from their Indiegogo page:
The Monster Slayer Project is a contemporary visual retelling of the story of the Navajo Hero Twins, Monster Slayer and Born for Water. This project attempts to explore who these figures might be today, and what foes they might face. Our film is set in a small town on the Navajo Nation and follows our protagonists, Shondiin and Nathan Yazzie as they follow in the footsteps of the legendary Hero Twins to gain the ability to defeat fearsome monsters that have been emerging from the wilderness, and to solve the mystery of their origin.
Our film seeks to bring the story of the twins to a younger generation, and to create mainstream images of native characters who are strong, self-reliant, and motivated heroes. We want to make something that will appeal to a large audience, but especially to youth from the Four Corners region…The end goal of this project is the production of a feature film or television series to be produced in the Gallup area, and on the Navajo Nation. By melding the ancient storytelling traditions of the southwest with current revolutions in digital image-making and special effects, we seek to bring these characters to life.
i’m not saying she’s a gold digger but she believes that in a male-dominated society where women generally are paid less it’s important to find a man that can be relied on financially if necessary
in case you guys missed it the point of the joke is that you shouldn’t degrade girls for only wanting to consider financially stable people as long-term partners because our economy is in ruins
So I was on the train today and these two black guys were having a conversation not even that loud and said “nigga” like once when this white lady turns around and says “How do you think MLK Jr. would feel about you using that kind of language” and one of the guys snaps back and said “Idk maybe if your people didn’t shoot him I would know”
In an unequal society, there is no such thing as “equal protection under the law.” Though there may be only one set of written laws, these laws will always be interpreted and applied in ways that conform to the prevailing inequalities, prejudices, and power imbalances.
The question is not, what does the law say? The question is, who is writing, interpreting, executing, and enforcing the laws?
A white man in Florida shoots a man he finds having sex with his wife, killing him. A black woman in Florida shoots the wall to scare off an abusive husband, harming nobody. Guess which one was acquitted? Guess which one was convicted?
From Manning Marable’s How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America.
Think about that. Think about generational wealth gaps and employment. Think about how these men were able to provide for their children and families. There are very real barriers to this thing called life. Racist barriers that make life all the more frustrating for people who look like me. The next time y’all motherfucker tone police I am going HAM. Have a nice day and remember you always have a friend in KING JESUS.
BOOT STRAPS NIGGA! BOOT STRAPS.