Descriptions of white suspects be descriptive as shit like
"Suspect was approximately five feet and eleven inches tall, with short, dirty-blond hair, three piercings in his left ear, a mole on the right side of his neck, and wearing faded blue Guess jeans, newbalance sneakers, a gray T shirt with a spaghetti sauce stain.
Descriptions of black suspects be like
"Suspect was described as a black male wearing clothes, and he was black and male, with clothes."
Omg. I had this really fucked up dream about a zombie apocalypse where this deadly, zombifying virus was going around. And I somehow managed to team up with this dude who was like a fuckin’ chainsaw master or something because he protected me and a few other folks from the zombies as we made our way up the coast to the last (or closest?) safe zone.
It was snowy and cold and sitnky because of all the dead people lying around, and the safe place was cordoned off by high fences and barbed wire and we all had to go through a medical exam to be let in.
Then at some point there was a security breach in which a handful of zombies broke in, and some of us, including me, got bitten or otherwise infected through body fluids.
And so the health and security people immediately rounded us all up after killing the zombies, and they just chucked us right over the wall. And there was this entire path filled with dead or dying people.
There was this one girl I passed by and she was on the ground, reaching for me like “Please, stay with me, I don’t want to die alone”
and I was basically like “um I don’t know you”
and I ran to a health clinic (?????) so that the nurse could print something out for me (??????????)
And then I woke up.
THE FACT THAT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY TOLD AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEMS THAT TEENS SHOULD NOT BE UP BEFORE 8:30 AND ONLY 15% OF SCHOOLS LISTENED ANGERS ME SO MUCH
Oh my gosh. This again. I’ve got a news flash for you, people ALL OVER THE US get up before this time and are perfectly healthy. What they do is GO TO BED EARLIER.
Also, too bad they didn’t say what time zone to go off of… Because then we could translate that time zone ALL OVER THE WORLD. Get my point? People don’t need a certain time to get UP, they need a certain time amount to SLEEP.
Don’t just cite something because you are sleepy and bored. And if you do, use proper citations.
If you would like sources, then I suggest you check this article and this article, at the National Sleep Foundation. Given some time I can likely find some of the studies themselves that prove the well known fact that adolescents experience a release of melatonin later than children and adults, resulting in it being nearly impossible for the majority of them to fall asleep early. It’s not a matter of discipline, it’s a simple matter of when the natural and common shift in their circadian rhythm.
I was having this conversation with my mom the other day (and, by the way, she works at the collegiate level in child, youth, and family studies. She has a doctorate in her area. To give you some context.) and not only is Mark correct, adolescents basically have fucked up circadian rhythms, it can be literally impossible for them to go to sleep earlier.
High school is usually eight hours a day, and on average, classes will have an hour of homework. This isn’t just AP classes— in AP and IB it gets even worse.
So, take, say, six classes— six core classes and two electives. All six of those classes have an hour of homework each night. Or sometimes two. Or three.
For instance, a school gets out at 3pm. If you have six hours of homework, that puts you at 9 o’clock. Which, not too bad, you think.
But most classes, especially higher level classes, they tend to have larger loads of homework, and some students may take longer on their homework for a variety of reasons.
And then, adolescents are being hounded from all sides to do extracurricular activities, get involved in their school and community, and even get a job. Factor those in and your 9pm bedtime is out the window.
Not to mention, social interaction and relaxation are vital to humans and especially adolescents. How can you do any of that if you’re up until midnight doing your homework after a full day of school and extracurriculars?
So please, do not say that “going to sleep early” will help. Not only is it biologically ridiculous, in that it will not help (by the way, just google this, and you’ll find a dozen articles. I guarantee it. You don’t even have to try.) it is also practically impossible for a teenager to do school, homework, extracurriculars, anything resembling a personal/social life, AND get to sleep early.
Adolescents can go to bed at 8 or 9 and still be exhausted when they have to wake up at 6am. If they’re even able to go to bed that early, but wait, the point of this is that they’re not. Not without skipping a lot of homework that will bring down their grade and god knows THAT’S the end of the world.
Which means that yes, it might be a good idea to start schools later.
#sleep#education#circadian rhythms#if you want me to pull out studies and articles give me fucking ten minutes and I’ll have twenty#Cassie rants#don’t think I don’t have the education or experience to back this up#I witness this every day and in my own life#and yeah as I mentioned MY MOTHER TEACHES THIS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS#please do not tell me to go to bed early#because as much as I wish it would help#it usually doesn’t#and people who don’t realize this either haven’t had to experience it#are educated with the wrong information on this issue#or they think we’re whining#let’s see you do college level classes in high school and sports and clubs and a stack of homework#then you can talk to us about whining
Not gonna lie, I got through high school by basically never doing homework.
look at this fucked up bird
what the fuck
are those its titties
okay yea bird tiddys yea haha but what the fuck is that thing
it kinda looks like balls when they be bouncing
breasts is just like dolly parton