I have noticed that much of the hip-hop styles of dance, specifically the ones usually done to dubstep, look a lot like someone having a very weird seizure, partway through the process, it turns out they’re doing it to music. Twitch. Glitch. Stop, freeze. It moves in tune to the music, but there’s something… Inhuman about a lot of it. Alien. Robotic. Insane.
I love it. It’s part of what draws me to the dance style called animation. I can tense up and release, twitch, throw my limbs in sudden movements, all of which has felt natural to me for a very long time… And do it through my love of music and dance.
Inhuman. Robotic. Alien.
Just like it feels like to have Asperger’s Syndrome. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the same species as the rest of y’all.
“The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and it’s attorney, Robert Patillo, traveled to Savannah to investigate and interview employees of Paula Deen’s food conglomerate.
According to Robert Patillo, who interviewed several current and former employees, a family member consistently referred to a black cook as “my little monkey”; a black male employee who threatened to go to EEOC with complaints of discrimination was told “you don’t have any civil rights here” by Deen’s brother; that whites are routinely paid more and promoted sooner than blacks; that until recently a black women who for years helped Deen create her recipes and taught her to cook was paid less than $10.00 per hour; that Deen preferred white and light skinned blacks to work with customers and relegating darker blacks to back-of-the-house operations; that blacks are reluctant to speak openly about working conditions due to fears of retaliation from Deen.
Attorney Janice L. Mathis, VP of Rainbow PUSH indicates that “these reports seem to indicate systemic discrimination and exclusion and are inconsistent with Deen’s statements. The allegations are credible in the sense that they corroborate each other. Unfortunately, there are still pockets of culture in the South that persist in unenlightened attitudes and practices.””
“Coalition finds discrimination case against Paula Deen”
So it’s not just using the n-word, telling racist jokes, or planning a plantation slave-fantasy wedding — it’s career and workplace discrimination, which is legally more serious.
Anybody who’s remotely familiar with the food industry knows about the ubiquitous racism underlying front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house assignments, pay rates, prestige, and career opportunities. It happens everywhere all the time; but maybe this is as good a place as any to start prosecuting it.
Also this: “A black woman who for years helped Deen create her recipes and taught her to cook was paid less than $10.00 per hour.” Yeah, she made millions stealing African American food culture from a woman whom she paid ten bucks an hour.
In other words, the cuisine isn’t the only Southern tradition for which Paula Deen is iconic.
“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents and everyone is writing a book.”
Cicero, circa 43 BC (via amandaonwriting)
“The recency illusion is the belief or impression that something is of recent origin when it is in fact long-established.”
oh Cicero, you sweet summer child
Cicero was late to the game. There’s cuneiform tablets that roughly translate as “Children no longer respect their elders. They’ve taken to writing lewd messages on the walls with a tar mixture that is impossible to wash off.”
how to have a flat stomach
- remove all of your organs