jomc + outrage   9

Opinion | Decolonizing the Art Museum: The Next Wave - The New York Times
It is not easy to acknowledge one’s blind spots. What I had hoped would be an opportunity for public education and “truth to power” in the presentation of “Scaffold” was simply not possible because of the continuing historical trauma about an unreckoned-with colonial past. This was a humbling public admission for a person whose career has been devoted to providing a platform for underrepresented histories.
art  museum  outrage  institutions 
10 weeks ago by jomc
Why I Left White Nationalism - The New York Times
I never would have begun my own conversations without first experiencing clear and passionate outrage to what I believed from those I interacted with. Now is the time for me to pass on that outrage by clearly and unremittingly denouncing the people who used a wave of white anger to take the White House.
outrage 
november 2016 by jomc
Words, Words, Words: On Toxicity and Abuse in Online Activism – Nuclear Unicorn
But in the process, “the tone argument” came to be understood less as a complex piece of social machinery than an easily identifiable trope; it then became a badge that could be waved at will in any discussion to absolve one of responsibility for their words. Even though we as leftists quite literally wrote the book(s) on why and how language matters, we suspend that understanding when it comes to our own community members because we have come to value the sanctity of their anger over the integrity of the wider group. Some of us excuse this on the grounds that we provide the only safe place for certain people to express anger without being shamed for it, and that living with oppression leaves us with pent up rage that demands expression.
outrage  activism 
december 2014 by jomc
Justine Sacco’s aftermath: The cost of Twitter outrage - Salon.com
It is, perhaps, fitting that 2013 has come to an end with the story of Justine Sacco. I confess I do harbor a certain amount of empathy for her and honestly, this empathy makes me uncomfortable. I don’t want to feel sorry for Sacco. I don’t even know if I feel sorry for her, exactly. Instead, I recognize that I’m human and the older I get, the more I realize how fallible I am, how fallible we all are. I recognize that Justine Sacco is human. She should have known better and done better, but most of us can look at poor choices we’ve made, critical moments when we did not do better.
outrage  race 
december 2014 by jomc
Sydette on Twitter: "Let it be known the problem with social media is that we have made it harder for them to kill and abuse black people silently"
Let it be known the problem with social media is that we have made it harder for them to kill and abuse black people silently
outrage 
december 2014 by jomc
I Sought Solace In My Bookshelf
It is easy to misread rage as hate. This week, as chants of “Black lives matter” echoed once more through the streets of New York, Ferguson, Los Angeles and out into the world, all I could think of was love. Maybe, before he died, Michael thought of love too. And maybe that thought telegraphed brightly across this country, woke us up, rustled us out into the streets as one, loving, rage-filled outcry. As Oscar said, “on the other side…anything you can dream…you can be.”
outrage 
december 2014 by jomc
Mikki Kendall and the Weird Fetishization of Black Twitter - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
Black Twitter is influencing things. George Zimmerman had the trial he would not have had without outrage. We are seeing federal steps about police brutality starting to come together, because of outrage. But it’s a double-edged sword. I think that we are having an impact. I also think that there’s a perception that we are only on Twitter and we don’t care about anything else, and we don’t do anything in our communities. It’s not true.
outrage 
december 2014 by jomc

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