"Extravehicular Mobility Unit (Or Spacesuit)" infoprint by Kevin Tong
mom: mama? ma? mommy?
baby: m..mY ANACONDA DONT
Labor Day every year makes me so angry.
We working class people can’t even get a day for ourselves anymore, can we? Shouldn’t this be our day off? It was us—the manual laborers who died of coal dust in our lungs, the immigrants, the people of color barred from any other job, the folks who were born into poverty and couldn’t escape—we’re the ones who demanded the right not to be worked to our deaths. We demanded the 40 hour week with weekends off and a minimum wage. It wasn’t just kindly handed over because someone felt we deserved it. And now, more than a century later, look at us—we’re all at work for the whole weekend, exhausting ourselves to wait on our customers, while the bourgeoisie take the long weekend off, show off their cute fall fashion, and ask us if we “have any fun plans for the holiday”.
This holiday should be ours. You 1% should be sitting in your offices all day with no restaurants to eat at, no shoe stores to shop at, nobody mowing your lawns or cleaning your toilets or carrying your luggage up to your hotel room. You should be waiting on us. We already work 365 days a year, often including Christmas; we deserve at least a day off in recognition and gratitude of all that we’ve given you.
Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement.
"There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”
from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
My fuckin heart just broke. Again.