always kinda depressing to scroll through lists of recent articles in The New Inquiry and realize I’m probably not gonna live long enough to read all the books I’d need to read to fully understand every essay
To Supplement Dr. Christina Sharpe’s essay, Black Life, Annotated, TNI asked Sharpe to create a syllabus for further reading on the subject and she graciously obliged, with help from Mariame Kaba and Dr. Tamara Nopper.
Introduction to The Prison Industrial Complex
I recommend everything on the blog Prison Culture “How the PIC Structures Our World…”
Nicholas K. Peart, “Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me?“
C Angel Torres and Naima Paz, Young Women’s Empowerment Project’s Bad Encounter Line zine
Sylvia Wynter, “No Humans Involved: An Open Letter to My Colleagues”
On Fugitivity and Captivity
Slave narratives, from Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl: Written by Herself, to Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave: Written by Himself, to David Walker’s Appeal, to Ida B. Well’s The Red Record
Keguro Macharia, fugitivity
Fred Moten and Stefano Harvey, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study
Tavia Nyong’o, Black Survival in the Uchromatic Dark
Connie Wun, Disciplining Violence
Tamara K. Nopper and Kenyon Farrow, Why the AFL-CIO must address Black criminalization and (un)employment: A position paper
To Watch & Listen
Angela Davis, On the Prison Industrial Complex
Ruth Gilmore, Beyond The Prison Industrial Complex
Murder on a Sunday Morning (documentary)
Damien Sojoyner, “Trouble Man: The Limitations of Policy Oriented Black Masculinity”
“You Don’t Really Know Us,” Chicago Kids Tell News Media
Simone Browne, Dark Sousveillance Race, Surveillance and Resistance
A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison by Reginald Dwayne Betts
States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons edited by Joy James
Warfare in the American Homeland: Policing and Prison in a Penal Democracy edited by Joy James (2007)
Global Lockdown: Race, Gender and the Prison-Industrial Complex edited by Julia Sudbury
Live from Death Row by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Police Brutality: An Anthology edited by Jill Nelson
zoogenesis replied to your post “say, this comic is pretty good, how have i never heard of it before i…”
Nimona is awesome :D (gingerhaze’s Two Dads art is the best)
awwwwww i just looked that up i hadn’t seen that that’s the best (I see GH’s art being reblogged around all the time; never quite realized what a neat style they have until I read Nimona — I love the look of it.)
and i have a bad feeling that the end of this comic will make me sad but that’s okay; i respect media that makes me suffer :D
say, this comic is pretty good, how have i never heard of it before
i just finished all that was there and am now on a cliffhanger until further updates (seems it’s almost finished but not quite)
I walked by the notice board at the department of sociology and anthropology and did a double take
bbalgangyi this one’s for you
i must make myself one of these images that’s magnificent
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
All I can say is…wow. Not a good feeling.
Officer Darren Wilson’s gofundme has more money donated than Michael Brown’s memorial fund. White privilege at it’s finest.
I don’t usually post about stuff like this, but please share this in hopes of more people donating to Michael Brown’s family. You can find the gofundme page: here.