasontobreathe.tumblr.com/post/165883591624/sari-y-fawr-so-very-true-kids-that-young-are" class="tumblr_blog">areasontobreathe</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://sari-y-fawr.tumblr.com/post/165880361811/so-very-true" class="tumblr_blog">sari-y-fawr</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>So very true</p></blockquote> <p>Kids that young are essentially gender neutral, and are still being taught ‘gender norms’ by adults who should know better. </p> <p>I have the world’s most precious nephew.  When he was 3, he asked his mom and grandma if he could be a girl. Now, my family is smart.  Both his mom and his grandma asked “why?”  He said it was so he could have long hair. </p> <p>His mom showed him photos of famous musicians with long hair, along with Johnny Depp.  His grandma showed him photos of Brad Pitt, Troy Polamalu, and Jared Leto with long hair.  Then they told him “Boys can have long hair, see?”  He said “oh” and went on about his life being a boy.</p> <p>When he was 4, this same nephew decided again that he wanted to be a girl. This time, the reason was so he could wear skirts and paint his nails.  Same reaction: his mom and grandma showed him photos of men in kilts, and men with painted nails, and said “boys can do that, too.”  He said “oh”, and decided he was okay being a boy. </p> <p>At the root of it, he didn’t really want to be a girl. He just wanted to do the same things he saw his mama doing. When he understood he didn’t have to be a girl to do those things, he shrugged it off and was cool with being a boy.</p> <p>Now, if he ever adamantly decides that he is a girl, not that he wants to be a girl, myself, his mom, and his grandma will be okay with that. We just want to make sure he actually is transgender instead of deciding “oh he wants to do these things, so he is a girl.” We are extremely firm believers in making educated decisions. </p> <p>I feel that a transgender four year old is more like a cat who is vegan <b><i>because the cat’s owner’s misunderstood the cat eating grass to mean it is vegan.</i></b><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆</p></blockquote>
Brad Pitt, Family, and Grandma: Adam Morgarn
 @atommorgan
 A transgender four year old is like a
 vegan cat. We all know who's making
 the lifestyle choices.
 9/1/16, 17:50
<p><a href="https://secret-knight.tumblr.com/post/165884404062/areasontobreathe-sari-y-fawr-so-very-true" class="tumblr_blog">secret-knight</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://areasontobreathe.tumblr.com/post/165883591624/sari-y-fawr-so-very-true-kids-that-young-are" class="tumblr_blog">areasontobreathe</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://sari-y-fawr.tumblr.com/post/165880361811/so-very-true" class="tumblr_blog">sari-y-fawr</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>So very true</p></blockquote>
<p>Kids that young are essentially gender neutral, and are still being taught ‘gender norms’ by adults who should know better. </p>
<p>I have the world’s most precious nephew.  When he was 3, he asked his mom and grandma if he could be a girl. Now, my family is smart.  Both his mom and his grandma asked “why?”  He said it was so he could have long hair. </p>
<p>His mom showed him photos of famous musicians with long hair, along with Johnny Depp.  His grandma showed him photos of Brad Pitt, Troy Polamalu, and Jared Leto with long hair.  Then they told him “Boys can have long hair, see?”  He said “oh” and went on about his life being a boy.</p>
<p>When he was 4, this same nephew decided again that he wanted to be a girl. This time, the reason was so he could wear skirts and paint his nails.  Same reaction: his mom and grandma showed him photos of men in kilts, and men with painted nails, and said “boys can do that, too.”  He said “oh”, and decided he was okay being a boy. </p>
<p>At the root of it, he didn’t really want to be a girl. He just wanted to do the same things he saw his mama doing. When he understood he didn’t have to be a girl to do those things, he shrugged it off and was cool with being a boy.</p>
<p>Now, if he ever adamantly decides that he is a girl, not that he wants to be a girl, myself, his mom, and his grandma will be okay with that. We just want to make sure he actually is transgender instead of deciding “oh he wants to do these things, so he is a girl.” We are extremely firm believers in making educated decisions. </p>
<p>I feel that a transgender four year old is more like a cat who is vegan <b><i>because the cat’s owner’s misunderstood the cat eating grass to mean it is vegan.</i></b><br/></p>
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