|BABY:||[builds tower with blocks]|
|ME:||ok this is very good|
|under capitalism massive building projects are constructed through wage slavery|
|and through their sheer size and scale intimidate and pacify the masses|
|so this is a great comment|
|BABY:||[knocks over tower]|
I. Can’t. Stop. Playing. This. Game. #settlersofcatan #tuesdaynight (at English Corner)
"Ahh, Yeezy Yeezy how you doing huh?" #kanye #yeezy #birthdaysong
Abroad, American leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world. It is America that has the capacity and the will to mobilize the world against terrorists. It is America that has rallied the world against Russian aggression, and in support of the Ukrainian peoples’ right to determine their own destiny. It is America – our scientists, our doctors, our know-how – that can help contain and cure the outbreak of Ebola. It is America that helped remove and destroy Syria’s declared chemical weapons so they cannot pose a threat to the Syrian people – or the world – again. And it is America that is helping Muslim communities around the world not just in the fight against terrorism, but in the fight for opportunity, tolerance, and a more hopeful future.
We look around our neighborhoods, witnessing despair and desperately wanting a solution. But the police aren’t it. They are not disciplinarians. They are agents of the state whom we have authorized to use force, often with impunity, against mostly black youth. But when you believe the answer to “these kids are bad” is police intervention, and then don’t take into account what those interactions often entail—harassment and disrespect, sometimes violence—you’re damning those children even further. Instead of pushing for more police intervention, while simultaneously chastising black youth for their behavior (much of which is not, or should not be, criminal), we need to find the political will to invest in the things that actually work. Affordable housing, recreation, education, food security. These are things that will build the type of neighborhoods and communities we want to see.
Mychal Denzel Smith, "More police will never be the solution to black America’s woes" (via thepeoplesrecord)
at English Corner
My first Instagram video courtesy of @elle557. I’m a force to be reckoned with. *stab*🔪😝 #instavideo (at Shake Coffee - 黑龙江外国语学院)