western history equals white mythology
interview with artist mahader tesfai:
[i] what does this photo mean?
[mt] this photo is meant to challenge the status of history
[i] is it a western myth?
[mt] yes, precisely. that is the question.
[i] what informed this photo?
[mt] dialogues and readings of angela davis, edward said, matthew shenoda, g.c. spivak, arundhati roy, homi bhabha
[i] what is the role of third world narratives?
[mt] to decolonize history
[i] who is the photographer?
[mt] my friend duwayno robertson
this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1
A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes
A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
That’s some bullshit right there.
Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.
Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.
THE LAST LINE
This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)
bell hooks in conversation with Melissa Harris Perry over the representation of black women in films, like 12 Years A Slave, at the event "Black Female Voices: Who is Listening?" (via unapologeticexistence)
Julia Noni Captures Kenya’s Elite Runners in Nairobi For Nike.
Ready on view at the solo exhibition “Run The Way You Were Meant To” in China at Nike’s new X158 concept store in Shanghai.