Category Archives: white privilege

Connected

I wish I saw the Wallflowers at the Hartford Meadows on the twelfth of September eighteen years ago. I used to love The Wallflowers and my mom bought tickets for my 17th birthday and I waited all summer long and … Continue reading

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Manifesto, A Poem

Some people believe so strongly in the ideologies they were either raised with, or found in some other way but they believe so strongly that they’re willing to lay down their life for their ideology even if they can start to … Continue reading

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Free

When white people lose their ignorance and apathy things will change, you’ll see all of our neighbors will be free just like they’re meant to be

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The Ignorant American: Professional Courtesy to the GEO Group

(Music by Toby Keith) American girls and American guys will always look the other way when black and brown folks die or when they see a baby crying in the hands of the feds left to sleep on the cold … Continue reading

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Lucky We Live Hawaii

We’re lucky we live Hawaii, must be the vog though ’cause we can’t see turtles and monk seals dying and we can’t hear Kanaka crying, and we don’t have a word to say when it’s independence day in this land … Continue reading

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We Don’t Deserve A Closer Look

No, we don’t deserve a closer look at the stars we desecrate earth we’re bound to desecrate space with atom bombs orbiting,   interstellar death racing to colonize the heavens, we’re helpless we can’t even figure out earth, in terms … Continue reading

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When Pigs Cry

The pigs have begun to cry now at the sight of the lambs being devoured by the predators but what about the sheep what about the cows what about all those goats and the horses the cats and the dogs … Continue reading

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So…I Smoked Crack

So… I smoked crack not long after I got back from Iraq. We had been up all night and I lost track of time after too much salt and too many limes and too many lines blurring reality and I … Continue reading

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March For Women

The President isn’t the disease he is but a symptom. The disease is not new, it is not worse now than it was a couple of years ago or a couple of decades ago or a couple of centuries ago. … Continue reading

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Typical American Weekend

This weekend has been a typical weekend for the United States. In Virginia, a klan rally gathered around a statue of one of their heroes, carrying torches. They even killed someone and injured many.   A lot of Americans were … Continue reading

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