So… I’ve had some time to ruminate on this ‘book‘… “Save the Pearls”. I put book in air quotes because this doesn’t deserve to be called a book. It’s a self serving, poor me, white people are OMG oppressed in this far flung, post apocalyptic, fictitious world so this is totally ok, AMIRITE?! oppression fantasy … Continue reading About “Save the Pearls”
Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet ANOTHER online storm about black folks. Black women's looks, black women's bodies, black fathers and the old ass trope of omfg black folks are on … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…
[DISCLAIMER GOES HERE!] Note that I am no expert and this is all my personal opinion based on my relationship with my Gods. Do not assume I am casting aspersions on your personal beliefs/lack thereof. If you assume I'm talking about you, that's your problem. Are all things on my mind lately. Still amused at … Continue reading Black Gods, Tribalism and Wiccatru…
After reading some of the articles outlining the actions, words and implied threat in the words bandied about since Barack Hussein Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States, and culminating in the shooting deaths of six people, and critical injury to Congresswoman Giffords the fear I have about President Obama living … Continue reading Violence…and loathing
The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right Monday 10 January 2011 by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right (Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t) To: Palin-lovers, Fox … Continue reading Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right
After discussions, upon discussions where sometimes I feel like the person I'm talking with genuinely "gets it" and many other times where people just can't/won't/refuse to understand their privilege, I've decided to spell it out for people and hope they actually read, comprehend and think about what's coming in this post. What's about to be … Continue reading My $2.00 worth on White Privilege
Adjuncts and God: Why Are 2 Instructors Out of Jobs? The adage says that you’re supposed to avoid talk of religion and politics in polite company, but the topics are hard to avoid if you teach Western civilization. And the topics may be especially dangerous for adjuncts. An instructor at Southwestern Community College is charging … Continue reading G*D in the University classroom… 2 adjuncts are out of work… what do you think about this?
Could Mr Right be White? Or dating 'outside' comes into practice for black women My friend Fard did a very good post on his LJ about this topic. You can find it here. Here's my comment. My 0.02 Meant to comment earlier. I agree and its sad, very sad that black women seem to be … Continue reading Dating “outside” … some thoughts.
I saw Talk to Me on Sunday with HMC. It's a beautiful film. Don Cheadle is excellent as Petey Greene, an ex-con who won the hearts of DC after getting out of the joint. Chiwitel Ejiofor is fantastic as Dewey Hughes, the guy who gives him a chance at WOL AM once Petey gets out … Continue reading Talk to Me
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N-word' gets symbolic end NAACP campaigns at annual meeting to bury the epithet just like it did with Jim Crow 60 years ago By Dahleen Glanton and Kayce T. Ataiyero Tribune staff reporters Published July 10, 2007 ATLANTA — In a symbolic move to erase the controversial "n-word" from the English vocabulary, the NAACP held … Continue reading “N*****” word Gets buried… but is it really gone?