And just like you wouldn’t want Grandma’s Opinions taught in schools, you shouldn’t want History being taught either.
As a black and Puerto Rican male, some would wonder why I would opt out of such an important movement considering it is very relevant to my life.
Every time I do something, I have to try harder, to appear smarter, to prove that what I’m saying is worthy, is valid, is good enough because they would question me, scrutinize me, criticize me, ask me to change this and change that.
But of course that is exactly the insidiousness of racism – that it is present even in our positive attributions of individuals and communities.
It’s hard to know what’s worse – feeling excluded by the world or feeling excluded by your own community.
I will not forget about the countless men and women who were beaten, abused, and murdered so that I might have the right to vote. Thank you for your sacrifice; I will exercise my right to vote until the moment I can’t breathe.
The Interview and Charlie Hebdo were not just exercising their free speech, and to boil the discussion down to such a fluffy, easily digestible term is intellectually fraudulent.
This year’s Oscars nominations are predictably, disgustingly white.
There is a positive side and a negative side and I would be remiss to pretend that being black is all glitter and gold, because it’s not.
4. Western men date Asian girls because they can’t get a REAL WOMAN.