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Feb 26
newyorker:

Cartoon of the Day

newyorker:

Cartoon of the Day

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Jan 11

Got a letter from SC Senator Lindsey Graham congratulating my Fulbright grant…

Shall I send my own “sincere congratulations” for his blatant racism, appearance in Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians, and starring role in making South Carolina a permanent fixture in national comedy shows?


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Dec 2
cjernigan:

Why does this look like a scene out of one of my family vacations!?

SNUGGIE!! this photo makes me miss the Pride House immensely.

cjernigan:

Why does this look like a scene out of one of my family vacations!?

SNUGGIE!! this photo makes me miss the Pride House immensely.

(Source: unclefather, via cjernigan-deactivated20140103)


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Oct 5
grrrlgerms:

kimclit:

trigger warning: descriptions of police brutality and physical assault
SUPPORT PONY BLACK
If you live near Olympia, please attend Pony’s arraignment in solidarity. Wednesday, October 6, 9 am. Olympia Municipal Court: 909 8th Ave SE. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161008403925978
Everyone, everywhere, please spread the word. It is too often that acts of violence by the police go unnoticed because they are committed against women, queers, people of color, poor people, disabled people, and others low on Amerikkka’s hierarchies. Do not let them take away our voices. ACAB.
From Pony’s facebook:

Early morning around 2:30 am last Saturday September 25th I was assaulted by the Olympia police department. I was on the sidewalk playing a keyboard with some folk when a girl, who is always starting shit with me, came up to me and pushed me. We began to have a yelling and shoving match. The police apparently were nearby for some other incident so the response was fast. I was in the Altered States Tattoo alcove talking to an officer when suddenly and without provocation he grabbed the back of my head and slammed my face into the ground. Witnesses tell me that my head was then repeatedly smashed into the cement. I was thrown up against the cop car, bleeding profusely from my head injury. Witnesses tried to give their report to the police but they wouldn’t listen and did not write them down. There were people telling the cops to take me to the hospital because I obviously needed medical attention. The police told them that they were going to take me to St. Pete’s right away. I NEVER RECEIVED MEDICAL ATTENTION. They took me to the police station where I sat bleeding for several hours. They did not allow me to call anyone. They would not allow me to leave. They laughed at me while I was crying and stating that I did nothing wrong. Finally, close to 6am they let me go. However, not before making me sign something that I was in no position to understand with a concussion. I hobbled out of the station, barely able to walk without screaming in pain. Thank you to the person that saw me hitchhiking and gave me a ride home.
There are several witnesses to this act of violence against me. We cannot let them get away with this. This fight is about all of us. Please stand up with me.


Ask me why I don’t support law enforcement!

grrrlgerms:

kimclit:

trigger warning: descriptions of police brutality and physical assault

SUPPORT PONY BLACK

If you live near Olympia, please attend Pony’s arraignment in solidarity. Wednesday, October 6, 9 am. Olympia Municipal Court: 909 8th Ave SE. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161008403925978

Everyone, everywhere, please spread the word. It is too often that acts of violence by the police go unnoticed because they are committed against women, queers, people of color, poor people, disabled people, and others low on Amerikkka’s hierarchies. Do not let them take away our voices. ACAB.

From Pony’s facebook:

Early morning around 2:30 am last Saturday September 25th I was assaulted by the Olympia police department. I was on the sidewalk playing a keyboard with some folk when a girl, who is always starting shit with me, came up to me and pushed me. We began to have a yelling and shoving match. The police apparently were nearby for some other incident so the response was fast. I was in the Altered States Tattoo alcove talking to an officer when suddenly and without provocation he grabbed the back of my head and slammed my face into the ground. Witnesses tell me that my head was then repeatedly smashed into the cement. I was thrown up against the cop car, bleeding profusely from my head injury. Witnesses tried to give their report to the police but they wouldn’t listen and did not write them down. There were people telling the cops to take me to the hospital because I obviously needed medical attention. The police told them that they were going to take me to St. Pete’s right away. I NEVER RECEIVED MEDICAL ATTENTION. They took me to the police station where I sat bleeding for several hours. They did not allow me to call anyone. They would not allow me to leave. They laughed at me while I was crying and stating that I did nothing wrong. Finally, close to 6am they let me go. However, not before making me sign something that I was in no position to understand with a concussion. I hobbled out of the station, barely able to walk without screaming in pain. Thank you to the person that saw me hitchhiking and gave me a ride home.

There are several witnesses to this act of violence against me. We cannot let them get away with this. This fight is about all of us. Please stand up with me.

Ask me why I don’t support law enforcement!

