Author Archives: akshaisingh

Squares, malls, bridges and highways (A note on infrastructure and #BlackLivesMatter)

Originally posted on s0metim3s:
Reading about the protests against police violence in the US, like many others I noted the issue of police militarization, but wondered more about the shift from the occupation of squares that has characterized…

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N-Determination

Originally posted on DAN DIPIERO:
This week, I’ll be traveling to give a paper at this graduate student conference, hosted by the comparative literature department at UC-Irvine. The conference theme is on my very favorite subject: indeterminacy. Approaches to indeterminate…

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Leigh Anne Tuohy, Racism, and the White Saviour Complex

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Leigh Anne “That Nice Woman Sandra Bullock Played In The Blind Side” Tuohy recently posted the following picture and caption on her Facebook and Instagram accounts: “We see what we want! It’s the gospel…

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A Walmart is Not a War Zone: Photos From The Journey For John Crawford

Originally posted on Virally Suppressed – Muckraking For The Modern World:
On Monday, September 22nd, more than 100 men and women set off from a Walmart in  Beavercreek, Ohio–a predominantly white suburb of Dayton–and walked 11 miles to the Greene…

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The Futsal Shadows

Originally posted on Far Post Footy:
The Futsal Shadows By: Jon Townsend @jon_townsend3 Football has and will always be a game of contrasting styles, evolving philosophies of play and trendy paradigms that captivate the world only to be emulated, bastardized,…

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Talib Kweli Takes Don Lemon, CNN To Task For Ferguson Coverage [VIDEO & POLL]

Originally posted on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show:
[ione_embed src=//www.youtube.com/embed/5LXahlqgqCU service=youtube width=640 height=360 type=iframe] Rapper Talib Kweli has been marching among protesters in Ferguson, Mo. , so he had a few choice words for Don Lemon about his and his…

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Opportunity Corridor Would Wall Out Transit

Originally posted on Opportunity Corridor:
Although our group generally opposes the Opportunity Corridor on conceptual grounds, the details of the actual project cast increasing doubt on claims that this project will benefit pedestrians and neighborhood residents. Below is the “preferred…

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