I know I never actually post personal stuff on social media, but some things just hit too close to home to not share. To not be absolutly angry about.
⚠️ Long and sensitive content ahead. ⚠️
Things have been terrible, and I dont mean just lately. I've seen it from as early as my elementary years living in St. Louis. Black people are seen differently, and it wasn't until I moved out after highschool and lived in a whole new state, 2000 miles away, did I realize: this manner of thinking was wide spread. And it only got worse as I grew into adulthood.. I heard part of my ex's family using the N word as if it was alright, bc "that's how they grew up, that's what they were called around here." And when I voiced how wrong it was, how uncomfortable it made me to know the people I had begun to pull in as my chosen family thought in such a disgusting way towards people of color, I was in the wrong. I was just "that city girl" who became a bitch for challenging them when they would start of "I'm not racist, but" or "I love black people, but".
I can't do anything about the past but at this point, in this time of the world, in the year twenty fucking twenty-one, if in the very least you dont understand that just bc someone else's cause or pain doesn't personally effect your life, DOES NOT MEAN IT IS NOT VALID, then maybe you should start with having a talk with someone of color. Period.Thanks to the internet and wide spread information, we can now understand other people all over the planet on a far deeper level than merely 30 years ago. 30! In my own life time, I've been able to experience hundreds, thousands, of other lives just by listening or reading or watching. And others have been able to hear mine. From the hate I've received bc I'm a victim of child grooming and abuse, bc I am Queer, bc I was a woman in management, bc I love and respect my partner of color. These same things happen to ALL humans, and the same empathy can heal and comfort ALL. Just because you, as a white person, can't understand why they knelt for the anthem, why we believe ACAB, why we say All Men, why Asian hate is spreading, etc, does not mean you have to immediately deny or become defensive that its an attack on you and yours. PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING and plugging your ears to their cries for help, to their stories, to their anger, only builds more distance and animosity between us. Now more than ever we need to come together as a people. We have children fighting our battles, for race, for climate change, for child poverty, for homelessness, and if you're mad about that, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT instead of criticizing. Bc criticizing children or young adults who are trying to better this world by calling out its wrongs, only shows you are part of the narrative. Maybe look inward and question YOURSELF why you feel the way you do towards these things occurring around you and your family and friends. Why a cause that is trying to do better for others makes YOU so hostile. Bc when a group of people say "this" or "that" is happening, who are you to say they are wrong just bc you don't have the same experience.
Here's the cool thing: people are willing to educate you if you don't understand. It's the effort you take to change YOURSELF that will help change those around you. If you're white, use the privilege you have to protect your fellow humans. Donate. Protest. Vote. Stand beside that poc who is getting ticketed for a late parking meter, bc even if it starts off with a "simple reason" or even a justified reason, that could change with a single word or complaint from the person being ticketed. Cops are not judge, jury, and executioner. But they sure fucking act like it. And if you resist this type of support bc you're afraid you'll get caught up in the cross fire, then guess what? You're part of the problem. Why is your life more valuable than theirs? Bc of stereotypes that you grew up with? Challenge that! Change! The world has changed so much, but we are still all one people. If YOU are too scared to stand up for others, then for fucks sake don't go crying and screaming when there is no one left stand to stand up for you.
I stand for all lgbtqia+, for blm, for Asian lives, for police reform, for equal pay, equal rights, Healthcare for all, for abuse and addiction victims, for LOVE OVER HATE.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE CHANGE, BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE.
Okay lovelies on tumblr, this is an interesting one, and needs some context.
Once again "worldbuilding" my novel, and in the same nation from my first post (the Imperial Federation of Ungadan Provinces if any wants a name) advocates this racist concept called the "quad-purity" which I got from d&d 5e. The quad-purity states that the races 5e says are "common" races (dwarves, humans, halflings (gnomes get lumped in with them), and high-elves) are better than the other races. While dragonkin (dragonborn), tiefling, most other elves, goblins, orcs, half-orcs, etc. are inferior and deserve servitude to the pure races. Kinda like the 3/5 laws in early US history. These races become slaves, but early on in the timeline of events these races stage a slave rebellion, however it's progress is hampered by one tiefling known as Trenta the Free Traitor, who got freed by the town mayor and now directs most affairs of the town where the rebellion take's place. He opposes the rebellion because he believes that it will fail and he will be enslaved because of it, he also got good with the local slavers and has some power, which he would lose if the rebellion is successful. It's a reference to class-traitor's and the myriad of people from oppressed groups who support said groups oppression because they benefit from it.
