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Earth 2: Worlds End #17 - “Rebirth” (2015)

written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, & Mike Johnson
art by Scott McDaniel, Robson Rocha, Eduardo Pansica, Jorge Jimenez, R.B. Silva, Guillermo Ortego, Paul Neary, & Walden Wong

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Earth 2: World’s Ends #26 - “End Times” (2015)

written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennet, Mike Johnson, & Cullen Bunn
art by Eddy Barrows, Eduardo Paunsica, R.B. Silva, Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Jimenez, Scott Cohn, Pascal Alixe, Juan Jose Ryp, Eber Ferreira, Julio Ferreira, Marc Deering, Walden Wong, Paulo Siqueira, Hi-Fi Design, Andrew Dalhouse, & Ulises Arreola 

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Some of the book recommendations from the second half of the Sistah Vegan, Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter conference, I thought I’d share (US centric):

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander: In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community – and all of us - -to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

  • Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney López : Rejecting any simple story of malevolent and obvious racism, Haney Lopez links as never before the two central themes that dominate American politics today: the decline of the middle class and the Republican Party’s increasing reliance on white voters…. Dog whistle appeals generate middle-class enthusiasm for political candidates who promise to crack down on crime, curb undocumented immigration, and protect the heartland against Islamic infiltration, but ultimately vote to slash taxes for the rich, give corporations regulatory control over industry and financial markets, and aggressively curtail social services.

  • The Elephants in the Room: An Excavation by Martin Rowe :
    Through the lens of Rowe’s relationships with two Kenyan conservationists—Wangari Maathai and Daphne Sheldrick—this book surveys a number of prejudices that many of us who are fortunate to be born with the privileges attached to our skin color, sex, and access to resources don’t like to deal with: race, misogyny, and the legacy of empire. By examining the two women’s memoirs (Unbowed and Love, Life, and Elephants), both of which were launched following talks at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, these metaphorical elephants in the room are combined with a study of the exploitation of actual elephants on the continent of Africa, and the iterations of memory that are disclosed or hidden in the writing of memoirs and the collecting of bones for museums. 
  • The Oxen at the Intersection: A Collision (or, Bill and Lou Must Die: A Real-Life Murder Mystery from the Green Mountains of Vermont) by pattrice jones: When Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, announced that two oxen called Bill and Lou would be killed and turned into hamburgers despite their years of service as unofficial college and town mascots, pattrice jones and her colleagues at nearby VINE Sanctuary offered an alternative scenario: to allow the elderly bovines to retire to the sanctuary. What transpired after this simple offer was a catastrophe of miscommunication, misdirection, and misinterpretations, as the college dug in its heels, activists piled on, and social media erupted….The Oxen at the Intersection is a brilliant unearthing of the assumptions, preconceptions, and biases that led all concerned with the lives and deaths of these two animals to fail to achieve their ends. How and why the threads of this story unspooled, as jones reveals, raises profound questions—most particularly about how ideas rooted in history, race, gender, region, and speciesism intersect and complicate strategy and activism, and their desired outcomes.

  • Sistah Vegan: Food, Identity, Health, and Society: Black Female Vegans Speak by A. Breeze Harper : Sistah Vegan is a series of narratives, critical essays, poems, and reflections from a diverse community of North American black-identified vegans. Collectively, these activists are de-colonizing their bodies and minds via whole-foods veganism.
  • Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice  by Will Tuttle : This book consists of a series of essays by internationally recognized authors and activists, Edited by Dr. Will Tuttle. The essays focus on how the seemingly disparate issues of human, animal, and environmental rights are indeed connected.

  • Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory by Marianne DeKoven : “Species Matters” considers whether cultural studies should pay more attention to animal advocacy and whether, in turn, animal studies should pay more attention to questions raised by cultural theory.

  • White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology by Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva : In this collection of essays, the authors examine how racial considerations have affected the way social science is conducted; how issues are framed, and data is analyzed. With an assemblage of leading scholars, White Logic, White Methods explores the possibilities and necessary dethroning of current social research practices, and demands a complete overhaul of current methods, towards multicultural and pluralist approach to what we know, think, and question.

  • The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad : Following the 1890 census, the first to measure the generation of African Americans born after slavery, crime statistics, new migration and immigration trends, and symbolic references to America as the promised land of opportunity were woven into a cautionary tale about the exceptional threat black people posed to modern urban society. Excessive arrest rates and overrepresentation in northern prisons were seen by many whites—liberals and conservatives, northerners and southerners—as indisputable proof of blacks’ inferiority. In the heyday of “separate but equal,” what else but pathology could explain black failure in the “land of opportunity”? …The idea of black criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America, as were African Americans’ own ideas about race and crime. Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.

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Realmente no puedo estar más orgullosa de la selección Chilena y de ser Chilena, estos niños jugaron al mejor nivel y es una pena que hayan perdido contra Brasil, pero sólo fue suerte porque realmente estos GRANDES JUGADORES hicieron temblar y sentir miedo a Brasil, y estoy segurisima que los brasileños vieron caer su propio mundial.

Mis más grandes felicitaciones a esos hermosos jugadores que dieron la vida en la cancha y se esforzaron hasta el último instante, tuvieron la garra y la fuerza para representar a un Chile guerrero.

[…]Aqui estou eu, pedindo uma ultima vez que você me perdoe mas que também mande eu ir me foder, tanto quanto eu quero que você vá se foder. Eu já ouvi isso em algum lugar, “amor, quando é amor, termina em barraco. se termina em silêncio, já não era mais nada” bom pelo jeito nós somos/eramos amor, porque eu estou com uma raiva imunda de você, pelo que fez e pelo que deixou de fazer, mas esqueça, é o fim, acabou, não importa mais, nossos dias chegaram ao fim, mas o amor, bom eu não sei, dizem que amor nunca acaba, sempre achei uma grande mentira, agora eu já não tenho tanta certeza, acredito que vou te esquecer, mas meu amor por você sempre vai estar guardado, aqui, em algum lugar. Essa é minha ultima carta, vou sumir, te esquecer, espero que faça o mesmo, não quero te encontrar por ai e sentir meu estomago remexer como se borboletas voassem dentro dele, não quero, por favor não faça isso comigo.
—  Eduardo Silva, nossos dias.
I would define racism as a system of social advantages and disadvantages doled out based upon group membership, particularly what we have socially defined as races. Among sociologists, we also talk about a newer form of racism known as “colorblind racism” (Eduardo Bonilla-Silva pioneered this work) that emerged after the 1960s, where the outward expression of racial animus and explicit discriminatory laws have been silenced or removed, but unfair racial advantages or disadvantages are still doled out, despite few people admitting to being devout racists.
Earth 2: World’s End #26 - “End Times” (2015)
Pencil by Eddy Barrows, Eduardo Pansica, R.B. SIlva, Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Jimenez, Scott Sohn, Pascal Alixe, & Juan Jose Ryp
ink by Eber Ferreira, Julio Ferreira, marc Deering, Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Jimenez, Walden Wong, Pascal Alixe, & Paulo Siqueira
color by Hi-Fi Design, Andrew Dalhouse, & Ulises Arreola