During an interview with The New Yorker, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to backtrack—albeit awkwardly—on remarks he previously made about stop and frisk:
Earlier this summer, on his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said, “I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” An uproar ensued. When I spoke to Bloomberg, he conceded, “If I had a son who was stopped, I might feel differently about it, but nevertheless. Maybe I was inelegant, but I don’t think anybody thinks I am anything but—I hope not, anyway—supportive of trying to help all people. With my own money as well as time, thank you very much. I’ve spent twelve years of my life doing this.”
Bloomberg appeared to allude to mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who’s run several ads about his bid to end stop and frisk.
Well, not too long afterwards, a parody account that imagines Leroy Bloomberg as the current mayor’s black son, began sending tongue-in-cheek tweets. @bloombergs_son
I’m Not a Gamer Anymore
"I’m sick and tired of the “me, me, me" that pervades white feminism when it comes to intersectionality or, rather, persistent lack thereof."
- Imani Gandy
Some of you are probably wondering: “What does this have to do with gamers?”
Everything. It has everything to do with gamers.
This past week I watched Ms. Gandy and a good number of women of color side-eyeing or downright abandoning the feminist movement because enough white feminists have reached peak ass-showing when it comes to the intersection between race and women’s rights. It was a long time coming, really. The climate on race here in America is so tense (further exploded by the Zimmerman verdict) that exacerbation is inevitable. People are making moves when it comes to this topic. Moves, such as throwing away the “feminist” label.
A reasonable argument… #TWIBnation