"To be black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage."-James Baldwin (via awesome-everyday)
I realized I had a lot more learning and reading to do before I could truly articulate my own feelings.
I’m almost ready to start writing again. Almost.
If I see any more dumb little white kids use ‘ratchet’ and ‘weave’ in the same sentence they better be talking about a fucking tool kit and textile manufacturing
"There is nobody more patriotic than Black people. We are the people that die in your wars, build your cities, and raise your children and bleed in your all of your wars and reap none of the benefits. There is nobody that served America more than us, until one day we found out that this is the land of our oppressor, this is not our homeland. Know what the, the problem with white people is? You don’t respect anybody’s humanity except for your own. You don’t respect anybody’s pain, except for your own. You expect Jewish people to hate Hitler and hate the Nazis, but you can’t understand why we should hate you. You can’t understand that because you’re not human. And you’re cruel. And you’re selfish. And if you had any love and compassion in your heart, you would know how much you deserve to be hated. If you had any love in your heart. You white people are merciless. And you hate to look at anybody as a human being. How dare you ask us: “have you loved America?”!? We have loved you for forever. And you have always hated us. We have loved you consistently for 400 hundred years. We prayed to that white Jesus. And we saluted your flags. And we died in your militaries. And you beat us like dogs. How dare you ask us, “Have we loved you?”!? When in the hell have you loved anybody but yourself? Your whole life you thought that you’ve been compassionate and caring, but meanwhile, you know what you are? Just another white girl standing on stolen ground, reaping the benefits of bloody fathers. Even though you think you’re so liberal and so kind. All you are is another child benefiting off the murder of your father. That is who you really are. And you should face it. And you should fall on your knees and beg repentance, for your evil, cruel, corrupt selfish life. That you’ve lived here on the bones of the North American Indian, on the bones of the slaves, on the bones of the Puerto Ricans, on the bones of the Mexicans, on the bones of all the poor people. That your father murdered so that you could go to college. And so that you could get drunk and high, and have a good time. Your father had to murder for that privilege. You understand that, don’t you? Your father had to kill. Your grandfather had to steal. So that you could live like Pamela Anderson in America."-During a Racial Argument Between a Jewish Woman and Black Man (via superviolent)
: To All My Fellow Texans
Tomorrow (May 2nd, 2013) the Texas House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on HB 3238, a bill that would LEGALIZE pilot needle exchange programs. This would help dramatically reduce HIV/Hepatitis incidence in Texas by distributing clean needles to intravenous drug users.
Please take two…