friends, is it possible to block someone on twitter so you can’t see their tweets and basically their entire profile disappears for you (like on facebook)? please help, im in a very triggering situation.
“Activists from Canada have delivered a convoy of water to Detroit in a show of protest against the shutoff of water for thousands of residents. More than 14,000 households have seen their taps turned off over unpaid bills since April. The group Council of Canadians delivered trucks carrying hundreds of gallons of water to a protest in Detroit Thursday afternoon. Local officials recently approved a temporary 15-day moratorium on the shutoffs for residents to catch up on their bills. A group of activists have set up the website DetroitWaterProject.org that lets anonymous donors cover the bills of residents who cannot afford to pay.”—Canadian Activists Deliver Water Convoy to Detroit
“The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.”—
guys, i don’t know what this blog is doing anymore. i’m so interested in staying informed about injustice and what’s happening around the world. but i am also so interested in Clift, and Brando, and Dean. i’m sorry. idk idk idk i’m sorry.
New York Times: The Israeli military says 13 soldiers were killed in Gaza fighting on Sunday, while the Palestinian Health Ministry reported 87 Palestinians died Sunday. The two reported death tolls mark the deadliest day so far.