That feeling you get during a dry spell on Tumblr, save for that one sole spike in likes and reblogs.
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We are continuously being told that we don’t have racism in this country anymore, but the people who are saying that are white. White people feel as if it isn’t happening simply because it isn’t happening to them. Being black on a predominately white campus is hard. All eyes are on you. Surely, if you’re white or part of the LGBT community, you would agree that UNI is a home for diversity.
For one moment after being in a lecture hall where I am the only African American I sit and converse with people who look like me. I sit and joke with those who I feel comfortable being around. Not to my surprise at all this viewed as “endorsing” segregation. If you look at this and say, “why is it that the black people self-segregate by sitting together in the union,” the you are contributing to the segregation, because you are classing the black group of people as “other” rather than part of the majority.
All of these assumptions stem from the fact that it isn’t forced on you. It isn’t mandated for you to know about us. The issues that we face may not affect you, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. We should be able to fellowship amongst ourselves without being looked down on for once. Perhaps, you could join us, ask questions, learn a little more to see if any of your assumptions are accurate before making an opinion. In reality, animosity towards blacks is what is prominent in modern times.
I’m so in love with this man
this man is a giant next to the normal person, a freaking skyscraper next to me. i was on a campus bus headed to class and he reached the window. it was a ridiculous.
This is a momentous era.
Africa bristles with the creative energy of a generation waking up to realize that they have it within them to effect change – that through the exercise of their intellect and creativity, they can leave an indelible imprint on the planet. That energy,…