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  • J. shared from How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
    You’re probably familiar with the popular concept of blackness: hip-hop, crime and prison, fatherless homes, high blood pressure, school dropouts, drugs, athleticism, musical talent, The Wire, affirmative action, poverty, diabetes, the Civil Rights Movement, and, recently, the U.S. presidency. Some of these concepts are stereotypes. Some are true. Most are negative. But in the age of President Barack Obama, all of them are limiting and simply inadequate to the task of capturing the reality of blackness. The ideas of blackness that make it into mainstream thought exclude too much of the full...
    Note: The meat & potatoes of why @Baratunde wrote #HowToBeBlack
  • J. shared from A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
    “Let me give you some counsel, bastard,” Lannister said. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
    Note: "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not." - Tyrion Lannister
(Atlanta, GA)
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