"Talking to White People about the Zimmerman Trial Bingo"
Aubrey, one of my amazing subscribers, dropped me a note this morning to say that the ridiculous comments on Kamu Bell’s and my Facebook page inspired this epic Zimmerman Trial Bingo card. After all the fuckery that’s been floating around the internet with regards to this sham of a verdict, I needed this laugh today. Thanks Aubrey!
*below i paste a letter i helped craft with a group of Black activist tired of the liberal multicultural community organizing so popular on college campuses. though we took a lot of heat (doubt, misunderstanding, and hostility) for our words, we stood strong in them and i can look back proudly on…
Jamie Foxx attended the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night to accept the 2013 Generation Award. He did so while wearing a shirt that had the phrase “kNOw Justice” above photos of Trayvon Martin and the Newtown kids.
Many intelligent humans would view Jamie Foxx’s shirt as a way a celebrity can…
Over the last couple of days, many people around the country have been caught-up in the whole same-sex marriage drama that’s currently taking place in the Supreme Court. As someone who doesn’t personally or politically feel connected to so-called ‘marriage equality’ and, frankly, can’t fathom so much time and energy and money being poured into getting one more privilege for one group of people— especially since the people within that group who will benefit the most are mostly very privileged already—at the expense of countless other really important and much more urgent issues facing the queer community and our society as a whole (bullying and suicides of queer and queer-perceived youth, violence against transgender people, invisibilization of disabled queers and queers of color and disabled queers of color, mass incarceration, etc.), I’m just going to save myself a headache and skip the part where I argue for a more inclusive and intersectional movement and instead let y’all know what you may have missed while you were busy being obsessed with single-issue gay politics.