Dogs keep warm and dry from the summer storms in Lhasa, Tibet
Ruby Dee [ Classic Black Actress Appreciation Night ]
Quote: ” Dear Ossie, when I think of you, let there be silence and no writing at all. Ruby”
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Jim Hurlbut: You were born in Omaha, is that right?
Malcolm X: Yes sir.
Hurlbut: And your family left Omaha when you were what? One year old?
Malcolm X: I imagine about a year old.
Hurlbut: Now, why did they eave Omaha?
Malcolm X: Well, to my understanding… the Ku Klux Klan burned down one of their homes in Omaha.
Hurlbut: This made your family feel very unhappy actually?
Malcolm X: Well insecure if not unhappy.
Hurlbut: So they must have a somewhat prejudiced point of view — a personally prejudiced point of view. In other words, you cannot look at this in a broad, academic sort of way, really, can you?
Malcolm X: I think that’s incorrect, because despite the fact that that happened in Omaha and then when moved to Lansing, Michigan our home was burned down again — in fact, my father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan, and despite all of that, no one was more thoroughly integrated with whites than I. No one has lived more so in the society of whites than I.
This portion of this famous interview has always fascinated me. Hurlbut is asserting that people of color cannot be objective about racism because they have experienced the violence of racism, which apparently “prejudices” you. Only white people can look at racism in a “broad, academic sort of way” because they are the architects of racism and only experience the benefits of white supremacism. And he’s sitting there saying this on national television as though he’s making sense. Hurlbut is pushing this intellectual depravity at Malcolm X as though he has found a clever way to discredit Malcolm’s perspective. This is what white racism does to white people: it makes them stupid. This is why I’ve often described whiteness as a cognitive trauma, a lifetime of conditioning which inhibits certain neural faculties and results in a certain kind of dissociative disorder. Only people who have dissociated themselves from their own humanity can happily picnic under swinging corpses.
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"I don’t claim to be a big rap star
Cause no matter who you are, you’ll still catch a bullet scar…”
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@Large: Ai Weiwei takes over Alcatraz with Lego carpets and a hippie dragon -
The big man of Beijing’s new show fills the former prison with a giant rainbow dragon and Lego models of 175 prisoners of conscience, from Nelson Mandela to Edward Snowden. The artist’s bravery and commitment are extraordinary.
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Watch: Bo Burnham just destroyed pop music in 5 minutes flat
All pop music sounds the same, and according to Bo Burnham, it’s all written by the devil to brainwash you and steal your money and your heart.
Point set match Bo Burnham.
Today is the day he passed. Always be remembered as the best in the game.
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Bhutanese refugees check a list outside camp in eastern Nepal to see who has been called up for third-country resettlement.
Image and text by Julia Rendleman, via Instagram. Nepal, 2014.
Pulitzer Center grantees Julia Rendleman and Moriah Balingit report from Nepal on Bhutan’s displaced persons preparing to resettle in the United States.