Posts tagged RACE
The Off Key Yet Rousing Chorus On Parenting In The Age Of Zoos, Racism, And The Media

Why in the name of all things good and holy are other moms feeling the need to skewer this mom for basically being a mom? How many times have you lost your kid at the beach? How many times have you almost left your child in the car because they fell asleep on the drive home from the grocery store, and you forgot and started taking bags into the house? How many times have you walked out of the room for five minutes and come back to find little Johnny scaling the furniture pretending to be spiderman?

How many times have you basically been a mom, and your child been a child, and the shit hits the fan and you end up in the emergency room getting 25 stitches and a lollipop?

 

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The Slow & Deliberate Extinction Of 19

 Maybe neither the editors or the photographer descend from a race that has such a painful and horrifying history. Is it because they don't care? Was it a 2 hour lapse in judgement during makeup application, another 2 hour lapse in judgement during shooting, followed by another 2 hour lapse in judgement during the issue layout meeting?  Is it because they deem black women useless and unpretty and a million other "un" things I'm too annoyed to think up right now? I don't know. I have no idea. But I do know irresponsible work when I see it.

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