My big worry is that this concept is offensive, but I want your opinion on it.
Today, I ask all of you to burn a candle. Set the wick on fire and say prayers or whatever you do to connect with God or the universe. Yesterday, the Wright family lost their son. A baby boy lost his father. Siblings lost their brother. Friends lost a friend.
I need you all to find the will and energy to understand the situations at hand. A young man, lost his life at a traffic stop. Daunte Wright was pulled over for having an air freshener dangling from his review mirror. Everyone will argue that he shouldn’t have resisted. Well, let me ask you this: are you going to step out of the car when police officers tell you “you’re under arrest and we’ll tell you when you get out?” How is that professional?
Are you actually going to step out of the car when law enforcement doesn’t give you ANY reason or explanation as to why you are being arrested?! I’m pretty sure you all will say no. I’m pretty sure you all will ask for a reason until it’s “acceptable” but even then. Do you know how many people are placed in jail for crime they didn’t commit? But that’s another point for another day.
A study made by NYC and the Stanford Open Policing Project that black drivers were about 20% were more likely to be stopped than white drivers “relative to their share of the residential population.” It was also discovered that once black drivers were stopped, they were also searched 1.5 to 2 times as often as white drivers.
Numbers never lie. Unless you change them. So you tell me in light of the events of yesterday, how isn’t this a systemic problem?
I come to the conclusion that media will always lie to make the victims look like criminals. I watched a video of Daunte Wright’s mother explaining her experience of when he was pulled over. It was heart breaking to hear his parents talk about the LAST time they saw their son. Mind you, all of this happening during the trial of George Floyd. Do you see the red wound opening up again for the black community?
How can we can sit here and watch these wounds bleed, when we have the power and resources to make change possible. Yes, change and progress take time. But THIS is history. Black HISTORY has always been sidelined so that white history can prevail and be the “prosperous people of the future”.
They didn’t do shit but rape and pillage land. All Europeans SHOULD acknowledge and repair the damage done on history. Do you think anything has changed over the last few generations? No. It hasn’t changed because people, especially white racist people don’t want to take responsibility. They don’t want to acknowledge the past because they’re scared of losing power and not being in control. Racist white folk want to keep on being the powerhouses. And that’s just not it.
It’s all an illusion. White lies. To pretend that history is behind us. Yeah, tell that to Daunte Wright, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abrery, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Tamar Rice, Atatiana Jefferson, Rekia Boyd and the countless others. How many lives could still be breathing today if the system wasn’t against them.
Do you know or understand the deep mistrust with law enforcement and the black community. It wasn’t long ago, during the Jim Crow Laws, towns claimed themselves to be “sundown towns”. This meant that towns could use any means necessary to intimidate and harass black people who stayed in their town after sunset. Most of the time it ended in the death of black civilians. Half these harassments and intimidation tactics were made by white police officers. Killing for sport.
Black lives aren’t animals to be hunted. Yet, that is what history did. There are articles and archives with this documentation. You can look it up or learn about it in Lovecraft Country. So don’t sit here and tell me that racism doesn’t exist.
You have all the tools available for you. Books, documents, archives, movies, music, shows and people’s experiences to tell you about black life in America. So don’t say you didn’t know, because you do, but you choose to see what information is good enough for you.
No, this shit is rough. It’s beyond upsetting. It’s infuriating. It even makes you feel powerless at times. BUT ITS FUCKING IMPORTANT because black lives are at stake. Their lives matter! You use them and abuse them and them kill them without question or thought. White America is nothing but white lies and bloodshed.
