i make my own life harder
I criticize myself
and take on new promises
success and failure
the same path.
On donald sterling:
It is of zero surprise to me that the views of Donald Sterling still exist. I am not appalled, I am not floored, nor can I be angered by a set of ideals that we consciously swerve around day in and day out.
The racialized mindset is a culture that refuses its own end because it asserts itself on concrete assumptions. Yes, I said it – concrete assumptions. The stubbornness of these views along with the inalterable nature of history leave me no room to be surprised that racist views continue to surface instead of distancing itself through rolling nature of the present.
I do, however, take a large plate of relief from this situation. This culture does not survive in its exposure. We as individuals are highly reactive to this pint-sized angle of perspective, and if reacting is all we do, we become some type of enforcer.
All I ask of us, who react the same, to think a little bit deeper about the science of our culture and the problems that surface to us as events – to take agency in our roles even if our responsibilities are all the same. Talk.
BTS: Photo from editor Josh Williams of printed emails between him and director Topshelf Junior. Based in two different cities, the editing process is sometimes done strictly over email. Thorough explanation and detailed descriptions are key.