I am not saying that the lesbian relationship should have been positive and male...– Jack Halberstam reviews “The Kids Are Alright” at Bully Bloggers.
I know this way to the very end. I have traversed this bottomless night, which...– From a letter by Farkas Bolyai to his son Jonos in 1820, warning him away from non-Euclidean geometry. Source: B&N Review article on Duel at Dawn, by Amir Alexander.
I asked her why a student, who has been faced with a particularly horrific...– Tenured Radical: Excuses, Excuses….Excused: The Teacher Learns A Lesson — a beautiful post about being optimistic about students.
This doesn’t make sense in any context. I am not ‘reframing’ her...– Commenter Jen at Very Smart Brothas, quoted in the thought-provoking post at Racialicious, Some Thoughts on “Acting White.” The whole post is very much worth reading.
Black women’s reproduction has been a political issue since the 17th century,...– A Crisis in the Crib « Thejugglingmatriarch’s Blog (via clingtomymouth) (via adailyriot) (via thefistofartemis) (via ihatethismess)
Sewally’s monstrousness lay both in his evident race and in his shocking...– Tavia Nyong’o, quoted in Racialicious’ history of black queer androgyny. Read more.
I was born in 1982. I started the coming out process in 1990. From a relatively early age, then, I looked for narratives that would reflect my experience. When I was a kid, and later when I was a teenager, I trolled through the movies at my local independent video store, searching for something. I’m not sure what that something was, exactly, but there were only a few films that came...
Before he became located on the Maryland shore of the Potomac opposite Aquia...– New York Times, July 12th, 1863: from an obituary of John Tommy, a Chinese immigrant who was part of the Union army during the Civil War and who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. Read the obituary in full here.
Property and possession belong to the tactical sphere. Collectors are people...– Walter Benjamin, “Unpacking My Library,” quoted at The New Inquiry.