A lightning strike nearby shut the power down in my ‘hood for a minute & the thunder set off all the car alarms. I’m a bit worried about flooding though…
i have feelings about this, pero, idt they’re coherent yet.
like it’s a starting point to encapsulate all the microagressions based on salvadoran-mexican tensions we face: the stereotype in chicano media that salvadoran woman are fast, parents work discrimination, why all the TV in San Salvador is Televisa, suppressing my accent, why people steal words in my own damn dialect to use against me [cerote]
And the fact that it wasnt me, getting burned at the stake every 5 mins by Xicano tumblr, that invented it, but an indigenous woman from Oaxaca who herself dissociates herself strongly from the Mexican state and dominant culture. I mean i still planned to get burned at the stake tho, whatever i got SPF.
I think you know my thoughts on this pretty well, esp. regarding cultural dominance via Mexican media, academia, etc., regional politics, the role of the Mexican state and government as a conduit for US aggression and as a perpetrator of the same policies and action on behalf of itself and Mexican moneyed interest, tensions between folk in the exterior (which manifest violently against CA communities, unfair theft of resources, services, power on and on), etc.
I agree and I think it’s really important for Mexicanxs to hear this and to begin taking real steps against the ways in which we seek to emulate anglo domination and the ways we undermine the self-determination of central american and caribbean folk when it doesn’t align with “Mexican interests” (always labeled “Latino interests”) or aspirations to play hegemon or kingmaker, and the community’s tacit or fully-spoken support for those actions and attitudes.
Did anyone in LA see that news that police in Compton schools can now carry assault rifles?
They’re not the first in Cali either: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/fontana-school-other-districts-police-semiautomatic-rifles.html
in case you were having a bad day, here’s a picture of Yo-Yo Ma, the famous cellist, on the floor of a bathroom with a wombat
Apparently, in an attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything less than innocent, people have been spreading an image of an armed 17-year-old Joda Cain around the web and claiming that it’s Michael Brown.
Joda Cain is accused of murder in my home state of Oregon, and has literally jack shit to do with the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri. THESE ARE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE. Anyone using the above image as “proof” that Michael Brown “deserved” to be shot should be called out for defamation, and promptly thrown down a spiral staircase.
The bottom photo is the real Michael Brown. He was called a “gentle giant” by friends and family. He was unarmed and innocent, and he was murdered by a police officer after being shot more than seven times at close range. Witnesses, including a friend who was with him at the time of the shooting, all agree that he was doing nothing deserving of such violent actions from the officer who gunned him down.
1. Even if the first picture was Michael Brown (d.e.p.) let’s talk about why Black Men can’t walk around holding guns in the same way, for example, as White 2nd amendment fanatics who find it necessary to carry guns into a Target and Chipotle.
2. EVEN IF Michael Brown (d.e.p.) was a criminal, it does not give the right for police to play Judge, Jury and Executioner, which they have no problem doing anyway, especially with Black Men.
What strikes me most interesting about these two pictures is the juxtaposition of different expressions of gender roles.
Michael Brown’s (d.e.p.) picture being more “effiminate” (not by my standards) and Joda Cain’s presenting a masculine, defensive and power-driven stance.
Which leads to another question: What do these two pictures say about Amerikkka’s fear of Black Men and Masculinity?