Some of these jokes may be edgy or potentially offensive, as humor can be; and may contain profanity. But they are using humor to the best end: upending Trump and other powerful right-wing and corporate targets — free of the sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia that infects too much stand-up comedy. Just don’t start watching in front of your boss, your young child, or your minister. But DO start watching in front of your conservative uncle!
“In the real world, people don’t need heroes, they need systemic solutions to racism, patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism.”
Journalist and author of “No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality” Jordan Flaherty talks about savior complexes and why they get in the way of real change.
I recently found this story online and I felt compelled to share it. It’s about a young woman who did a beautiful thing for a young couple who was in a grocery store line with her.
Below is the story:
“After paying for my groceries today I was preparing to walk away and I see the cashier rolling her eyes and sucking her teeth as a young lady and young man, (who obviously didn’t have a lot of money) were putting up their groceries, I had a really strong feeling that I was supposed to stay close to these youngsters. Well I stayed and watched as the cashier slammed through their things — the final total was $123.40.
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