Beyond Ferguson, the pattern is clear. Blacks are always to blame, even as we are brutalized by police, ghettoized by neoliberal policies, and disenfranchised by a racist criminal (in)justice system.
But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called ‘thugs.’
The worst part about this thing with Jennifer Lawrence is that she’s the victim here and yet she’ll be expected to apologize
there is a huge difference between genuinely liking someone and liking the attention they give you and it took me a long time to realise that
"Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are."