These American families were swindled by public policy, white terrorism, and...– The Ghetto Is Public Policy TA-NEHISI COATES (via coloredgirlconsideringrevolution)
1. Kids don’t drop out of school, they’re pushed out because the knowledge is...– Quotes by Uzma Shakir - Muslim woman and feminist. (via yourfriendlycomrade)
You were born a pillowed thing. Come dancing out of your mothers skin like a night of new sex. I imagine, the doctors pulled you from her with no urgency another mother lost in the brass bellow of birth. I imagine that one hummed you quiet while another covered her with taupe. I think it amazes me how she died for you. I think it amazes me how you speak of her so preciously, ...
A few days ago, I was having lunch with a good friend who is Korean-American,...– Mia McKenzie, Hey, White Liberals: A Word on the Boston Bombings, the Suffering of White Children, and the Erosion of Empathy I am incredibly glad that McKenzie wrote about this erosion of empathy because I started feeling numb a long time ago. Aurora, Sandy Hook, Boston — I feel a scary blankness...
(23/30) Here in The Room of My Life
Inspired by Rachel McKibbens Writing Exercise #93 Here, in the room of my life The window exhibits an access point. Though the rain is coming, the poinsettias thimble against the malt backdrop and stand firm. Nighttime is my favorite gift, it’s meter long presence An oak mask for the weary. I lie still, let the dark wash take me over - decide to pray That way, my body flat against...
“Accidental Racist” is more than just a joke of a song. It’s an example of the...– A Few Words on ‘Accidental’ Racism and Forgetting — Black Girl Dangerous (via brute-reason)
Anonymous asked: where did you go for undergrad?
coloredgirlconsideringrevolution asked: clearly you have no interest in letting me write you a letter
I speak out of direct and particular anger at an academic conference, and a...– Audre Lorde “Women Responding to Racism” in Sister Outsider (via luvyourselfsomeesteem)
ernestinewadsworth asked: Just saw that you responded to my CC question. Congrats on grad school! Wishing you well. I'll be old enough to apply in CC two years; hopefully we both get in!
Protect rights of women, girls with disabilities →
humanrightswatch: Angela was 11 years old when a court in Australia ordered that her uterus be removed. Why? Because Angela has Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder resulting in severe intellectual and physical impairments, and epilepsy. A judge decided that it was in her “best interests” to have a hysterectomy. The decision to start a family is a deeply personal one, and one that these days...
The Saudi Marathon Man →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: By Amy Davidson A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. He wasn’t alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured and three were killed. But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment searched in “a startling show of force,” as his...
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9/30: Christianity and How Black People Got Got
You? You’re a rock. God is the dirt beneath you. It pushes you up, up, A pedestal God says “I give you eyes” suddenly the horizon Is at your nose, you see The cityscape which Doubles as everything, He says. But is it your nose? Touch it with your right — you have no hand, Because you’re a rock. If you have a nose, but No hand to touch it…? ...
Waiting is Forbidden (6/30)
You want to know that your suffering paid for something bury the body the rotting will gangrene assault your knuckles wild game the nightmares come and skin you inside-out if it tries to kill you why let it back into bed
Champagne/Stale Cheese 2/30
Near midnight The upper west side Is more dank than my old hood. No clean bone meets the Mouth of ecstasy Like the High, The still born momentum. I’m home now, Emboldened in the Coffee of early morning I’m mad about some shit Some valid shit When good things happen to Me, I forget that the cyclone Still carries a leg of The ocean it left behind. I forget to feel...
When your heart is sad All you want it is to jump the fence Serve yourself an amiable drink Pink, maybe Bright with Svedka I imagine our children Brown, the moon’s furnace. I watch your tripe mannerisms, Your mouth pouting/ your stoic Dance. I speak too soon, sometimes Give my mouth a yard to stake Though neither I, nor it, can afford to Interpret the measurement You...
"6 Things That Happened While Y'all Were... →
dvniela: Over the past couple days, while everyone on Facebook has proceeded to change their profile pictures in an effort to show support for the American marriage equality movement, I was busy trying to figure out who the hell was who and, oh, found out about, you know, other shit that went on meanwhile: President Obama signed the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ into law, effectively barring...
I’m not here for this– African American Proverb (via oseiosei)
I’ve never really had a religious experience in a religious place. Closest I’ve come to seeing or feeling God is listening to rap music. Rap music is my religion. Amen Amen.
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She always talks about after. Always comments on the low light in the bedroom,...– Kristina Haynes, “After” (via fleurishes)
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yronlymediocreonly asked: WE SHOULD COLLABORATE ON A POEM
My guilt is a gimp leg Abandoned at birth, Weighed against a full body. How can I learn to trust the Moment with all this dry quiet Grinding my bones for bones? The Man I love is a country’s one Entrance toll. I cannot afford The journey across but I Constantly condition my Compass to his north And west. On it, I can No longer locate a south Though I feel...
strugglingtobeheard: blackfoxx: fuckyeahmadpride: deeplezstonerwitch: jrvmajesty: jesus—walks: autremondeimagination: That’s why I love Nicki. i am dead hm, maybe i’ve underestimated her… Nicki Minaj interviews herself!! yessssss LMAO! Tbh I relate to her slightly deranged style of femme lol. Like a femmebot created in perfect femme but someone spilt their coffee in it...
Why is fire the only metaphor I have for all this dying? Who feeds the dogs when...– Jeanann Verlee, “The Sick is an Ocean, I am Learning to Swim” (via fenjafrances)
weeniehutangel: WHY IS ALCOHOL AN EXCUSE FOR MEN TO RAPE, BUT A REASON FOR WOMEN TO GET RAPED