The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn - and...– Carl Rogers
When you realize where you come from, you naturally become tolerant,...– Lao-Tzu
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to...– Robert Hughes
Your aunt Sharice used bleaching cream. Your mother explained what that was by...– Taken from the poem Dark Black by Indigo Williams
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sexhaver: i developed a self-depreciating sense of humor as a method of coping with my insecurities and social anxiety because it’s a lot easier to deal with people laughing at you when you’ve already beaten them to the punch by laughing at yourself
What people don’t understand is when we say “Teach men not to rape,” we’re not...– Kalitena
Everything we feared about communism - that we would lose our houses and savings...– Jeff Sparrow
A woman-of-color who writes poetry or paints or dances or makes movies knows...– Gloria Anzaldúa
Passion thrives not on satisfaction, but on impediment.– W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge
If logical thinking were the essence of intelligence, then computers would...– Futurist, Ray Kurzwei
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible– Jonathan Swift (via dknyprgirl)
Bruno Mars fan base ethnic women born in 1953.
When women get harassed on the street, or at a bar, or on their walk home from...– A Letter To The Guy Who Harassed Me Outside The Bar To remind men of the complexities of womanhood. We are paranoid beyond any man’s belief, and thusly so perceptive.
To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously...– Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader”
She was like a comic book villain: by looking at me calmly she’d obliterated any...– Stuart Nadler
Love is desire sustained by unfulfillment.– Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
He may not have been exactly what she wanted in a man, but he was unsurpassable...– Jonathan Franzen, Freedom
Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every...
The future will have no pity for those who, possessing the exceptional privilege...– Frantz Fanon
No, it’s not easy to write. It’s as hard as breaking rocks. Sparks and splinters...– Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star
hell hath no fury like a woman scorned xoxo
I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called...– Chris Rock
People really be out here talking about “make the hoop higher for black people” like that doesn’t describe what America has been for the last 400 years.
One unfortunate response to tragedy is a self-righteousness about one’s own...– Mahmood Mamdani
If you wake up and you’re not in pain, you know you’re dead.– Russian Proverb
Sometimes I forget that boys don’t know I have low self esteem because of...– Dorothy TRU #TRU #FOREVERTRU
Black women are so undeniably strong. Every day I find myself concerned with how I’m going fill my mother’s shoes and sustain my matriarchal legacy. The duality of the black mind, the intricate complexities of womanhood, and the ability to gracefully manage at all. Mashallah.
Racism is a systemic, societal, institutional, omnipresent, and...– White racism, white supremacy, white privilege and the social construction of race | Resist racism
But it’s not really as easy as blaming Michelle Obama for not being as radical...– Samhita Mukhopadhyay
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.– W. Somerset Maugham
Can you let me go to hell the way I want to?– (via dualism)
In vain, I dream of a moment I can just enjoy...
“It’s the day of Obama’s second Presidential Inauguration! As Obama took the oath of office for his second term, the country came together as one and…either fantasized or outright threatened President Barack Obama’s assassination (and note: I only picked tweets that fell right before, during, or immediately after the Inauguration itself!) and these are just the people who spelled it...
There is a version of King, acceptable for national veneration and on display by...– Wende Elizabeth Marshall Read a book 1 time.