Tag Archives: allies

#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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“A new day in South Carolina” = “That’s not black progress. That’s white progress.”

OK it is done. That nasty Confederate battle flag will fly one last night on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds and then be consigned to a museum, which is the only place where it belongs. Y’all know I have some thoughts … Continue reading

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Confederate battle flag has no place in government or polite society, period. Looks like we’re (nearly) all about to stop pretending it does.

Confederate flag rants roundup post! Yay! Oh South Carolina state flag, looks like you are finally going to lose your status as “most bullshit official government banner in America” — and that honor will pass to Mississippi, forever the butt … Continue reading

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