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Quickies: History of Mississippi’s court system charging black children as adults

Why see through floors are a terrible idea and She-Ra playlists to uplift you

Bound by statute – From Reveal: “In the last 25 years, Mississippi has charged 5,000 children as adults. Three out of every four of them were black.” THREE OUT OF FOUR. That is 150 black children being charged as adults, every year for 25 years.

Cornell’s new fine art library has see-through grate floors – Making them inaccessible to anyone in a skirt/dress as well as absolutely useless in the snowy, dirty, gritty winter months when people’s shoes will rain down ick onto the people/books below. Obviously no femmes were listened to during the design process.

She-Ra creator Noelle Stevenson made playlists for each character – Because you need a happy thing in your Thursday.

Amanda

Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. What a stupid, disasterous building! Shame on Cornell for accepting and funding the design without thinking about it and not noticing the issues (not just the floor) until it was finished. Apparently the horrible floor design is essential to the building’s air flow and lighting, so fixing it would basically require gutting and starting over from scratch.
    Also, the chairs and tables in the foreground look totally useless for this sort of library. They may be okay for sitting and reading novels, but academic libraries need large, accessible tables for setting down multiple books, notebooks and laptops, and many of the books in this specific library appear to be large format books which need an extra large table in front of the reader, not a comfy chair (if those chairs are remotely comfortable, you can’t tell from looking) and coffee tables.
    I would remove everything from the library, repurpose the space as an exhibit hall or basketball court, and build a whole new library, designed by someone who understands libraries. Or tear it down and start over.

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