looking forward to the early 2030s when peer reviewed scientific literature all begins with ALRIGHT LISTEN UP FUCKERS
An assortment of images from the Skeleton Krewe’s march on Mardi Gras day, New Orleans, 2014. The full gallery is available here and showcases all the costumes.
This is some basic shit.
The Skeleton Krewe serves one important purpose, and that is to erase the history and appropriate the shit out of the tradition of The Skull and Bones Gang. The Skull and Bones Gang has existed 180 years longer than this group or other groups of “skeleton gangs”. The purpose of the Skull and Bones Gang is rooted in the experiences of working class Black New Orleanians in the early 1800s. These groups do nothing to honor that and don’t even reference the Skull and Bones Gang on their website. They’ve distorted every aspect of the original North Side Skull and Bones gang to meet their own entertainment and amusement while doing everything they can to erase their significance, including marching on Mardi Gras morning, the same part of the same day that the North Side Skull and Bones Gang always has its ceremonies.
To call something cultural appropriation I feel sometimes leaves unnamed what it really is, and that is violence.
Miles Davis covered in blood after an altercation with police
"Altercation" sounds so polite, like it was a mutual thing and not one man getting assaulted by the police. Miles got beat up by the police.
The cops assaulted Miles because he was black. He was standing outside Birdland where he just performed and was taking a break. His name was on the marquee. They saw him escort a white female friend from the club into a taxi and then they approached him after as he was taking a smoke break. The cops told him to “move on”. Miles said he was playing at the club and was on break. They weren’t hearing any of that. One cop then punched him in the stomach, while another one cracked him on the head with a nightstick. That’s why he’s covered in blood. He was a victim of police brutality.
Christopher Porché West: Mardi Gras Indians -
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Terms to use instead of “crazy” when you’re saying “Wow, that’s so crazy!”:
Terms to use instead of “crazy” that are more useful, appropriate, and descriptive when referring to people:
Person living with mental illness
Person with (insert self-described mental illness here)
Person who experiences the world differently than you or me
Because using this term and similar ones is not just politically incorrect as defined by overly-sensitive people, it’s an act of stigmatization and harm committed on me, many people I love, and many people in your life. When you’re told you’re “abnormal” through involuntary hospitalizations, being psychiatrically medicated, and numerous other experiences, “crazy” means you don’t belong. “Crazy” means you’re not fit for “normal” society. “Crazy” means that the institutions and state you exist within my commit violence against you, and it be perfectly acceptable. It’s not just about not using a word, it’s about improving a consciousness that can push us all towards dignity for one another and liberation for all.
According to a study from researchers at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School,White people believe they are victims of racism more often than Black people:
Whites believe that they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America.
…whites believe that anti-white racism has increased and is now a bigger problem than anti-black racism.
pero like, what?
This can’t be real. But if it were, how many would even be surprised? They would pull some shit like that.
I think what this study really shows is that whites are upset that their white privilege is less prominent and obvious than it was a couple decades ago. I’d say they see themselves as victims of anti-racist gains more than as victims of racism.
that last comment tho.
I don’t know if I would say that their privilege is less prominent or obvious… cause it’s still very prominent and obvious… I think white people are upset that they can’t be openly racist and discriminatory without getting their feelings hurt… not a backlash that would render them powerless but a backlash that MIGHT get their feelings hurt.. they feel that racism is their right and to be slightly prohibited from practicing it openly feels like racism towards them. .. *facepalm*
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