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'If you seek small things to do, and do them well, great things will seek you, and demand to be performed.'

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A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up.

Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg  

Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.

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(Source: fuckyeahbeatniks, via workman)







Old Photos Surface Showing Andrew Breitbart, James O’Keefe Hobnobbing with White Nationalists

Photographs published this week by an anti-racist website show the late Andrew Breitbart, a leading figurehead among mainstream conservatives, and his onetime protégé James O’Keefe – whose undercover videos are credited with causing the demise of the community organizing group ACORN – rubbing elbows with young white nationalists at two different right-wing conferences.

The pictures are noteworthy because Breitbart, who died of a heart attack in March 2012, and O’Keefe had been adamant that they had nothing to do with the conference attendees – and vocally attacked anyone who suggested otherwise.

Instead, the photos published by the anti-racist organization One People’s Project showed O’Keefe posing with numerous members of the white-nationalist group Youth for Western Civilization at a forum organized by the Robert Taft Club. Another shot shows Breitbart hobnobbing with YWC leader Matthew Heimbach, who has recently came out as a full-fledged Nazi, at an Americans for Prosperity gathering.

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Both of these guys are pretty big figureheads in the conservative movement.

Andrew Breitbart’s legacy lives on in the website A conservative news outlet that incidentally has a lot of the same stories you will find on Fox News, only a few days earlier.

And there it is.

This is barely news. The entirety of Breitbart’s career/ O’Keefe’s five minutes of fame was deeply based in white supremacy & nationalism thereof.

It is news because they both claimed they had nothing to do with white supremacists or their movements, and oops, pictures at one of their forums.

Plus, is still influential, though to the people who read it religiously, these photos may not be.

Think of all the media attention Obama’s tenuous connection with Bill Ayers got. Now we have pictures of leading conservative figures literally embracing Nazis and yet I’m willing to bet It will get little mainstream coverage. 



Toni Morrison Takes White Supremacy To Task

Few intellectuals have waged a public battle against white supremacy and patriarchy like Toni Morrison. Morrison has both examined and challenged systems of domination throughout her intellectual life. With her novels, essays, and interviews she has taken critical looks at the interlocking systems of race and gender oppression. In this interview she is asked by PBS’s Charlie Rose what it is like for her to encounter racism. In true Morrison fashion she turns the question on its head, and places the onus for explaining racism back into the hands of White people. She asks Rose what he thinks of racism, why do Whites hold onto, and what are they going to do about it ending it. She rejects the notion that racism is simply something that Black people must grapple with, insisting, demanding, that White people also grapple with it. Fearless. Brilliant. Powerful.

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Isabeli Fontana photographed by Daniele + Iango for i-D, Fall 2012


Isabeli Fontana photographed by Daniele + Iango for i-D, Fall 2012