police knew about the video and didn’t do anything because it was a white rich boy who “seemed polite and kind”. nine people are dead, 6 who are confirmed women. police knew about it, about this video of a boy claiming he would kill people, and didn’t do anything.
People always identify and talk about the shooter giving them fame in these situations. Though they never seem to focus on the victims who are real people that lost their lives because of some crazy asshole. It’s kinda hard to watch because you can see how full of emotion he is and how much this destroyed him.
i know girls are afraid right now, traumatized and afraid. but i say we show to world we’re ANGRY. not afraid. Avenge the death of those innocent women and let the world know we will not be treated this way and we DEMAND something to be done. It’s time our “no’s” are taken seriously. It’s time that men can stomach rejection. It’s about damn time we are heard and respected, so get ANGRY.
BOOK: “The Art of Leo Limón: Giving Voice to the Chicano Experience,”
the book contains a series of interviews with the highly popular artist, who is one of the most prominent in the Chicano arts movement. “The Art of Leo Limón: Giving Voice to the Chicano Experience” is also the final work of former UCSB oral historian David Russell, who conducted interviews with Limón in Los Angeles over several years. Russell retired from his post in 2010.
Published in late 2011, the book is the culmination of the multi-year “ImaginArte: Interpreting and Re-imagining Chicano@ Art,” an interdisciplinary collaboration between the CSI’s Faculty Research Working Group on Chicana/o Visual Art and CEMA. It’s an effort that brought a number of visiting artists and lecturers to UCSB who focused on the lives and culture of one of California’s largest populations, and, in so doing, provided needed documentation to existing Chicana/o art collections in CEMA.
The Chicano Movement began as a social, cultural, artistic, and political offshoot of an ongoing Mexican-American fight for recognition and equality in the 1960’s. Similar to the African-Americans’ efforts for civil rights in the American South during the same time period, Mexican-Americans, who embraced the once-derogatory term “Chicano,” were concerned about racial inequalities, social injustices, disenfranchisement of youth, the Vietnam War, and mistreatment of people of color.
The result was an explosion of Chicano culture and expression in the American Southwest, one that produced artists like Limón, who was born in Los Angeles, a son of immigrants who fled Mexico during the Revolution of 1910-1920.
Influenced by the social and political context of his early years and a search for his own Mesoamerican roots, Limón rapidly became one of the most visible artists at Self-Help Graphics & Art, a studio in Los Angeles that promoted and continues to promote Latino arts.
Limón came to the UCSB campus in 2009 for a one-month residency, during which he lectured to students from UCSB and Dos Pueblos High School.
The book and its companion documentary video were produced on a shoestring budget with the support of faculty, and the work of graduate students, undergrads, and even high school students. The set is being distributed by the Chicano Studies Institute at UCSB.
Here is the link to the documentary in conjunction with the book.
Ok so i’m a psych major. Who has a particular interest in serial killers and psychopaths. And after watching Elliot Rogers, the shooter on the seven girls at UCSB, it is clear to me he’s psychotic. He has an inflated sense of self, almost a god complex. The whole reason he posted that video was so he could be remembered, he wanted the “fame” that comes with this. He wants to punish society, and has a sense of justification as almost it’s his destiny to do this. He is clearly a psychopath. but that is a huge difference between that and being mentally ill. He was in complete control of his actions and he is fully responsible. He knew what he was doing. that is hugely important here.