“For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than one dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? Because for centuries they were barred by law, and by violence from participating in government wealth building programs that benefited white Americans. Understanding the roots of the racial wealth divide will lead to more understanding of racial inequities in general and more understanding if how to reach equality.”—The Color of Wealth (via adailyriot)
“Ask them if they agree with the statement “I am very sure that someday I will get to where I want to be in life,” and 96 percent of them will say yes. But despite elements that are exciting, even exhilarating, about being this age, there is a downside, too: dread, frustration, uncertainty, a sense of not quite understanding the rules of the game. More than positive or negative feelings, what Arnett heard most often was ambivalence — beginning with his finding that 60 percent of his subjects told him they felt like both grown-ups and not-quite-grown-ups.”
How I will always feel: “Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.” —Margaret Atwood
Fashion + Dictionary + Diary. That’s the idea behind this unique sketchbook for fashion lovers. It comes complete with fashion information and figure templates to make drafting the perfect outfit easy for even the most artfully challenged. The Fashionary comes in both women’s and men’s editions and would be the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life.