Monday, July 14, 2014


"who represents racists? .besides the government, besides the government and a few major national news outlets?  who represents racists?  i was watching the news the other day, i had to switch it off.  i was shocked, i was like that news report was only like 90% racist--like when are we going to stop silencing racists?  when are we going to stop oppressing white people in general?”  aamer rahman

Monday, July 7, 2014

James Baldwin on the Dick Cavett Show, 1968

The Invisible Cost of Patriarchy by Jennai Bundock

The Hidden Cost of Patriarchy from Burning Hearts Media on Vimeo.

“there might be sometimes the people who identify as men...or cis men…might feel uncomfortable with what i’m saying or how i’m talking about you as a group or how you’re being generalized by what i have to say and there is something really important that i want you to do if you start to feel that way and that’s i want you to swallow it and i want you to hold in your stomach and i want you to understand that that’s the way that women and people who aren’t you feel all the time around you and that we don’t get to put our hand up and say, “hey you upset me just now” because when we do that it comes with risk and when you do that it puts me as risk.  so when people say to me, ‘how can i be an ally?’ the first thing i say to them all the time is, ’shut up sometimes because sometimes you aren’t important and sometimes your feelings aren’t important and the rest of us have to go around especially in this community and feel sometimes like we’re not important and our feelings aren’t important and that this isn’t a space for us…”  Jennai Bundock  “The Hidden Cost of Patriarchy" 
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