Because black people cant be anything other than slaves and hoodrats according to them.
We cant like science, photography and things. We can’t be complex individuals.
We can’t have our stories be seen as universal because Blackness is tainted by white supremacy.
Very fuckin relevant…
The Fall TV season after the possibility for him to be Peter Parker came and went the Season Premier of “Community” aired. Donald Glover was shown wearing Spiderman pajamas in the opening scenes. I never cheered louder. Yes. I’d see him in a Spiderman movie.
Where I grew up a mall had this ice skating rink in the middle of it. From the second floor of the mall my friends and I would peer over the edge and place bets as to which ice skater would be the next to fall. Winner got to ride shotgun back home. Any fall would induce shouts of excitement. And we weren’t the only ones doing it. Often we’d hear excited shouts of ‘yes’ from across the mall when a skater tumbled.
man, the new tumblr with its analytics is working to gamify the user’s acitivity. those eggheads know what they’re doing, i guess, but it’s a turn off.
i love when strangers smile at me and i smile back and we have that nice stranger smiling moment
Growing up in TX strangers - men & women & everyone - would pass on the street and if they didn’t say “hi” to each other they would at least look you on the eye, smile, and nod a silent greeting as they walked by. This was Dallas & Houston.
Since moving to New England I don’t get that connection with strangers. Say hi and your likely to not even get a head turned in your direction. No one looks at each other directly in the eye. Try to make eye contact with a stranger here as you pass and they’ll give you a wide birth and shun your gaze.
Being a stranger is a lonely experience up here.
Science is not a bunch of facts. Scientists are not people trying to be prescriptive or authoritative. Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiosity. It’s easier, at a dinner party, to say ”science” than to say ”the incremental acquisition of understanding through observation, humbled by an acute awareness of our tendency towards bias”. Douglas Adams said: ”I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”
Science is not the opposite of art, nor the opposite of spirituality - whatever that is - and you don’t have to deny scientific knowledge in order to make beautiful things.
Tim Minchin’s foreword to The Best Australian Science Writing 2013 (via the SMH)