Thank black people for goodness in the world. They don’t owe it to anyone, have to rise against widespread structural/systemic and white supremacist odds to achieve it, too often aren’t paid enough or at all for it, but they still
She stopped staring at me when she washes her hands and she started facing the wall to brush her hair. -me
You’re still tonight. I look over my shoulder to watch your stomach rise and fall. I roll over and put my hand under yours, counting the beats. You start to snore and I can close my eyes. -me
This can mean whatever you want it to mean. I wrote this about somebody special. Welcome to my crowded mind. We’re on a planeThere’s been turbulenceWe’ve lost someone in the crash Thank youYou put my mask onAnd here we are
“The jury took less than 10 minutes to acquit me. But the experience made a man out of me. It made a black man out of me.” -Paul Butler on his experience getting arrested, read the whole interview here. To
How easy it is to ignite human bias. Nothing special about the perpetrator or the victim is required. Ordinary human functioning–maintaining one’s self-esteem–is enough.