She Yelled Shark in a Crowded Room

Is the descriptive prescriptive?

The federal government just declared me disabled. I’m having conflicted feelings.

todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, April 22, 1938: One of the worst disasters in Virginia mining history occurs at the Red Jacket Coal Corporation mine near Grundy in Buchanan County. All 45 men in the mine at the time died when coal dust ignited, causing blasts that were felt two miles away.

todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, April 22, 1938: One of the worst disasters in Virginia mining history occurs at the Red Jacket Coal Corporation mine near Grundy in Buchanan County. All 45 men in the mine at the time died when coal dust ignited, causing blasts that were felt two miles away.

Theories of queer temporality that fail to factor in the relational relevance of race or class merely reproduce a crypto-universal white gay subject that is weirdly atemporal — which to say a subject whose time is a restricted and restricting hollowed-out present free of the need for the challenge of imagining a futurity that exists beyond the self or the here and now.

—José Esteban Muñoz. “Cruising the Toilet: LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Radical Black Traditions, and Queer Futurity”  (via lugardepiedras)

(Source: do--not--follow, via queeradical)