Let’s be honest here -
I am not the girl men fall in love with.
I am the girl that men want to fuck.
I am a conquest. A prize. A show.
I could count on five hundred fingers
the number of people that have professed,
“I like you. You’re different. You’re an interesting girl.”
Apparently I’m not fascinating enough for you
to want to hold for more than a one night stand.
as I finished swimming a sea of blankets
and got left stranded on the shore,
I asked myself:
What’s wrong with me?
What am I doing?
Am I not good enough for anybody?
And right before I could drown again,
the sun woke up and said,
You are enough.
Forget the men whose hands have groped your hips
in search for answers to questions
you’ve never even heard of.
Do not settle for people who do not appreciate you,
who do not know how lucky they are.
Remember it is a privilege to be loved by you,
or even just
to be touched by you, and
the warmth of another body does not define your worth.
These men -
they think that they can own you
with their drunken stares and roughened arms, but
I have circled the earth
a thousand times
to feed the light flowing inside your skin.
Do not waste it by illuminating those who
can not even be bothered
to learn your last name.”
So that night when
the moon tried once more to pin me down,
I told him:
I am made of sunlight, crashing waves, and fireworks.
You think you can tame me
and cool my flesh?
I am the girl who plays with matches,
and trust me I play it well.
Lord knows I’ve walked through villages leaving
a pile of destruction in my wake.
My heart is a bushfire
and the next time you try to control me,
darling, make no mistake -
I will burst out and ravage you in flames.
(This isn’t a test.)"
These are white men presenting about black privilege in my class
Please throw a desk at them
what level of irony is this
i zoomed in 200% to read this shit
"have the right to take pride in their race"
"can never be racist. whites are always racist"
"get to play the race card"
"have the right to make blacks only organizations like the Black Student Union, and the (I can’t read the name of this organization sorry)
"rich black people have the right to be rich. rich white people dont" (LITERALLY WHAT THE FUCK)
"have the right to demonize white people"
"violent crimes by whites on blacks are "hate crimes." violent crimes by blacks on whites are called "Random crimes"
"have the right to affirmative action and minority self-(???). Whites have to earn their positions"
i am fucking ashamed of my goddamn race this is putrid
sometimes your forget people like this exist and then just this happens
I hate white ppl now I never did but now I do sorry yall that was the last straw
this is a sin and a shame
if OP is white themself I really hope they talked/shouted at these two asshole guys and actually *use* their privilege for something rather than post some pic online for notes coz yeah, racists exist everywhere. its no suprise to black people, but anti-racist whites have this weird things of keeping real quiet while their race fucks up in front of them then whisper to nobody ”omg so ashamed to be white rn’
You can’t hate all white people because of these assholes. That’s being just as stupid as them. But I wonder where this taken place because out of all the schools I’ve gone to these kids would have been tore apart as soon as this slide went up