I needed a myth. I needed a story to put myself into to understand where I was at, to remind me that it’s OK to be imperfect…. You can be imperfect and still be a hero. That’s incredibly empowering for young people.
i literally hate when people always try to dismiss race and act like it “isn’t a problem anymore”
i’m mixed. my dad is a 6’3 black male, my mom is white w/ blonde hair and blue eyes.
you and your family have never been randomly pulled over by cops on several occasions just so they could ask your mom if she’s “okay”
there’s still a fucking problem
interracial relationships dont end racism, point blank.
You just know nobody is reblogging this for the dog
STOP DEFENDING RACIST FRIENDS OR EXCUSE THEM OF THEIR RACISM. LET THEM KNOW WHEN THEY ARE ADDING TO THE DEHUMANZING OF PEOPLE OF COLOR INSTEAD OF “LETTING IT SLIDE”.
All it takes is one event to set a precedent. If Darren Wilson is arrested for, charged with, and convicted of the murder of Michael Brown, then that means ALL cops can be held accountable for their actions. It means the people can ALWAYS rise up and fight back against police brutality.
That’s what the cops and National Guard in Ferguson is fighting against. They don’t want this standard to be set.
When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.