At least, as it concerns my blogs. I’ve decided to stop branching my opinions between two different blogs. While I have been thrilled with the way this blog has developed, I feel like a unified blog will ultimately be a more interesting read, and give me a more coherent way of expressing my views. I think it will also focus my writing more, so the overall content will be of a higher quality. I will be archiving this blog in the next week or so, and posts here will stop. I will, however, be resuming political content on my personal blog at AndrewFM. Currently, I post about graphic design, exercise, photography, music, general developments in my life, and various miscellany.
I’ve also just published my first long-form post in some time there, "The Neoliberal University." Hopefully, my content will no longer fall by the wayside as often as it has. Thanks for reading!
To be honest, I dislike how often discussions of racism get derailed to explain to people that the dictionary definition is out-of-date and inadequate but I feel it is a conversation we need to have. Racism will always be more complex than a “hatred or intolerance of another race or other races”. It is a set of practices and subconscious behaviors that continuously teaches us to default to white, where “nude” is considered to be beige, and black folks and Hispanics have higher incarceration rates than whites for the similar crimes. By saying this I am not undermining bullying you may have received in grade, middle or high school and I am also not saying people of color cannot be prejudiced against other races themselves. All I am saying is we, as people of color, cannot be racist since we lack the power to full on oppress you. It is truly that simple to grasp.