NYPD taking steps to coverup “chokehold murder.”
First, they misdirected focus to the first responders on the scene (who were then taken off duty). Now, the NY Daily News has the police report from the incident where the chokehold — the sole reason Eric Garner died that day — isn’t even mentioned.
I’m not trying to indict the entire NYPD even though I certainly have my own history with that racist, bullying institution. Other people have already taken up that banner with protests and “remember whens?” back to the time Police Commissioner Bratton was chief in the 90s and locking up brown people left and right under his “broken windows” policy (x). I want to take this down to what it really is — one cop who got out of control and should be punished.
4:09 pm • 22 July 2014 •
News from my home state: KKK handing out candy; Leader implies he’s not racist
I love when South Carolina makes the news because I get to remind people the Palmetto State birthed me and I still made it out alive, whole, and fabulous.
This past weekend the Klan left little bags of candy and literature in folks’ driveways to recruit some fresh rednecks to their cause. In all honestly, it’s not the worst idea in the world. I personally would do quite a few questionable things for a Reese’s cup right now.
3:50 pm • 16 July 2014 •
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Man shoots himself. Tells police a Black man did it.
If I wrote a little blurb about every white person that blamed a crime on an Imaginary Negro, that’s all I would have time to write about. This story in particular caught my eye because I can’t figure out the motive, and you know how I hate being unable to suss out racists folks’ reasoning.
I’m about 87% sure this is the waste of skin in question (more on that later):
But I’m 100% sure he’s a worthless racist.
11:58 am • 16 July 2014 •
Look at this photo.
Can’t decide if this is Postracial America or Musical Chairs. #PleaseHelp
12:06 pm • 11 July 2014 •
Aspiration vs. Authenticity vs. Appropriation
I just got a message from a friend of mine about white people in hip-hop (or other Black artforms) so I wanted to make a quick note about it publicly so y’all can discuss and tell me why you agree or disagree.
You have spoken somewhat frequently in your writing about the problem with artists such as Iggy Azalea, Macklemore, etc. While I generally don’t enjoy these artists as a whole, it’s not particularly for the political reasons that you take issue with them. I think I’ve always interpreted what they do as more of a desire for cultural “participation,” rather than any desire to co-opt and take “ownership” of another culture. From what I’ve always seen, it always looks like the aforementioned artists have genuine reverence and deep respect for the talent of rap artists and the efficacy and legitimacy of that method of expression. I feel like these artists, whether we agree or not, believe that this particular mode of expression (in this case, rap) speaks to them more strongly than different modes of expression and they genuinely want to be accepted by the communities that they revere so intensely.
10:21 am • 11 July 2014 •
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Pet peeve of the day: Gay white guys with a Shaniqua Complex.
I would like to revisit this since there is a Time article going around today instructing gay white men to stop stealing Black female culture.
It’s still not cute. I’m glad other folks agree.
5:27 pm • 9 July 2014 •
Look at this photo.
Because transporting millions of people to take them to “religion” is way easier than transporting a religion to millions of people….
Ugh. Well I just feel guilty and disrespectful for being an atheist after all this Truth & Enlightenment has been thrust uponst me this mornin. My ancestors died so I could be washed in the blood of
European crimes against humanity for profit Our Lord Jesus, and here I go ignoring the Bible and denying the existence of a belief system solidified and bastardized by White people to conform to Western ideals and traditions. How dare I.
No but really. I’ll never understand why Black people have clung so fervently to a faith that was forced upon us and used to justify our enslavement. They broke us with chains and chained us to the Bible. Four hundred years later and we still can’t find the damned key.
9:59 am • 2 July 2014 •