The Miscellany of Stewart McCoy

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“It took a few hours, and a second press conference, for Jackson to acknowledge that Wilson hadn’t stopped Brown because he thought he was a robber but because Brown was walking in the street and not, as Wilson believed he should, on the sidewalk.”

“To ascribe this entirely to contempt for black men is to miss an essential variable, though—a very real, American fear of them. They—we—are inexplicably seen as a millions-strong army of potential killers, capable and cold enough that any single one could be a threat to a trained police officer in a bulletproof vest. There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”

– "America Is Not For Black People" by Greg Howard on Deadspin

In All Honesty »

whileyouweresleeping:

I’ve been intrigued by pregnancy since adolescence. There were recurrent dreams of being pregnant and giving birth (once in the middle of a huge football stadium filled with spectators). In class, I doodled pregnant bodies, nude or clad in flowing dresses, the better to emphasise the breasts, hips…

seanbonner:

Photo: Ferguson, MO. The Now.

"There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."

– Bill Adama, Battlestar Galactica

And vice versa, apparently.

“When people with different perspectives hunker around a design idea, the discussion creates a useful vocabulary about what the team is trying to do. It can lead to new directions. Repeating this frequently can generate whole new approaches to the problem that wouldn’t be considered otherwise.”

– Jared Spool on artifacts vs. deliverables