radicalmuscle and I were discussing my feelings of guilt for not being comfortable with talking about social issues and actively fighting to change them all the time
and he said something like “it’s ok kanel, not everyone is fit for war”
and I think about this a lot
i had a conversation with my grandma a few months ago with about civil rights era and how a whole generation took credit for what a few people did.
she said “yeah you had your activists out there marching and protesting for change. they were all just making themselves targets for abuse. most of us were in our homes, at work or wanted nothing to do with the craziness happening. i mean we were grateful for what these men and women were doing for us, but we had our families to think of.” she went on to say that people who chose to stay home often made donations to the cause though..
that put a lot into perspective for me and my cousins. its natural for some of us to be more vocal and active just as it is natural for others to remain dormant or docile.
people are scared to not have Pac and Big in their top five.
- 19 days late but Hillary Clinton finally comments on Ferguson and she didn’t victim blame or use false racial equivalences. She called out social injustices and the frayed relationships between police and community members. She even addressed white privilege…
Friendly reminder to REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER.
- check to see if you are registered to vote
- make sure you have the correct ID to vote
- know where your polling place is
- if you need to absentee vote or early vote, take care of that
- if they give you a sticker, YAY STICKERS
"these people believe in all the wrong things."
Seriously, what the police are doing is not “bad”, it’s illegal.
There is a reason why people are raging mad at this situation, and it’s because it’s a blatant violation of basic human rights.
If you don’t understand that, then you are part of the problem.