immigrants, poor people, queer people of color, disabled folks, women (esp trans women of color) and gender-nonconforming folks if you are in academia and you don’t feel smart enough, remember that you are in the playground and training grounds of the elite. academia was not designed to include you. you are surviving something that has been systemically designed to exclude you in order to keep power in the hands of white, middle class, able bodied cis-men.
knowing this, don’t let academia train you to believe that elitism is the right way to make it through school. you can learn shit, hold the knowledge of your people in your heart, discard shame for your humble beginnings and/or marginalized identities. move through this experience knowing that the changes it offers you don’t have to include accepting academic elitism, inaccessible language or superiority. you can can simultaneously own the privilege that comes with being college educated and connections to your roots. academia does not have to kill your spirit.
Wonderful people that I am going to see in just two weeks at Socialism 2013:
Let me know if I missed anyone and I will add you to the list!
- radicallydisabled (I see you all the time but we get to spend the whole weekend together!)
People I am hoping to see but I don’t know for sure if you will be there or not (please let me know if you’re coming so we can hang out!)
gah!!!! i can’t wait!!! any idea when we want to meet? i’m thinking during one of the dinner breaks would be good? what do others think?
Anthony Galluzzo points out how the mockery of “hipsters” plays right into the hands of capital.
“Smith offers a dry, but emphatically structural account of this process, which he first theorized in the late eighties with Soho and the Lower East Side in mind. Gentrification has since become central to neoliberal urbanization generally, and New York City in particular, under the developer-driven Bloomberg administration.
But why bother with “dry” and “structural” when you can tune-in to the “fucking hipster” show?”
READ IT and follow redwedgemagazine.tumblr.com!!!
The Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability of the best-known morning-after contraceptive pill for all women and girls, a move fraught with political repercussions for President Obama.
The government’s decision means that any woman or girl will soon be able to walk into a drugstore and buy the pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription.
BAM! that’s what i thought. seriously yo, this dude is ridiculous tryina pull that shit.
“Whereas IMMI is based in Iceland, and has worked on protections of privacy, furtherance of government transparency, and the protection of whistleblowers, we feel it is our duty to offer to assist and advise Mr. Snowden to the greatest of our ability,” their statement reads. “We are already working on detailing the legal protocols required to apply for asylum, and will over the course of the week be seeking a meeting with the newly appointed interior minister of Iceland, Mrs. Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, to discuss whether an asylum request can be processed in a swift manner, should such an application be made.”
i wish i didnt feel so shitty about myself because of not being able to find a job.
The Socialism 2013 conference in Chicago on June 27-30 will bring together hundreds of people seeking to understand the world—and how to change it.
see y’all in 3 weeks!!!!
(if you’re not registered yet, fear not- there is still time. go to www.socialismconference.org and make that happen!)