it was the summer of 7th grade going to 8th
a nigga was stressed and depressed
walking home like
“how the fuck did i manage to do this to myself”
on the brink of tears everyday scared to tell my mom
luckily they had this program
“read away your fees” or some shit like that
every half an hour you sat in the library and read it took 2 dollars off
my mother aint see me for about a month and a half.
Unlike white children in America, I believe that we are robbed very early of the experience of just being comfortable in our skin and being children. We are made painfully aware that all that is wrong with America is because of us…we are robbers, murderers, uneducated and everything else negative that needs to be pinned somewhere. Do you think that is a drastic statement? Then where do you live? Because my niece was just called a Nigger for simply being at school. She is only 13 so I am assuming that the child that did it learned it from his/her parents. Because I am from a country where in 2012, individuals at the Republican National Convention thought it was ok to throw PEANUTS at a BLACK camerawoman…because thats how they ‘feed the animals’. Do I sound angry? Would you be?
If you are white/non-black and you think that I am being dramatic….think to yourself about what you have heard your own parents and grandparents say and imagine what it feels like to be called those names to your face. Think about the last time you were called racist, derogatory statement. Think of the last time you had to play with black barbies because they just didnt make white ones. Think of the last time that you ever had to consider or think about the color of your skin before taking certain actions. Don’t worry….I’ll wait……"
7 billion pieces of confetti representing every person in the world
Am I lame for thinking its cool that there’s a little piece of paper that was made with me in mind in London? Don’t care, it’s cool.
“as our cameras stay on america, understandably.” YOUR CONCEITED BEHAVIOR IS SO INCONSPICUOUS, AMERICAN ANNOUNCERS
Hey, we’re allowed to be proud of our athletes…
well, YEAH, but when you’re diverting the camera…
To be fair, that was only for the American broadcast. You can be sure that other countries are doing the same thing … the Brasilian broadcast kept their cameras on their athletes as well.
There was a free Nelly concert hosted in St. Louis this past weekend.
This girl wrote these tweets. You go on and form your own opinion on her and these tweets. I’ve formed mine.
Oh … St. Louis. Won’t miss you a bit.
- Susane Colasanti, So Much Closer (via larmoyante)