Do not mock a pain that you haven’t endured.
Unknown (via rocknrollbabydoll)
Thank you for this. Because after getting my tonsillectomy…. I’ve been in an extreme amount of pain. But whenever someone is told “daisy had surgery” they say “really? What happened?” & I say “I got my tonsils removed.” And they ALWAYS respond “Oh that’s not bad.”
NOT BAD ? Are you telling me it’s not bad when you still have your tonsils sitting in the back of your fucking throat? Did you know it hurts when I BREATHE???? Oh? You don’t say? You got them taken out at 8? & it didn’t hurt that bad? I am 20 !!! Imagine the difference in pain for an infant getting circumcised & a grown man…. Different levels right? So shut the FUUUUUCCCCKKKKKK up.
Sorry I needed to rant about this.
People seriously try to downplay somebody else’s pain by just say it’s not that bad or that something else is worse. That doesn’t make one’s pain any less.
Black people are so scared to care about themselves…
It seems Black folks use & identify with terms like poc, woc, and minorities because they are so afraid to be called racist or making anyone uncomfortable. Most of us don’t want to put forth energy to actually care & work only on the Black community which is the only community they’re responsible for helping.
We went from caring about everybody including white folks to caring about everybody except for white folks.
How is that progress?
My main focus is the development and betterment of our people. I don’t claim to be a person of color unless speaking of the lack of minorities on my campus compared to white and then I’ll speak of the amount of African Americans compared to all people of color. I am an African American. My focus is African Americans. We are the most oppressed in this country, black women especially. There is no such thing as an African American being racist because that involves a position of power and calling white people out on their shit is my pride and joy in life. It’s not prejudice, it’s just the truth. Until we combat racism head on, people will continue to oppress us.