Suit: Black donor's sperm sent to white woman - Chicago Tribune

jessehimself:

Unpack this one:

"On August 21, 2012, Jennifer gave birth to Payton, a beautiful, obviously mixed-race baby girl," the lawsuit states. "Jennifer bonded with Payton easily and she and Amanda love her very much. Even so, Jennifer lives each day with fears, anxieties and uncertainty about her future and Payton’s future."

Raising a mixed-race daughter has been stressful in Cramblett and Zinkon’s small, all-white community, according to the suit. Cramblett was raised around people with stereotypical attitudes about nonwhites, the lawsuit states, and did not know African-Americans until she attended college at the University of Akron.

"Because of this background and upbringing, Jennifer acknowledges her limited cultural competency relative to African-Americans and steep learning curve, particularly in small, homogenous Uniontown, which she regards as too racially intolerant," the lawsuit states.

Part of that learning curve has included getting her daughter’s hair cut, which according to the suit requires Cramblett to travel to a black neighborhood, “where she is obviously different in appearance, and not overtly welcome.”

She fears that her “all white and unconsciously insensitive family,” which has never been able to fully embrace Jennifer’s homosexuality, could have a negative effect on her daughter, according to the lawsuit.

"Though compelled to repress her individuality amongst family members, Payton’s differences are irrepressible, and Jennifer does not want Payton to feel stigmatized or unrecognized due simply to the circumstances of her birth," the lawsuit states. "Jennifer’s stress and anxiety intensify when she envisions Payton entering an all-white school."

Cramblett’s therapists have advised her that for her and her child’s psychological well-being, she must relocate to a racially diverse community with good schools, according to the suit.

whoa

so is the suit for relocation costs?

that poor child

jessehimself:

micdotcom:

Hong Kong protesters are using one ingenious app to organize themselves

How do protesters stay in contact with each other when the government has shut down or censored Internet and mobile networks? Simple: You don’t use either.

Meet Open Garden’s FireChat, the messenger app protesters in Hong Kong have been using to circumvent government attempts to prevent them from organizing by blocking social networks like Instagram. Instead of relying on a single website or government-controlled networks, FireChat uses a technology called mesh networking for its “Nearby” chat mode. 

Here’s what it looks like in action | Follow micdotcom 

stayingwoke:

scandalousbazinga:

DAMN .. I had no hope for this show but it just is doing so good and the fact Shonda is just so far away from the writing is a great thing for them.

Whoa


I said it was going to do well after my Agency review…Glad its turning out that way.Gotham is the other one.

stayingwoke:

scandalousbazinga:

DAMN .. I had no hope for this show but it just is doing so good and the fact Shonda is just so far away from the writing is a great thing for them.

Whoa

I said it was going to do well after my Agency review…

Glad its turning out that way.

Gotham is the other one.

(via seveneaglestar)

Did I just see a pajama bottoms on Tony, with Josie?

heartsandpalmtrees:

redrubied:

In a house.

Shirtless.

Pajamas so either late at night, morning or weekend. Or sleep overs or perhaps a Fraterday? who’s playing?

Josie.

The last few weeks have been Tony and Josie. So he’s now the full time Josie parent.

er….

image

It’s Liv’s apt. Ker has her arms full with baby, so naturally daddy has Josie, no?

Well, clearly someone is trying to make it so no? first Tony tells us he’s taking care of Josie while Ker is away, now he’s in PJs at work? with Josie resting comfortably on him? Maybe Livs’ apartment but this is Tony and Josie. Not Fitz, now is it?