He Was Raised By A White Mom And Didn't Think The Cops Were Out To Get Him. Until They Got Him.

dynastylnoire:

afro-dominicano:

dynastylnoire:

I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat  the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.

"I thought that love would conquer all and skin color really didn’t matter. I had to learn the really hard way when they almost killed you."

The mother spells out that this is in part her fault. Yet there are white folks still trying to tell us that being color blind has nothing to do with what happens.

You do more research into what it takes to buy a car or play pokemon than you do as to what it takes to adopt, let alone live with black people.

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"I am slowly learning that some people are not good for me, no matter how much I love them. I deserve someone who is gentle and kind, because my soul is getting tired. Realizing that I deserve something good is one of the first steps."

Michelle K., Why I Need To Say Goodbye To You. (via pukia)

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ninihohoho:

hasadigabitches:

A moment of silence for all the girls who have their period on their wedding day

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I NEVER THOUHHT OF THAT

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"Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light"

Turkish Proverb (via hooking)

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partybarackisinthehousetonight:

something that i miss about childhood? well people don’t ask me what my favorite shape is anymore. adults just don’t do this. it’s a triangle in case you were wondering. you don’t care

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