I looked to become something outside of the paradigms of expectation of the people in power. And so, fortunately, my depth of interest for the universe was so deep and so fuel-enriched that every one of these curveballs that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills I had to climb, I’d just reach for more fuel and I kept going.
Now, here I am, one— I think— one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this?’ And they’re not there!
And I wonder how— who— what is that blood on the tracks, that I happened to survive, that others did not? Simply because of the forces of society that prevent it every turn.
"…So my life’s experience tells me that when you don’t find Blacks in the sciences, you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them to get where I am today. So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity— then we can have that conversation.”
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on social prejudice vs. biological essentialism/determinism. [x]
I know Falcon’s suit is going to evolve and I’m hoping it evolves into red spandex,” he said. “I’ve been working really hard on my body and was very disappointed when I didn’t get a copious amount of spandex to wear while shooting this movie.
>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked
>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model
>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room
>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age
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