My choice to politicize Breonna Taylor’s murder, because Breonna Taylor’s murder was political.

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For 220 years, every presidential election in the United States came down to two old white men.

Then, miraculously, we had three back-to-back elections where one of those white men was swapped out for an alternate — first Barack, then Hillary.

Obama won twice and went on to deport and bomb as many brown people as he could before abandoning his base.

Hillary lost.

And the rest is repulsive orange history.

After 2016, America fell off the diversity wagon and returned to the familiarity of deciding which geriatric white supremacist man-child would best serve the interests of the few, at…


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07.28.20 | Mid-Summer Issue

Hello:

This is DiDi Delgado — poet, educator, author, mother and a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Cambridge. I want to thank you if you have previously signed up for a class, made a donation to one of my initiatives, checked the box for my newsletter or if you’ve signed up for the mailing list.

I have been published and cited in USA Today, the Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Democracy Now!, The Root, Propublica, The Observer, NBC News OutFront, Shelterforce Magazine, Yes! Magazine, Slate Magazine, Mother Jones and Vanity Fair.

For…


The psychiatrist was up for parole in mid-Nevuary

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– @TheDiDiDelgado

Donations & reparations welcome to the author, but only if you got it like that.


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This week, the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) sent a letter to the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), admonishing them for their participation in the highly anticipated “Black Lives Matter at School Week.” The letter claims that Black Lives Matter “inaccurately demonizes” police departments across the country, who kill roughly 1,000 Americans each year. The letter also states that the BLM movement has “made policing more dangerous than ever before,” despite police officer deaths being at near-record lows. Finally, the BPPA took issue with the BTU’s admirable goal of funding more school counselors to help vulnerable students and youth in crisis.


Cash-Poor Whites Are Still on the Hook for Services Rendered

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Over the past 20 years, I’ve watched several radical concepts creep into the American mainstream:

✓ Socialism. ✓ Communism. ✓ Intersectional Feminism. ✓ Eating ass.

All of these concepts are still heavily debated, but they’re no longer the cultural taboos they once were.

“Communist,” for example, was an insult when I was growing up. “We’re taught at such an early age to be against the communists,” wrote Assata Shakur, “yet most of us don’t have the faintest idea what communism is.”

Fast forward to 2019, and “communist” is like the 4th most interesting word on my Tinder bio, right behind…


If you haven’t seen the latest collaboration between generic white guy “rapper,” Lil’ Dicky, and misogynoirist extraordinaire, Chris Brown, allow me to save you five and a half minutes of your life.

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The breakdown:

  1. Chris Brown is still alive, and making music.
  2. Boring intro where Lil’ Dicky says he’s tired of being pigeonholed as a shitty white rapper, even though he is one.
  3. Chris Brown says he’s stressed out for “always being scrutinized” for being an abusive asshole.
  4. Stereotypical mystical Asian elder has Chris Brown and Lil’ Dicky switch bodies.
  5. Lil’ Dicky wakes up in Chris Brown’s body, which is literally Blackface.
  6. Seriously, you should Google “digital Blackface” and familiarize yourself with the new methods white people have developed for turning our identity into a costume.
  7. The only two Black women in…


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Misty Knight via Complex and Marvel

Super Mad

In the early morning Sunday hours, amidst the scattered foot traffic of a Chicago O’Hare International Airport corridor, a woman, coffee with cream skin, raven hair, full lips and large doe eyes, stops walking towards her gate. She is wearing black. From head to toe. Her hooded sweatshirt shouts“FLINT LIVES MATTER” across her chest in white lettering. Her eyes are screaming expletives her lips might form, if she could speak. The DiDi Delgado is livid.

Operating on less than six hours of sleep over the course of two days, Delgado just landed in Chicago. She is over-tired and under-caffeinated. She…


A progressive’s guide to fucking shit up in 2018

Pssstt… Progressives, Liberals, and would-be allies: I know you’re busy crafting tweets, signing petitions, and sharing anti-Trump memes… but do you wanna know the best way to ring in the new year? By dismantling oppression!

Here are 8 New Year’s resolutions for truly radical resistance.

Let’s go.

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[Image Description: Liberators push two shopping carts full of televisions from a suspicious and evil looking department store.]

Editor’s Note: Medium said I had to edit this post so it doesn’t advocate theft or violence. So definitely “don’t" do these things.

1) STEAL STUFF.

Before this gets taken out of context, I want to clarify that by “steal stuff” I mean “take things that don’t belong to you without paying for them.” Especially from…


Polk County Sheriff tweets he’ll be checking IDs and barring those with warrants from emergency shelters

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You know the worst thing about white people? — aside from their food and clothing choices, and how they behave at outdoor festivals or any event with glow sticks.

The worst thing about white people is that they’ve created a not-so-secret language to mask their attitudes about people of color, so they can pretend — at least publicly — that they’re not racist.

White people are so clever they’ve even created a code word to refer to their full lexicon of racist code words. They call them “dog whistles.”

Early dog whistles included standard substitutions for the N-word — like…


I will never forget how you used your power and influence to uphold white supremacy in Boston.

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Mayor Walsh,

I received word of your arrogant response to my rejection of City Council honors today, for my role in organizing Saturday’s Fight Supremacy March.

Let me be clear:

My rejection of City Council’s resolution was in no way a slight to Tito Jackson, Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, or my co-honorees, Monica Cannon-Grant and Angie Camacho. I have nothing but respect for them, and all Black people and POC who are committed to using political or other means to subvert the white supremacy embedded in Boston’s government and throughout your administration.

Today, as I stood at Faneuil Hall —…

The DiDi Delgado

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