Joy James, “Refusing Blackness as Victimization: Trayvon Martin and the Black Cyborgs”

02:31 pm, by ourtropes 2

conference honoring my friend, Joel Olson. spread the word (click through for conference page). 

  11:29 am, by ourtropes
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James Baldwin & Dick Gregory: “Baldwin’s Nigger” (1969). Genius.

12:20 am, reblogged  by ourtropes 11

Corner of E. Baltimore and Caroline St.  

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When predominantly white “activist” types converge on public space downtown, it’s called Occupy Baltimore (@occupybaltimore), and it’s allowed to continue relatively unmolested by the state for many months. When predominantly black “non-activists” converge on that same space, it’s a “chaotic" "mob" and is met with the full force of the state almost immediately.    

12:44 am, by ourtropes 1