New gaming blog for people of color

wocinsolidarity:

Hi! I’m a black non-binary person who just started a new gaming blog for WoC & PoC, called Gamers of Color. The purpose of this blog is to provide a safe space for gamers of color and gamers of other marginalized identities. The blog is intended to encourage and defend diversity in video games, by creating and promoting posts that use a sociological lens to talk about video games as well as gaming culture, posts that raise awareness of PoC activism and independent projects, and posts that discuss the future of video games as a form of media.

I’m hoping to build a community that is able to discuss identity and culture in video games through a lens of intersectionality. I’d love it if you could boost to get this blog to anyone who needs it!

There are strong parallels in the Birmingham and Ferguson cases. In both contexts, dramatic images of excessive force used against African American civil rights protesters have captured attention around the world.

Mary L. Dudziak, “Ferguson from Afar,” via Foreign Affairs.

smidgetz:

Is Joan Rivers dead yet because I really wanna take a shot to her timely demise.

apparently she’s in serious condition (sedated)

conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder
Zoom Info
conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder
Zoom Info
conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder
Zoom Info
conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder
Zoom Info
conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder
Zoom Info

conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. 

"There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”

from America is Not For Black People

if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.

from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder

Hung out with my younger cousins and tried to talk one out of doing criminal law to be a corrections officer of some kind. Since he enjoys writing novels I told him we need more black writers not black officers.

And yes, I am that cousin.

npr:

NPR’s Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.
Rev. Willis Johnson, the pastor of Wellspring Church, hosted a community conversation Thursday night that drew about 200 people to the church. In welcoming the audience, Johnson acknowledged he’s “gone from feeling hurt, to wanting to hurt,” but he said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a “community in trauma.”
Plea To Ferguson’s Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt
Photo credit: Whitney Curtis for NPR
Zoom Info
npr:

NPR’s Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.
Rev. Willis Johnson, the pastor of Wellspring Church, hosted a community conversation Thursday night that drew about 200 people to the church. In welcoming the audience, Johnson acknowledged he’s “gone from feeling hurt, to wanting to hurt,” but he said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a “community in trauma.”
Plea To Ferguson’s Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt
Photo credit: Whitney Curtis for NPR
Zoom Info
npr:

NPR’s Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.
Rev. Willis Johnson, the pastor of Wellspring Church, hosted a community conversation Thursday night that drew about 200 people to the church. In welcoming the audience, Johnson acknowledged he’s “gone from feeling hurt, to wanting to hurt,” but he said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a “community in trauma.”
Plea To Ferguson’s Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt
Photo credit: Whitney Curtis for NPR
Zoom Info

npr:

NPR’s Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

Rev. Willis Johnson, the pastor of Wellspring Church, hosted a community conversation Thursday night that drew about 200 people to the church. In welcoming the audience, Johnson acknowledged he’s “gone from feeling hurt, to wanting to hurt,” but he said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a “community in trauma.”

Plea To Ferguson’s Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

Photo credit: Whitney Curtis for NPR

Colorado Legislator Defends Fracking By Saying ‘Indians’ Benefited From Methane In Water

pillowthots:

think-progress:

Just…no.

"Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that also happens to be highly flammable. But, according to the state senator, methane in water supplies actually served to benefit Native American tribes. “They talk about methane in the water and this, that, and the other,” Baumgardner told Klingenschmitt, “but if you go back in history and look at how the Indians traveled, they traveled to the burning waters. And that was methane in the waters and that was for warmth in the wintertime. So a lot of people, if they just trace back the history, they’ll know how a lot of this is propaganda."