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Beyond the Politics of Voting | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture

As a scholar, one of the things I’ve struggled with is pushing back against the dominance of voting based politics within black communities in our post-civil rights era, without minimizing the importance of showing up at the polling booth. After all, in a midterm election year, just like in presidential years, whether or not our communities show up can be a make or break for the services and programs that are desperately needed for our communities.

Yet, and still, political engagement cannot and should not, be only about politicians. We do a severe injustice to ourselves, and especially young people, when we insist that to be political, we must be limited to engaging with politicians in someway. To be clear, this is not to say that pushing against institutional structures and the people who populate them is not important. But it is to say that in order to politically empower marginalized populations, we have to identify, celebrate and make meaningful, the everyday resistance strategies present in our neighborhoods.

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momofficial:

SNAILS EAT WORMS

why yes they do

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and it’s fucking terrifying

I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing that.

I had a snail phase at one point

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WHAT

nevver:

People like us

actually though

nevver:

People like us

actually though

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i found this series of stock images that are supposed to be of bullying but they just look really gay to me

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"But there’s a place in the political sphere for direct speech and, in the past few years in the U.S., there has been a chilling effect on a certain kind of direct speech pertaining to rights. The president is wary of being seen as the “angry black man.” People of color, women, and gays — who now have greater access to the centers of influence that ever before — are under pressure to be well-behaved when talking about their struggles. There is an expectation that we can talk about sins but no one must be identified as a sinner: newspapers love to describe words or deeds as “racially charged” even in those cases when it would be more honest to say “racist”; we agree that there is rampant misogyny, but misogynists are nowhere to be found; homophobia is a problem but no one is homophobic. One cumulative effect of this policed language is that when someone dares to point out something as obvious as white privilege, it is seen as unduly provocative. Marginalized voices in America have fewer and fewer avenues to speak plainly about what they suffer; the effect of this enforced civility is that those voices are falsified or blocked entirely from the discourse."

Teju Cole, http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/

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Maria Nguyen


M.I.A by Liz Johnson-Artur

M.I.A by Liz Johnson-Artur

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A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross

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Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrumcentrifig., 2013

blackcontemporaryart:

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
centrifig., 2013

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TRACK: White Tiger