Hey fam, a short dump of links for you this Friday afternoon. I’m “on holiday,” which is hilariously no different from most days of the last three months, except I’m only checking my work emails rarely. It’s blistering hot and so everyone in Britain seems to be flooding the beaches and parks, which cynical me is darkly clocking as the beginning of our next “spike.” People are acting as if we’re through this. We’re not. I’m side-eyeing all the needless new cases in the States because people wanted to perform their tribalism more than listen to the science.
So this weekend, stay focused. Don’t let the discourse on racism fade, wear a mask, look after other people.
On the flip side, I’ll take headlines I never thought I’d see for $200, Alex.
Rooting for these two. I suspect he’s going through a similar culture shock, the way I assume she did (and has alluded to publicly) in the other direction, but they seem to have more privacy and more control and I hope it’s empowering and rewarding.
No complacency, it’s still #blacklivesmatter and #blacktranslivesmatter. If people have let it slide from their attention, shake the table.
This whole thing could not have gone less according to plan. And I am CACKLING as to one of the key reasons why. The kids are alright.
Oh wow…guys, as much as we appreciate the effort, maybe let’s leave this stuff to the actual experts from now on?
And let’s also pay homage to the queen of camp herself, while we’re at it.
When we’re talking about white folx they don’t call it “identity politics,” but they should.
Racism isn’t meanness, it isn’t slurs. Those are the scabs, like smallpox. Racism is the virus itself which invades, overrides, infects, and produces the rot.
Once again, Leena Norms, everybody: