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That. That's the future I want to live in. Too bad we still seem to be heading largely in the opposite direction.
7 months ago on CI: “The New Warden”/ No Warden At All
@nancy a heitzeg@badphairy@KayWhitlockalso surprisingly uncivil.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on CI: Feds Finally Take Action to End School to Prison Pipeline
@KayWhitlockHadn't really thought of it that way, but yes, the rollbacks of voting rights etc, do indeed seem to support your premise.
1 year ago on CI: Attica Prison Uprising 101
Retribution is easy, justice is hard.
1 year, 3 months ago on CI: Redemption, Transformation & Justice, Part 2
@PatriciaLevesque @KayWhitlock @nancy a heitzeg I think the Left is fine, it's just that anything they try to do is attributed to "jobless slackers" and the MSM and the shrinking majority continue to believe it. I actually saw someone who claims to be of the Left wonder if civil disobedience actually worked, ever. He was alive during the late 60's and still asked this question.
Yesterday, the back of the bus I was in was full of wrinkly white people going to celebrate the gay marriage bill. We have to find a way to bridge the gap between Tookie and Sookie.
1 year, 3 months ago on CI: Of Charles Ramsey & Stanley Tookie Williams ~ Redemption & Transformation, Part 1
@KayWhitlock We do, and not only because retribution isn't working, but because we need to have other tools than the stick.
@KayWhitlock @nancy a heitzeg Even those who try to do it "the right way" AKA the White Way get ground down by a society that believes no matter how many degrees they have, no matter how much good they do, they are still deviants because not being white is an uncorrectable fault.
More research is always good. I do wonder why Rothstein's research wasn't considered "convincing enough" and whether this will likewise be ignored by those whose ideologies are more important than actual people's lives. Sadly, many of the aforementioned are our legislators.
1 year, 3 months ago on Extended Unemployment Benefits Didn’t Keep Unemployed From Taking Jobs
And upon reading the Jezebel article, it seems I was making an assumption of a less racially stratified society than is actually on the page. *le sigh*
1 year, 4 months ago on I See White People: Hunger Games and a Brief History of Cultural Whitewashing
There's also the issue that in the books, it seemed to me like people of color were scattered through the society. In the movie, it's made clear that all the brown people inhabit only one district.
It's an odd POV. In my experience, the vast majority of white people really think the world is full of other white people to whom they are exclusively referring unless explicitly stated otherwise.
1 year, 4 months ago on How can white Americans be free?
Thank you for continuing to keep this alive. Too many people get locked away and forgotten. Another reason to re-evaluate the cost-benefit equation of solitary.
1 year, 4 months ago on CI: Four Score and One Too Many Years
I think there's also a huge potential for medical/patent abuse of "donated" DNA evidence as well, a la Henrietta Lacks.
1 year, 4 months ago on CI: DNA “Evidence”, Privacy, and Racialized Dragnets
@ScottieThomaston @nancy a heitzeg
Scalia's recent statements do not inspire much faith, since they counter to his previous musings in (case I can't remember).
1 year, 8 months ago on CI: School to Prison Pipeline Under Federal Scrutiny
Yay federal scrutiny. Let's hope it's worth it.
These same guys who say they're for personal liberty and freedom also support NYC stop-and-frisk, strip searches of anyone accused of a crime at all, and fitting the entire Congress in my vagina. No thank you.
1 year, 10 months ago on Sunshine Patriots and Fair Weather White Guys
WTH Jerry? Sign that thing!
1 year, 11 months ago on CI: Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California?
@nancy a heitzeg @rubyr Bwahahahahha! I'm a hafta watch that.
1 year, 11 months ago on We Have Made The Choice
@nancy a heitzeg Watched Game Change last night. I know why Hanks got an Emmy. And now this morning, it looks like Ryan has gone full Palin. I keep thinking they've hit bottom, yet they find new depths.
I have gone from giggling like a schoolgirl to just dreading some new gaffe every day. I had no idea glee could be this banal. Yes, Obama is going to win over the Armani suit stuffed with straw. I just hope we don't forget the last few months in the rush for 2016.
For now, forward!
@nancy a heitzeg Oooh, Mandatory Winter Holiday Approacheth
1 year, 11 months ago on CI: Reconsidering Hate ~ A Forum on the "Hate" Frame in Policy, Politics and Organizing
@KayWhitlock Downloaded and thank you.
@nancy a heitzeg @KayWhitlock Yes, yes it is.
Kay, thank you for this piece! The hate frame's shortcomings are disturbing but it's rarely discussed in a frank manner. More, please.
@KayWhitlock It is indeed. Now we need follow-up and through, as well.
1 year, 11 months ago on CI: Death, in Black and White
@Seeta French would be "s'en tenir à leur cul". The things watching Deadwood with the subtitles on will teach you.
2 years ago on "Everything Is At Stake..."
@nancy a heitzeg @rubyr The agitation for circular firing should begin any moment in the twittersphere. There are some days I think the primates that are winning, aren't us.
@nancy a heitzeg @rubyr Not only that, recent reports suggest that some of the victims were wounded by police fire. Highlighting just one of the many problems with the argument for arming everyone. Physics doesn't play favorites.
Round 17,426 begins...
2 years ago on CI: Who’s Afraid of Virgil Wayne Woolf? A Rant on Guns and Race
@KayWhitlock Looked at that pic and said some words very loudly.
@KayWhitlock @nancy a heitzeg What has been seen cannot be unseen. *Vincent Price laughter*
@nancy a heitzeg @KayWhitlock Or at the very least, a date palm pattern mankini for Rep. Yoder.
@KayWhitlock Just had this discussion somewhere else. I decided on the eucalyptus because it's invasive, non-indigenous, and tends to burn down the wealthy part of Oakland about every five or ten years.
@KayWhitlock "Why thank you for your concern, sir. Would you like a helping of my culinary speciality, red beans and ricin?"
@nancy a heitzeg @KayWhitlock I spent several years growing up in Rochester. I don't remember a huge amount of gun silliness, but then I was one of those people in the funny-looking pants riding a horse. Tragically I could not deduct him on my taxes ;^P
@nancy a heitzeg @KayWhitlock Not the flying monkees. Anything but flying monkees. Hey hey...
@KayWhitlock Bark? Haven't seen that one yet. If you could be a heavily armed tree, which one would you be?
@KayWhitlock I also find it quite interesting that in MN, it's quite difficult to get to any places selling guns or gun accessories if one is using public transportation. There are ammo deserts, as well as food deserts.
@KayWhitlock I do not to believe the white pride interpretation of how RAHOWA might go. I have lived in Oakland CA, I'm well aware that minorities have had guns for a very long time and that they/we seem to know how to use them. I certainly do. Learned to shoot an automatic in Idaho, no less. Also, camouflage meant for forest and desert does tend to stand out in the city. It may be difficult to debunk a fantasy, but I am willing to continue to try.
I also find the hate crime framework problematic, but imho it's better than nothing.
I think assigning white pride and militia groups to the "oh just ignore them, they're fine" category is completely unjust. I just have to find some way to let it make me laugh as well as be out- and en-raged. Thank you all for the space and opportunity to express myself.