The confetti has dropped, the statues are given out, and Leonardo Decaprio can finally use the trophy case he built twenty years ago.
However, joy was not felt throughout on Oscar Sunday. Partway through the evening, in a particularly rare instance, social media was a hotbed of outrage. As the In Memoriam reel rolled, many online socialites saw something they thought may be a problem that possibly should be commented on.
Immediately, social media areas such as Facebook, Twitter, and Overstock.com message boards were addressing the complete lack of diversity in the memorial section of the event.
“Wow. Can’t believe the total lack of variety in this section”, a blogger commented. “Didn’t the Oscars make sure some people of color passed away this year? Shameful.”
President of the Academy Awards Cheryl Boone addressed these issues immediately.
“We want to make sure that our Hollywood mortuaries aren’t simply relegated to one type of person. However, we can work to change this by the next awards ceremony. It’s our duty to make sure more diverse people pass away within the next year.”
With the hastag #GraveyardsSoWhite trending immediately, it looks like social change will be the talk of Hollywood for another hour or so.
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While the gun control issue has been a conversation for many years, recent events have forced it back into the mainstream. Both sides have many points to back up their views. Let’s take a second to see why gun control would be negative for these United States:
We won’t be able to use the “knives kill people too” argument anymore
A classic argument against gun control is the fact that knives, pool cues, and boards with nails through them also kill people but continue to go unregulated. Why would we let such a powerful point die off just because so many people are?
Dangerously underpaid NRA employees would go hungry
The National Rifle Association only received around $176 million dollars in 2015 from memberships. In comparison? McDonald’s made roughly much more than that. Do you know what kills people? Heart disease. Where’s the burger control for that? Are we going to allow Mayor McCheese to take a shower in money while the heads of the NRA walk around in rags? I’d like to think we, as a country, are better than that.
Millions of automatic weapon punch cards will go unused
This problem speaks for itself. What are my fellow Americans going to do if they’re getting ready to purchase their 9th automatic rifle and their next one will be free? Has this world gone mad?
Criminals will just find a different weapon that can shoot 800 rounds in a minute
I’m pretty sure I’m not the first to say I’m tired of the negative portrayal of guns just because they can kill a roomful of people in a matter of seconds. We all know if guns get strict regulations, somebody will just find some other way to slaughter a large group of people in a very short amout of time. Most likely some kind of cannon filled with machetes. Why not just give up now?
Preparing your résumé can be one of the most nerveracking parts of entering the workforce. Did you word everything correctly? Did you list the right experience? These are just two of what I assume to be several questions you may face. Let’s take a look at some common mistakes to avoid”
1)Sending Your Employer The Script Of Sister Act 2 Instead Of Your Resume
While we all loved the sequel to Whoopi Goldberg’s comedy hit, sending the entrire script doesn’t say much about your work experience and may even make you seem lazy.
2) Saying The Sears You Worked At Was Haunted
While it may seem like an enticing story to tell your employer, you will want to save information like this for the interview itself.
3) Adding A Threatenting Letter To Your Ex-Wife To Your Portfolio
Often times we let our work and home lives intertwine. This is definitely something you should keep between yourself and your significant other.
4) Saying Your Great Grandfather Started The Chicago Fire
Nobody likes a work candidate that brags about their family history. Only reveal something like this when asked.
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In case you haven’t heard, Donald Trump has been a polarizing presence since entering the Presidential race. While many praise him for his new ideas, others see many of his views as too controversial. Additionally, he has been accused of many of his views reflecting racist sentiments. Here’s a short collection of some of the most racist things said by Mr. Trump:
- “Have you noticed most Chinese delivery boys are Chinese?”
- “The Hispanics keep breaking into my organic garden and stealing my cabbage”
- “I once saw a Puerto Rican guy wearing a vest instead of a shirt.”
- “There is no evidence that we’ve ever sent a Jewish person to space”
- “The Irish bake subpar bread”
- “I have proof that all Muslims are hiding Voldemort under their turbans”
- “Hungarian men can’t dunk”
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