ugh yuck college people ick academia
when people in my classes make disparaging comments about white trash living in trailers with pitbulls and doing meth, and scary men with Mexican gang tattoos and I don’t even know where to begin by saying, that’s who I grew up with and I feel a lot more comfortable around people like that than I feel with you.
I always tell my loved ones “be safe” when we say goodbye, even when it’s for a few hours, but I really mean it.
Be safe, because you’re a brown man in a world that hates and fears non-white men.
Be safe, because you’re a woman in a world that’s not kind to women.
Be safe, because you’re a trans person in a world that doesn’t like humans who don’t stick to the gender binary.
Be safe, because you’re driving a small and old car among white people driving large and expensive cars.
Be safe, because you have health needs that make your daily life a little harder than most.
Be safe, be safe, be safe.
reference to an earlier reblog: if youre a curser, i fully endorse the act of cursing people who disrupt your ability to function.
curse your abusers
curse those who do not respect your boundaries
Colonialism began with conquest and is today maintained by a settler administration created out of the doctrine of cultural hierarchy, a hierarchy in which European Americans and whiteness dominate non-European Americans and darkness. As a result, we live in a country where race prejudice, in the words of Fanon, obeys a flawless logic. For, after all, if inferior peoples must be exterminated, their cultures and habits of life, their languages and customs, their economies, indeed, every difference about them must be assaulted, confined, and obliterated. There must be a dominant culture and therefore a dominant people, a dominant religion, a dominant language, a dominant legal system, a dominant educational system, and so on, and so on. In other words, there must be dominance and subordination.
In a colonialist country such as the United States, white hegemony delineates this hierarchy. Thus, white people are the dominant group. Christianity is the dominant religion, capitalism is the dominant economy, militarism is the dominant form of diplomacy and the force underlying international relations. Violence is thus normal, and race prejudice, like race violence, is as American as apple pie. Haunani-Kay Trask, from “The Color of Violence” (via hypocrite-lecteur)