The world does not become raceless or will not become unracialized by assertion....– Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark, p. 46
Butler in Frames of War:
“War sustains its practices through acting on the senses, crafting them to apprehend the world selectively, deadening affect in response to certain sounds and images, and enlivening affective responses to others. This is why war works to undermine a sensate democracy, restricting what we can feel, disposing us to feel shock and outrage in the face of one expression of violence and the...
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whatshouldwecallme: In high school: Now:
Each time an incident like this occurs and distancing language blaming it on...– For the Last Time, Stop Conflating Violence and Mental Illness | xoJane And here’s the study. (via holdontothehopeofabettertomorrow) Oh hey, someone is talking about this. Good. (via allisticntprivilege)
When someone argues that this is racist to white...
Arctic Honkey: This Killer was not a boy. If we... →
confrontingmywhitegirlprivilege: evolutia: thegoddamazon: Exactly. If they’re willing to try Black boys as adults in crimes at 15 years old (like they did my friend’s brother), then this TWENTY-FOUR YEAR OLD MAN IS A DAMN ADULT. Shit. Trayvon Martin certainly wasn’t…
WHEN I HOLD THE DOOR FOR SOMEONE AND THEY DONT SAY...
howdoiputthisgently: I’M LIKE:
redditor captainpixystick explains the Affordable...
Bob: Hi, insurance company. I'd like to buy some health insurance.
Insurance company: No. You had cancer when you were 3 years old, and the cancer could come back. We're not selling you health insurance.
Bob: It's not my fault I got cancer when I was three! Besides, that was years ago!
Insurance company: If we sell insurance to you, we'll probably lose money, and we're not doing it.
Bob: But I need insurance more than anyone! My cancer might come back!
Insurance company: We don't care. We're not selling you insurance.
Obama: Hey, that's totally not fair. Bob is right, he does need insurance! Sell Bob some insurance.
Insurance company: If we have to, I guess.
Mary: This is cool. Obama said the insurance company has to sell insurance to anyone who needs it.
Sam: Hey, I have an idea. I'm going to stop paying for health insurance. If I get sick, I can always go buy some insurance then. The insurance company won't be able to say no, because Obama's told them they have to sell it to anyone who needs it!
Dave: that's a great idea! I'm not paying for health insurance either, at least not until I get sick.
Insurance company: Hey! If everyone stops paying for insurance, we'll go bankrupt!
Obama: Oh come on Sam and Dave, that's not fair either.
Dave: I don't care. It saves me money.
Obama: Oh for god's sake. Sam, Dave, you have to keep paying for health insurance, and not wait until you're sick. You too, Mary and Bob.
Mary: But I'm broke! I can't buy insurance! I just don't have any money.
Obama: Mary, show me your piggy bank. Oh, wow, you really are broke. Ok, tell you what. You still have to buy insurance, but I'll help you pay 95% of the cost.
Mary: thank you.
Obama: I need an aspirin.
Insurance company: We're not paying for that aspirin.
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