I watched Fruitvale Station and 12 Years a Slave tonight.
I have never had so much anger directed at people that have not hurt me personally.
If ever there were a need to teach “white hate,” let me tell you… watch those 2 movies back to back.
And speaking on the subject of teaching hate in movies, while I insist both movies were done with the utmost taste and were amazing, I find it rather ironic that movies praised for their strong “black” roles, (I hate using that word in reference to people), have such a strong anti-“white” sub-themes. To raise up one we have to put down the other. Isn’t that counterproductive? It’s the same for teaching young girls to have pride and self esteem - as a society, we generally don’t encourage self worth in women as much we encourage competition between men and women. We pit the sexes against each other and hope that in doing so, girls get the hidden agenda of promoting their self worth. At the expense of a man’s character and self worth.
Funny notions we have of equality.
Why does everything I want have to cost so much!? Clothes, shoes, car, house, vacations…
Ugh! And while I’m on the topic, why do I want so much??!?!
As many clothes and shoes as I have and I’m always looking to buy more. I seriously have a problem. I seriously put 11 items in my cart on Tobi.com and the total was $492. Obviously I’m not buying any of it but damn I want them so bad.
I’m all for clean eating and organic foods. The cleaner the machine, the better it’ll run. I’m all for different experiences, getting out of your norm, and seeing beyond your horizon. That’s great.
What I’m not about, though, is hoity-toity “My world is better than yours,” “I know everything there is to know cuz I left the block and now I’m above all of this” bullshit.
I am not about putting down other people and their culture because of circumstance and/or lack of uppity-yuppie-asshole tendencies. And no you do not get a free pass to talk your shit because you married Dominican. Your ass should be beat with a platano maduro and embalmed with manteca to teach you humility. Make your ass kneel on raw rice in the corner.
This is not to say there is not credit to be given to the points you make, but your demeanor and attitude when speaking these truths negate your credibility. And yea I can use superfluous vocabulary appropriately, despite my “unfortunate circumstance.”