Some food for Thought...
By Malia Lazu
This was a horrific weekend for America.
From pipebombs to a black couple murdered in a Kroger after the killer was denied access
to a black church to the mass shooting, killing 11 at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
To deny that we are engaged in a civil war, is to be irresponsible.
The fabric of our democracy is unraveling, and our hypocrisies are being called to account (again).
I am a Black Puerto Rican, Italian (with a bit of Irish, my great grandmother was a Mahoney from Cork) woman from Hawaii. Being mixed race, conversations like Bruno Mars culturally appropriating black music is on going and internal. When racially ambiguous people define their race or reflect part of their culture it seems to be fair game to be questioned. I’m also not sure I have a problem with that.
Written By Malia Lazu
Image per Stanley Forman
Racism comes in many forms, some of the most common are
overt, implicit, structural & institutional & it seems this Saturday
Boston is going to get a dose of different several forms of racism,
including overt, institutional and implicit racism. The overt and implicit
will come from the “free speech” hate rally.
But the institutional racism will come from the city of Boston by allowing permits to be pulled.
If civic organizations can hold the space for organizing when campaigns do come into town they can be absorbed by the on-going community efforts and feed into the on going business of hope & change. Campaigning is not organizing. McDonalds does provide food products to millions of Americans
but nobody pretends it’s the same as a home cooked meal.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.