2001

  • At 8:46 on 9/11, a plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
  • At 9:03, another plane crashed into the south tower.
  • I knew my friends and former colleagues were in the south tower, and I watched the fires. I…

I hope this is fair usage, but a lot of White people don't know that they want anti-racist speakers to follow these rules:

WHITE FRAGILITY AND THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, by Robin DiAngelo

Given the dominant conceptualization of racism as individual acts of cruelty, it follows that only terrible people…

It's a little counter-intuitive, but I've found that by engaging in the struggle (beyond holiday party conversations and social media interactions) for social justice and racial equity, I've had better conversations about these things with White people. …

I'm not gonna argue. I'll just get my 2nd Pfizer shot next week, stay masked up, and survive. So will my family. So will my friends. What the Republicans are engaging in is pure Darwinism. They're welcome to it. It's the rawest form of voter suppression--they're condemning thousands of MAGA supporters to the covid ICU and to the grave. It's something out of Monty Python sketch, and it would be funny if it weren't so tragic.

My grandfather used to own a construction company in New Haven, CT, back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. It never got too big. My dad always said he never wanted to go big. I don’t know why. …

Ken Festa

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