The problem here is that your viewing this from the perspective of a status quo that is basically designed to exploit and disempower workers. Something like flipping burgers is a necessary function in society and it’s an immensely profitable industry, yet it pays slave wages. And we are taught to accept this because somehow flipping burgers isn’t prestigious enough for someone to make a living wage doing it.
When our attitude is, “People who flip burgers don’t need to be able to afford to live,” I think our attitude is shit.
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog.
I feel like I’ve been preparing for this image all my life.
The internet is over, everyone can go home
It’s just as beautiful as I always imagined.
US: Police Practices Fuel HIV Epidemic from Human Rights Watch
I remember reading the article police were arresting people with lots of condoms on the suspicion of prostitution… I remember thinking there could be unfortunate implications.
Patricia Hill Collins
Love this quote, an excerpt from Black Sexual Politics. RESISTANCE.
Notice that she mentions the parallel between the policies that put Nelson Mandela in prison and the policies themselves being an extension of prison. They are intrinsically connected. There is no absolute delineation between “prison” and then “free society” when Black people cannot experience freedom from racism. Slavery and Jim Crow (and its Northern and Western de facto segregation companions) here, colonialism and apartheid there. Political prisoners here. Political prisoners there. Prison Industrial Complex here, unjust imprisonment as a tool of the State there. Racism here. Racism there. White supremacy here. White supremacy there.
Though I recognize the complex, unique and specific issues particular to South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s life and experiences, I see the role of White supremacy globally and the shared burden that Black people experience, even with nuanced and differing privileges and oppressions for other facets of identity. Like he said “We are not anti-White. We are against White supremacy.”
'MY TOE IS EXPOSED' hahahaha that's me