October 19, 2014
@ameliaatls won Halloween two weeks early.

@ameliaatls won Halloween two weeks early.

October 18, 2014
"Unfortunately for the nostalgics, the Old South is synonymous with the Antebellum south, which in turn is synonymous with the slave economy. Bu-bu-but tradition! Sorry. Your tradition was someone else’s nightmare. Pining for those days, even if you’re too detached from national history to realize it, is pining for the comforts of whiteness when black people were property."

The “Southern Belle” Is a Racist Fiction

October 18, 2014
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But praising the loyalty and generosity of the Southern Belle is about as cheery as celebrating the camaraderie of the Hitler Youth, the fresh air of the Trail of Tears, or the cardiovascular benefits of the Bataan Death March. You can find something fun in any horror of history! And the Belles of today do exactly that—if you bring up sl*very, they’ll point to all the nice parts about the Old South. The architecture, the parties, the sipping of cool drinks on warm porches. Oh, the fields? Those fields are just for growing delicious strawberries and tomatoes for folks to enjoy. Nothing more.

Every perk and beautiful part of white plantation life was created through black slavery. If Belles were patient and gracious, it’s because forced black labor enabled it. If the Southern life was pretty and sophisticated, it’s because slavery afforded it. Everything pleasant about Belle-hood was a function of human suffering on a vast scale—it’s conceptually impossible to separate the society bankrolled by slavery from the slavery itself.

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The “Southern Belle” Is a Racist Fiction

October 17, 2014
"Dear Dr. Fields, my response to your letter of February 19, 1976, is kiss my ass. Sincerely, Bill Baxley, Attorney General."

Alabama Attorney General’s 1976 Letter Told KKK Off In 3 Short Words

BAXLEY: I was angry at those type of people - yeah. I think that what they had done besides just to the families and those innocent little children and to the church, they had done harm to the state of Alabama that I loved and done harm to Birmingham and done harm to all good, decent citizens by being allowed to run and mistreat people like they were. So I had no use for them.

October 17, 2014
Meet my newest meme, supportive hamsteak.

Meet my newest meme, supportive hamsteak.

October 16, 2014
if you have ever wanted to hear me talk about “ghost dad” or other stuff, you will have your chance next wednesday at the highland inn ballroom for scene missing’s october show! and last week at write club i tried to get people excited by debuting my newest character, the ghost of the “ghostbusters 3” script! and also the ghost of your old livejournal!

if you have ever wanted to hear me talk about “ghost dad” or other stuff, you will have your chance next wednesday at the highland inn ballroom for scene missing’s october show! and last week at write club i tried to get people excited by debuting my newest character, the ghost of the “ghostbusters 3” script! and also the ghost of your old livejournal!

October 15, 2014
"The problem is that at our current historical moment, the failures of the United States to reckon effectively with its particular legacy of slavery, and its seeming determination to perpetuate elements of that legacy in its public policy a century and a half after slavery’s demise, as evidenced most alarmingly in our criminal justice system, are glaringly on display. To glom onto that legacy culturally and materially, and to sell it back to American consumers—not merely with a total lack of self-awareness but as an aspirational virtue—may be a longstanding tradition in its own right."

The Ongoing “Allure” of the Antebellum South

October 7, 2014
this vivian maier-esque flannery o’connor selfie is from this video about the DADGUM TREASURE TROVE from flannery o’connor’s estate that emory just acquired. 

Among them are early short stories; charming juvenilia, including a hand-lettered children’s book about a goose; rarely seen photographs, including a self-portrait in a mirror, with an enigmatic hint of a smile; and a journal begun in December 1943 and titled “Higher Mathematics,” which wryly reveals Ms. O’Connor’s early acknowledgment of her formidable gifts.
“It is a pity I can’t receive my own letters,” she wrote in a journal entry dated Jan. 22, 1944. “If they produce as much wholehearted approval at their destination as they do at their source, they should indeed be able to keep my memory alive and healthy.”

also featured in this video: dynamite poet kevin young, who’s a curator and professor at emory. THIS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS DAY 

this vivian maier-esque flannery o’connor selfie is from this video about the DADGUM TREASURE TROVE from flannery o’connor’s estate that emory just acquired. 

Among them are early short stories; charming juvenilia, including a hand-lettered children’s book about a goose; rarely seen photographs, including a self-portrait in a mirror, with an enigmatic hint of a smile; and a journal begun in December 1943 and titled “Higher Mathematics,” which wryly reveals Ms. O’Connor’s early acknowledgment of her formidable gifts.

“It is a pity I can’t receive my own letters,” she wrote in a journal entry dated Jan. 22, 1944. “If they produce as much wholehearted approval at their destination as they do at their source, they should indeed be able to keep my memory alive and healthy.”

also featured in this video: dynamite poet kevin young, who’s a curator and professor at emory. THIS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS DAY 

September 30, 2014
houkgallery:

Danny Lyon (American, b. 1942). Woman Holds Off a Mob, Atlanta, 1963. ©Danny Lyon/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery.

houkgallery:

Danny Lyon (American, b. 1942). Woman Holds Off a Mob, Atlanta, 1963. ©Danny Lyon/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery.

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September 30, 2014

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