|State of the Union
My birthday has come and gone, which means 24 is officially setting in. 24, an age I never really thought about being or thought about wanting to be or thought about where I'd be when I got there...but here I am. My line of the moment re:24 is I now have a year...make that 364 days...to accomplish every goal I have for my quarter century mark. But I'm not sure, short of international fame and being a Tony winner, what those goals might be.
Some thoughts, though, before it is too quickly forgotten on ( 23Collapse )
Send a letter to the editor
The thing that most gets me is the denial...like, oh it's a reference to all of Washington...IT'S HISTORICALLY RECOGNIZED AS A RACIST ICON.
I didn't have time to elaborate this morning, but I feel it's important to explain what I find explicitly problematic about this. I believe in the First Amendment, and I believe in their right to put that in the paper, and I think that if they do I am obligated to denounce it and write them an angry letter which I did. I also think, given the Capitalist nature of our society, people should stop giving them money if they do something like this - which is perhaps the strongest statement an individual can make against it. I don't already give them money, but I hope people who do, stop. What I think is absolutely heinous about this incident, however, is the idea that they didn't mean it in the racist way. The suggestions is laughable. Of course it's racist. And if they are going to have the audacity to print it, they need to stand behind it. By not admitting what they've done, they are basically acknowledging that they think it's wrong, which means they shouldn't have done it in the first place. Their cowardice coupled with their outrageous racism disgusts me more than I can say.
Actually I'm late again. Last year and this year, I wrote the entry re: my grandfather's death anniversary (Feb. 11) in the wee hours of Feb 12. Wasn't gonna write this at all, but then I was trying to think about what I should do to honor the day, and I read what I wrote last year and what I wrote the year before (when it happened) and I was glad I had that to do, next year, this entry is for you.( Read more...Collapse )