Not one single hurtful thing ever got changed by someone grinning and bearing it.
Hurtful things changed because people have said ‘That hurts me. Stop.’
And every time you try to silence someone and tell them that they shouldn’t be hurt, shouldn’t be offended, shouldn’t choose this battle, that this isn’t important and that other things are more important - you are serving the hurtful rather than the hurt.
Taken from Hakim Jamal’s book “From the Dead Level: Malcolm X and Me” (page 180)
Cultures function by consensus.
White people, if you REALLY Not Like That,
Don’t be in MY face telling me with words.
SHOW ME by shutting down the white folks who ARE Like That.
But y’all won’t do that for SHIT, cause you still looking for me to tell you You’re A Good Person, Charlie Brown.(via tashabilities)