How could an organization that monitors its employees’ appearance and regulates how long they can celebrate on the field not pursue, with the same zeal, available video evidence of one of them knocking out his fiancée in an elevator?
I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government
The mouth should have three gatekeepers. Is it true? Is it kind? And is it necessary?
Let’s talk about how I am involved in three reading groups and how it is both exhilarating for my art practice and terrifying for my sleep patterns. For Monday’s session, I just finished a session outline on performativity, respectability politics and disciplinary scripts/choreography organized around Foucault, Judith Butler and four performances — LSU gymnast Lloimincia Hall’s 2013 floor dance, Rashaad Newsome’s “Shade Compositions” at SF MoMA, Serena Williams Victory C Walk at the 2012 Olympics as well as Tommie Smith & John Carlos’ raised fists at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. Let me know if I’ve missed anything, though I am already sure that folks are mad about my hyper-intense session description with embedded links and footnotes.