...and someone who’s stupid enough to pretend these things aren’t interrelated.
"You show them by example not by arguing or crying." Those were my fathers words when I was crying after somebody made a racist comment about Mexicans...
"Child, there is greatness in your lineage. I won’t trace each and every root for you— they’re too nappy..."
"It’s about loving my blackness and yours while using this as the forum through which we can build community."
"...obsessing over the past in search of wisdom; believing that by revisiting our trauma, we’re engaging in proactive emotional protection."
"...no one could take my power because they did not know my truth. And that, has made the journey worth fighting."
“Welcome to Afghanistan, gents," said the company gunnery sergeant. "If you do anything wrong, I will make you wish you had never been born.”