Talk about passing the torch.
While I was reading the letters, I didn’t realize I had stopped breathing until I got to the end and exhaled loudly.
You say you have offers to buy me, and that you shall sell me if I do not send you $1000, and in the same breath and almost in the same sentence, you say, “you know we raised you as we did our own children.” Woman, did you raise your own children for the market?
This may be the first historical record of something literally giving me life. I did a praise dance and everything after this.
koalainchicago asked: question: why do you think bayard rustin isn't taught about in schools? my professor said it's because he was gay, but i figured he could still be apart of the curriculum of elementary level education without having to bring his sex life into account.
How many people, events, and truths about the black experience in America are missing from our history curriculum though? But yes, he would never be part of the standard curriculum because he was always a strategist, never the focal person and a lot of the movement distanced itself from him anyway because he was a publicly labeled criminal homosexual.
One of my friends lives in Portland and was telling us about how they mail their votes in there, but he forgot, so he has to drop it off. And I always forget that he lives in Portland because he is A) Black and B) Entertaining, neither of which I associate with OREGON. Like. Say it out loud and stuff. OR-E-GON. So weird.
So I wiki’d it.
This is actually kind of LOL-y.
World: India…what are you doing? What’s that behind your back?
India: What? That? Oh that’s nothing. ::drops satchel on the floor, tries to slide it backwards with a foot::
World: What are you hiding?
India: Hiding? Why would we be hiding anything? ::kicks satchel down the stairs to the basement::
World: I know you’re hiding something. You’re acting all suspicious.
India: Pfft. You’re crazy. ::puts big ass padlock on basement door:: Here, have some of my delicious tandoori chicken.
I thought if I made a bunch of these and tried to make light of the situation down in Tennessee, it would keep me sane. Keep me calm. Keep me from wanting to scream at the top of my lungs at the ever-growing frustration of being a black person in this country.
Why did nobody tell me about this in January? How did I miss this? Oh right, because slavery was no big deal so it’s OK if Tennessee wants its public school teachers to put a positive spin on it.
— Elon James White, in response to the Chris Rock Independence Day backlash.