IT’S BEEN A YEAR
I don’t have sympathy for anyone who thinks it’s fine to ignore racism or oppression of any kind until it effects them. So wrapped up in their own privilege that they don’t care about the lives of people of color until they’re related to a black person. GTFO.
Text: Especially with #Ferguson all over social media, here’s my pet peeve: People who complain about racist family/friends without actively confronting them. Unless you’re depending on this racist for your livelihood, e.g. living in their home or relying on their income and they could cut you off, CALL THEM OUT. That racist aunt you visit maybe 3 times a year is posting about “thugs”? Send her facts. Show her the hypocrisy of her words. Don’t just let it go because you don’t want to “cause trouble”, THIS IS THE TROUBLE. And this applies to non-black POC. Recognize the anti-blackness in our communities (Asian Americans, you have a big responsibility in this) and do something about it. I always say no one is obligated to educate strangers that pop up demanding a breakdown of race relations, but if you consider yourself an ally yet can’t even confront that guy from high school you keep around on Facebook? I call bullshit.
Allow me to minister to your ungrateful spirit.
Literally thought today was Thursday. I really have no real sense of time anymore. I consider it a great thing for many reasons. Time is a man made concept. Do whatever the fuck you want with it.
That New Yawk shizz
I really wanna laugh at this, but I can’t help but think of how this would play out if the roles were reversed. I’ve done as little as roll my eyes when random guys tell me to smile and in return I’ve been called every name in the book and even threatened with physical violence. I WISH I could tell these guys to mind their business, but honestly I’m afraid to.
Received some inspiration in the mail today from my mama!
“You will endanger your position if you lower your perspective.”
The fans’ reactions in the video are genuine.
As Bey basically got out of a car on St. Marks in New York and the crew started rolling and filming passersby. “We really shot it — some people in the video did not know we were filming, I think the real idea of the video is in a moment like that — in a private moment like that, she can never be by herself. This song is not about someone who feels those emotions, it’s about Beyoncé feeling those emotions. It’s personal to her. It’s her that cannot be by herself no matter where she goes or what she does, because she’s who she is.” - Francesco Carrozzini (who directed the Jealous video) [x]
*FUN FACT: The guy that bumped into Bey was told to bump into the next person that comes round the corner.. and it just happened to be Bey.