So, my latest post led to response about how I focused a lot on my pain to where I came across as seeking attention for my post regarding my thoughts on Kyle Rittenhouse. Many white allies understood that I tied it to the bigger picture that addresses systemic abuse and the past decades to the now. I intended to address what people could or could not get away with, so I centered black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) a lot. Many of them have died in the movement for equal rights and will not reach headlines.Continue reading “Which is My Country, Part II: For White(r) Allies Who Died in Activism”
“Polarizing the People is an authoritarian’s ultimate weapon. When this happens, the People’s power will be taken away. In memory of all victims of state violence.” –Thai Rap Against Dictatorship
To say yesterday was spent mostly in depression and not being productive at all at work is an understatement. I was not alone, either, not even in the workplace. The songs, This Is America by Childish Gambino and Prathet Ku Mee (My Country Has) by Thai Rap Against Dictatorship, have been randomly popping in my head.Continue reading “Which Is My Country: On Rittenhouse, and Gaming Community Response”
Sign of police brutality. Public domain.
Police brutality. For many marginalized communities, it is never a surprise when the news announces yet another incident where someone is injured or killed by a police officer. This is especially when the person shot and killed happens to be a person of color. Continue reading “Police Brutality: One of Many, Including Against Asian Americans”