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“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.”
hey! I also just wanted to send you fan mail of sorts; I actually found this blog because my ethnic studies class used it as a resource in the beginning of the semester, so there ya go! ^w^ Fantastic blog, I love it!
Hello! I just wanted to say how wonderful your blog is and what wonderful people you are for making it. I'm so glad I found it! Every day I am surrounded by microaggressions and it can be so suffocating. I feel like if you're a minority or a member of the oppressed, you pretty much have to fight through life with armor on. We are warriors!
“No president has ever done this before. It does not matter that the competition is limited. The impact of the highest official in the country directly feeling your pain, because it is his pain, is real. And it is happening now. And it is significant.”
“To define racism only through extreme groups and their extreme acts is akin to defining weather only through hurricanes. Hurricanes are certainly a type of weather pattern - a harsh and brutal type - but so too are mild rainfalls, light breezes, and sunny days. Likewise, racism is much broader than violence and epithets. It also comes in quieter, everyday-ordinary forms.”
“That if enough people in a silent room are drinking coffee it is possible to make out the sound of steam coming off the coffee. That sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, hurt. That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. That there is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness. That it is possible to fall asleep during an anxiety attack.”