2015 in memes and images

Every year I save images that define the past year. Here are images, memories, and memes for 2015:

 

Theme: Institutionalized Insensitivity

Whether you’re a woman…

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one shade of grey

Or a black man…

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blm-world-in-pic-3We all have the power to change things. If you can’t change the world, change the world within your reach.
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Black Lives Matter movement proposes these changes

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…and this method of getting those in power to listen.

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2015 was about recognizing the systemic nature of racism, sexism, and discrimination. Here is an actual cover from a university promotional pamphlet, typical of the problem. Did you notice that the black man and the woman are losing the race to a couple of young white guys in business suits?

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2015 Most touching images

Wife and baby honor daddy, a 2015 medal of honor recipient, on his birthday in the cemetery.

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Children studying in Afghanistan, where a school hasn’t been built.afghan-hardship-univ-entrance-exam

 

3D printing actually helps somebody.

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A colleague quits, but leaves us with the best job description ever.

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Overcoming obstacles

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“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” – Martin Luther King, Jr

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2015 Politics

Endless Republican debates and candidates

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And Bernie Sanders wins the idea war, even if he can’t win the big money game.

(Debate moderator) COOPER: You don’t consider yourself a capitalist, Bernie Sanders?

SANDERS: Do I consider myself part of the casino capitalist process by which so few have so much and so many have so little by which Wall Street’s greed and recklessness wrecked this economy? No, I don’t.

I believe in a society where all people do well. Not just a handful of billionaires.

(APPLAUSE)

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Are we still questioning the value of affordable healthcare for all? Yes.

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Marriage equality becomes the law everywhere.

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Syrian Refugees versus fear of terrorism

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Islamic militants gun down the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper. Violence can break the pencil today, but it simply begets more voices against violence in the long run.

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Two worlds collide

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International Development Developments

To begin: More Than Me’s founder Katie Meyler made 2014’s Time Person of the Year list for helping communities mobilize against Ebola in Liberia. Here, below, Warren Buffet is mock-proposing to her after Katie’s impassioned speech for more support. Warren_buffet_proposes to katie meyler

And the next day, how local Liberian newspapers (rags) portray this gesture. The joke is lost.10940432_10153088247814923_6726858800866098222_n“Behavior change” was a common 2015 theme in the nonprofit world.change-self-vs-others

Feedback Labs launched its diagnostic tool – how good is your feedback loop?

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Which could improve decision making, sorta.

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Wayan Vota launched a Cards Against Humanity for cynical development workers: Cards against Humanitarians

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The aid industry “beltway bandits” continue raking in cash for “ending poverty” abroad.

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Random

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Superbowl halftime show.

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#DeadRacoonToronto

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My nephew had this experience on Facebook concerning the death of his father:what-my-nephews-dead-dad-looks-like-on-facebook-1yr-later

Processed food continues to scare people.
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Trello signs up 3 million users.TacoBouncer

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Mad Max Fury Road

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Back to the Future – Oct 26, 2015 – becomes the present.

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Godel Escher Blog begins (as a new year’s resolution)

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My baby Zander was born, April 10, 2015

What babies see.

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What google deep dream sees when I feed it my baby reading a book.

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Oh, and I published some books.

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