Content Warning: the concept/term “cr*zy” is used throughout this piece. As you will read, the author does this to better understand and defang the term as someone diagnosed with a disorder. The effect of calling someone cr*zy, whether it be the polite rhetoric of “mental illness” or the aforementioned unsophisticated slur, is the obfuscation of the fact that we exist in … [Read more...] about The Necessary Insanity of Dual Power
In a report marked for official use only recently obtained by Foreign Policy, the FBI assessed that “perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement,” classifying those espousing this ideology as “Black Identity Extremists," or BIEs. This document, dated Aug. 3, was internally … [Read more...] about ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Classification Sustains Racist Legacy
When liberal multicultural politics continue to dominate film, TV, and other media, we miss the people and issues both “at the margin and at the center.” Black Cuban boys enjoying time playing outside in Trinidad, Cuba. People across the United States continue to make a fuss over the cancellation of Netflix’s Cuban-American remake of Whitney Blake and Allan Maning’s One … [Read more...] about The Shallow Multiculturalist Popularity of “One Day at a Time”
Police forces in riot gear keep watch on a demonstration in Omaha, Neb., on July 8. Participants were protesting the recent shooting death by police of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” – James Baldwin We have a tendency to accept the United States police force as a natural, organic entity. … [Read more...] about Where Are the Good Police?
“The agreement an Indian makes to a United States treaty is like the agreement a buffalo makes with his hunters when pierced with arrows.” -- Chief Ouray (1) Resistance to capitalism in the Pikes Peak region is not new. The area was home to the Ute Tribe when large numbers of white people arrived during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of the mid-19th Century. Miners from Georgia … [Read more...] about Return of Revolt to the Rockies