I didn't get around to posting this for April, so I'm gonna consider this the beginning of #MeMadeMay ^_^
If your birthday (or other personal celebration) is in May, and you're comfortable sharing a mailing address with me, I'll make you a card! Please let me know what kind of celebration, and I'll try to make something thematic. ^_^ Thanks to @amylsacks I now have a wider selection of magazine pages! 💜
Things I like to discuss - #fibrearts #modernart #arthistory #linguistics #science #physics #chemistry #humor #mentalhealth #sociology #publictransit #food #cooking #fireart #crazyplans #tech #learning #machines #enviroment #waste #travel #nature #culture #life #books
I've been on spanner.works for a while, so here's my #introduction :
Things I like / do for fun - #knitting #fibrearts #walking #birdsite #puns #chocolate #photography #art #museum #library #DIY #learning #volunteer #outdoors #fireart #machines #dance #swing #bluesdance #bluesmusic #hotjazz #blues #spreadsheets #details #rocks #dinosaurs #plants
The FBI finally opened an investigation into her shooting today, but no officers have been arrested, charged, or even disciplined yet.
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reposted from @blairimani
SAY HER NAME 💔 TAKE ACTION. LINK IN BIO. In honor of Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday today, we are calling for justice to be served.
Breonna was an essential worker murdered at the height of a pandemic in her HOME. She was killed by police with a barrage of bullets that struck her at least 8 times.
They were executing a no-knock warrant for another suspect that was already in their custody.
However, why is it drilled into our heads, from grade school onward, in every single venue, by presidents, professors and police chiefs alike, that the civil rights movement was victorious because it was non-violent? Surely we should be suspicious of any narrative that the entire white establishment agrees is of the utmost importance.
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In the 400 years of barbaric, white supremacist, colonial and genocidal history known as the United States, the civil rights movement stands out as a bright, beautiful, all-too-brief moment of hope and struggle. We still live in the shadow of the leaders, theory, and images that emerged from those years, and any struggle in America that overlooks the work (both philosophical and organizational) produced in those decades does so at its own peril.
It’s impossible to know, but all the non-violent protests against police killings across the country that go unreported seem to indicate the answer is no. It was the looting of a Duane Reade after a vigil that brought widespread attention to the murder of Kimani Gray in New York City. The media’s own warped procedure instructs that riots and looting are more effective at attracting attention to a cause.
In working to correct the white-supremacist media narrative we can end up reproducing police tactics of isolating the individuals who attack property at protests. Despite the fact that if it were not for those individuals the media might pay no attention at all. If protesters hadn’t looted and burnt down that QuikTrip on the second day of protests, would Ferguson be a point of worldwide attention?
Hi. Today I set up a recurring donation with the Birth Justice Fund. The Birth Justice Fund works to eliminate disparities in pregnancy and birth outcomes experienced by women of color, low-income women, young women and transgender people.
We need to provide better support for moms and babies, as well as better resources for those who care for them. Maybe you want to support moms too?
Imma say it one last time for the folks in the back:
It isn't "blacks." Do not say "blacks." It's racist. It's antiblack as fuck and it is a giant red flag. We are a people. We are human beings.
Black *people*. Black *person*.
If I see it, you will be blocked on sight and I will suggest others do the same.
i don't remember if this was posted here yet but this is a fund to help black trans women in atlanta who are sex workers and/or homeless; you can donate here:
trayvon martin’s mother sybrina fulton, is running for office in florida please share/donate to her campaign if you are able!
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This is a Google Doc that has been compiled by several people with links to resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children, articles and books to read, film / tv / videos to watch, podcasts, and organizations to follow and/or support. There are more resource links at the end as well. This document is for everyone, not just parents.
If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now.
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I am convinced many problems with the shallowness of White anti-racism are actually much deeper problems of being ungrounded. We know we should abandon whiteness. But we're scared of being adrift, without community or history or place. So we either maintain ties with Whiteness, making us hypocrites when we speak out against Racism, or we cut ties, and we feel insecure and rootless, constantly turning to BIPOC people for reassurance that we are right, ultimately exhausting them.
white moderates / message to white people
not being racist isn't enough
That's what this is all about, and half a fucking century since Martin Luther King wrote about the white moderate we still have the exact same problem.
If you skipped A Letter from Birmingham Jail in history class, read it now. Its short. Also read at least summaries of the theory being posted by PoC etc.
You shouldn't need me, a white person, to tell you this, when I'm sure that several other PoC and black users have probably already tried to tell you this. That's also part of the problem. LISTEN.
Be anti-racist or you aren't helping.
Outnumbered and outgunned, the riot grew worse for black Tulsans. Countless families began to flee after being trapped between rampant flames and gunfire. By the end of the attack, close to 300 black people were murdered, while many others were left injured, homeless and held in internment camps.”
More resources :
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Black men, some who served in World War I, rallied together and armed themselves, ready to fight for their families and community. Whites indiscriminately shot and killed men, women, and children on foot and by car. As the number of casualties on both sides escalated, airplanes used in World War I were dispatched, firing rifles at residents and dropping fire bombs on the black community.
Many of the businesses in Greenwood (which they referred to as “Little Africa”) were more prosperous than those in the white community. Racial and economic tensions soon came to a boil in May of 1921.
Before dawn, a mob of angry white men stormed into Greenwood armed with guns, some provided by local officers who also participated in the riot. Hundreds of businesses and homes were ransacked and set afire.
“Greenwood flourished and became a symbol of black wealth, pride, and unity. At its height, the business center boasted of various grocery stores, nightclubs, drug stores, churches, funeral homes, restaurants, banks, hotels, and the likes. The community was completely self-sufficient and became the home of many black multimillionaire entrepreneurs. With this growth and success came envy from white Tulsans.
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99 years ago today (May 31st-June 2nd, 1921) white mobs attacked Black people and burned down their entire community, also known as Black Wall Street, in Tulsa, OK. White people love to forget their history of looting, burning cities to the ground, and continuous killing of Black people.
Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. -- R. A. Grace Hopper
Expats, those who have left their home towns, travelers and freaks are especially welcome.