169. Sully Sullenberger
170. Mr. Big
171. Aidan Shaw
172. Jack Berger
173. Aleksandr Petrovsky
174. Richard Wright
175. Smith Jerrod
176. Trey MacDougal
177. Bunny MacDougal
178. Harry Goldenblatt
179. Skipper Johnston
180. Robert Leeds
181. Steve Brady
182. Steve Brady’s Mom
[Image: Three photos. The first shows Laverne Cox, a beautiful Black trans woman with long light colored hair seated, head tilted, across from CeCe McDonald, a beautiful Black trans woman seen from behind, as they speak. The second photo is a shot of a row of prison cells. The third is a picture of CeCe McDonald speaking with the back of Laverne Cox shown.]
FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
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Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)
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A bunch of racists defaced a Gap ad featuring a Sikh fashion designer named Waris Ahluwahlia. Gap responded by making it their Twitter background.
Of course, if they really cared about brown people, they’d sign the safety agreement for their factory workers in Bangladesh, but it’s nice to see a company standing up to racist vandalism in the U.S.