Ghosts of Emmett Till: Why We Must Clapback At Amy Schumer’s Racist Tweet

Clapback season is NEVER over.

Sublime Zoo

*co-written by Wicked Womanist*

Does that title make you uncomfortable?

Does potentially confronting the forces that contributed to the atrocity that was the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till rub you the wrong way?

Good.

Because if that’s the case, this tweet should bother you as well:

I’ll be honest with you. A lot of my homies were curious as to why I didn’t also write a piece on Amy Schumer this past week. After my read of Lena Dunham, it was only fair to include her partner-in-racism Amy Schumer in this brouhaha, right?

You’re right…but I was also tired.

After gathering all the Earth’s energy Spirit Bomb-style™ like Goku in the Kid Buu sagato destroy the world’s most racist and obnoxious Marshmellow™, I didn’t have much ki left over to give Amy Schumer that same work too.

However, after seeing several people on my own timeline or adjacent…

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Another Organization For The Shit List

Broncos linebacker, Brandon Marshall lost his endorsement with Air Academy Federal Credit Union after kneeling during the national anthem, in solidarity with his former teammate, Colin Kaepernick.

 

“Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership,” Glenn Strebe, the AAFCU’s president and CEO wrote in a Facebook statement. “AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors.”

 

Clearly, this union that is supposed to assist our veterans stationed at the United States Air Force Academy at Lowry Air Force Base, and lists “integrity” as one of their values, knows absolutely nothing about the rights those soldiers fight to protect. I definitely wouldn’t trust such ignorant people with my money. I would go so far as to say they should be investigated. Who knows if they’reapplying this logic to your equitable assets?

 

Of course, Brandon is taking this all in stride and doesn’t regret his actions. The linebacker has stated that he is also planning on donating some money to assist underprivileged and profiled children. Hopefully,  his teammates can follow his lead.

 

Side Note: Gary Kubiak is a dumbass.

 

 

Reality Check: Most White Voters Will Support Trump

What did I say?

A History of a Just & Peaceful Future

None of my many white friends say they will vote for Donald Trump, but I’m almost certain that in November most white voters will support Trump. Although the current American political climate is volatile, the racial divide in American politics is wide and enduring. In every presidential election since 1964, white Americans have supported Republican candidates, while black Americans have supported the Democrats.

This racial divide has deep roots in American history. In 1936 black Americans left the Republican Party of Lincoln to join the Democratic Party of Franklin Roosevelt, but during the 1950s millions of white voters abandoned Roosevelt’s New Deal coalition to become Eisenhower Republicans. John F. Kennedy and especially Lyndon Johnson temporarily attracted many of these white voters back to the Democratic side, but Johnson’s support for the landmark civil rights legislation and Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy in 1968 prompted a historic shift of millions of white…

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Ouch. If this is what stress feels like, I am definitely not a fan. My back is killing me. I need a boy, something cute and furry, and some video games - stat.

Cleaning House 

I’m helping my mother pack up her house and I found an old, dusty binder from high school. Tell me why I just weighed this thing and it’s OVER EIGHT POUNDS! That’s like a newborn baby. Matta fact, I didn’t even weigh eight pounds when I was born. And it only covers one year of high school. My poor closet rack… How is my back not permanently indented from the twenty pounds of crap I had to lug around every day?