Pending thoughts: A note on ideology

Ideology is what is left behind when thought has vacated the premises.

Racist murders, Black corpses, White entitlement.

I do not doubt the reality and power of artistic empathy. But any true empathy would have shown Schutz that as a White person, she is part of the cabal that created the bloated, broken body in her painting. As someone for whom this act was ostensibly done, her place in the story was in the barn where Emmett was tortured and murdered, with the lynchers, not in the funeral home with his mother.

Pending thoughts: Ableism and its discontents.

This is the first example of a new kind of post I'm trying out, if you want an explanation, please go here: https://thenegrosubversive.com/2017/03/24/pending-thoughts-2/ I had an interesting experience at my job recently, I work as a tour guide on an open air doubledecker bus, and one of my guests was a young man in a wheelchair … Continue reading Pending thoughts: Ableism and its discontents.

White Genocide and You: The troubling truth.

It is awfully hard not to see the last 500 years as a litany of horrors, provided one hews to the moral ideas which allow us to go outside and reasonably expect that we will not be murdered and eaten. That these horrors are foundational to the rise of Western/White dominance is frequently a source of embarrassment, even for those who claim to feel no embarrassment.

(Censored by Facebook) the police: And other thoughts on the latest execution.

When I first read the name: Alton Sterling, I was scrolling down my Facebook feed at 11 pm after having worked an 8 hr shift. My first unbidden thought was: "Lord, why?" If this makes me sound religious, it shouldn't, it is simply the result of cultural conditioning, itself conditioned by 400 years of being … Continue reading (Censored by Facebook) the police: And other thoughts on the latest execution.