They say When loving a broken person Be careful not to cut yourself On their sharp edges.
They say Someone with careful hands Can hug you tight enough That you’ll fit back together.
But I am not your puzzle piece. I am not your broken mirror. You’re building this mosaic With pieces that aren’t yours.
You can Look at the light through my slivers and see the sunrise through my shards.
You can Tell me stories of all things bright and beautiful As I lay broken on the floor
You can gaze into my looking glass And maybe you’ll like what you see
But I will never Fit back In my frame.
The most frustrating thing about the robbery idea is that I tell my mom it's been proved false, yet she continues to bring up "but the police/news say..." and it just ends up with me basically talking to a brick wall. Any ideas on how I can prove her that the police are wrong? (I've also been banned from my cousin's property because I told him Ferguson police are doing wrong)
It’s hard to explain to people why they shouldn’t always put their trust in institutions they have been told are an authority. If they’ve never told lies about you, it’s hard to believe they’ve told lies about other people.
Having privilege puts blinders on people. We have to consciously remove them in order to take in the reality beyond our personal bubble.
The Pope broke with tradition and bowed to Muslim Queen Rania of Jordan while she and her husband, King Abdullah, visited the Pope at the Vatican. Protocol usually dictates that visitors to the Vatican bow to him, not the other way around.
dude this pope
RANT INBOUND. SCROLL DOWN TO AVOID KNOWLEDGE.
okay I’ve actually seen some people complaining about this move, so let me drop some real talk on ya.
Pope’s the guy who takes over the Catholic Church, after the previous Pope, etc etc etc up to St. Peter, who got the keys to the shop from the big J-Man himself. So some people are like “YO HE’S REPPIN JESUS LIKE HE’S BELOW SOME HUMAN” but they got this shit all backwards, because one of the biggest ideals in Christianity (that a lot of Christians seem to miss) is “do like Jesus do.” And Jesus went around washing his disciple’s FEET. Because he was classy as hell and humble as fuck.
So basically, this Pope is ballerama because he’s doing like Jesus do, being classy and humble and the haters can get behind me.
Stay classy. Sean out.
Yay!! Thank you!
It’s so fantastic to me to see this man actually following Jesus’s teachings. Like legit, Jesus taught mega humility. You go, pope man. You go.
While I understand your anger (who isn't furious at this?) have you considered confronting naysayers more.. Civilly? Condescending snark, name-calling (the white supremacist bit, for example) and general bile (white people aren't the problem, racist people are) isn't going to win many supporters. And thank you very much for your coverage of the issue.
I have no problem calling people out on what they are.
I don’t owe it to white supremacists to be polite.
The problem with saying “white people aren’t the problem, racists are” is that the system itself is racist.
Saying that gives racists an out. It lets them dodge examining their own behavior. It lets them say “but I’m one of the good ones”, case closed, without looking deeper into their own attitudes and behaviors.
Remember, nobody’s the villain in their own story. Instead of saying “not all white people are racist” and allowing the 100% racists to delude themselves into being in the right, we have to acknowledge that white people can have racist thoughts and behaviors even without meaning to. If you’re “one of the good ones”, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t racist- it means you make a conscious effort not to be racist *intentionally*, and that you are aware of the racism you passively benefit from (i.e. white privilege).
Remember, privilege is the luxury of being unaware of a problem because it doesn’t affect you. Not being racist is an active, conscious process. You can’t just say “well, *I* haven’t killed anyone” and just call it a day.