Stop following the same path you’ve been on your whole life and create a new one. Push yourself and challenge yourself, don’t settle for a mediocre life because the world has so much more to offer you if you’re just willing to let it in and learn from it.
Although “uneducated” doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing as “total idiot,” the underlying assumption you are cognitively hardwired to make is that “uneducated” means “unlearned,” “unknowledgeable,” “unskilled,” and to a certain extent, “uncultured.”
I have an auditory processing disorder that makes it hard to retain information right away. I have a reading comprehension disorder where I can read something perfectly but not understand a damn thing I just read. I also have Attention Deficit Disorder, and I’m slightly hearing impaired. So school was always a bit of a challenge.
You don’t have to be afraid to love someone that looks like you because love produces children, and children of your complexion get killed for no reason.
Decades after the civil rights movement, we are still making excuses for police brutality stemming from racism, and claiming that because we love Beyoncé and watch Empire, racism in the mainstream no longer exists
“Open discrimination still exists in this country, maybe not on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or, to a certain extent, sexual orientation, but instead discrimination on the basis of a lack in belief in God.”
The part we don’t think about.
Kim Davis — the county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses because of gay marriage — does actually have her supporters. Over 15,000, and they are saying some pretty vile stuff.
That we should “sack up” or “grow some balls” instead of “grow a vagina” to toughen up.
We must create enduring change that lasts longer than one headline, or trending hashtag. We must accept people as they come, and trust that people will do the same for us, even if we are left disappointed from time to time.