I hope people are aware that this is not a real image produced by the Black Panthers. It was created by the FBI as part of a coloring book made to look like the Black Panthers created it. They sent out several copies of this coloring book to several supporters (mostly the white ones) of the Black Panther Party hoping to put a damper on the growing number of supporters they amassed at the time.
This was part of the efforts carried out by the U.S. government to actively disrupt, infiltrate, and sometimes totally destroy political movements, which it continues to do to this day. Look up COINTELPRO; it’s all there.
(Source: SeMeNSPeRmS.com, via faucondesang)
I meant to spend about an hour today editing my final paper for the semester. It took me all day. But now I am finally finished my first year of grad school and can take some time to just relax, and enjoy the nice weather, and take long walks, and read some fiction for a change, and I am just so fucking happy.
So, Chicago Style is basically just the worst parts of APA and the worst parts of MLA mashed together into some kind of hybrid shit-monster, right?
Record of the Day: The B-52’s by The B-52’s
Today, I had the hearing for my thesis proposal.
Basically, my adviser, my second reader, the director of the program, and another “impartial” faculty member sat down with me to discuss the project I want to work on, judge its merits, and ultimately decide whether or not I can proceed with it based on the 10 page description I submitted earlier in the month.
I was very nervous going in because there was the potential that my project would be rejected outright and I’d have to come up with something new, write a new proposal, and go through the whole process over again. But it went so, so well. Everyone was very kind and helpful. They were all excited about my project and very complimentary. I even got some compliments about my writing style.
Not only was it a huge relief, but it really made me excited to work on my thesis. I feel like I have a strong sense of what I want to do, and where I want to take it, and I’m really liking my project right now (we’ll see how I feel when I start to write the first chapter…).
It was just a really fantastic experience, and I wanted to acknowledge it.