Monday, April 29, 2013

The Story of an Egg Documentary is Without a Yolk

The Story of an Egg Documentary is Without a Yolk

"Hens raised on commercial egg farms are denied the one thing in their lives that comes most naturally to them: motherhood. These hens are bred to lay infertile eggs and therefore will never experience the satisfaction of raising their young. But we haven’t been able to breed out their maternal instinct. In fact, I’ve heard many chicken keepers complain that their hens peck at them when they try to take their eggs. That’s perfectly natural from the hen’s point of view. You’re taking away something that’s hers. And it’s something important to her. She still perceives her eggs as her offspring."

"The use of an artificially-bred animal as a commodity that will be intentionally slaughtered at a fraction of her natural lifespan for profit sabotages the spirit of species-conservation on a very fundamental ethical level."

“Colorblindness,” “Illuminated Individualism,” Poor Whites, and Mad Men: The Tim Wise Interview, Part 1 | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture

“Colorblindness,” “Illuminated Individualism,” Poor Whites, and Mad Men: The Tim Wise Interview, Part 1 | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture

"the evidence I present in the book [Colorblind: The Rise of Post-racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity] (which is based mostly on research from the field of social psychology) has found that allowing race to remain sublimated and below the surface actually makes it easier for people to act on subtle biases, because they can do so without ever having to confront the contradictions between who they claim to be (open-minded, non-racist, etc) and who they really are." Tim Wise

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Decoding the Invisible Whiteness In Boston Bombing Coverage - COLORLINES

Decoding the Invisible Whiteness In Boston Bombing Coverage - COLORLINES

“Efforts to try to fit [the Boston Marathon bombing] into the standard racialized narrative didn’t work. That became clear once the names and photos of the Chechen brothers were released and the speculation about whether they were Muslims or terrorists and Caucasian started,” Perry said in a Wednesday interview. “I think it’s a reflection of how [media] language of ‘terror’ registers as the vulnerability of whiteness, because ‘American’ is read as ‘white.” To capture the label of ‘terrorism’ it has to be whiteness threatened by ‘The Other’.”

Dr Jackson Katz presentation at 'Be the Hero' premiere event

Saturday, April 27, 2013

White People Have to Give Up Racism | The Nation

White People Have to Give Up Racism | The Nation

"While we’ve all come up internalizing racism, since it’s all around us, only one group of people actually benefits from its existence. Not every white person is a racist, but the genius of racism is that you don’t have to participate to enjoy the spoils. If you’re white, you can be completely oblivious, passively accepting the status quo, and reap the rewards."

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Importance of Listening as a Privileged Person Fighting for Justice — Everyday Feminism

The Importance of Listening as a Privileged Person Fighting for Justice — Everyday Feminism

I.N.I. - Fakin' Jax



this forever fresh piece came out nearly 20 years ago!! crazy how hopeful i was that hip hop would be reclaimed from puffy and company, who sought to and were quite successful with the bastardization of my culture. Pete Rock's verse where the brother says, "to all you fake-ass thugs out there..busy deceivin', achieving nothin'..." still applies and even more so today. it's ironic that most folks can't relate to the shit they nod their heads to, yet rob-o's verse, "you never succeed or progress, searchin for peace through material objects, you go to extremes in the process, accuse others, when it's you showin' your true colors, busy sellin' your dreams, but all your cream contributes to your lack of self-esteem…" applies to the masses living in a consumer culture even if not to the degree of a Jay-Z or Lil Wayne.

That Alice Walker Animal Rights Quote

That Alice Walker Animal Rights Quote

when will ar folks stop?  another aggravating make-believe quote is the one attributed to martin luther king jr. that says, "one day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. we shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them."  you won't find a source for that unless you count other ar/veggie sites--see comments for more.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

XForgotten FrequencyX-Vegan Warfare

Russell Simmons: 'Why I'm Vegan' | EllenTV.com

Russell Simmons: 'Why I'm Vegan' | EllenTV.com

"Up until this time, a hamburger was something stuck between two buns -- not a cow, a wing was something you dipped in BBQ sauce -- not a chicken, and milk was something you drank as a human, never realizing it was only meant for a calf."

vegan hip hop movement on twitter, tumblr, instagram, and facebook--let's build!

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