I have only recently discovered the concept of “privilege” and freely admit that I am a privileged white [heterosexual] woman. I’ve probably got a lot of other privilege, too. I grew up in the United States to parents who cared about my education—they even paid for my college education—and now I am in law school. … [Read more…]
No, wait, I didn’t. Also? I didn’t forget that, because of his male privilege, he’s also probably sexist. Anyone who thinks we’re “post-racial” is (a) not living in the real world and (b) white.
I’m not sure why, but this song (and its two video versions) sends massive warm fuzzies into my Asian-American heart:
Another execution of an unarmed black man by white cops. This one might have been covered up if not for citizen journalists, cell phone video recording technology, and YouTube. Read the news story, watch the (graphic) video, and if you’re appalled by this, pass the word on so that national media attention is focused on … [Read more…]
an awesome vid & song: Politicians that can give me hope. Music that can give me hope. Maybe this country is going somewhere good.
I’m so glad that McCain deigned to show up to his debate, although claiming to be too good for it? Classy. I TiVo’d the debate last night, so I’m only an hour and a half through it (only so much I can take…and after a beer it’s harder to focus on political punditry). My major … [Read more…]
I just ran across this, from Not the Nine O’Clock News. Rowan Atkinson explains the conservative political position, which has not changed much since the late 70s/early 80s. (Complete with a Bible misquote!) NSFW. [wp_youtube]PFlNyqeeifA[/wp_youtube]
A breakdown of the language used to discuss the candidates (you know, the female candidate, the black candidate, and the republican candidate). Spark is a category for sharing links. No intense commentary, just a link & a brief reason you might want to click on it. Something to Spark your Mind to Flame, if you … [Read more…]
The (now) classic comedy shot of a black woman being interviewed: “Are you going to vote for Obama because you’re black or for Clinton because you’re a woman?” There are politics (which is to say, issues) at hand, and many many people will vote their conscience, many people will look at the issues and vote … [Read more…]
[wp_youtube]k04KzgYRKrE[/wp_youtube] In place of the regularly scheduled Leaving the Garden series, I bring you Dr. King’s difficult journey that ultimately led to his acceptance of nonviolence and the rejection of American Christian political orthodoxy. His Pilgrimage to Nonviolence is a fascinating and intimate revelation of his initial convictions, his questioning process, his doubts, and the … [Read more…]
I am the son of an Asian woman from Japan and a white man from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a Japanese grandfather who survived a depression and a militaristic government and who went on to serve in Hirohito’s Army during World War II and a white grandfather who flew for the … [Read more…]