Here’s a FACT about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict – hundreds upon hundreds of people have died since 2000. Yes, the subject is a complicated one. BEYOND complicated, I would say. But articles like this don’t do anything to help (I mean, clearly). They aren’t funny (like, I still don’t get the point – was I supposed to laugh?). They are the definition of lazy, cold-hearted content production.
- Have you eaten in the last 4ish hours?
- Have you had something to drink today?
- Can you have something, even if just milk or water or cup’o’noodles or toast with something yummy on it, if you haven’t, please?
- If you have any injuries, can you please take care of them for me?
Whatever you have or haven’t done today just know you’re super strong and I am so proud of you
Okay you can go back to blogging now~ <3
Not just for those in Detroit, but anywhere where the right to water is being restricted or denied!
hey everyone, this post has only gotten a thousand or so notes and only a single follower of mine has reblogged this from me specifically.
Detroit has been shutting water off for entire neighborhoods regardless of whether people paid bills or not. Even if they didn’t, should that really mean that they should die of thirst? Should there really be a cost to stay alive?
Please, spread this. Link it on other sites so someone down the line who needs this anywhere can take back water, something that should be the right of every human being.
Yo except if you do this, please understand that locking your water main open with concrete puts your house in serious risk of flooding if a pipe breaks and either the internal shutoff valve(s) are poorly placed or misfunctioning. Be very cautious of doing this if you have kids, and please keep them out of basement areas to avoid electrocution and drowning accidents.
Here’s some excellent archival research by NPR’s Code Switch team (with help from NPR librarian Katie Daugert on blacks passing as East Indian or using “exotica” to navigate the Jim Crow South. This perspective complicates the conversations trending on the Internet about cultural appropriation.
"I was Jim Crowed here, Jim Crowed there, Jim Crowed all over the place. And I didn’t like being Jim Crowed." —- Jesse Routté, who pulled off what historian Paul Kramer calls the “turban trick.”
At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.
I don’t really know how much it complicates the discussion on cultural appropriation though… “Wore a turban to pass as white enough to avoid everyday racism and Jim Crow” is still rather different than “wore a bindi because it’s cute lol”. Even with the entertainers like Korla Pandit pretending to be Indian instead of black was still more about survival than Iggy Azalea putting on a black accent is >_> But maybe it does complicate it if you don’t understand power relations or think that all cultural appropriation is equal.
The article however isn’t even really about cultural appropriation as such (as a concept), but about an interesting thing in history. So do read it for that :)