About the blog:
The multifarious issues of classism and living in poverty in one little blog from a poor person who like vast majority of fellow low-income people IS NOT LAZY.

About me:
I refuse to lie down and tolerate classism in silence. I will not keep quiet. I will call out classism and any other form of -isms I discern. I tolerate no oppression, including and ESPECIALLY legally sanctioned discrimination. .
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Reblogged from randycwhite  596 notes
alexanderpf:

To accept responsibility in making decisions consistent with the safety, health, and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment;
To avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
To be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;  
To reject bribery in all its forms;  
To improve the understanding of technology; its appropriate application, and potential consequences;  
To maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;  
To seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;  
To treat fairly all persons and to not engage in acts of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
To avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;  
To assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.

alexanderpf:

  • To accept responsibility in making decisions consistent with the safety, health, and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment;

  • To avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;

  • To be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;  

  • To reject bribery in all its forms;  

  • To improve the understanding of technology; its appropriate application, and potential consequences;  

  • To maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;  

  • To seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;  

  • To treat fairly all persons and to not engage in acts of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;

  • To avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;  

  • To assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.

Self-Demonstrating

That hilarious moment where on a local news article about the reconvening of an Anti-Bias Taskforce in your article, someone denies that there’s “evidence of a bias problem” WHILE providing evidence themselves with their very words.

Bear in mind that the reason this task force, which was dormant for several years, has been reconvened is because there’s been a string of assaults on minorities and homeless persons here.

The comment in question has been marked in italics, with identifying details removed to protect my anonymity.:

"Where is there any evidence of a "bias" problem in HOMETOWN?

If the task force is looking for violations of the law, there’s far more evidence HEAD OF TASKFORCE is committing crimes by aiding, abetting, and harboring illegal aliens, all while living tax-free.”