“The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.”

Scott Woods (X)

The quote I used in this post.

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This butterfly loves Kellyn’s hand.

This butterfly loves Kellyn’s hand.

Under one of my favorite kinds of tree, a yew. Found this old one along the BDDGT. 

Under one of my favorite kinds of tree, a yew. Found this old one along the BDDGT

LCD Soundsystem - “Someone Great”

My dad’s “favorite and only Emily Dickinson poem”

This is my letter to the world,
That never wrote to me,— 
The simple news that Nature told, 
With tender majesty. 
Her message is committed 
To hands I cannot see; 
For love of her, sweet countrymen,
Judge tenderly of me!

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Kellyn and I will be posting when we can about our hike through Korea on the Baekdudaegan trail. We will hike for about 50 days through the mountains here.


Izumisano, Nara, Osaka