For my sixth Read This Week feature, I’ve included some really great articles. Bold writing.
Thank You Frank by dream hampton is an exquisite letter to Frank Ocean, who bravely wrote about LOVE recently. Loving another man. While people are stuck in various rooms in the house that homophobia built, whether focused on religion, the mechanics of sex or just pure hatred, Ocean wrote about love. And, I love dream’s response to that. Check it out.
How To Be A Reverse-Racist: An Actual Step by Step List For Oppressing White People by A.D. Song and Mia McKenzie is an exquitie satirical piece that decimates the notion of “reverse racism.” Most people know that this phenomenon is a complete farce. But, one has to actually understand how racism itself is actually defined and the institutional and social implications of racism to then conclude how faulty the stupid yet pervasive dynamic of “reverse racism” is. And even when the latter occurs, White privilege means that many White people can still ignore the conclusion made. Read this post!
The Stages of Twitter Celebrity Roast and Wig Snatch by Luvvie is utterly accurate and hilarious. With humor and wit she describes the implosions and explosions that some celebrities cause online. It actually speaks more to me about non-celebrity behavior than celebrity. (Psychology geek here—how social media impacts behavior is really interesting to me.)
Enjoy! Stay tuned for next weeks suggestions!