Pages from coloring book for jer called historia de la esclavitud negra en puerto rico. The title could def be better, what i dig abt it is that it could be an opp to discuss other forms of enslavement in PR.
See that third foto? It starts “los esclavos negros siempren luchadon por su libertad” Telling children Africans and racially Black folks who were enslaved *always* fought for their liberation in a coloring book is how it needs to be taught!
"One of the crazier things about marijuana prohibition is/was just how bad they have been at prohibiting marijuana. If I were walking through Seattle’s University District, I think it would be difficult not to get some. This is the kind of trufact which can be ascertained just by going outside, by attending a concert, or (especially) by attending an outdoor concert. Gabriel used to complain about it at the Dave Matthews shows he’d end up at, and I was like, man. Listen. Listen to the lyrics of the songs. It doesn’t require any sorcelations to get, is the long and short of it. People who go on to become President are not strangers to it. So the idea that it’s some kind of toxic alien fungus is the sort of lie that requires tremendous effort to maintain. Arguably, they haven’t succeeded."
DC Comics has handed the keys to the “Champion of the Oppressed” to a guy who has dedicated himself to oppress me, and my partner, and millions of people like us. It represents a fundamental misread of who the character is, and what he means.
It is dispiriting. It is wearying. It is also, finally, not for me.
One of the other nicknames that accrued to Superman right away – that predates “Man of Steel” by a good amount – is “The Man of Tomorrow.” And much of his early iconography bears a distinctive Socio-Realist, Diego Rivera vibe: a lot of burnished golden sunrises, eyes raised to the horizon, gazing into the future.
Because that’s where he lives, Superman. And that’s what he says to us: We can do better. We can be better, to ourselves, and to each other.
Hey, DC Comics? Be better.
Glen Weldon, author of SUPERMAN: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY, twitter wit, and wonderful pop culture thinker and writer, on Orson Scott Card and his grotesque miscasting as writer, however temporary, of Superman. (via mattfractionblog)
I get that superheroes aren’t something everyone cares about, and even then not everyone likes or cares that much about Superman. But at the root (when written properly), this character is not just about physical strength or the ability to fly, he’s about believing in the very best aspects of humanity, about seeing the potential in everyone, about never giving up even on actual supervillains. I’m honestly a bit surprised by the strength of my emotional reaction to this of all things, but on a symbolic level the idea of this poisonous bigot writing that character, even briefly, literally makes me feel nauseous. I signed this and I hope everyone else does too.
"These people are literally ill with fear. And their world is turning lopsided. There is a black man in the White House and he’s winning, and worst of all he’s self-evidently smarter than they are. He’s not even angry!
It is time for the mainstream media to stop playing the Republican extremists’ game. Let’s talk about racism and white Southern males who can’t get with the program. Let’s talk about what’s really going on with “gun rights,” which has nothing to do with hunting or home protection or even the Second Amendment, but has everything to do with the delusional paranoia of people who really believe the world is out to get them because it’s changing from white to brown, from homophobic to tolerant, from exclusionary to inclusionary, from anti-woman to pro-woman."
"The apt description of the typical Caribbean person, is that he/she is part-African, part-European, part-Asian, part Native-American but totally Caribbean. To perceive this is to understand the creative diversity which is at once cause and occasion, result and defining point of Caribbean cultural life."
Rex Nettleford, Texture and Diversity: the Cultural Life of the Caribbean
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