Staggerlee wonders by James Baldwin. An Open Letter to White Liberal Feminists. Dear White Liberal Feminists, After Donald J.
Trump’s election to the highest and most powerful political office of the United States last week, many of you have approached me, and my black brothers and sisters especially, with tearful eyes and somber faces. In person, in private, in public, and in the digital sphere, you have bemoaned the state of this world and our political landscape.
Stop Asking Me to Empathize With the White Working Class. Photo Credit: Shutterstock / mikeledray The only people who were surprised by white people voting for white supremacy is other white people.
Muslims, black folks and other people of color have been petrified of this outcome for a long time now, because we know how white power will do anything to preserve itself. We have seen it, worked beside it, watched it on the news, lived next door to it, witnessed it call itself our friend and then question our experiences with racism when we recount them. For 18 months we have watched this demagogue with nary a workable policy to his name wage one of the most violent campaigns against us in our lifetimes, and seen his star rise because of it.
Takingbackourculture: #ytppl - On Being a Mixed Person of Color. The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years. The African Choir were a group of young South African singers that toured Britain between 1891 and 1893.
They were formed to raise funds for a Christian school in their home country and performed for Queen Victoria at Osborne House, a royal residence on the Isle of Wight. At some point during their stay, they visited the studio of the London Stereoscopic Company to have group and individual portraits made on plate-glass negatives. That long-lost series of photographs, unseen for 120 years, is the dramatic centrepiece of an illuminating new exhibition called Black Chronicles II. 19-year-old Driver Gunned Down by Undercover CHP Officers in Fullerton. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2:03 p.m.
UPDATE, JULY 7, 2:03 P.M.: Undercover officers tracked the red Chevy Silverado pickup the late Villanueva was driving with an 18-year-old male passenger from a Santa Fe Springs swap meet parking lot car club gathering known as a “sideshow,” a law enforcement source speaking on condition of anonymity reportedly told the Los Angeles Times. After following the pickup out of the meet that involved about 80 trucks and off-road vehicles, a CHP team that had been monitoring the “illegal” event tried to pull over Villanueva, but the driver probably did not know they were officers because they were working undercover in street clothes and driving an unmarked vehicle, according to Sgt.
Kathryn Hamel of the Fullerton Police Department. Why Sci-Fi Keeps Imagining the Subjugation of White People. Science-fiction "contemplates possible futures.
" So says a new Smithsonian article, and it doesn't seem like a particularly controversial thesis. As the piece says, sci-fi tries to think about what’s to come for civilization. "The future is a safe, sterile laboratory for trying out ideas in," as Ursula K. Le Guin says. Kids Who Die by Langston Hughes » Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here. This is for the kids who die, Black and white, For kids will die certainly.
The old and rich will live on awhile, As always, Eating blood and gold, Letting kids die. Kids will die in the swamps of Mississippi Organizing sharecroppers Kids will die in the streets of Chicago Organizing workers Kids will die in the orange groves of California Telling others to get together Whites and Filipinos, Negroes and Mexicans, All kinds of kids will die Who don’t believe in lies, and bribes, and contentment And a lousy peace. Javon Johnson // "cuz he's black" (Animation) Suffragettes Who Mixed White Supremacy With Women's Rights. Suffragette: Susan B.
Anthony, 1820-1906 (Social reformer, member of the Anti-Slavery Society, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association) Hooray: “I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.” Wait, What: “Mr.
Douglass talks about the wrongs of the Negro; but with all the outrages that he to-day suffers, he would not exchange his sex and take the place of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” Suffragette: Anna Howard Shaw, 1847-1919 (Physician, Methodist minister, president of the National Woman Suffrage Association, inspiration for an episode of 30 Rock) Hooray: “Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men’s work at half men’s wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women.” Breaking into James Baldwin's House. Why I’m Absolutely an Angry Black Woman — THOSE PEOPLE.
Why I’m Absolutely an Angry Black Woman Photo by Femi Matti Because when I was five, my kindergarten classmate told me I couldn’t be the princess in the game we were playing because black girls couldn’t be princesses.
Because I was in third grade the first time a teacher seemed shocked at how “well-spoken” I was. Because in fourth grade I was told my crush didn’t like black girls. Because in sixth grade a different crush told me I was pretty — for a black girl. Because in 9th grade when I switched schools a boy told me he knew I had to be mixed with something to be so pretty. Because I was one of two black girls in the freshman class at my college.
