My computer is still broken, but in the process of being fixed. While I likely could have got a new computer for a couple hundred more, the case for my computer is, in a word, hot. That, and I want to buy a new laptop in the new year, and buying a new computer would screw up my budget.
The rest of it:
- I always have to bite my tongue when I hear a white person say "You're generalizing and using a stereotype to depict all Americans/Canadians/southerners/
liberals/conservatives/quebecers etc etc etc! I'm
not like that!" because all I can think is "Welcome to my life"
A friend of mine recently posted a list on "How to be an 'ally'"
which is really fantastic, and I think everyone should read, because I think everyone does something on the list at some point. I think that it's a good thing to be made aware of it. I know I've done some of the things before, and I'm not proud of it, but I think it serves of a good reminder, if for no other reason, to remind when 'I'm doing it wrong'.
I'm trying not to comment much on US politics because it's turning into a hot mess. But I found this video interesting (placed behind a cut in case people have issues with videos not behind cuts? I don't know, it made sense when I did it).( MOAR LIPSTICK ON PIGS )
Another video - this one from Craig Ferguson and about ( voting )
And a couple of blogs on racism
and white privilege
and the US elections. I have some issues with the second link because while it talks about how...things are portrayed differently between the candidates, it is sort of...lopsided, and, for me, it seems to have a "Democrats are better/of course Democrats aren't like this" feel to it, which is stupid, but that may be a rant for another day.