Posts tagged quote
Posts tagged quote
Ann Friedman, NY Magazine (via 500fairytales)
I’m just gonna leave this here…
Domestic Violence Awareness Month wont be recognized because its not “sexy.” You cant make tshirts, bracelets, etc. with some sexist saying like “save the tatas” for domestic violence awareness.
From The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics by George Lipsitz
[Text says: If white racism manifested itself exclusively through hostility and exclusion it would be easier to understand and to combat. Yet the long history of interracial relations has also created a possessive investment in whiteness that entails embracing people of color and their cultures in condescending and controlling ways. The recurrence of racial stereotypes in art and in life, the frequent invocation of people of color as sources of inspiration or forgiveness for whites, and the white fascination with certain notions of “primitive” authenticity among communities of color, all testify to the white investment in images that whites themselves have created about people of color. In his excellent study of blackface minstrelsy, Eric Lott identifies both “love and theft” as components of the white racist imagination. These emotions and acts form the central force in the dynamics of white desire manifested in the reception of the blues music of Robert Johnson.]
The white investment in images that whites themselves have created about people of color.
I’ve been having thinkythoughts also about the white investment in images that white people have created about themselves, also, and what level of historical accuracy is acceptable; and this bounces off those thoughts in ways I can’t put into words yet.
unknown (via thatkindofwoman)
an excerpt on the value of having a ‘magical imagination’.
I highly recommend getting this text because it sheds a light on one of the most important tools in this practice, and that is the magical imagination. Sometime we devalue our imagination to mere useless child’s play, not realizing that sometimes the logical or rational side of ourselves can be an obstacle to our magical success.
Source: Magical Pathworking: Techniques of Active Imagination by Nick Farrell