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Aug 19

“Every time police brutality goes unrecognized, is excused, or worse yet, is lauded by those who think victims must deserve it by virtue of their address and skin color, it damages our society. If the police are meant to protect and serve, then the question of who they are protecting, and how they are serving, must be asked and answered.” — Mykki Kendall, in How Social Media Changed the Conversation on #Ferguson (August 17, 2014)

Further Reading

thenewinquiry:

To Supplement Dr. Christina Sharpe’s essay, Black Life, Annotated, TNI asked Sharpe to create a syllabus for further reading on the subject and she graciously obliged, with help from Mariame Kaba and Dr. Tamara Nopper.

Introduction to The Prison Industrial Complex

I recommend everything on the blog Prison Culture “How the PIC Structures Our World…”

The Black Youth Project

Young People Continue To Talk About the Cops

Louder Than A Bomb 2014: Chicago Youth Have Their Say 

Nicholas K. Peart, “Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me?

C Angel Torres and Naima Paz, Young Women’s Empowerment Project’s Bad Encounter Line zine

Rose Brewer and Nancy Heitzeg, The Racialization of Crime and Punishment: Criminal Justice, Color-Blind Racism, and the Political Economy of the Prison Industrial Complex

Sylvia Wynter, “No Humans Involved: An Open Letter to My Colleagues

On Fugitivity and Captivity

Slave narratives, from Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl: Written by Herself, to Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave: Written by Himself, to David Walker’s Appeal, to Ida B. Well’s The Red Record

Keguro Macharia, fugitivity

Fred Moten and Stefano Harvey, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study

Tavia Nyong’o, Black Survival in the Uchromatic Dark

deepcotton57821:

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

I think that in the same way that black women are often left out of the conversation about police brutality because of sexism/misogynoir, trans women are excluded because of transphobia and transmisogynoir in the black community.

deepcotton57821:

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

I think that in the same way that black women are often left out of the conversation about police brutality because of sexism/misogynoir, trans women are excluded because of transphobia and transmisogynoir in the black community.

(via ourheartsareloudandwillnotrest)

“Which cases galvanize activists into action, and which are ignored completely? In the wake of the Jena 6, Troy Davis, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, and other high profile cases, I have taken note of the patterns that structure political appeals, particularly the way
innocence becomes a necessary precondition for the launching of anti-racist political campaigns. These campaigns often center on prosecuting and harshly punishing the individuals responsible for overt and locatable acts of racist violence, thus positioning the State and the criminal justice system as an ally and protector of the oppressed.” — Against Innocence: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Safety (via ninjabikeslut)

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Aug 18

fohk:

Cynthia E. Wood

fohk:

Cynthia E. Wood

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Nemanja Knežević

Nemanja Knežević

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Aug 17

foxesinbreeches:

Sans titre by Édouard Boubat, 1992
Also

foxesinbreeches:

Sans titre by Édouard Boubat, 1992

Also

foxesinbreeches:

From the series Oxford by Robert Viglasky

foxesinbreeches:

From the series Oxford by Robert Viglasky

Aug 16

shoulderblades:

self-portrait in blue bathroom, nan goldin, london, 1980

shoulderblades:

self-portrait in blue bathroom, nan goldin, london, 1980

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