HAVE YOU EATEN RECENTLY?
ARE YOU HYDRATED?
IS THERE MEDICATION YOU NEED TO TAKE?
HAVE YOU LAUGHED TODAY?
FRIENDLY REMINDER BECAUSE I KNOW I NEED THEM EVERY SO OFTEN.
ALSO HERE HAVE A KITTEN:
my writing style could best be described as “probably more commas than is entirely necessary”
“We each need to find our own inspiration, Kiki. Sometimes it’s not easy.”
Have you ever looked up Ginuwine’s real name?
You should if you haven’t.
Instead of saying “I am Trayvon Martin” it would do more good for white people [and non-Black people] in solidarity with the Trayvon Martin case to recognize all the ways they are Zimmerman.
As in, if you live in a “safe” suburban or gated community that is mostly white and that is considered a “good” neighborhood because it excludes people of colour [especially excluding Black people] then you benefit from the same conditions that created Zimmerman.
If you benefit from “police protection” to your property that depends on racial profiling of people of colour [especially Black people] and brutality towards them then you take part in the same systems that create Zimmerman.
If you have the racial privilege to work, move, live in mostly white spaces and have limited contact with… [Black people], particularly “low income” …[Black people], then you live with the same social and economic policies of casual segregation that create Zimmerman.
It’s good that people recognize the injustice of Trayvon Martin’s death, but if that recognition is not accompanied by the work to recognize and undo the systematic economic, social, educational and employment policies that create neighborhoods where Black people are seen as threatening trespassers - and how people benefit from this racial privilege - then no true anti-racist work can occur.
Nobody wants to say “I am Zimmerman” but until we recognize how Zimmerman reflects institutionalized racism there will continue to be more Trayvons.
El Jones (via writeswrongs)
this post is especially relevant for many desi people in my city who are extremely wealthy, privileged, and anti-black.
I…think I need a moment.
OH MY GOD
WHERE DID THAT COME FROM
AND WHAT IS THIS PAIN IN MY CHEST>
GUYS, IT’S ANOTHER TUMBLR GIVEAWAY
♡ giving away: one $100 e-giftcard to ModCloth ♡
Come and celebrate the end of this year with me! This giveaway ends on New Year’s Eve at midnight of course, and it’s the second installment of the Countdown to the New Year giveaways!
All you have to do to enter is reblog this post; each reblog equals one entry!
- no giveaway blogs
- max. of 5 entries a day per blog
If you haven’t entered in the big New Year’s giveaway, then click here to do so! Don’t miss out; there are six more giftcards being given away!
And if you can’t quite wait for New Year’s Eve, then you can always sign up using ModCloth’s friends program to get $15 off your purchase when you sign up for a new account.
Hope the rest of your year goes splendidly, and good luck! - E