Well… this has been a week.
Remember when Gen X middle-class white folks thought that implicit bias and structural inequalities (which are terrible) were where we should be putting all of our anti-racism focus because we didn’t know that blacks were still being killed by whites with impunity? When we knew that getting a cab was more difficult and police were more likely to give tickets (also terrible), but we didn’t realize that just walking outside could mean sudden inexplicable death? When we thought the Rodney King thing was in the past? Police brutality shouldn’t have to be video-taped in order to get press. Children shouldn’t have to die for our eyes to be open.
Also for this Christmas season… Imagine A Christmas Story where Ralphie is black. An icicle to the eye would be the least of his worries. That is white privilege. Never thinking to have made that connection before is white privilege. The only people in this country for whom the justice system even has a chance of working are middle class white people up against middle class white people. Poor people and minorities get shafted and rich people get away with far too much. I’ve lost a lot of faith.
Even though state-sanctioned executions of black boys and teens are not a thing of the past, we should still be fighting against the patriarchy and kyriarchy on all fronts.
Big Hero 6 has gender/racial diversity done right. (#2 adds: Big Hero 6 is a great movie. You should see it if you get a chance. It’s funny, and also it shows how gorgeous San Francisco is! Also it has a fat cat named Mochi.)
A rape analogy.
What women want, according to designers.
I want to buy whatever they are selling.
Flex your hustle muscles
Coffee is a tiny little mobster.
Flowchart for the opening of any and every Bond movie.
Journal submission recommendations from Larry Katz.
Unlike for most online postings, read the comments on this one!
The lightsaber jokes begin.
What an editor does
Heroes and villains, Flemish masters style
Working at a research university: illustrated