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Mala Stephenson June 25, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Corinna, I am very curious what the point of including that kickstarter on the frontpage is. Is it just a joke, or what? After watching their kickstarter video and looking through the literature, it seems less of a joke and sly type of incredibly mean spirited political bullying, and honestly just pours fuel on flames of the divisiveness in this country. Reposting it here feels like an attack. I feel like this isn’t a safe space. I wonder if I am allowed to feel triggered because I remember how the country felt after Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah building. Remember when the day care center for employees of the building was blown to bits and all of the children were literally vaporized from the ammonium nitrate blast? Well, it’s been 20 years, I guess now is the time to poke fun at the state that managed to survive one of the worst terrorist attacks on domestic soil. Call me thin skinned, but I don’t see the humor in subtitles like “Everyone knows Oklahoma sucks” paired with a map of the united states that depicts which part of the country is either ‘awesome’ or not. Notably absent is the entire geographic region which encompasses more than 80% of African Americans in the united states from this ‘awesome’ map. The Internet has become a breeding ground to non-stop hate. In this case, the ‘america hate’ from Americans usually only exists as long as the hate is aimed at some other state. I can see something like this existing in a footnote in the Onion’s ‘Our stupid world’ book–a publication I always felt uneasy about. My suspicions were confirmed when that same publication called Quvenzhane Wallis a “c-nt” . Bottom line, I feel this post is a passive aggressive form of bullying.

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