If you ever wanted a complete definition, explanation of how racist beliefs transmute to action, then just watch the 2017 Oscars. Such good wins… Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali, Moonlight. So many people making comments about the political situation, ok fine. But, as a brown person watching the Oscars tonight, I got hives from the secondhand embarrassment. Some of the things that were done were in such bad taste. Who thought it was a good idea to have Sunny Pawar act out the Lion King? WTF? And the tour bus full of mostly brown and black people walking into the Oscars just as everyone shouts out Mahershala Ali’s name?? Why? Also, Moonlight won. Did the Moonlight winners speak? I can’t find clips of any Moonlight directors, producers speaking. Only the La La Land people spoke for best picture. The win didn’t feel clean. Couldn’t they just have had Moonlight up there? It was almost like the nominators were like “ Well, we can’t have La La Land up there, but we know that they deserve to win, so lets do it this way, give them a chance to speak, have everyone applaud and then turn it around so we can have the La La Land director SHARE their award with Moonlight.” WTH?? No, not share, it belongs to Moonlight. I mean how do you try and still get it so so wrong? It feels like they are saying, “ We will give you this award but we don’t think you are human. We just feel angry, guilty, and envious that our pets are doing so well!” Maybe I shouldn’t be so angry and negative about the Oscars. After all some of those wins were about damn time! But those shenanigans just stick in my craw.
i'm a vegan (yes, yes, found the vegan, cut the jokes) and i'm new to the solarpunk movement. i noticed that the question of our eating habits isn't discussed much (or at all) and to me, a solarpunk-future is only possible if we cut meat, dairy products and eggs out of our diets. it's probably only because i choose this lifestyle for me and it seems so obvious to me, but why no one talks about this? any thoughts or ideas about this?