what Price Racism?

when the police wrongfully kill an unarmed Black citizen and there is a civil lawsuit.
the money comes from the taxpayers. the city of Chicago paid out over 50 million in the last fiscal year. what is the CPS budget shortfall?

when peace loving protesters march engage in civil disobedience. the cost are born my them and the rest of the taxpayers. overtime, extra shifts,
HOW LONG WILL YOU LET RACISM, WHITE SUPREMACY AND FRAGILE WHITE PRIVILEGE TAX THE CITIZENS?

AND DON’T ASK PEOPLE NOT TO PROTEST INJUSTICE dont be lazy and stupid and shortsighted with a irrational kneejerk response..

DEMAND JUSTICE
DEMAND ANSWERS
DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY
DEMAND RACIAL EQUALITY

I have always wondered why a country that prides itself on EXCEPTIONAL-ISM wouldn’t pour a lot more money time and energy into education across race,gender, class lines.

what is the cost of racial inequality and social injustice?

editing my life 

I was never taught to edit my life.

I collected and accumulated as if quantity was the same as quality.
Here is the thing about this summer.

I meditated on getting Crazy out of my life.
I meditated on dumbing myself down in the world in order to get along.
I meditated on being true to myself and my beliefs.
Perhaps it is that then events of the last couple of years have me on edge.
Perhaps it is as I was told at 27. I don’t suffer fools gladly.
I have no tolerance for liars. That includes manipulation and distortion.
I have no patience with stupidity and ignorance. You have a duty to educate yourself.
I abhor racism and sexism.

I am a Black Woman who has earned respect and courtesy. And even if I didn’t, I am a human being.
I don’t tolerate or indulge privilege. If you are fragile and need you white or male or light skin or cis or Christian or ableist privilege.

Go somewhere else’s with that fuckery.

Do all abusive relationships follow the same patterns and arcs?

Do all abusive relationships follow the same patterns and arcs?

as a Black Woman my abusive relationship with White America feels very similar to the abusive marriage i was in.

the unreasonable and unattainable standards appearance and behavior for acceptance and affection

excuses for double standards and lack of equality

justification and rationalizations of poor treatment, violence and abuse

demands for peace and forgiveness that are really demanding silence and acquiescence as well as approval and acceptance of mistreatment

I DON’T DRINK THE PICKLE JUICE

I am not drinking the pickle juicenicki shots

Some males just aren’t ready to see women as equals, intellectually or any other way.whitney no

They can play nice until you challenge their precious and fragile male (I have a penis, I must be right) Privilege.

Then their little pea heads explode, their dicks go limp as that little ‘Mint Condition/Never removed from box’ brain rolls around in a demented quest for fire.prince head move rolling side eye

2 signs you are dealing with a male and not a man.

They tell you all about themselves and never ask you about you.
” after high school, i went to college and then graduate school. I like this type of movie and that type of music. I go to this church and work over yonder”… and then never ask about your life and history. And if you try to volunteer the information they cut you off)

angbassett head turn disgust

You ask a question about their accomplishments or innate ability and it
never occurs to them, that you know enough to ask about it. ( “dude – I am listening to you and do you know your IQ?” “yes it is 399″ *thinking- really lala. I got you beat by 53points… but you wont ask me shit about me”

And when it does come up… they loose it.

One dude attacked me.
We could have been Martin and Coretta – but you are hung up on that feminism bullshit.
We could have been Malcolm and Betty – but you are an atheist.

DUDE!!— we were never gonna be either of those couples because

you ain’t never gonna benaomi cambell falling all the way out

Malcolm,malcolm_x freedom cant wait

Martin,MLK hand on forehead

Marcus,garvey

Frederick,frederick douglass

Nat,

Steve,steve biko

Nelson. mandela

Dude, you are one drink away from being Ike and a condom away from being

that guy on Iyanla Fix My Lifejay-34-kid guy.

You Chris Brown, Floyd Mayweather, Bill Cosby, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson mutha fukkaangela basset car on fire

world stop

carry onI

beyonce happy dance

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” ― Zora Neale Hurston

silently accepting immoral behavior is acquiescence if not approval.kerry washington fuck you smile

“If you are silent about your pain,
they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”
― Zora Neale Hurston

as to race. the silent acceptance of racism tells racists and privileged people that there perception is valid.
what you ALLOW, is what continues

our community was trained during slavery and JimCrow –4a39468u - Group of Contrabands - Library of Congress - reduced size to keep our heads low and stay alive…

don’t make waves, don’t start trouble…  im black yall

dont we deserve respect, peace, safety, humanity, citizenship… just for breathing?

do we demand, require it?

patsey pinky tea

“Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one’s definition of your life;
define yourself.”
― Robert Frostobama mic drop

I aspire to be an ALLY

I really don’t get HOMOPHOBIA!!!

(YES I AM GOING IN – ) Particularly from people in oppressed groups who claim to be christian.

I am an LGBTQQIAAP ally, or at least I aspire to be.

LGBTQQIAAP Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual.

Lesbian – Women that are only attracted to women.

Gay – Men that are only attracted to men. Gay can also be used to describe homosexual men and women.

Bisexual – A person that is attracted to both sexes.

Transgendered – A person that has/is transitioning to the opposite sex, as they were born as the wrong sex/in the wrong body. (Female to male. Male to female).

Queer – A person that does not want to label themselves as, e.g. Lesbian, so they call themselves queer instead.

Questioning – Someone that is questioning their sexual orientation, unsure which gender/s they are attracted to.

Intersex – A hermaphrodite.

Asexual – A person that isn’t sexually attracted to either gender.

Allies – A straight person that supports the LGBT(QQIAAP) community.

Pansexual – A person that is attracted to a person because of their personality. They do not care what gender they date, they care about what is on the inside.

All of these make up LGBTQQIAAP.

I don’t believe that it is a lifestyle choice, because I didn’t CHOOSE to be Straight.

And as an experiment, I tried to choose to be gay. for just 15 minutes to not have any heterosexual thoughts, to chastise myself if I did. – I didn’t make it 5 minutes before I had given three men the up-down I’m checking you out look and only one was really fine. As a Cis Heterosexual Black Woman – I didn’t choose any of that part of who I am. What I choose, what all people choose, is how we treat others, how we think and speak of others, even when they are not present.

And if you have known the pain of rejection or mistreatment for an arbitrary reason, how the hell can you do that to someone else.

Years ago I dated a man who was not black and met him for drinks and he had bruised knuckles. He had an altercation over a non black racial slur joke told in his presence. The person telling the joke was a mutual acquaintance who was confused because “dude, you are dating a black, this isnt about the blacks.” The man shared that an assault on any group was an assault on all and he wasn’t having any of it.

That is my feeling too. All humans deserve respect