Perfect gif is perfect. :)
In her own words:
Nichelle Nichols talks to a group of students at NASA Mission Control in 1977 and visits the Lewis Research center that same year.
In the mid-1970s, Nichols has given a speech that criticized NASA for not selecting women and people of color as astronaut candidates. The agency’s response was to hire her to find and recruit talented minorities and women, and she did exactly that. In her tenure as a recruiter, she helped the agency bring five women, three African American men and an Asian American male on board.
take a moment to appreciate the following:
- NASA’s response to criticism was to hire their critic and ask her to help them fix it.
- Nichols’s response to this was to do exactly that, rather than telling them to fix it themselves.
I gave a speech called “New Opportunities for the Humanization of Space” or “Space, What’s in it for me?” In [the speech], I’m going where no man or woman dares go. I took NASA on for not including women and I gave some history of the powerful women who had applied and, after five times applying, felt disenfranchised and backed off. [At that time] NASA was having their fifth or sixth recruitment and women and ethnic people [were] staying away in droves.
I was asked to come to headquarters the next day and they wanted me to assist them in persuading women and people of ethnic backgrounds that NASA was serious [about recruiting them]. And I said you’ve got to be joking; I didn’t take them seriously… . John Yardley, who I knew from working on a previous project, was in the room and said ’Nichelle, we are serious.’
I said OK. I will do this and I will bring you the most qualified people on the planet, as qualified as anyone you’ve ever had and I will bring them in droves. And if you do not pick a person of color, if you do not pick a woman, if it’s the same old, same old, all-white male astronaut corps, that you’ve done for the last five years, and I’m just another dupe, I will be your worst nightmare.
A comic about my parents. The entirety of their relationship is mutual hatred of the human race.
ahhh you’re mom is so great thooo
look at this precious thing
fucking look at it
and then you look to the apparent dead body in the back
When good bunnies go bad.
THAT ONE IS EATING HIM
“hooray! we slew the giant!”
It’s celebrating the slaying of the giant
Sleepy Hollow RULES!!!!
Always reblog snarky Giles.
In case you were having a bad day…..
i can never not reblog this.
Welcome to the priorities of the human race.
i got chills from this. rest in peace hero.
Because you can’t see in this photo, this is the grave of Leonard Matlovich.