"You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it."
- Maya Angelou (via erikalynae)

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Race, Ethnicity and Colour

Talking about the terms and language we use when discussing race and racism. 

This was just something I’d wanted to discuss for a while. This is not really me endorsing these definitions so much as saying these are the definitions that exist and you should know them if you want to join in the conversations.

'There is No Post-Racial America' link.

Ethnocentrism versus Moral Relativism link.

Cliffnotes Race and Ethnicity link.

About Sociology Definitions link 

(A little problematic because it only defines races as something other than the social “norm” eg. white people however this is sadly common.)

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The Benefits and Damages of Hibernation

Blinkingly, I stick my head outside my cave. The sunlight seems foreign to me now. It stings but in a strangely comforting way, like antiseptic on a grazed knee.

Words are not so easy when all the communication I’ve done lately is long distance or through the medium of Gilmore Girls marathon.

Isolation can be healing. It can give you time to know yourself, time to heal, time to decide your next move but it can also be stagnation. Stagnation festers and lulls you into a cycle of inactivity.

Inside the cave there is warmth and Plato-esque shadows of the wider world. The shadows can almost fool you into thinking that you’re still living a life, that you’re still in contact with people and that you have nothing to fear.

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There is No Post-Racial America

There is No Post-Racial America

Originally posted on The Global Echo:

If there is one thing that events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri should make clear it is that there is no-racial America and there never was.

Conservatives and Liberals alike are guilty of assuming that because everyone is allowed on the same bus now that racism no longer exists, much like those who believe that gender-based discrimination ended when women…

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About to start editing a video on race, ethnicity and racism and I look disgusted or distraught in every one of the clips thumbnails. 
Accurate. 

About to start editing a video on race, ethnicity and racism and I look disgusted or distraught in every one of the clips thumbnails. 

Accurate. 

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social injustice affects everyone on a daily basis. if you think an issue of social injustice doesn’t affect you, that means it affects you positively.

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