Here’s what I read this January; Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, The Fateful Triangle by Stuart Hall, Just Us by Claudia Rankine, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
honey people murder mercy U.S.A. the milkland turn to monsters teach to kill to violate pull down destroy the weakly freedom growing fruit from being born America June Jordan: In Memoriam Martin Luther King Jr.
Trump’s America.Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight – The Washington Post
Via feministing, I found this Mother Jones report: Ever since the Sandy Hook massacre, a small but vocal faction of the gun rights movement has been targeting women who speak up on the issue—whether to propose tighter regulations, educate about the dangers to children, or simply to sell guns with innovative security features. The vicious …
coelasquid: werewolf1992: whiteboyfriend: NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves. (gawker) This is brilliant I wish I could say I was surprised. NPR wins this year’s April Fool’s Day.
Kat Chow on NPR’s code switch blog wrote a great article on the history of vanilla. As with so many things originating on the American continent, the history is inextricably connected to colonialism, slavery, and appropriation by whiteness. For instance, the Totonac Indians of Mexico had the knowledge how to efficiently cultivate vanilla beans, a …
We’re not Native to America, we were here before ‘America’. Leonard Prescott, Former Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community (via nativnuance) Good point.
Acimowin: To Tell a Story (TW for video and linked article: sexism, racism, sexual assault, murder) Megan Bertasson (Whitebear Woman, Wolf Woman; Cree woman) gives a talk on the importance and impact of Cree storytelling – including storytelling as resistance – and proceeds to tell a horrifying story about the treatment of Cree people, especially …
ann–bittersuesz: Queer Kids in America by M. Sharkey
please do not allow that the Republicans kill you. That is all. Love, Chrís