Stuff on the Internet that I’ve been reading instead of Grace Lee Boggs’ The Next American Revolution.
- You need to read Sonia Sotomayor’s devastating, Ta-Nehisi Coates-citing Supreme Court dissent
- ACCIÓN URGENTE: Espacio Civil de Oaxaca emite alerta humanitaria por ataque armado del Estado a población civil
- What up, Oakland? – Always on point Aura Bogado breaks down the scandal within Oakland PD.
- Is Los Angeles a City of Immigrants? – Thoughtful parsing of why white people are never termed ‘immigrants’, despite being the world’s most zealous colonizers.
- Commentary: For refugees, awkward truths about U.S. asylum – The way in which the U.S refugee system is set up is underresourced and creates arbitrary/artificial divisions between refugee, and black/brown communities. #realtalk.
- Latinos And American Identity In A Time Of Trump: A Postcard From El Paso
- gayborhoods, guns, and the mainstream homosexual – “This subtle method, dubbed The Dallas Way, is epitomized by the phrase “We’re here, we’re queer, we pay our taxes, we keep up our lawns.”” aka why the face of queerness in Dallas is white, male, and perhaps Republican.
- Welcome to the arrest capital of the United States – The suburb of Gretna, Louisiana arrested 8 out of 9 black adults in 2013. This makes me fucking sick. #SuburbanizationofViolence
- Why Our Punitive Justice System Doesn’t Work – And 3 Alternatives to Prisons
- My Father, The Hero, The Patriarch – Friend and writer bae Lilian Min is
killinghealing it lately.
- Malcolm X Was Right About America – The part about being an oppressed person of color in the United States while simultaneously aware of one’s participation in an empire building nation is REAL.
- THINK GENDER IS PERFORMANCE? YOU HAVE JUDITH BUTLER TO THANK FOR THAT. – Longform profile of how my cranky obtuse bae became a pop phenomenon.
- Cops Hate Queers, Queers Hate Cops – Ask me how I feel about Mark Cuban donating $1 million to the Dallas Police Department to patrol the gayborhood. Or don’t. #WhiteCishetMenLayOffOurBodies
- My four months as a private prison guard – Far better and more worthwhile than the current season of Orange is the New Black.
- 10 Black Punk Bands You Need To Listen To – Because I want to work for racial equity AND listen to my music, mang!
- Reclaiming Rock and Roll: Black Women Thinkers in Rock Music – See above.
- Frank Ocean Writes Personal Tumblr Post Reflecting On Orlando Tragedy – “I’m scared to know but I wanna know what everyone hears when they talk to God. Do the insane hear the voice distorted? Do the indoctrinated hear another voice entirely?”
- Here Is Jesse Williams’ Full Speech From the 2016 BET Awards – It’s impossible to isolate any single quote from this speech because all of it is so good.
- You’re a bitch vs. You a bitch: A grammatology
- BONUS: Because a black rapper remixing a Muslim pop star on the Creative Commons internet HAS to mean that we’ve achieved some progress in 2016, right?