Accepting and embracing who I truly am isn’t so easy.
I’m always in my head,
Thinking too much about intricate details of minute moments with human beings,
That really mean nothing.
Did I say the right thing?
Do I seem cool?
Am I being too weird/awkward?
Am I saying too much/too little?
Am I making sense?
Why am I nervous?
Why am I shy?
Why can’t I look you directly in the eyes?
Human interaction shouldn’t be this complicated.
But my mind tends to complicate the uncomplicated.
It travels to deep, scary, bizarre thoughts that I didn’t even think were capable, tangible.
Then I convince myself that these thoughts are probable.
Insecurities manifest and eat away at my flesh.
I’ve been defeated.
And very few people are able to witness this war within me because I am “outgoing” and “likeable”
I make friends so easily and all this other bullshit you would realize was bullshit if you were inside me.
Racism is not ended by being nice. Nice is an attitude. You could be nice to your slave. Racism is not an attitude; racism is about power.
Cutest shit ever aww
why must they touch his head?
There’s innocence all over this! They don’t know that touching a black person’s hair is deemed wrong. They simply missed their friend…who got a haircut.
Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English
Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Especially if you have a problem with AAVE or broken English.
This is wonderful
YES YESYES YES
OMFG, yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
I feel like the people who can’t relate in the audience look so awkward..
She deserves all the snaps
"Brown eyed people are responsible for the fact that you have electricity. Many of the components for generating and transmitting electricity were invented by brown eyed people.
Brown eyed people gave us our alphabet. Brown eyed people gave us our numeration system. Brown eyed people gave us the paper on which we write these anonymous letters to me that tell me that brown eyed people are inferior.
Brown eyed people are the originators, the ones who founded every major religion on Earth. No white people have ever founded a major religion.
Now you need to realize the contributions that have been made to society, to civilization by brown eyed people, by PEOPLE OF COLOR.
I’m talking about people of color here folks. And most of us are not aware of those things because we live in a racist society.
And because we are educated by a racist school system that only teaches us about white contributions.”
- Christopher Barzak (via purplebuddhaproject)
- (via closedforprayer)