Tag Archives: allies

We can’t just remove icons of Confederate glorification — we must add representations of Black empowerment, too

Hey, look, I know I post a lot, especially lately. But this essay is ESSENTIAL READING. Save it for later if you must. But please, please read it! There is so much to chew on here! This piece offers a … Continue reading

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‘You don’t have to start perfect. You just have to start.’

I truly love this statement by a friend of a friend on FB. (Text included below, too.) I feel that it is a very gracious open hand, with true understanding and empathy for a certain kind of oblivious white person who … Continue reading

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#NoBanNoWall #NewYorkWelcomesAll

Notes from the #NoBanNoWall protest rally in Battery Park, lower Manhattan: Unusual sign: “I am conservative. I am appalled” plus on the reverse side, Hebrew lettering alongside English reading “For You Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt” — an … Continue reading

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Saying “hi” while black

Witness! This 15-minute video (embedded in article that sums up encounter) is very uncomfortable to sit through, but must be viewed especially by those of us who don’t experience routine racist abuse of police power. No violence (this time) — just disrespectful, … Continue reading

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Happy Pride 2016!

PRIDE 2016 was a little more frustrating this year at first — the necessary increased security by NYPD plus NYPD counterterrorism was augmented by Secret Service because Hillary Clinton joined city and state leaders at the front of the march … Continue reading

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On Stanford Swimmer (rapist) Brock Turner, rape apologism, & rape culture

I thought I was about as offended/angry as I could be about this Brock Turner rapist POS and his POS rape-apologist father/family and his rape-excusing POS judge Aaron Persky. But ooh goody, look, there’s another rapist-reputation-protecting agency at work here … Continue reading

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Being an ally means denouncing “our” dangerous people, not just “theirs”

Social media threats by a white supremacist non-student result in one arrest, great. What about the assholes riding around in pickup trucks last night shouting “White Power!” like the newfangled KKK? Oh and here’s another roundup of this shit. But … Continue reading

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