I think one of the most damaging effects America’s omnipresent racism has on a person’s psyche isn’t the brief pang of hurt that comes from being called a slur, or seeing a picture of Barack Obama portrayed by a chimpanzee. Those things are common and old-fashioned, and when they happen I tend to feel sadder than angry, because I’m seeing someone who engages with the world like a wall instead of a human being. Rather, I think what’s far more corrosive and insidious, the thing that lingers in the back of my mind the most, is the framework of plausible deniability built up around racism, and how insane that plausible deniability can make a person feel when wielded. How unsure of oneself. How worried that you might be overreacting, oversensitive, irrational.
I wrote about Kanye West and how racism can make you feel crazy.
10:49 am • 15 October 2013 • 75 notes
Anonymous asked: What do you think of that quasi-meatish lab burger?
I would eat that, probably. I don’t hate the taste of meat, I just don’t want to kill anything.
I support any and all science dedicated to growing meat/meat substitutes in a lab. It’s obviously better for animals. But more than that it could potentially help us satisfy the skyrocketing demand for meat abroad, which will make the meat industry markedly worse if we try to fulfill it through our current shitty means of production.
7:51 am • 12 October 2013 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: I don't know you, but I love your mind. Your article on your parent's divorce and anger really helped me. I couldn't figure out my wave of anger in the early 2000s and it helped me sort through that retroactively. Thank you. A
Hey, thank you. Happy to hear you’re doing better. I think free and sustained anger management classes/general therapy for everyone would change the world in such a drastic way people would think it was like a fucking Old Testament miracle. But it wouldn’t be a miracle. It would just be people talking to other people about their feelings. Be well.
7:02 pm • 8 October 2013 • 12 notes
I contributed to this. So many people just want to pay off their student loans.
2:34 pm • 8 October 2013 • 18 notes