Marginalized persons will identify with the system that oppresses them to be above fellow victims of said system.
EW WTF this guy is gross af and on his death bed. My god his jaw is so fucking severe why cant he go extinct instead of the white rhino
There were a couple jokes that were chuckle worthy, but it all seemed mean spirited.
It’s obviously good that DACA recipients are receiving $33 million, but think of how much more money the underprivileged would have if Bezos didn’t pay Amazon employees nominal wages while working them like dogs, or if he didn’t try to dodge taxes by pitting America’s cities against each other in a battle royale for…
Apropos of nothing, didn’t Allison Williams do a great job as a total monster? As poor old Chris was throttling Rose at the end (I’m being serious here - watch the film and you’ll see why), I was willing him to make sure she was DEAD, because she was such a terrifyingly ruthless, relentless fiend.
Maybe he took that rabbit home and named it “Denmark Vesey.”
My father was an R&B connoisseur evidenced by my ability to recall Portrait and get blank stares from my friends. There are no lies here.
This 1965 civil rights era tactics of marches, days of atonement, “All Glocks Down” songs, and cease fires, never really addresses the actual reasons why violence is popping off.
The short answer is school and job opportunities; and making imperiled youths feel wanted, and valued.
Yep. We have to understand that conventional logic and standard approaches will not work in this instance.
Yea that album is even harder to find digitally. It took me like 4 years before I could find it. But I didn’t know Switch came before. Thanks for that.
The DeBarge family may be the most tragic musical family story ever. To think that so much horror was hidden behind such beautiful and talented individuals.
It’s comforting to know that the Debarges had some musical success and enjoyment-however brief-to offset the severe trauma and dysfunction they grew up with. I read Bunny’s book some years ago and I almost wish I hadn’t. Their father was a disturbed mf-er.
“Switch” is just another incredible black group that is ignored by contemporary black folks. A group whose sound and influence was thrown away save for a handful of recurrent black radio stations nationwide.
What a great article. Thank you for this.
A dangerous and insidious attitude. As soon as you make getting a seat at the table a priority then all that happens is you start giving up ground to keep your seat at the table. Either the people already at the table care about your needs or they don’t, and if they don’t then any attempt to get a seat at the table is…
The root of this problem (no pun intended) is (to paraphrase Orwell) that all people are equal, but some people are more equal than others. Many definitely-not-racist (white) people like diversity and equality, but they also like the structures that they’ve created that perpetuate inequality. They still want to be…
There you go making excuses for a racist system. You’re pretty much what the article is talking about.
Excellent article. I had never read the Toni Morrison quote, “If you have to have someone underneath you to feel tall, that’s a sickness and neurosis that needs to be examined.” I always wanted a more succinct way to explain how when people feel like they’re on a lower social stratus / economic class, they tend to…