i dream of being possible


so i’m still listening to these lectures on sociology 101 on iTunesU given by a prof at nyu.

for the most part, what I’m understanding sociology to be:

the white academic discipline responsible for co-opting and consuming

liberatory discourse

and regurgitating it pre-chewed, mushy, faintly disgusting bite-sized chunks for other people in power.

about 99.99999% of their insights appear to be summed up as

“we could have just asked marginalized group x, but instead we spent tons of time and money learning what a five year old from group x already knows”