"They rap but they don’t know what true rap is."
"They play rock, but they don’t know how to rock.”
"They’re funny when they don’t talk about being ___."
Always with the unnecessary commentary.
"The thrill of appropriation lies in accessing the perceived authenticity… Transfer to a white body elevates the action. It’s no longer primitive because while nonwhite culture is assumed to be rooted in instinct, white culture is one of intent… White people clamoring to up their cred by appropriating nonwhite culture do so hoping to be rewarded for choices that are falsely seen as inherent in people of color." —Ayesha Siddiqi
josé esteban muñoz, ultimate dreamer, 1967-2013, in cruising utopia (via karaj)
EZLN: 3O Years of Autonomy and Resistance
30 years ago, on November 17, 1983, three members of the National Liberation Forces’ (FLN) leadership, Germán, Rodrigo and Elisa and three insurgent indigenous speakers of Chol, Javier, George and Frank, founded in the Lacandon Jungle the second core guerrilla unit that would become the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).
After the police and military attacks of 1974 (Monterrey, Nepantla and The Chilar-Ocosingo), the FLN spent the next nine years rebuilding and establishing its second core guerrilla unit in the Lacandon Jungle, origin and base of the political and military organizational process of the EZLN in Chiapas. They had survived the “dirty war” and “openness” policy of President Luis Echeverria (1970-1976) and they passed on the “political reform” and amnesty for “socially motivated offenders” of President José López Portillo (1976 - 1982).
Partial translation. Read the full text at La Floja.