The Blog and the Bullet

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Archive for February, 2009

Happy Birthday Oscar Grant

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 28, 2009

xMabaitx blogs about race, racial identity, skin color, and Oscar Grant:

I have determined that my former desire to ”fit into” a certain racial or ethnic distinction has very little bearing on my own sense of personal self-worth. The greater issue rather is how the white man’s ideas of race and ethnicity consequently force unwanted social meanings upon my body.

Posted in Asian Issues, Black Issues, Institutionalized Racism, People of Color, Police Brutality, Race, White Supremacy | Tagged: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Rights of Nasty People

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 8, 2009

Ettina blogs:

Minna Mettinen-Kekalainen, a woman with Asperger Syndrome and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, has finally been given the care she needs, after much protest. She is severely disabled and was cut off from home assistance, only managing to stay alive because her friends were willing to feed her (she needs tube-feeding).
In protest, she started a hunger strike, which she called off in order to stay alive (possibly she figured out that her starving to death wouldn’t bother someone willing to deny her such basic care as tube-feeding and diaper changes).

Posted in Disability Issues | 1 Comment »