“James (in private conversation) would refer to Naipaul as someone who is often needed in an imperialist country trying to create a post-colonial culture so as to say things about native peoples that are no longer acceptable in polite society.”
Ali is so on point on Naipaul. Best thing I’ve read so far on him
Also want to note the #BrentWelder’s smears against Sharice Davids for accepting funds from @emilyslist sets off serious alarm bells for. Especially given the all out war on reproductive rights in the USA
Also saying it again: progressive politics will not and cannot be led by men, even less by straight ones, and even less than by white ones.
Don’t @ me. Think why your progressive politics are so offended by the above thought!
1.3 billion people. 17 national languages, hundreds of unofficial ones and dialects. Every religion under the sun. Dozens if not 100s of ethnicities. Things could be much better but for most part peaceful.
He should learn from India! An ignorant, racist fuck!
Actually longer. It was in run up to 2014 local elections when things changed. Then the rhetoric and violence just kept being normalised and mainstreamed. After referendum, London stopped being home or safe
And being attacked in 2014 for being a ‘paki bitch,’ having my best friend trying to protect me and being hurt enough to end up in A&E, then being gaslighted by the cops who responded and tried to dismiss a racist attack as a ‘both sidesk brawl...
One day we will talk about his grand daddy and inappropriate engineering for the environment (which like trains was meant to help the empire not people and created huge issues that are still being rectified). But....
We will also talk about evidence rather than grand daddy’s books but right now, I have to get some tea......
Gobsmacked by Shatner’s petty ego. The whole point of cultural studies is to understand how books, films, etc function. To dub a brilliant academic a troll just demonstrates toxic fragile masculinity at its worst
Also comparing Shatner’s OTT response with @SrBachchan’s (see my pinned tweet) gracious one to my very critical book on him. THAT is a masterclass on acting like a true global legendary superstars!
Good morning (again). I am calmer though the rage remains unabated. Let’s talk about coping with white supremacy+gender bias as a WoC, constant undermining of those of us tagged as ‘high achievers’ and consequent imposter syndrome. Thread 👇🏽