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Last sunday Ernie Paniccioli graced a Toronto audience with his presence and shared some stories related to his book Who Shot Ya. Here’s an excerpt of what Ernie had to say. &n…
the politics of black love A couple weeks back i had an interesting interaction with a black woman. Not quite a stranger but mos def not someone i would call a friend. I run in various circles in t…
This past saturday I was in attendance to her Lennox Hinds Speak on Assata Shakur. Here is what he had to say.
Asshole of the Day, November 13, 2013: Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin is certainly no stranger to controversy - it seems the woman lives to put her foot in her mouth. Not surprisingly, she’s gone and done it again. First, she compared the national debt to slavery, for which she earned an Asshole of the Day nomination.
African-Americans, along with people who possess common sense and a sense of decency were, understandably, upset with the comparison. An interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper provided Palin with the perfect opportunity to clarify her statements. But Palin couldn’t - or wouldn’t - do so. Instead, she suggested that perhaps black people simply couldn’t comprehend her definition of the word ‘slavery’.
She said:"I’m sure if we open up the dictionary, we could prove that with semantics that are various, we can prove that there is a definition of slavery that absolutely fits the bill there, when I’m talking about a bankrupt country that will owe somebody something down the line if we don’t change things that is, we will be shackled. We will be enslaved to those who we owe."
Not sure which dictionary Palin is using, because the one in the Asshole of the Day offices defines slavery as:
- The state of one bound in servitude as the property of a slaveholder or household.
- The practice of owning slaves.
- A mode of production in which slaves constitute the principal work force.
- The condition of being subject or addicted to a specified influence.
- A condition of hard work and subjection.
Yeah, it sucks that the U.S. has an insane amount of national debt. But, unless Palin knows something about the international loans America has taken out that the rest of us don’t, the U.S. won’t belong to another country because of our debt. No one is going to come and chain America, pack her up like cargo and ship her off to parts unknown. No one is going to deny America’s basic rights and force her work for free so that their nation can experience economic growth at an unprecedented rate. America may have a lot of debt, but that debt can be paid. Slaves, true slaves, didn’t have that kind light at the end of their tunnels.
Look, we get that Palin was trying to make an analogy. And, on some level we see where she was trying to go with her original statement. But, she fell flat. When asked to clarify, she blamed black people and liberals for not truly understanding slavery and for not knowing all of the definitions of the word.
Palin is the one who doesn’t understand the definition of slavery. She could have easily acknowledged her error in word choice and moved on. But she didn’t. Palin decided to place blame and, in essence, downplayed a horrible time in history. And, for that, she is Asshole of the Day.
It is Sarah Palin’s 2nd time being named Asshole of the Day. Her previous win was for pretending it was some awful thing that Obama had someone hold an umbrella for him, even though there’s ample evidence she has done the same.
Full story: Transcript from: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1311/12/cg.01.html
My review of the haunted house got included in this review along with the shit disturbance i caused because of it on facebook
Welcome back to Shaming Racists: the Halloween Edition! Ladies and gentlemen, I present:
Caitlin Cimeno, also known as Kt Cimeno of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. Employed at Our Market Liquor Store.
William Filene from Quincy, Massachusetts.
This is all public on facebook. All three pictures can be found on Caitlin Cimeno’s Instagram, @ktcimeno.
There’s no question that the three of them are racists, but Caitlin disgusted me by taking an unconsented picture of somebody else’s little girl, somebody else’s child, and using them as the target of racism for a facebook status. I’m including that too because how nasty do you have to be? As if the Halloween photos don’t answer that question.
Let me add that this stuff right here, EVERYBODY, is the reason you can’t darken your skin to portray a Black person. Because this is used to dehumanize us. Whether you intend to or not, you are perpetrating Blackface.
IT. IS. RACIST.
Caitlin Cimeno, Greg Cimeno, and William Filene are three of thousands. But justice will be served where it can. For them to make a mockery of Trayvon Martin’s death is disgusting, as is every single person praising them in the comments and every person defending them.
Look at how little value Black lives have in some people’s lives. Look at how today, yes, in 2013, our deaths are something to be laughed at, mocked, and our bodies worn as a Halloween costume. This is how we are dehumanized. Only one of thousands of ways.
Happy fucking Halloween.
Miley Cyrus begins plans to open new strip club
Yesterday, in a followup interview to her Rolling Stone cover story, Miley said plans are underway to open her own strip club - the aptly named Miley High Club.
She signed the lease to the former Cabaret Royale nightclub, in her hometown of Nashville, when it closed its doors in early September. The club will be entirely remodeled and Miley hopes to reopen in early 2014. She told Rolling Stone it will feature mostly African-American strippers dancing to Bangerz.
"There’s something about the black culture that fascinates me," she said. "That and black people dance better than anyone else."