August 5th, 2013

All is proceeding smoothly with my side project, “Phat Pharoahs: Postcolonialism and the Semiotics of Snapback Hats.”


July 12th, 2013
Seeing it, for all the tabloid coverage and endless CNN cable news coverage of the case, a big part of me feels like the real story here has been glossed over. Whatever the ins and outs of the legalities here, the odds of this happening to a white kid are just very slim. I knew that an hour ago. But I’m confronting it in a different way now.
TPM Editor Josh Marshall, discussing seeing the photo of deceased Trayvon Martin for the first time. More careful reflection here.
July 12th, 2013

An important letter I got in response to the Trayvon photo post.

Dear Adam,

I added the fact that I never email writers in the subject in the hopes that you understand how much your article moved me.  But probably not in the way that you think.

I am absolutely filled with sorrow that you put Trayvon’s murdered body on a big website the way you did, and for the REASONS you did.  Please don’t get me wrong.  I’m glad you’d like to incite anger.  As a Black woman, I am angry. livid. distraught.  BUT, you should have asked permission from Trayvon’s parents.  They should have had that right.  Trayvon and his parents had no respect/hand in how he was portrayed in the mind of his ignorant murderer.  That decision cost him his life.  He was killed because Zimmerman saw him as a dangerous Black body.  He was not human.  Not a person with a family.

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Men’s room mirror, Riviera Beach, Florida.

Men’s room mirror, Riviera Beach, Florida.

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Adam Weinstein.
Gawker senior writer.
Formerly of Mother Jones, Fusion, and the WSJ.