America Strived to be the “land of the free” and advertised this to the WHOLE world. This land was never yours. And yet, you expect the rest of the world to bow and kiss your stinky gross white ass feet. No. Don’t get mad because you so called claim to be the all mighty. This is your consequence. People will make it clear how wrong you are, White America.
People aren’t stealing your jobs. You’re lazy and entitled and can’t do absolutely NOTHING for yourself without help. You complain about every foreigner and culture and yet YOU TAKE ASPECTS of all these cultures and say you did it.
Yeah, and what about the Native Americans? What about every population you forced out with diseases and religious conversion? Huh? You still have outcasted indigenous folk. You’ve done absolutely nothing but take from them and black people.
LIARS and MURDERS that’s what history is and it’s people. You can get away with murder and rape. You can storm through the capital without a scratch or bullet. YET all you do is cry like a child when you don’t get your way.
Don’t expect compassion for your sad attempts of understanding. YOU have the resources. DO THE WORK. If it actually fucking matters to you, THEN DO IT. Stop asking your friends in the black community about what to do or how they feel. Pay attention to yourself and make this place better.
As for the Wright Family: I am so very sorry you didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to your son. I am so sorry you had hear your son last words through the phone. I am so sorry that no matter how hard you try to live a happy life, the system continues to be against you.
Your son deserves to be alive. He deserves to be with his son. He deserves joy and happiness and it was taken from him far too quickly. I know that words are never enough to take away your pain. But my heart is with you. My prayers are with you. I will send you all my forces and strength for this difficult time. I will continue to fight for every black life. I will continue to stand against hate. I will make sure people are educated and learn about the racism against black life.
To every black souls lost due racism and violence, may you find ever lasting peace above. 🕊
"Meanwhile, Underwood claimed last week that Osbourne hadn’t personally reached out to apologize to her following the incident. However, Osbourne refuted the claim in a memorandum to the Daily Mail and provided alleged screenshots of the text messages she sent to Underwood."
THEN: "Underwood confirmed on Monday’s episode that Osbourne did in fact text her but maintained that she didn’t answer said messages because Underwood wasn’t sure if she was allowed to given the internal investigation taking place at the show."
--See, this is the problem. How are we to trust anything a person says who will lie when it suits a narrative?? I'm tired of excuses, too. Sharon Osbourne hasn't wavered nor lied (so glad Sharon proved that Underwood WAS lying- only reason Underwood addressed it), and I truly feel Sharon was the one harmed. But, apparently I'm not allowed to believe that, or...well, you know.
EDIT: I'd also wanted to state that PTSD is very serious and I was appalled that Underwood would claim that a "spat" with a co-host over whom SHE accused of being racist (without providing evidence when asked- yeah, that happened) affected HER in such a way. Did she lose her job? No. Perhaps she should speak with war veterans and victims of any type of real abuse before making such an offhand and (in my opinion) absurd claim 😡🤬
Sheryl Underwood: “And we’ll also show you how anyone can become more comfortable discussing important issues and having difficult conversations,” Underwood says. “By the end of the hour, we want everyone to feel empowered and ready to move forward.”
Meaning: We'll show you how to be quiet and shut your mouth when you're accused of being racist if supporting a friend who didn't say anything racist- even if you ask questions and no one can provide you with facts or any proof. Everyone is a racist. Yes, even you. You'll eventually learn to be comfortable with this.
I just wanted everyone to know that I stand up to stop Asian hate. Although I will never understand the effects that racism and white supremacy has on you and many other races, I am here to listen and learn. No one should ever be treated that way. Racism against Asian-Americans has been happening for far too long and it is long past time to fix it. If you discriminate against Asians or ANY minority, you are NOT welcome on my page. My page is a safe place for everyone EXCEPT for those who dedicate their lives to bring hate, opression, and fear unto others. If you have any helpful information about this topic, feel free to link them, but make sure they are not spreading misinformation or any type of discrimination. If there is anything that I can do to help this movement, PLEASE let me know. I may not have much, but I do have a voice and a platform and I will continue to use them.