Being mean when you talk about racial oppression will get you no where!
White people who never read a history book and don’t know what the civil rights movement is, that are saying this based on literally nothing, that don’t actually know or care about where we’re trying to get, and just want us to shut up and be nicer to them. (via fuckyeahcracker)
if your desire to see human beings not be oppressed hinges on how nice people are to you, you might be a sociopath and I definitely want nothing to do with you
(Source: fyeahcracker, via yobekryo)
…Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.
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You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”
During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:
The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.
Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career
More than a derailment.
This is what happens when you truly speak truth to power, when you embrace truth with no thought of your own welfare.
This is how the world moves forward, and sees it’s own face for a moment.
(Source: solomonorsalamander, via loveyourchaos)
You didn’t love her. You just didn’t want to be alone. Or maybe, maybe she was good for your ego. Or maybe she made you feel better about your miserable life, but you didn’t love her, because you don’t destroy the person that you love.
this is what i look like now i guess
Having found you, I feel I’ve lost myself,
Even if I could, I wouldn’t know what to say
There are no words in any language
That I can use to describe you
If I were to say that a beauty like you
Cannot be found in the whole world
This compliment, in truth, would be nothing
And let’s face it, Jon, there’s no way this man could be Santa. Because the moment white folks saw a Black man with a big old bag coming down the chimney, it’d be time to grab a gun and stand your ground.
(Source: booasaur, via mindofanalien)