Dr. Bertram Colander, Professor of Cartography at the Adelaide State University of Maps, eyes the class with equal parts discomfort and disdain. Perching awkwardly atop a pulverized spruce chair, he unleashes a thunderous and excruciatingly long sigh before exploding into his trademark first-of-the-semester speech (transcribed exactly as spoken):
"Okay yeah so welcome to Map School and if you don’t like maps then you really need to get the heck on outta here right now please um yes hello are you guys even awake because if you aren’t how can you expect to learn a single gosh darn thing about maps and complex map techniques and how the whole world runs on maps um yes hello did you hear me you filthy plebeians yeah I just so happen to be a certified Map Master so if you don’t live breathe eat and sleep maps you need to scuttle on home you silly little hermit crabs okay see ya later okay byyyeee…"
Bertram Colander answers to no one.
While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover
My people getting it!
these people are the real heroes. not the military, not politicians, not the Hollywood actors. they risked their lives and livelihoods to challenge white supremacy and institutionalized racism.
God bless them