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February Food for Thought: On Fear, Race, Change and Borders
On fear: Focus on believing in yourself. Everything else falls into place.
When you give people the power to set time-lines on your life, you lose.
Fear isn’t a sign of defeat necessarily. But having that fear dictate your actions or inaction is certainly defeat.
On race: Yay for Black History Month. Isn’t it so great that all the minorities get their own month here? Nothing like a month to make us feel equal.
We can give away months to minorities, but whitey still owns the calendar!
On change through new media: Most social change is the not-so-novel idea of one person fueled by the actions of many in various mediums.
On borders: Borders are human-made, geo-political constructions that should neither necessitate the deprivation of basic human rights nor cast people as outsiders. In our world, they function as a specific form of colonial domination that necessitates the delineation of an inside and outside, the marking and categorizing of certain bodies as alien and foreign for specific political purposes such as the “national security” project.