BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2
TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I
CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS
MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE
MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST
BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
I love my friends that text me “Gurl you are a trending topic on tumblr. Queens are going in on you.” After reading some of the comments and assumptions it saddens me to see that there are people with so much misguided rage. I’m gonna say once again if you don’t know where I’m from and all you do is assume things about me based on what you see online you are not friend. You are not my community. I owe you nothing. It’s ok if you don’t like my poems. If I post something it’s not that deep ITS JUST A POST, you don’t gotta write a paper about it. Yes it’s true that I have visibility and my work is supported by many scholars and it’s also true that I am still struggling so while your privilege college ass has the time to be on tumblr blogging about queer radical politics I gotta work to support my family. I’m undocumented after all so believe when I tell you that the little that I have I busted my ass for and I will be damn if I let some privilege college kids bring me down. Go organize your community. Talk to your neighbors. Focus on getting your degree and fix your hair before coming for me. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Mija, none of that excuses your anti-blackness. Sure, you have struggled and you are undocumented and you are queer. That doesn’t change the fact that you can, and are, anti-black. As a non-black Latin@, I am anti-black too and I need to actively check that shit. WE ALL DO. So when you get called out on it, the response is not to get defensive (cause that’s just gonna make you look worse) but rather listen and be accountable to the ways that you have messed up. If a white person just “posted” something that was anti-immigrant or racist etc, its not just a post. Its never “just a post”. There is always context and history in everything that we do.
Black folks don’t need to know your whole life to know that you, or I, are anti-black. Just like we don’t need to know a white person’s whole life to know that they are racist. We owe a lot of Black folks. A lot of the language that we have is thanks to Black thinkers and Black revolutionaries.
Being called out is hard and its uncomfortable. but it is absolutely necessary to own up too it.
reminder that kkk and neo nazis exist in such an organized fashion that they are encouraged within their groups to not shave or look like a typical skinhead racist. they’re also encouraged to join local law enforcement and government agencies (as shown in this FBI report on white supremacist infiltration) and have even landed on FBI and CIA watchlists (but aren’t as prosecuted or engaged with as say black, muslim and latin@ folks). and this isn’t some 1950s shit either this is happening today in ‘post-racist’ america.
poc be on your toes out there, white folks is plottin.
— Courtney Cole, Every Last Kiss
Just remember. There is no such thing as a fake geek girl.
There are only fake geek boys.
Science fiction was invented by a woman.
Specifically a teenage girl. You know, someone who would be a part of the demographic that some of these boys are violently rejecting.
yo mary shelley wrote frankenstein in 1818 and isaac asimov was born in 1920 so you kinda get my point