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A note from the author, me!

(the writer of the Kiss The Sky Blogs... I know! I know! Who else could it be, right?)

 

My blog posts are a product of emotional reactions, questions, and intuitions I've accrued after navigating our colonial and (inserts other isms) society. The claims I make here are tentative in that they are first reactions to issues that I will be thinking about for a long time. Please understand that I am constantly growing, constantly learning so I could change my mind about what I post. Regardless, I hope you can gain from my musings in some way. 

Also, please note that while I strive to be as authentic as possible in my writings, I'm also playing with ideas, writing styles, and grammar. The way that I package information may be problematics but the whole point of writing my blogs is to try things out. I hope that this warrants you being understanding about any mistakes I make. I hope you learn to see my mistakes, my transgressions as part of the learning process. 

Happy Reading, 

Taylor

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November 30, 2019

College teachers in the humanities teaching general courses: 

Your students are afraid that their kids won’t live a long life because of the climate change crisis. People are being beaten by the police because they are Black and Brown. Children are being separated from...

October 14, 2019

There are a lot of hypocritical anti-capitalist educators. They hate alienation but work to further it by engaging in practices that they believe are necessary for “a good education”. 

One of the reasons why anti-capitalist educators are anti-capitalist is because they...

October 14, 2019

We are to take 3 classes each semester. That is what it means to be a full-time grad student. In each class, we are assigned to read 100-400 pages worth of material a week. Each week, I read what I can, think of something insightful to say about it in class, and try an...

May 9, 2019

I lied to you all. I'm not going to stop going to conferences that mostly white people attend. I'm not going to refrain from writing in journals that mostly white people read. I'm going to engage in white spaces in academia. 

Maybe you will say that I am a sell out for...

April 25, 2019

Maybe I’ve been in the wrong circles, but I haven’t heard much from the ether about Black and Asian solidarity on college campuses. This is odd to me because I think that if they were to work together, they could make meaningful social change on college campuses. 

Why...

February 5, 2019

I'm 24 and I finally figured out what self-love is. I've talked about it, posted about it, and argued for it but I didn't really know what it is. Today marks the day that I learned a bit about what it actually is. 

 When you love people it's impossible to think of...

February 4, 2019

Black women fetishizing light skinned niggas

Black mothers telling their Black baby daddies that they run the risk of becoming the Black Male stereotype

"Woke" Black women condemning oppression, only to limit their eligible suitors to Black men who strive toward Eurocent...

January 12, 2019

Woke white girl is woke. She knows all about unjust structures. She volunteer to dismantle them and shit. She protest when she can. And yet woke white girl jokes about her assets, stocks, and savings around her broke black girl friends who ain’t gon be able to thi...

January 9, 2019

Black English is only ungrammatical if u go by the grammar rules of standard English. If one looks at Black English as a distinct language, they would see that it has its own vernacular or grammar rules. The same is true for other cultural dialects or languages minorit...

January 7, 2019

We have done little to nothing about the fact that our government throws children in damn near concentration camps, swarms of black people in prisons, and have just recently decided to deny people food and wages with this government shutdown. (I would trace our inactio...

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