"Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future."
- Audre Lorde
*scans for people of color*
and then assess the amount of white people in the space.
Mentally ill people are not the problem. Inaccessible, unaffordable health care is the problem. Stigma is the problem. Lack of treatment is a problem. Lack of understanding is the problem. Lack of compassion is the problem. Not taking people seriously is the problem. Lack of honest conversation and open dialogue is a problem. Using jails as a housing facility for mentally ill persons is a problem. Do you understand me?
Mentally ill people are not the problem.
Anonymous asked: This just in from the Oh Word Research Department of No Shit University: a non-white woman won the Miss America Pageant and the entire racist fucking internet blew up. Color me shocked.
My alma mater.
"What’s my name in your language?"
- white proverb
Why is this?
After college, I can never hear “Hey, guys,” the same way again. forever cringe.