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Aug 12
kalemason:

marxist-feminism:

easternblocparty | radiofreemars | murda | zuky | herzundseele | newfilosofee:


Jim Hurlbut: You were born in Omaha, is that right?
Malcolm X: Yes sir.
Hurlbut: And your family left Omaha when you were what? One year old?
Malcolm X: I imagine about a year old.
Hurlbut: Now, why did they eave Omaha?
Malcolm X: Well, to my understanding… the Ku Klux Klan burned down one of their homes in Omaha.
Hurlbut: This made your family feel very unhappy actually?
Malcolm X: Well insecure if not unhappy.
Hurlbut: So they must have a somewhat prejudiced point of view — a personally prejudiced point of view. In other words, you cannot look at this in a broad, academic sort of way, really, can you?
Malcolm X: I think that’s incorrect, because despite the fact that that happened in Omaha and then when moved to Lansing, Michigan our home was burned down again — in fact, my father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan, and despite all of that, no one was more thoroughly integrated with whites than I. No one has lived more so in the society of whites than I. 

This portion of this famous interview has always fascinated me. Hurlbut is asserting that people of color cannot be objective about racism because they have experienced the violence of racism, which apparently “prejudices” you. Only white people can look at racism in a “broad, academic sort of way” because they are the architects of racism and only experience the benefits of white supremacism. And he’s sitting there saying this on national television as though he’s making sense. Hurlbut is pushing this intellectual depravity at Malcolm X as though he has found a clever way to discredit Malcolm’s perspective. This is what white racism does to white people: it makes them stupid. This is why I’ve often described whiteness as a cognitive trauma, a lifetime of conditioning which inhibits certain neural faculties and results in a certain kind of dissociative disorder. Only people who have dissociated themselves from their own humanity can happily picnic under swinging corpses.

kalemason:

marxist-feminism:

easternblocparty | radiofreemars | murda | zuky | herzundseele | newfilosofee:

Jim Hurlbut: You were born in Omaha, is that right?

Malcolm X: Yes sir.

Hurlbut: And your family left Omaha when you were what? One year old?

Malcolm X: I imagine about a year old.

Hurlbut: Now, why did they eave Omaha?

Malcolm X: Well, to my understanding… the Ku Klux Klan burned down one of their homes in Omaha.

Hurlbut: This made your family feel very unhappy actually?

Malcolm X: Well insecure if not unhappy.

Hurlbut: So they must have a somewhat prejudiced point of view — a personally prejudiced point of view. In other words, you cannot look at this in a broad, academic sort of way, really, can you?

Malcolm X: I think that’s incorrect, because despite the fact that that happened in Omaha and then when moved to Lansing, Michigan our home was burned down again — in fact, my father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan, and despite all of that, no one was more thoroughly integrated with whites than I. No one has lived more so in the society of whites than I. 

This portion of this famous interview has always fascinated me. Hurlbut is asserting that people of color cannot be objective about racism because they have experienced the violence of racism, which apparently “prejudices” you. Only white people can look at racism in a “broad, academic sort of way” because they are the architects of racism and only experience the benefits of white supremacism. And he’s sitting there saying this on national television as though he’s making sense. Hurlbut is pushing this intellectual depravity at Malcolm X as though he has found a clever way to discredit Malcolm’s perspective. This is what white racism does to white people: it makes them stupid. This is why I’ve often described whiteness as a cognitive trauma, a lifetime of conditioning which inhibits certain neural faculties and results in a certain kind of dissociative disorder. Only people who have dissociated themselves from their own humanity can happily picnic under swinging corpses.


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Aug 10
“Being trans is like wearing a sign that says, “Ask me questions you would never ask another human being.”” Tranny Boy, a poem by Enoch Riese (via xyxrebellion) (via iragray) (via gendertrash) (via genderqueer) (via tranzient) (via handgrenade2) (via kalemason)

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"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is something valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. "
-E. E. Cummings



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Aug 1
“chemistry knows what psychology refuses to see: change in a community does not come from any one individual, but by the arrangement of individuals in space. potential energy reflects position in a system, not an intrinsic property of a single something.”

JAT, one of my most influential professors ever. (via kalemason)

Ditto.


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Jun 19
ctatum:

Hundreds of people march for gay rights in downtown Spartanburg | GoUpstate.com
Things I learned from the protesters at the Upstate SC Pride March today: sodomy is a sin, apparently, and I should probably be repenting right now.  Also, Pentecostals are scared of me stealing and influencing their children.  Surprisingly large turn-out though for the Upstate’s 2nd Pride March—successful, I think.

ctatum:

Hundreds of people march for gay rights in downtown Spartanburg | GoUpstate.com

Things I learned from the protesters at the Upstate SC Pride March today: sodomy is a sin, apparently, and I should probably be repenting right now.  Also, Pentecostals are scared of me stealing and influencing their children.  Surprisingly large turn-out though for the Upstate’s 2nd Pride March—successful, I think.


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