". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Trifecta Win for Discrimination!

Female, black, not skinny (but certainly NOT overweight! Not even!).

We are making a party to see the Ghostbusters reboot Friday. 

Leslie Jones is a favorite in our house, btw. We cite her in The American Slave Coast at one point for one of her first sketches when she joined SNL.

1 comment:

Foxessa said...

Very interesting take on why so many male critics dis This Ghostbusters while women critics have given it a thumbs up: