- “You should commit suicide”: On Americans’ Lack of Empathy for People with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses.
- New eyewitness statements regarding the “gas chamber” at Mokabe’s: Part 2
- New eyewitness statements regarding the “gas chamber” at Mokabe’s: Part 1
- Welcome to the “gas chamber”: a first-person account of Mokabe’s on the morning of 11/25/14.
- An Education in Class
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Before reading the text below, please see this post and this post for context. I [Valéria] am not the author of the italicized text below. The author is Sara, aka @Vipondalicious on Twitter. Any and all questions or comments about … Continue reading
In the wake of my original post regarding the events that transpired at Mokabe’s coffee shop on Arsenal in the early morning hours of 11/25/14—and in response to some of the reactions from naysayers, as well as from Chief Dotson … Continue reading
There is a rite of passage employed by many police forces and by the military. It is known as “the gas chamber,” an exercise used in basic training to ensure that recruits know how to properly fit and use a … Continue reading
Dedicatory preface: This post is dedicated to the anonymous steel worker from Worcester, Massachusetts, who helped me get to New York City in September 1998. You brought me to the bus station in Worcester and made sure I had cigarettes … Continue reading
An addendum to my earlier post on “trigger warnings,” inspired by a very late night discussion on Facebook: ** The “trigger warning” can be viewed as a speech act. Considered as such, the act it performs is indirectly declarative; it … Continue reading