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Dept. of Just Keep Swimming

Long Day

Long day, long week, no brain - or at least little brain - tired body (but I'm managing to exercise at least 5 days out of 7). Getting a little more gutted by Face the Raven each day, which I think shows the power of that episode. Maybe I'll talk about it tomorrow.

More gutted, by news of the Laquan McDonald tragedy and travesty. I'm the sister of a police officer, but I feel no hesitation at all in saying yes, the system of policing in this country (and probably on this continent) is built to reinforce racism, despite the best efforts of good police officers, built to maintain systemic destruction of black bodies, minds, lives, and futures. It does so in the service of a culture that does not think The Other is part of it. Each death, and each denial that it's racism - or misogyny, or transphobia, take your pick -  kills democracy just that little bit more.

Going out now for miso soup, green tea, some mackerel, and relaxation. Back later. Love y'all.


This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/389044.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

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kaffyr
Nov. 26th, 2015 03:08 am (UTC)
I suspect that sadly, it's just "in addition to" rather than "replace," because in North American culture, anything that is not deemed to be in the (highly artificial) category of "white" is The Other, and therefore fit only for plunder and control.

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