Tag Archives: Race

Genre romance: expressing our values, sharing our myth

28 Jan

Earlier this month, the podcast Fated Mates, by Sarah Maclean and Jen Prokop, had an episode with genre romance legend Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, she of the many pseudonyms, queen of “reinventing herself under a new pen name as circumstances warranted”, as part of a series of Romance Trailblazers interviews.

I have been thinking about it a lot, just…not very happy thoughts.

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Collective racial violence in the US

15 Aug

This is a collection of resources on the long and terrible history of racial violence against Black people in the US. Originally a twitter thread, starting here, by Professor Walter D Greason. I have added a couple more links, for specific instances mentioned by other people, as I’ve remembered them.

There is a lot–A LOT–of deeply disturbing imagery in these links and videos. This is what white people have done, and continue to do, to Black people in this country, without remorse–indeed, feeling morally justified and protected by law–for centuries.

(Note: I’m including some links at the end, regarding racial violence toward other groups)

I will continue to update this as I learn more.

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Loving and loving

22 Feb

Every time I watch clips of Mrs Loving talking about her struggles, I am impressed by her demeanor. By all accounts, she was a quiet person, not one to seek attention or make noise for the sake of it. That is probably why her words have such impact.

Loving for All, written by Mildred Loving and read by Phyllis Newman.

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Loving — no barriers.

16 Feb

“We could go away, but it’s the principle, it’s the law. I don’t think it’s right.”