“You won’t do it at the right time. You’ll be late. You’ll be early. You’ll get re-routed. You’ll get delayed. You’ll change your mind. You’ll change your heart. It’s not going to turn out the way you thought it would. It will be better.”—Kate Moller (via dreamingbeing)
“when the possible body knocks on your hotel door an hour
before dawn, when you’ve been waiting on an honest
naked for days, sending away the whiskey-sloshed
and fawn-eyed, only the fool or the masochistic prude
chooses sleep. sometimes we fuck as punctuation.
a separation between two independent moments, we fuck
like a semicolon. ride the hyphen in alarm clock defiance.
trouble the dreams of our mothers with visions of intertwined
commas, their stems like wrists, tops like fists, is it going
too far to say break me open like a sentence begging
to be diagrammed. to say press the hard nouns
of your teeth to the direct object of my hip, leave me
something tender to finger on the airplane,
some boneshadow of what we made and gave all away.”— interstitial, Marty McConnell (via makemestag)
“ Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.”—Janet Fitch, White Oleander
“If you subscribe to a color-blind racial ideology, you don’t think that race or racism exists, or that it should exist,” Tynes said. “You are more likely to think that people who talk about race and racism are the ones who perpetuate it. You think that racial problems are just isolated incidents and that people need to get over it and move on. You’re also not very likely to support affirmative action, and probably have a lower multi-cultural competence.”
Let it be known: Color blind racial ideology makes you less likely to recognize racism and thus more likely to accept racism.
The CoBRAS was positively related to other indexes of racial attitudes as well as 2 measures of belief in a just world, indicating that greater endorsement of color-blind racial attitudes was related to greater levels of racial prejudice and a belief that society is just and fair.
COLOR BLIND RACIAL IDEOLOGY MAKES YOU LESS LIKELY TO RECOGNIZE RACISM AND THUS MORE LIKELY TO ACCEPT RACISM.
White ideologies, your own fucking sciences are AGAINST YOU. Sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up. When you say you are color blind, you are telling POC that YOU ARE RACIST.