its my last semester str0ma3 :| *panic* i would have loved to take african womens hist, sounds good. my schedule is chill.
these are my classes - Hist of American Sexualities, Black Feminism in Action, Faces of Global Poverty, British Imperialism, and African American Philosophy (but I’m probably dropping this cuz its a grad class and im taking it just to be taking it and the teacher is tough and it involves a lot of writing so ehhh).
Beyond Ferguson, the pattern is clear. Blacks are always to blame, even as we are brutalized by police, ghettoized by neoliberal policies, and disenfranchised by a racist criminal (in)justice system.
But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called ‘thugs.’"
"Self-love cannot flourish in isolation. It is no easy task to be self-loving. Simple axioms that make self-love sound easy only make matters worse. It leaves many people wondering why, if it is so easy, they continue to be trapped by feelings of low self-esteem or self-hatred. Using a working definition of love that tells us it is the action we take on behalf of our own or another’s spiritual growth provides us with a beginning blueprint for working on the issue of self love. When we see love as a combination of trust, commitment, care, respect, knowledge, and responsibility, we can work on developing these qualities or, if they are already a part of who we are, we can learn to extend them to ourselves."
—bell hooks, all about love
"Good Morning, Heartache" - Ol’ Dirty Bastard
so… i’m super late with this but, ok.
5 random facts: (thanks for the tag, suhurayy <33)
- i’m a shorty, only 5”0
- i’m spending an extra semester in univ bcuz i wanted to study abroad again
- i’m in summer school right now bcuz i never take breaks
- i’m bubbly but very chill, i mind my biznazz
- i love afrobeats. if i’m comfortable with you, you’ll see me dancin for sure
5 things i like about myself: (tagged by xauvert :) x)
- i am adventurous
- anything i need, i get it by myself. i don’t wait around for others
- i smile and laugh a bunch
- i don’t get attached to things/people easily
- i’m kind
i forgot some urls so do it if you want