I’m still not over all of this week’s terrible events. Rolling Stone retracted their article about rape at the University of Virginia, blaming a victim instead of their own journalistic integrity. My despair over police brutality was exacerbated when I saw a heated thread on a family member’s Facebook page fizzle out when someone wrote that the events “[affect] none of us personally.”
I’m really sad.
Here are some links about all of these topics, though I know I’m forgetting many. They are helpful. Share them. Content warning for all.
On Institutional Racism:
My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK by Kiese Laymon
The New Rules for Black People in America by Carvell Wallace
This photograph by Josh Davis
Our Stories by Roxane Gay
Checklist. by Genevieve Valentine
Lindy West believes Shia LaBeouf.
This infographic from Vox
A rebuttal to UVA Phi Psi’s rebuttal from Sam Biddle
. . .
My only goal right now is to be here for victims/survivors.