14 4 / 2014
"White people like going back in time, which is always a problem for me. I can only go back so far. Any farther and my black ass is in chains."
14 4 / 2014
whiteamericanman asked: As for the thirst for space and aliens n shit, you misinterpreted the motivation behind it. Some individuals hold truth and meaning higher than justice, which imo is the ONLY meaningful pursuit. Some would sooner die reaching across the unknown than live on this limited and hopeless world mired with humanity's self-inflicted turmoil. You cannot change this world, but you can make a new one. We SHOULD make a new one. Meet NEW people that can show us the next new question to ponder.
I know the motivation behind it just fine
And my point still stands: If we cannot overcome the societal forces that have created the great inequalities on THIS PLANET, what makes you think that we’ll do so with another species? WE WON’T
Take that Star Trek. Because it has always baffled and irked me how people think justice is less important and they’re just going to shuttle off to somebody else’s planet when they can’t even deal with injustice on their own planet.
Okay, I don’t know how this conversation started and that’s all I have to say.
(Where have I been, I can reply-reblog other people’s published Asks now???)
14 4 / 2014
I was sitting here getting super excited over “if I had money” daydreams. Because if I had money, I could afford to rent a room and not stay in burning ranchero hell. I could sleep there, work there, and stay somewhere quiet for a while. Unlike many people, I actually prefer quiet surroundings with minimum interruption. That would be heaven! I might actually be so at peace I’d be forced to finish…
13 4 / 2014
you took the bait, tools, congratulations
Welcome to the land of compromise,
my race will soon be a dead race like hollow white ghosts wearing brown skin,
doing the Harlem shake whenever Scandal and Sherlock comes on,
or whatever, pick your poison,
or should I say anesthetic
come one, come all, reserve your place at the Museum of Natural History–
don’t forget to pay for your ticket
12 4 / 2014
Over at Ars Marginal, I guess I should have posted what I was thinking on my comment of the recent article “What I Want to See” instead of saying I don’t understand it because the author got low-key snarky. The point of the post was a desire to see women of color characters portrayed three-dimensionally and along all avenues of potentially, I get it okay. Look it up if you want to read it but…
05 4 / 2014
A lot happened last month, and of course it was accompanied by several unpleasant and unhappy situations, such as the death of my grandma, Mary. She died last Monday and was 86 years old.
Like most people, she wasn’t perfect. For example, she participated in the body policing that led to my current engrained negative perceptions of my own body during my formative years, something I don’t forgive…
16 1 / 2014
it’s so hilarious how when people of color talk about their oppression some white person butts in with “well the irish were oppressed too”
yeaH BUT BY WHO
I hate when some white folks say this shit….urgghhh
08 1 / 2014
"Comrades, there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women. May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence. I hear the roar of women’s silence. I sense the rumble of their storm and feel the fury of their revolt"