“The whites in power want us people of color to barricade ourselves behind our separate tribal walls so they can pick us off one at a time with their hidden weapons; so they can whitewash and distort history. Ignorance splits peoples, creates prejudices. A misinformed people is a subjugated people.”—Gloria Anzaldúa, La Conciencia de la Mestiza (via memoriasconsazon)
“No nation can slave a race of people for hundreds of years, set them free bedraggled and penniless, pit them, without assistance in a hostile environment, against privileged victimizers, and then reasonably expect the gap between the heirs of the groups to narrow. Lines, begun parallel and left alone, can never touch.”—Randall Robinson (via marloweandthemuse)
“I know you’re depressed, feeling overwhelmed and in a terrible headspace, so now is the time to find something you’ve said on your blog to get mad about.”—Focus shifts to apologizing and invalidates whatever my problem was.
I think your assessment of Boston is spot on. New England treats people of color, and even non-Anglo-Saxon white people, like shit and then claims credit for the Underground Railroad. They really need to pull their head out of their asses.
“You notice how white people on film always seem to live some beautiful, artsy, picturesque Bohemian lifestyle? Dressed in fine things, attending high end events, exchanging witticisms over cocktails, yet lamenting their privileged existence?”—Well I’m taking that for myself and everyone else born in a gutter, and I refuse to pay. But WE ARE coming in. Of that I assure you.
“They wanna make me feel guilty. Coz I put on a nice suit jacket, went down and talked on the corner about Europe, coz I got three fancy beers worth drunk, coz I came home in a good mood and THEY chose to fight.”—But I’m not gonna feel bad. I feel pretty, other worldly beautiful , like Erika Badu.
Why does it take such a clear and obvious case like 4 boys being purposely targeted, double tapped, and murdered on a wide open beach with no structures and visible children running away conveniently in front of a hotel full of reporters with cameras for people to…
“One can divide those who are intent on overthrowing society into the ones who want to gain something for themselves, and the ones who want to gain it for their children and grandchildren. The latter are the more dangerous; for they have faith, and the good conscience of selflessness. The others can be diverted: the ruling society is still rich and clever enough for that. Danger begins when goals become impersonal; revolutionaries whose interest is impersonal may regard all defenders of the existing order as having a personal interest, and may therefore feel superior to them.”—Friedrich Nietzsche, Human All Too Human (via levantineviper-archive)
“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold —
That is the madman;
The lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt.
The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And, as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
Such tricks hath strong imagination,
That, if it would but apprehend some joy,
It comprehends some bringer of that joy;
Or, in the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush suppos’d a bear.”—Theseus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V scene i)
“There comes a time in a man’s life
Where he must take responsibility
For the choices he has made
There are certain things that he must do
Things that he must say..
Like I love you, And I need you, I only want you..”—The Weeknd (via i-am-brendonn)