The black struggle for liberation intends to refocus the white gaze in the direction of whiteness, that is, upon itself so as to correct its distorted affects. And why would we want to depoliticize the black struggle for liberation, a project that has the potential to transform all global citizens, but for no other reason than to resist such possibilities of transformation. Who’s scared? And, why? Our answers to those questions might just be the beginning of a global project of racial reconciliation catalyzed by the formation of new racial logics and politics.
Chatting it up with Mayor Cory A. Booker
My review of Frank Ocean’s “channel ORANGE”
HARM FREE ZONE 2012
Prevention- The act of preventing harm within the community.
Intervention- The act of directly intervening when harm has occurs
Reparation- The act of repairing harm among ALL community members
Transformation- The act of completely transforming individual and collective power relationships
“June Jordan’s words ( I was born a Black woman / and now / I am become a Palestinian) resuscitated my courage and like her I had become a Palestinian, though, I had been a Palestinian all along–even before my arrival on the land. I only needed to recall the guard that awaited me when I departed the plane; the guard that took my passport, my itinerary, my scrapbook, my words; the guard that interrogated me one on one in the security room wanting to know if my beard was a sign for allegiance to Allah…the many guards that guard a nation from everyone else but itself.”
Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Darnell L. Moore, and Kenyon Farrow’s collaborative article on standing at the intersections of Roland Martin’s homophobia and GLAAD’s racism in their collective piece for The Feminist Wire.
“Over and over again as racially-conscious, Black feminist lesbian and gay people, we find ourselves being told to be silent when misogyny and homophobia rears its head in order to be accepted as Black by the larger community. The most recent debacle from Roland Martin’s homophobic tweets during the Super Bowl is one of too many examples…”