Because when I got married people assumed I was pregnant. Because my nephew told me he couldn’t be Spider Man like he wants to because Spider Man is white. I’m Not Your Token. I am not a fan Dr.
King’s I Have a Dream speech and the way that most people interpret it. Most folks forget that the beginning of the speech focuses on the failure of the white supremacist American government to fulfill the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation and of democracy for all its people. No, Native Americans aren't genetically more susceptible to alcoholism. When Jessica Elm, a citizen of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, was studying for her master’s degree in social work, she frequently heard about how genes were responsible for the high risk of alcoholism among American Indians.
But her own family’s experience — and the research, she discovered — tells a very different story. The "firewater" fairytale that Elm came to know all too well goes like this: Europeans introduced Native Americans to alcohol, which they were genetically unprepared to handle. How To Resist White Supremacy In Your Love Life: A 5-Step Guide - By Cathy Chen “We’re never gonna get anywhere as long as our economies of attraction continue to resemble more or less the economies of attraction of white supremacy.” –Junot Diaz, Keynote Speech at Facing Race 2012. Asian American Writers' Workshop - Authenticity Obsession, or Conceptualism as Minstrel Show.
Introduction ᚒ State Us ᚒ Mathematics of the Unliving ᚒ Body-Phobia ᚒ “I saw the body. I saw the blood.” ᚒ Conceptual Poetry as Minstrel Show ᚒ “Families” ᚒ Genre as Political Ideology ᚒ Writing While Black ᚒ The Sublime of Authenticity If April is the cruelest month, this spring has been the cruelest season for American poetry’s genteel pastures, thanks to two poets and their forays in a sadistic but hardly untrendy high-art genre: the avant-garde minstrel show.
Why Grammar Snobbery Has No Place in the Movement. Aggregate – Black Lives Matter. Lighten Up — The Nib — Medium. Fascinating Fascism by Susan Sontag. The Last of the Nuba by Leni Riefenstahl Harper & Row, 208 pp., $18.95 SS Regalia by Jack Pia. The Curious Case Of Childish Gambino, Authenticity & The Grammys. No Grammy came floating up from the depths for Gambino, but with a TV Show in the works, he may be on the way to joining Drake as Hip Hop’s second resident emcee/actor. Three and a half years ago, before Because the Internet, before Nothing was the Same, and mere months before Camp and Take Care (both dropped on Nov. 15, 2011,) Childish Gambino, or Donald Glover, was asked about the waning importance of street-cred in Hip Hop. “Here’s the thing, streed-cred is code for ‘real’. That’s all it is. When people say street-cred, what they really mean is ‘you’re not lying,’” Gambino said in an interview on Q with Jian Ghomeshi.
14 Words That Carry A Coded Meaning For Black People. I haaaaaaate talking about race, and yet I do it... - Annelise's Notebooks. The Racism Beat — Matter. Don't call me ginger. Woman is the “N” of the World? Men really need to stop calling women crazy. By Harris O'MalleyJuly 9, 2014 Harris O’Malley is a dating coach who provides geek dating advice at his blog Paging Dr. NerdLove, the Dr. NerdLove podcast and The Good Men Project. Taylor Swift performs at Madison Square Garden, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) You Wanna Compare Rape Culture to Racism? Okay, Let’s Do That! — Human Parts. “Woman is the nigger of the world.”
Once upon a time, a very famous white man sang those words. His Japanese wife, an avant-garde artist, had coined the phrase in an interview a few years prior. The very famous white man recognized the phrase she’d casually uttered had great power. It compared and united in metaphor two struggling peoples — niggers and women. You Don’t Have To Apologize For Being White — Culture Club.
Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party. Butler of Bel Air, now King on the Heath. On Staging 'King Lear' with Sheep. Dating, Children, And Black Culture. « PostBourgie. Why Yellow Fever Is Different than “Having a Type” The wrongheaded obsession with “vanishing” indigenous peoples. 10 Astonishing Portraits Of The World's Most Remote Tribes - Kazakhs. TEDIKUMA テヂ熊, Another comic I started last night. This one is... Nick Cave on the Artist’s Responsibility.