“…Slavery was a system of “corrective violence.” Colonialism was a system of “corrective violence.” Apartheid was a system of “corrective violence.” Jim Crow was a system of “corrective violence.” Reservations are a system of “corrective violence.” Deportation and detention centers are “corrective violence.” Correctional violence is violence performed by individuals who are representatives of the state (read white men); it is used to correct the non-state sanctioned violence performed by deviant bodies. The U.S. leads the world in number of prisons in operation and of citizens incarcerated. The U.S. legal, policing, and prison systems—justice systems—are systems of “correctional violence.” Black, Brown and Native men, and oftentimes Black, Brown and Native women are always deemed the deviant bodies in need of policing and correcting…
The history of racial violence in this country necessitates attention. It requires that we connect each gunned down Black man with each—raped woman of color, beaten and harassed Trans person, Muslim person called a terrorist and stripped of their civil rights, and every U.S. deportee. Race is a thing and an issue because it has been made that way by systems of corrective violence.”—Vanessa Lynn Lovelace, On Ferguson’s Protests and It’s Occupation (via sociolab)
White People: The Middle East is so barbaric. They’ll cut off a person’s hand just for stealing!
White People when an unarmed black kid is murdered by police in America: Yeah, but he shoplifted some cigarillos, so…
Actually in Islamic culture, using your left hand for anything but cleansing your body is extremely disrespectful and frowned upon, so the punishment of the removal of your right hand is a pain worse than death to a Muslim.
While your point still stands, I would rather be dead than to disrespect the God I worshipped by any task I performed. Of course I am Athiest, but my sympathy still goes out.
This week we turn our sights to the Far East and examine mermaid legends from Japan. In some cryptozoology tales these fishy maidens sound like monsters, while in others they are quite beautiful. What should we believe? Let’s take a look!
Depending on the source you consult, the Ningyo, also known as the Ningen, can be either very beautiful or really really ugly.
We all stood together for Syria We all stood together for Ukraine We all stood together for Gaza We all stood together for Ferguson
It’s time we stand together for Pakistan, and spread what’s happening there like wildfire. Don’t let people forget that the citizens of Pakistan are so much more than what we’re portrayed as in the negative light. Make sure everyone KNOWS what the Pakistani protestors are doing right now and the cause they’re fighting for.
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
On the one hand it’s pretty cool that the Harry Potter universe is getting another film. On the other hand this seems to be driven largely by Rowling’s world-building and… well… I mean, I guess I’ll see it drunk