On Meet The Awl
So the last five years was all just a beta test in Tommy Westphall's snow globe or something?
I've always known that Wirecutter was nothing more than a fantasy in the mind of an autistic child, but even Hairpin is but a dream?
Well, if the music doesn't "wake you up", the racist and misogynistic video certainly should do the trick. This video needs a trigger warning or three.
Once again (sigh), scantily clad, booty popping Women of Color are nothing more than mere "props" for male artists who are fully clothed in suits. Why do you endorse this tired, racist, misogynistic trope? This is Blurred Lines and Miley Cyrus all over again.
Near naked, Women of Color offer nothing more than their bouncing brown booties to the culture appropriating WHITE OVERSEER, DIPLO, who of course is fully clothed in a suit and tie. Why is the white man even present (he is not singing) other than to oversee the black women bowing to him in a sexually provocative manner?
Add that the video is shot in a Caribbean, post-colonialist, former European slave colony and the image of Women of Color offering themselves to a white man in a suit becomes an overwhelming toxic stew. Besides shots of a plantation (of course!), the women thrust around in an decrepit abandoned factory. Was the factory closed down due to neoliberal trade policies perhaps? In the face of a closed factory, is the message of the video that the only thing that Women of Color of this former slave colony can offer the white man in a business suit is their booty? These are serious issues that are glossed over by the throw away description "Also, this is GREAT."
The factory shots of scantily clad women of color combine pornographic images with "ruin porn", the other favorite fetish of white hipster class.
Seriously, hire women of color in editorial roles who will help you to check your privileges.
Facebook's ad revenue is heavily reliant on bots and click-farms. This video does a good job of showing how click-farms hurt Facebook users, but enrich Facebook.
One has to admire the utter chutzpah of the Port Authority to blame falling ice in February on "climate change" as opposed to design flaws and gravity.
Cheap LOL's indeed. I guess to someone born into wealth and privilege, the lower living standards of the vast majority of the human race could be a source of mild amusement. Great job.
Can we look forward to you expanding your comedy routine to photos from the lower income areas of Detroit?
Is it seriously too much to ask that articles like this be written by a South Asian or Middle Eastern person?
Also, Dude, "Asiatic men" is not the preferred nomenclature.
Glad to see that the parking lot solar panels are covered in snow.
Looks like that is Flounder from Animal House at the six second mark.
This link is a classic example of what I like to call "Liberal Statistics." Now the confusion is most likely due to ignorance and laziness, but regardless, the statistics are highlighted because they push a political agenda, not because they are factual accurate.
For those who actually work in the real world, the claim that groundkeepers, carpenters and construction painters are over 90% White is laughable, but then again, no one would expect bloggers to have any idea what manual labor actually looks like in this country.
The Atlantic author discusses the wealth inequalities among White, Blacks and Hispanics, but then presents statistics that merge the White and Hispanic populations. You really can't complain about the underrepresentation of Hispanics if your data set deems that Hispanics are White. That is not to say that there are not issues of obvious inequality in the US labor market, but is it too much to ask that you at least present honest data?
I am willing to wager that the employees of both the Awl and Atlantic are over 90% White, but we will never hear any complaints on that point.
This article is poorly researched and the author lacks a rudimentary understanding of American geography.
The great engineering marvel of reversing the Chicago River reversed the river flow so that it flowed AWAY from Michigan's water supply not TOWARDS Michigan's water supply. The Sanitary and Ship Canal allowed for Chicago's wastewater to flow south down the Illinois and eventually the Mississippi Rivers. The state that periodically sues Chicago over this technological fete is Missouri not Michigan.
Chicago and Detroit are not in "in essence swilling each other’s shit and garbage in shared water." As noted, Chicago's treated wastewater flows south to the Gulf of Mexico, not to Detroit. Detroit is not located on Lake Michigan, but on Lake Erie and downstream from Lake Michigan. Detroit's treated wastewater flows east towards Cleveland and eventually Niagara Falls, it does not generally flow back to Chicago.
Look, there are a multitude of ways by which the City of Chicago fails the citizens of the South Side, but it is fundamentally disingenuous to say "The reality is also that your water gets more or less cleaned based on who you are and where you live." The unfortunate bacterial blooms that do arise on South Side beaches are a result of run-off released by the MWRDGC in heavy rainstorms. During flood conditions, untreated waterflow is released into Lake Michigan from the locks on the Chicago River. To be clear, the water is released Downtown in the richest part of the City in disturbing proximity to the City’s central Jardine Water Purification Plant off of Navy Pier. This is not an action taken lightly and one that releases the untreated overflow in the heart of the City’s financial district. Due to geography and currents, the overflow release disproportionally does impact South Side beaches, but decades of man hours and billions of dollars have been spent on the Deep Tunnel Project in order to mitigate overflow.