…The drag about watching figure skating, though, is you gotta listen to Dick Button announce it. For you guys who don’t watch figure skating, I’ll catch you up real quick: Dick Button won a gold medal in figure skating in 1884, ok? And he’s hyper-condescending and…
The homie Sabrina breaking down “coddled.” You suckas.
“Being an ally is not something you are, it’s something you do. “Ally” is not an identity, it is a set of behaviors that help acknowledge and promote underprivileged members of your community. But you have privileges that they do not and not all of your words and actions will fall under the banner of “being an ally”. Even if you consider yourself well-versed in your understanding of oppression and privilege, you will, eventually do or say something that reveals your privilege and is offensive, insensitive, or callous, if not outright cruel. The whole point of privilege is that it’s largely invisible to those who have it — including you. If you have colleagues that respect you, if people in the broader community value the work you do, if you are recognized as an important voice, people will call you out on your privilege. How you respond to that criticism makes the difference between self-identifying as an ally, and actually being an ally.”
Three books in the last few months, including Teaching2030 in Mandarin. All precursors to my own book.
Why I’m a midnight marauder. (Thanks @missgigip)
Simba. (at Noche de Margaritas)
Maria Hinojosa with Raquel Cepeda and Daniel Alarcon. (at New York Public Library - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
“Don Lemon holds so tightly to the myth of black moral and cultural deficiency that he completely missed the absurdity of prescribing the abandonment of sagging pants and use of “the N word” as an antidote to the governmental divestment from black communities that results in failing school systems and unchecked mass incarceration. Lemon’s comfort in delivering half truths illustrates the deep commitment many feel to perpetuating a single narrative on blackness without regard to facts.”
For those unaware, teaching has had the perception of “woman’s work” for the better part of the last century. Without workers’ rights and collective bargaining, some of the rights teachers have these days wouldn’t exist. Yet, it seems clear that teaching as a woman-dominated profession would get accosted by a patriarchal government. The facts are clear: 85% of K-12 teachers are women and 80% of our government officials are men. Even with a margin of error of 5% (give or take), Christie’s finger-waging of this teacher is not just symbolic of the attitudes against teachers, but women as a whole.
Thank you for posting this. Chris Christie needs to put that finger down.
“Sandberg’s definition of feminism begins and ends with the notion that it’s all about gender equality within the existing social system. From this perspective, the structures of imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy need not be challenged. And she makes it seem that privileged white men will eagerly choose to extend the benefits of corporate capitalism to white women who have the courage to ‘lean in.’ It almost seems as if Sandberg sees women’s lack of perseverance as more the problem than systemic inequality. Sandberg effectively uses her race and class power and privilege to promote a narrow definition of feminism that obscures and undermines visionary feminist concerns.”
Between the contradictions was a place of the untethered possibility. - editor, re Gloria Alzaldúa (at LaGuardia Airport (LGA))
55 minutes til boarding. LGA 2 RDU. (at LaGuardia Airport (LGA))
Badboying it. (at Inwood Local)