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Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mind #006: Race and Treason

Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mind #006: Race and Treason

I would like to recommend an article published by The Guardian earlier this week. It is a study of the Confederacy, the Confederate flag, and the part each plays in the lives of Mississippians today. You might learn a thing or two. I did.

The piece largely consists of interviews with Mississippians, mostly white, about the symbol of the Confederate army which was then, and certainly is now, symbolic to many of slavery, rape, murder, and treason. Some Mississippians, including some black Mississippians, consider it a historical reflection of their heritage. I don’t understand why one would want to institutionalize a heritage of slavery, rape, murder, and treason, and the Guardian article does shed some light on that.  Continue reading “Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mind #006: Race and Treason”

Don’t Let’s Start #002: Tarantino Privilege Has To End

Don’t Let’s Start #002: Tarantino Privilege Has To End

Jonathan Friedland, who has served as the streaming giant’s chief communications officer for the past six years, is out at the company after “insensitive” remarks he made to his team. Sources say that Friedland used the N-word in a meeting with other Netflix staffers, some of whom later reported the incident. Source:  Hollywood Reporter 

It’s time to talk about the N-word again. I’m going to take what some may see as an extreme stance.

Here it is: we have to stop using racial slurs, hell we should stop using any slurs to describe other people.

Seriously, White People, we need to stop using racial epiphets. White people in particular need to remove the N-word from usage. Now I’m not calling anyone who has ever uttered the word while white a racist; that’s hyperbole. And I’m not talking to racists, let’s put the “out” racists to the side; using the word should automatically be a sign of a garbage person.

This is about trying to be better humans.

We white folks need to be better allies and that starts with our language.

Continue reading “Don’t Let’s Start #002: Tarantino Privilege Has To End”