hangin out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride tryin to holla at me
BAI tumblr lmao
To be a transwoman, particularly a black one, is to have such a draining identity. In an anti-black racist, transphobic, misogynist society you literally have to assert yourself at every turn. It is a constant naming of yourself. Your silence will result in your dehumanization, pain, sadness, and death. But sometimes all you want to is be quiet. To be silent and listen to the sounds of the world around you…To know you exist in its symphony.
Significantly, even though a growing majority of privileged class black folks condemn and betray the black poor and underclass, they avoid critique and confrontation themselves by not focusing on their class power. In the nineties they prefer to talk about race and ignore class. All black people know that no matter your class you will suffer wounds inflicted by racism, however relative.
Fewer black people know intimately the concrete everyday ways class power and privilege mediate this pain, allowing some black folks to live luxuriously despite racism. Sadly, to escape this pain or to shield themselves from the genocide that is assaulting black masses, they surrender all transformative forms of racial solidarity in anti-racist struggle to protect their class interests. They betray their people even as they maintain their status and public image by pretending that they know best and are best positioned to protect the collective public good of all black people irrespective of class.
The black masses are encouraged by an empowered privileged few to believe that any critique they or anyone makes of the class power of black elites is merely sour grapes. Or they are made to feel they are interfering with racial uplift and racial solidarity if they want to talk about class.
|—||bell hooks, Where We Stand: Class Matters (page 98)|
maybe damage seeks out damage
the way stains on a mattress halo into one another
the way stains on a mattress bleed into each other.
|—||Warsan Shire (via larmoyante)|
This episode was funny as fuck.