How do I turn my academic anger into political action without spending years validating it? Also why can’t I outlaw racist team jerseys in my classroom? The total loss of my respect is not really much of a punishment.
because history trumps personal experience.
and because being ‘just a human who loves humans’ can still get me fired in the state I live in.
and the past lives in everything that is is
kept seeing conservative people from work posting the Raven Symone and Opera video so there were red flags but then… oh no. what happened.
not another thing white ‘colorblind’ conservatives will be able to latch on to as more ‘proof’ of their neutrality.
colorlessness is not a thing. No one gets the benefit of being borne straight from the primordial sludge.
(perhaps it is just one celebrity who said a thing) but I am trying to write a lesson about the racialization of slavery and reading a book about the essential illegalization of blackness in the low country south and this is really just burning my britches.
- me: It seems that I am not immediately excellent at this
- me: it is because I am a failure
- me: everything I touch dies