…the notion that we should all forsake attachment to race and/or cultural identity and be “just humans” within the framework of white supremacy has usually meant that subordinate groups must surrender their identities, beliefs, values, and assimilate by adopting the values and beliefs of privileged-class whites, rather than promoting racial harmony this thinking has created a fierce cultural protectionism.
bell hooks, killing rage: Ending Racism

A Quick Reminder About Ferguson and Gaza

While our eyes are on Ferguson, let us not ignore the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza. The digital age only reinforces how interconnected we are. It also presents the annals of history at our fingertips. 

Netanyahu in 1989: ‘Israel should have taken advantage of the suppression of the demonstrations in China [Tiananmen Square], when the world’s attention was focussed on what was happening in that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the Territories. However, to my regret, they did not support that policy that I proposed, and which I still propose should be implemented.’

And as we keep a watchful eye on Gaza, let us not forget POCs throughout the United States. Oppression anywhere is oppression everywhere.