I sat on the balcony,
Drank good beer and read about a Dream Deferred,
I looked up at the stars,
The words of Langston Hughes,
Illuminated in the pages of a cool summer night,
And I want to be there,
“Where the morning and the evening won’t bother me”
Voy a conseguirlo
They changed the password for my work computer to either, “bean,” “beaner,” or “beanerboy.”
I am 1000% done.
I didn’t press the issue, but as soon as I had been told that, a coworker felt the need to explain that it was the name of their dog. Still. That is incredibly inappropriate and unfair.
I can never win.
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It’s the fact that most of the wealth and power in the western world sits squarely in the hands of white people. It’s any part of society that treats white as the default and everything else as “other.”
White supremacy is a holdover from the days of colonialism and slavery, but it’s been largely upheld by people who either pretend it’s not there, consciously sustain it, or reinforce it to survive. Respectability politics falls in the latter category.
Thanks! My library is always growing, right now there’s a lot of texts on colonization and resistance in the Americas.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X. READ IT. I sincerely don’t know where I’d be today, if it weren’t for this incredibly important text.
Any book by James Baldwin. The Fire Next Time; Nobody Knows My Name. Baldwin’s writing is poetry, and I owe it to him for the developing of my strong moral fiber. His conviction and passion for justice is poetry.
Stolen Continents, by Ronald Wright is AMAZING. It’s pretty much the first book I ever read on the history of American Colonization and Indigenous resistance. The book covers the history and contemporary struggles of Indigenous peoples of Latin America and the US. It’s a really good read. There’s this one Chapter that talks about how the last monarch of the Inka, Tupac Amaru, road into battle against Spanish troops on commandeered horses. A definite MUST READ.
1491 details the history of the Americas, before Columbus. It’s a really amazing and affirming book to read for fellow Natives. It’s a dense book, but I guarantee you will find it hard to put down. This book played a huge role in my life as an artist, when I started making identity based work. 1491 and Stolen Continents exemplified the importance of developing a research practice to bolster and inform my creative practice.
In The Language Of Kings is a dense book, filled with precolombian Nahua poetry and philosophy. It’s beautiful.
La Raza: The Mexican Americans, by Stan Steiner documents the germinating political movements of the Chicano Movement of the early 60s, focusing on the lives and struggles of Mexican American campesinos in New Mexico. Reies Lopez Tijerina’s campaign for land reform and reclamation is at the center of this incredible read. This book is an important historical read for Chican@s.
Cooking With Coolio is a MUST.
ronnieronlinn, that sounds AMAZING. I will definitely have to check that out!
Señor Newton talks about the importance of overcoming the insecurities instilled by white supremacist patriarchy, while shattering the myth that Queerness is borne with the decadence of capitalism.