dorkstranger asked: why do you think so many people have trouble understanding that the historical perception of PoC is irrelevant to our current understanding of critical race theory? it's like they want to believe that PoC didn't exist because they believe that the concept of PoC didn't exist. even if that were true, it wouldn't affect contemporary analysis or criticism because the entire point is to elucidate the fallacy of "historical accuracy" when it comes to the depictions of PoC in medieval societies.
I honestly think it’s because the way these concepts are discussed are couched in inaccessible academic terms. Like what we’re saying right now. It’s hard to link these ideas to concrete objects, and the only way I’ve really been able to DO that in a way that makes it REAL for people, is by using images. Concrete, tangible images that you can look at and point to and say, “Look! Here is the thing I mean!”
I’m trying to visibly enact these ideas as much as possible, rather than talking about concepts in a deliberately confusing way.
Not everyone learns the same way, and we need to STOP making people feel bad or stupid for not getting it.
That’s completely different from the people who are demanding ever more “proof”, and then covering their eyes and plugging their ears when it’s shown to them.
I have no patience or time for the willfully ignorant, other than to use them as a teaching moment for others.
american bad ass
Pope Francis named Time ‘Person of the Year’ for 2013
Time Magazine: Pope Francis, the religious leader of the Catholic Church, has been named Time’s Person of the Year for 2013.
Edward Snowden, Edith Windsor, Bashar Assad and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, were runners-up.
Photo: Pope Francis poses with young people during a meeting with the Piacenza diocese in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 28, 2013. (Reuters via NBCNews.com)
they’re giving out Person of the Year for just plain not being an asshole. that’s how much the world sucks right now.
oh hey, you’re not an asshole? PERSON OF THE YEAR.
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this will be out in the spring!
THIS IS GENIUS.
This is useful for my exam-facing friends right now… Remember to rest your mind!
NEWS YOU CAN USE!