“Hello kitty kitty kitty … Would you like an Oxfam biscuit?”
straight outta brussels :: continental dubstep, grime, & bassline, w/ a touch of acid
brave new sensorium :: repelling kids with noise, controlling inmates with scents :: “The prisoners sing and whistle all day long”
‘Pero eso de atribuirle el “nacimiento” del reguetón a jóvenes boricuas sin tomar en cuenta el contexto caribeño más amplio perpetúa el aislamiento y el insularismo boricua.’ :: raquel critiques a PR-centric perspective on r’ton
“It’s time to retire the term African-American and go back to black.”
2 thoughts on “linkthink #3935tt50: Oxfam Biscuits & Mosquito Nets”
I really, really appreciated the “Back to Black” column. When there are so many people in so many places in the world that’re creating solidarity around a common “Black” experience, it’s really annoying to see the sometimes isolating attitude of U.S. Blacks, e.g., the recent kerfuffle at Harvard over “African American v. immigrant Black” admissions. It really speaks in the way U.S. Blacks see their place in this society (see also the “Blacks v. Hispanics” crap all over the press in the past couple of years).
Continuing the theme above of the pitting of one oppressed group against another, I find it sad that Binyavanga Wainaina has to direct his (rightful) anger at charity organisations at feminists and women’s movements, grotesquely parodying them. I’ve seen plenty of that from the other side and there’s nothing the global capitalist-patriarchal-white supremacist system likes (metaphorically, I’m not a conspiracy theorist) more than this kind of self-dividing-and-conquering.
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