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Archive for March 2nd, 2007

Being Transgendered

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 2, 2007

Emily, of the blog Sexual Ambiguities, writes about the transphobia of some groups of feminists:

it’s so disappointing, though not really surprising anymore, to come across feminist transphobia, because there’s an insistence on seeing enemies where allies exist, on spewing hate instead of seeing how the gender system has the capacity to affect all of us negatively in some way, and that actually in some circumstances you can have more privileges than other people (be it class, race, cis-gender, sexuality, able-bodied, whatever).

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An Angry Indian on Indianz.com

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 2, 2007

The Angry Indian blogs about Indianz.com on his blogsite IntelligentaIndigena:

Any website that purports to present news for Indian Country that regards the leading neo-conservative racist rag FP as factual repotage and regulary posts the non-sensical drivel defecated by Dr. David Yeagley is not truly for Indian people.

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Society’s Creation

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 2, 2007

Dumi (who’s blog is BlackatMichigan) writes about Nathaniel Abraham and tries to get to the core issues surrounding that person’s life:

I wonder about Nathaniel, not simply because he’s a human, but because I wonder what kind of world produces a manchild like him. I remember reading Fox Butterfield’s account of Willie Bosket and thinking that he told part of the story. Though I may not be able to retrace Nathaniel’s life, I’m sure there are more than enough elements that would trouble us. While the national cameras usually fixate on Detroit as a city in decline or post decline, seldom do people think of Pontiac. Pontiac, which sits not far from Detroit, is just as ripe with social ills and dangers: high amounts of crime, drugs, unemployment, and single headed households. While we all love the stories of “beating the odds” and want to highlight the exceptions to the rules of poverty, these stories are in many ways disingenuous. I think Nathaniel represents the rule, the rule that we need to grapple with, simply put: Your chances for success (however you define it) are severely limited (if not eliminated) if you grow up poor, Black, and male in America.

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Society’s Creation

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 2, 2007

Dumi (who’s blog is BlackatMichigan) writes about Nathaniel Abraham and tries to get to the core issues surrounding that person’s life:

I wonder about Nathaniel, not simply because he’s a human, but because I wonder what kind of world produces a manchild like him. I remember reading Fox Butterfield’s account of Willie Bosket and thinking that he told part of the story. Though I may not be able to retrace Nathaniel’s life, I’m sure there are more than enough elements that would trouble us. While the national cameras usually fixate on Detroit as a city in decline or post decline, seldom do people think of Pontiac. Pontiac, which sits not far from Detroit, is just as ripe with social ills and dangers: high amounts of crime, drugs, unemployment, and single headed households. While we all love the stories of “beating the odds” and want to highlight the exceptions to the rules of poverty, these stories are in many ways disingenuous. I think Nathaniel represents the rule, the rule that we need to grapple with, simply put: Your chances for success (however you define it) are severely limited (if not eliminated) if you grow up poor, Black, and male in America.

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