If the Imperial March played every time I walked into a room I would feel pretty accomplished
These awesome photos, in which rolling waves appear to be both perfectly frozen in time and miraculously made solid, are the work of French photographer Pierre Carreau.
Carreau “shoots waves with a variety of high speed cameras using various macro and wide angle lenses, capturing water shapes that appear more sculptural than liquid.”
Timothy McNair is a graduate student of opera at Northwestern University’s famed Bienen School of Music. McNair is at the school on a full scholarship, but the 25-year-old is standing up to his school after his professor, Donald Nally, gave him an assignment to perform a song created by a racist American poet named Walt Whitman. McNair asked his instructor if he could be assigned to perform the work of other artists but Nally denied him the opportunity and told him if he didn’t turn in all of his completed work by Friday, May 17th he’d receive a failing grade. McNair refused.
“Certainly I do not deserve to fail this class. I have a 3.7 GPA. I’m an officer on three committees of this university. So what is deserving for me? Is to be able to perform two pieces and have the third piece removed because of the insensitivity,” McNair told Chicago’s WGN news station. Although the piece McNair is instructed to perform does not contain any blatant racism, McNair believes it is still offensive that he was asked to complete the works of a devout racist. “We know (he) was historically racist. He’s called African Americans ‘baboons’ and was for oppressing voting rights,” McNair said of Whitman.
But let a white person had to sing a song written about Osama or Sadam that shit would have been on every new station.
I didn’t realize Walt Whitman had written such racist stuff (that wasn’t covered when we read his work in high school, SURPRISE) (if you’re curious, his archive has a super-apologist piece about it - along the lines of “well sure he was racist, but everyone was racist back then!”), and this is super fucked up.
Walt Whitman a racist? Hmmmm…..I think the reason why he didn’t want to write it is because Walt Whitman was GAY or Bisexual…either way he had a diverse sexual palate. Walt Whitman was born in 1819, slavery didn’t end until 1863. In most of America, well @ least half of it, the people as a whole were racists, INCLUDING most likely your ancestors and theirs. it’s not begin apologetic, it’s being REAL! Why didn’t all of america stand up in the 1600’s when slaves were being brought to the Americans and traded abroad across the globe? BECAUSE THOSE WERE THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES…and holding people responsible for it now, while not directly holding your own family responsible for it is very cowardly.
“And even though the Whitman poem he’s being asked to perform doesn’t contain any blatant racism, “he is insulted by the writer and some of his other work.” (HOMOPHOBIA covered up by race blaming). Walt Whitman was no White Supremacist….and i’m sure this guys hates black gays equally.
So……because Walt Whitman may have been gay or bisexual, this one Black dude can’t dislike him for being a racist? Uh….logic, sweetheart. If you can kindly point out how this statement logically makes sense, that would be greatly appreciated. True story: there are A LOT of gay racists, bisexual racists, trans* racists, lesbian racists, racists who call themselves queer in either gender or sexual orientation….. Racism is the great equalizer, ya dig. Go fuck yourself if you honestly believe that your non-straightness makes you or any WHITE person exempt from racism and/or racial bias/prejudice. If you are racist, please just be a racist. You being a victim to homophobia/transphobia/queerphobia/sexism doesn’t mean you cannot victimize PoC of any gender and/or sexual orientation. Also, your faves are fucked up. You tried, you failed. Go home.
Did that white bitch SERIOUSLY try to pull the black people must be homophobic card when the dude is complaining about a racist pos??? And FUCK the school, to HELL
This is a scene from ‘The Caretaker’, the full film will be released with the Immigrant Nation online platform in summer 2012.
The Caretaker is a short film about the relationship between an immigrant caretaker and an elderly woman in the last months of her life. Joesy, a Fijian immigrant, works long hours providing live-in care for 95-year-old Haru Tsurumoto. Through intimate and quiet scenes, we explore Joesy’s complex relationship with Haru. The two respect one another, because at different times, both have felt like outsiders in the U.S. - Joesy as an undocumented immigrant who fears she could be sent back to Fiji, and Haru as a Japanese American who was sent to the internment camps during World War II.
|—||Melissa Harris-Perry and Karen Finney (paraphrased), commenting on a recent New York Times editorial wherein black farmers were all but vilified as ‘lazy takers’ who gamed the system —for winning an historic discrimination lawsuit against the USDA: Pigford v. Glickman (via odinsblog)|
US Vogue March 1994, Quicksilver
Bridget Hall by Penn