theeconomist
In one survey a fifth of Korean middle and high school students said they felt tempted to commit suicide. In 2009 a tragic 202 actually did so. The suicide rate among young Koreans is high: 15 per 100,000 15-24-year-olds, compared with ten Americans, seven Chinese and five Britons.
Every year South Korea comes to a halt on the day of the university entrance exams, for it is the most important day in most South Koreans’ lives. The single set of multiple-choice tests that students take that day determines their future. But the “one-shot” society carries a heavy cost. (via theeconomist)
bluntlyblue
The test of how racist you are is not how many people of color you can count as friends,” I recall someone telling me—I can’t remember who now. “It’s how many white people you’re willing to talk to about racism.

Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race

(via so-treu)

THIS!!!!!!! If you are not actively calling out your white friends on their racism, you are not an ally. Plain and simple. If you are not policing your own whiteness, you are not an ally.

(via sourcedumal)

popculturebrain
I don’t think anybody’s ever talked about it as articulately and clearly. I understood it better having heard [rappers] talk about it…I mean, they really get it and they understand it, and that’s a great thing. They’ve been very supportive all these years. I think they’ve helped us tremendously.
popculturebrain
Be careful around January Jones. She’s not as approachable as the others. She’s really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice.

Jared Gilmore, aka Mad Men’s Bobby Draper, giving advice to the next kid actor who will play Bobby. Gilmore is going to ABC’s Once Upon A Time so his role will be recast.

He has no idea how cutting he’s being.

TV Guide via Vulture