By white performance, I mean to argue that whiteness is not just a skin color, but a socially constructed set of politics and performances that may uphold white superiority. For many low-income students and students of color, passing in academia requires that one’s English be “whitened”, or that one be able to be competitive with their white and private school-educated peers. In the case of “speaking white”, students of color may feel the need to abandon familiar modes of discourse in order to write “proper English” in order to uphold white politics of respectability. As an academic, I recognize that I am fully implicated and entrenched in this system.
I think this is a choice section of my paper. (via angry-asian-queer)
reasons we still need feminism.
great lakes cap poppin out of the best portable volume ever. how’d that happen?
White Men, Everyone Else: Gender and Ethnic Diversity on Cable News
Media Matters spent the month of April reviewing evening guests on cable news. The results, unfortunately, don’t surprise: CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC “overwhelmingly host male and white guests.”
Read through for the details as the watchdog group breaks down the numbers for each network. We learn, for instance, that “Out of 1,677 total guests, CNN had the largest proportion of men — 76 percent — during the month of April;” and “Fox News had the largest proportion of white guests — 83 percent.”
Hat tip to Chris Hayes, whose show is the most diverse in cable evening news. And getting there isn’t very difficult. “We just would look at the board and say, ‘We already have too many white men. We can’t have more,’” Hayes told Ann Friedman at the Columbia Journalism Review back in March. “Really, that was it.”
Images: Diversity On Evening Cable News, via Media Matters. Select to embiggen.
💗 the study jam. 💗
Anonymous asked: I know you've probably gotten this question before, but I need help finding khaki pants. I don't like the fit of the girl pants(tight on top, flare at the bottom) and my ass is too big for the guy pants. Is there a brand that sells girl khakis that are like boy fit? Like a straight leg?
yes! j.crew works for my ass. i also really like dockers pants. check out qwear and queerplusfashion for good advice re: fit, too!
Anonymous asked: If you're staying in the Ohio area, you should come hang out in Columbus for the weekend sometime. We're an awesome queer city.
awesome! anyone know some queer fam that would host me + friend?
“i offer you no platitudes or advice. i stand here today, a white, trans, queer survivor, working-class, scholar-activist doing my work, using my powers and my words in the service of I believe, and asking you: are you doing yours? what are the words you do not have? what do we leave unsaid when we answer, “who are you?” what can make those silences heard and visible today, tomorrow, in ten years and in one hundred?”
…they quote lots and lots of audre lorde.