Roller skating + hip hop. Roller skating + segregation. Roller skating + gentrification. Diving into roller skating’s past, present, and future is like diving into the history and reality of race in America.
Jorge Ramos and his Univision team were detained at Maduro’s presidential palace after “provoking” him with q’s on his lack of democracy, his political prisoners, and his current humanitarian crisis. This video, which Maduro really doesn’t want you to see, was the final straw.
via Washington Post
$23 billion = How much MORE money majority-white schools have in their budgets compared to non-white schools. Segregated schools were ruled unconstitutional in 1954, but years of district borders and property taxes have brought us right back here in 2019.
We’ve never seen a man stabbed to death on Facebook — but there’s someone in Arizona whose job it is to watch those kinds of horrifying videos all day long. The content moderators working for Facebook have seen it all and judged it all, but the emotional and psychological trauma doesn’t go away when they leave their desks.
via The Verge
“When I first came out here, honestly, there was no regard for Asian actors. They were like, ‘Oh, you speak English!’”
There have been a lot of iconic moms in pop culture, but this is OUR MOM. She can cut you down with one sentence, loves her jewels, kicks ass when needed, and always makes sure you’re fed. Michelle Yeoh has been here for years, and she’s not going anywhere.
Heavy Metal is officially NSFN (Not Safe For Nazis) and we’re more than ready to add headbangers like “Fuck Nazi Sympathy” to our Spotify.
“The worldwide rise of violent white supremacy and fascism has put every one of us — but especially those in marginalized communities — at risk, and metal should not be allowed to become a breeding ground for right-wing extremism”
via New Yorker
Oh United Methodists …why? Why are you locking out new generations by refusing to include or accept LGBT clergy or marriage?
via New York Times
Bideshi? Amma? Moshjid? Check out the official glossary by the Bangladeshi Identity Project to learn all the words you didn’t know you didn’t know!
It’s impossible to truly escape “Fiddler on the Roof” if you grew up Jewish. “Fiddler” is your mom crying because you’re marrying a non-Jew. When your children grow old and you don’t remember getting older. When menace and intolerance is lurking behind you. “Fiddler” sings “tradition” in every sense of the word.
via New York Times
“‘Abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka,’ which means, ‘In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart.”
Oscar audiences nodded their heads, but the Xhosa phrase really means, “White people don’t know I’m lying.” To find the origins of this awe inspiring troll, we’ve gotta go back to a similar scene in 1883, featuring the great Sioux chief Sitting Bull + Ulysses S. Grant.
via Los Angeles Times
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