luvallstuff:

The thing that’s so disgusting about the murders of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sean Bell etc (a very long list) is that it’s not like we’re trying to figure out who killed them. We know perfectly well. We’re just trying to figure out if that black kid deserved to die. They’re humanity is put on trial, like being a person wasn’t enough. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.

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problackgirl:

*bully pushes you*

*you push bully back*

bully: wtf you piece of shit, that’s reverse bullyi

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This is what I be trynna tell people…

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~   Maya Angelou, RIP (via newwavefeminism)

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Anonymous asked:

Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.


thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

youngblackandvegan:

i’m able to say “life is good”

even when it doesn’t always feel so good

to be in a position where i’m not complaining, but just patient

i never thought i’d be at this point

26th Sep 201421:122,760 notes

Sorry if this sounds offensive I'm genuinely curious, but how do you embrace Christianity despite its historical ties with colonialism and oppression?


youngblackandvegan:

it’s not offensive.

my faith is about my relationship with God, not my relationship with man. humans have perverted and corrupted my religion and used it as a way to oppress and demean. but Christianity is about uplift and promise and doing good works for a good God.  Christianity is about salvation and treating others well and being inspired to be a beacon of light in a messed up world.

essentially, a more secular explanation is, you can believe in the ideology while acknowledging how people are flawed and can corrupt that ideology. you can believe democracy is a good way to run a country, while still acknowledging how hypocritical and corrupt the United States is.

so there is no conflict for me.

~   Today on The R, Kendra’s talking young adult historical fiction and handing  out some book recs that might make history a little more enjoyable for young readers. (via racialicious)

jamiimichelle:

strengthandelegance:

So I’m working in this awesome independent school with great kids, great faculty, and great resources. Like literally, everything is awesome here. Every night when I come home I smile because I know I’ve done some great work and I literally don’t have a care in the world. This experience is…

In my opinion sista, I think you should go with your heart. If your heart says “stay at this new facility”, then so be it. But, if it tells you to do the opposite, go with your gut. You have to do what’s best for you & what makes you happy.

I love the idea of you working with inner city kids & fighting for them. They need someone like you, because there’s not a lot of people on their side. Although the work may be tough & you’re stressed out, seeing those kids excel because of you, will be so fulfilling in the end.
And you can work on dealing with stress better. (Maybe meditate, pray or journal your feelings) I know how hard it can be, I’m an emotional eater myself, but it is possible.

Keep me updated with your decision, and I hope I helped a little :)

thanks love! I really appreciate your advice. I’ll let you know what I decide to do. :)

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