Black Panther Party members Kathleen and Eldridge Cleaver, photographed by Gordon Parks, 1970.
They’ve all been stolen and I wanted one for my grandchildren. But I can’t keep them. I don’t know who takes them if I get a copy and I pack it away. It’ll be gone. By the time it was known I’d already done the Asphalt Jungle. I was hired at Fox. I remember they called on the set, the publicity department and said, something to the affect of “did you pose for a calendar?” and I said “yes, anything wrong?”. There was great anxiety in their voices and they said “don’t say you did. Say you didn’t”. So I said “But I did. I signed the release and I did and I feel like I should say it.” So, I did say that I did. And they were very unhappy about it. And then the cameraman who was working on the film that time, he got a hold of one and asked me if I’d sign it. And so I said yes I would, I signed it. I said “To…” you know, to him, and then his name and I said “this isn’t my best angle.” And of course they got madder, the studio…
…I always supported myself, I was never what you’d call, I know, how would you say it…No one else ever supported me in my life, my older life. I had no family and I had no place to go to have a roof over my head.
- Marilyn Monroe about her nude photographs and her reasons to Georges Belmonts, 1960.
Michael Jackson | Barbara Walters Interview (1997) [x]
When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.
Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.
I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking. So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?
Do cops want CCTV cams removed from businesses and streets? If they don’t want to monitored on their jobs, why should everyone be monitored at theirs (and in their LIVES)? Oh, it makes cops’ job easier to have a video record of crimes and infractions? Huh.
I work in an office and not retail, but I also know that every website I visit, and instant message or email I send is monitored and stored by my employer.
Also, surveillance cameras in public areas are nearly everywhere in America, watching just about everything completely innocent people are doing.
Police should be held to a higher standard than the public they are sworn to protect, and the data shows that cops equipped with cameras are simply better cops.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton; 16, January 1979 - 25, August 2001