Posts tagged race.

breegant:

Yo! Check out this trailer for the new series “Where’s the Post Racial?” from Reality Unkempt. 

Dope POC—including yours truly—talk race relations in America. 

From My Paper Bag Colored Heart
Wilmer Wilson IV

2012

Performance with inflated paper bags. A meditation on skin, objecthood, and liminality, through the historical lens of the paper bag as an implement of colorism. Performed in relation to my sculptural installation titled Domestic Exchange.

First image taken by myself. Subsequent images by Matt Dunn / courtesy Conner Contemporary Art. 

Homeless LGBT Youth: Living on the Streets at the Dangerous Intersection of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Race, and Class ›

by Laura A. Hughes, Executive Director of the Ruth Ellis Center

(via erinripley-deactivated20131113)

Why is it so difficult for many white folks to understand that racism is oppressive not because white folks have prejudicial feelings about blacks, but because it is a system that promotes domination and subjugation? The prejudicial feelings some blacks may express about whites are in no way linked to a system of domination that affords us any power to coercively control the lives and well-being of white folks. That needs to be understood

bell hooks (via cuntflavor)

(via buddhaspalm)

Why blacks aren’t embracing Occupy Wall Street - The Washington Post ›

negro sunshine.: Poem About Police Violence (June Jordan) ›

negrosunshine:

Tell me something 
what you think would happen if 
everytime they kill a black boy 
then we kill a cop 
everytime they kill a black man 
then we kill a cop

you think the accident rate would lower subsequently? 
sometimes the feeling like amaze me baby 
comes back to my mouth and I am quiet 
like Olympian pools from the running 
mountainous snows under the sun

sometimes thinking about the 12th House of the Cosmos 
or the way your ear ensnares the tip 
of my tongue or signs that I have never seen 
like DANGER WOMEN WORKING

I lose consciousness of ugly bestial rapid 
and repetitive affront as when they tell me 
18 cops in order to subdue one man 
18 strangled him to death in the ensuing scuffle 
(don’t you idolize the diction of the powerful: subdue 
and scuffle my oh my) and that the murder 
that the killing of Arthur Miller on a Brooklyn 
street was just a “justifiable accident” again 
(Again)

People been having accidents all over the globe 
so long like that I reckon that the only 
suitable insurance is a gun 
I’m saying war is not to understand or rerun 
war is to be fought and won

sometimes the feeling like amaze me baby 
blots it out/the bestial but 
not too often tell me something 
what you think would happen if 
everytime they kill a black boy 
then we kill a cop 
everytime they kill a black man 
then we kill a cop

you think the accident rate would lower subsequently

-June Jordan

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2 years ago on 11/12/11 at 01:46pm