When the British came to India, Bengal was India’s richest province.
The British would back certain Indian princely states with financial and military resources over others, or alternatively install puppet rulers during rule disputes, then in return for their backing they would demand immense sums of revenue which the princely states would be unable to procure leading to increasing and basically unpayable debt—at which point the British would take over politically. When this happened in Bengal the British started using the tax revenues from Bengal to pay for Bengal’s own exports to Britain. Essentially a policy of total wealth extraction, draining Bengal’s resources and causing, previously unthinkable, famines that wiped out perhaps 50% of Bengal’s total population.
When the British left India, Bengal was India’s most impoverished province.
lip is such a damn hypocrite for leaving liam out there with a bunch of drunk college kids
dawwwwwww he/she thinks they’re people
This is so cute omgBut what if its a cat that used to be human but it was turned into a cat by a curse or spell or something
go to bed
No more SAT words or long essays: The new SAT is here, and it looks pretty different. Almost a year after first announcing the SAT would face a major redesign, College Board President David Coleman released new information this afternoon on how the exam is going to change.
The College Board says it is emphasizing “delivering opportunity” to all students and making the SAT more reflective of high school academics. “It is time to admit that the SAT and ACT have become disconnected from the work of our high schools,” Coleman said in a press conference. He also said he hoped the changes would remove the “sense of mystery and dismantle the advantages that people perceive in using costly test preparation.”
Here are some of the key changes, which will go into effect in 2016.
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The next change should be doing away with it entirely.
oh please no…..
apparently she thinks maggie would approve of them. she then said that they could be a friendship and we don’t know what they are but meeeeh
oh gaaaawwwd don’t tell me daryl/beth is seriously going to be a thing
poor lauren having to explain that maggie still cares about beth (and the rest of the prison crew) since the writers haven’t bothered to have her mention her, only glenn
Fan Bingbing outside Louis Vuitton.
greeeeaaat a whole pack of terrible white dudes. that’s exactly what this show needed
- California passed a proposition called Prop 209 which effectively killed affirmative action in their public university system.
- A bill has been reintroduced that will roll back Prop 209 and allow ethnicity to be used as one factor (NOT a quota) in university admission decisions.
- The bill would undoubtedly benefit, to a large or small degree, under-admitted and lower income groups such as: African-Americans, Latinos, Southeast Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- The bill might “take more spaces” from other Asian groups (highly dependent on income AND ethnicity) who are typically more represented in the UC system.
- The bill might also “take more spaces” from the white population, which is why conservative Republicans are allying against it
Unless you know a lot about California politics (I know a little, but not a lot) it’s a very tricky issue to wrap your head around. You really need to take it slow and read all the way through.
Jenn Fang: http://reappropriate.co/?p=4602
Ultimately, you need to think about who more privileged East Asians should have solidarity with. The answer to me is obvious. I didn’t come from a rich family by any means, and I worked in restaurants starting at the age of 15, but my family was always able to support my college aspirations and made sure I got into college. A lot of other families don’t have that tradition and aren’t so lucky. I think the anti-SCA5 campaign is especially cruel and deceptive to Pacific Islanders and Southeast Asian-Americans. Hmong, Laotian and Cambodian-Americans actually have LOWER college graduation rates than African-Americans, so they have some of the most to gain from the restoration of affirmative action.
everyone please read before reblogging that post about S-CA5.
Sasha you have better sense than that! Why run downstairs and into a dangerous situation, when you could have just yelled
how’d she even get down there so fast?
why did he open the door to begin with anyway? you could see walkers through the clear slots on the door