comfort as an act of social justice
Why rage now
So yes this is the moment to get into the streets, to harness the power we gain by coming together and to understand that Black folks have always been fighting for all of our humanity, to save our souls now on this earth. The demands for basic respect is to save us all from participating in the dehumanizing impact of being a person who ignores the humanity of others.
“I am of the mind that our collective path forward is lays in our reconciling histories. We humans have an ability to unleash an inconceivable amount of pain and suffering on one another.” – Emily Carris
Who Will Be the Gun Takers?
Who will be the gun takers? Don’t forget that actual individuals, not the devil himself, will have to go to gun person to gun person and collect all that power…
If you see a Black security guard watching over your local drugstore, tell him that you are participating in the movement of D.I.Y. reparations and hand him a $100 bill.
East African frostbite
On some national public radio, feel good story about the immigrant experience and programs that help newly arrived immigrants cope with the freezing Minnesota winters, they talked with one of the teachers, an East African man who had arrived 15 years prior. He talked on the point of how impossible it is to imagine finger…
false symbols, false hope
Yes this is co-optation of resistance, advertised darkness, fake rebellion, but if the power of art and symbols and beats and words can drive people to squander the worlds natural wealth, ignore the sufferings of others, and live blind, how come this cannot insight to action? No Church in the Wild It is worth watching,…
the whole world is watching !!!
during my protest years, on the frontlines, my critical nature began to wonder why we were there, city after city, phalanxes of riot police, same shield, same batons, same arsenal of crowd control tactics. same chants, same filthy clothes, same blisters, the sameness began to seem useless. http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/21/us/illinois-summit-protests/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1 now I am on the outside, far away…
what is collective failure
Why write? I teach, I live among curious, thinking, learning creatures that make my mind spin. It is a good spin, it keeps my mind sharp. But sometimes there are observations that I need to share, outside of my mind. And most of that has to do with how we, as a society, have failed…