Say it with me MN. “WE ARE TWELF!!!!” #equality
On my endless speaking tour, people like to counter my comments with the inevitable, ‘Yeah, my family was immigrants, too, but we came here legally.’ And I ask, ‘Who stamped their visas, Crazy Horse or Geronimo?’
Hey Fuck Yeah Slam Poem Fans! Looking for more interesting poetry/spoken word/slam/poets to follow? Here is a (large) sampling of some of the folks we follow:
Lauren Zuniga http://laurenzuni.tumblr.com/
Andrea Gibson http://andrewgibby.tumblr.com/
Sierra DeMulder …
It is very common to hear Chicanos say, “Well, yes, they say my grandmother was pure Indian, but no one knows what tribe.” Of course, because that rarely is spoken of. Children are told not to behave like indios. When raza gets drunk and carries on, the next day the people often say, almost a mixture of shame, laughter, and admiration, “The Indian in me came out.” Out of where? Out of hiding? Out of the closet? Out on a prison furlough? Out of isolation?
Sesame Street’s search for a new Hispanic neighbor continues with part two… callbacks with Elmo!
OHMYGOODNESS!!!! The suspense is killing me!!!!!
I don’t like the word Hispanic but I think it is great that Sesame Street will become more diversified, considering many of its viewers are PoC.
Wait so there is no more brown folk in Sesame Street?
(boost the signal)
Charles Ramsey is a hero. He doesn’t wear a suit of high-tech armor. He doesn’t wear a cape. He’s just an ordinary guy,living an ordinary life.
Then, he saw a woman asking for help.
And he helped her.
He didn’t walk away.
He didn’t think of himself.
He just helped her.
It took less than a day for someone to make this heroic man into a joke.
As proud as Charles Ramsey makes me to be a human, those people make me ashamed.
No, he doesn’t speak perfectly.
No, he didn’t take the time to fix his hair before he went on camera.
He’s an African American man from an economically depressed neighborhood, city, and state.
And for that, he’s mocked and ridiculed.
It breaks my heart.
Now, in yet another heroic moment Mr. Ramsey’s response to Anderson Cooper’s inquiry about a possible reward Charles has proven he’s truly worthy of the hero mantle.
No, no, no. Bro, I’m a Christian, an American, and just like you. We bleed same blood, put our pants on the same way. It’s just that you got to put that – being a coward, and I don’t want to get in nobody’s business. You got to put that away for a minute…I tell you what you do, give [the reward] to them. Because if folks been following this case since last night, you been following me since last night, you know I got a job anyway. Just went picked it up, paycheck. What that address say? […] 2203 Seymour. Where are them girls living? Right next door to this paycheck. So yes, take that reward and give it to—that little girl[.]
Thank you Charles Ramsey.Thank you.The full interview w/ Anderson Cooper can be found here.