[Labi Siffre – Something Inside So Strong]
Brothers and sisters,
When they insist we're just not good enough,
Well we know better,
Just look them in the eyes and say;
We're gonna do it anyway, we're gonna do it anyway,
Because there's something inside so strong,
I know that I can make it,
Though you're doing me wrong, so wrong,
You thought that my pride was gone, oh no,
There's something inside so strong
Why do so many Conservatives not like Nelson Mandela? I’m quite confused.
Because he refused to stay silent to the shocking injustice black people suffered during the apartheid, and when talking didn’t change anything, he fought back, and not with protests, but with bullets, bombs and terrorism. Mandela refused to stay peaceful while racist injustices and murders were going on, and some people are unwilling to accept that he tried to reason, but the apartheid government wouldn’t listen, so he TOOK freedom with fire.
It’s also a damn shame that what Mandela did is not taught properly. Most people just think he was some black guy who protested and went to prison. The truth is that Mandela was a revolutionary, a freedom fighter and a hero to anyone who has suffered racism, not just in South Africa, but all over our Earth.
We will not see another man like Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela during our life time.
I can’t help but feel sad today. This amazing soul has inspired me so much. I hope people will take the time to TRULY learn about what he did, why he did it, and why it is important to stand against bigotry and prejudice. Mandela can help free a whole peoples by literally fighting, and some who quote him cannot even stand up against small acts of racism and prejudice for the sake of a singular person. Mandela is the epitome of courage and honor. Please follow suit if you’re going to quote the man.
I love you, Mandela. <3
Oh wow, I wish you could of said that to all the people who bullied and beat me my entire life for “Not being white”. Haha. And to the kids who teased me and said i was adopted.
Here’s a picture of me and my family at disneyland
They are all white. Very white. The woman to the far right is my mom, she’s pretty damn great, and i couldn’t have asked for a better mother than her. The guy i am standing in front of and purposely trying to block is my stepdad, he’s kind of an asshole.
All these blonde children, belong to them. They had them together. My mom met him when i was a little kid, and after a while they had a child together, she is my half sister and 5 years younger than me.
As you can see they certainly had more kids after that, and thats fine, I’m glad my mom finally found love and settled down, and was able to have a ton of beautiful and talented children.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love them all, and I am very grateful for my large, loving family. But do you see them? Do you see their pale skin? They are very white, white hair, blue eyes, freckles….
The majority of my life I have been jealous of them, ever since the first one was born I have suffered from intense, extreme jealousy. I always wanted to look like them, they had everything, they still do, and I am still jealous. Because they are what the world today calls “Perfect”.
They have never heard a single foul word about their appearance. When we go out people always comment on how beautiful my moms children are, and then they look at me a bit confused, and ask “Who’s that..?”
Now anon, you can yell at me as much as you want, but you will never understand the kind of pain that i’ve grown up with. You will never have to feel this way, hopefully.
They are great people, but they don’t feel like family to me.
People like me don’t have a certain “group” to hang out with when it comes to race. I’m not handsome and white like my brothers, but im not traditionally asian like some of my friends.
So please shut up, because you have NO idea what you are talking about.
I’m mixed race too. You ARE beautiful, and it’s time you started walking your path to accepting that these people ARE your family if they treat you like it. Don’t worry about the people who don’t understand that you might’ve wanted to be white. I know how it feels to be abused by family of a friend/girlfriend and have her not care and view me as a liar, most likely because she’s not willing to accept truth about people she loves, and not only letting me down, but letting herself down, because she’s not racist, but still, it’s no excuse for knowing in her heart that I was abused, and she did nothing when I asked for help. But I promise you, it’ll get better once you accept that we have a great blessing. Our mixed race helps us see quicker who we don’t need in our lives because of the prejudice they hold, and the empathy they might lack. It’s true that they’re part of the problem, as this anonymous idiot clearly is, but they lack the experience that we have with being abused, and so can never understand unless their empathy is extremely high, and most people’s just isn’t. I promise that once you understand you can be yourself and embrace who you are, you’ll find people who can defend you and understand, because lets be honest, the racism we endure isn’t going away anytime soon while the non-racists stay silent while we’re abused. I love you :)
Being white means you need to think twice about what you do, say, or wear because of your race.
Being a PoC means you need to think twice about where you live, work, and basically every single major life decision because of your race.
One of these groups got the better end of the deal.
some people are incapable of understanding how it feels to be dehumanized because of your race, and it’s not because they lack empathy, but because they lack years of experience of being racially abused.
:: INVESTMENT ::
Remember, always Choose your friends WISELY. Association offers to PERCEPTION. Perception can be believed as REALITY…at least it is for the people who are perceiving. You can try to control the reality people have of you. Also remember, you know who you are, NEVER forget it.
Jared and Gen in Season 4 Gag Reel
aka actual footage of them falling in love
Relationships are worth fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting. At times, people need to fight for you. If they don’t, you must just move on & realize what you gave them was more than they were willing to give you. Hopefully, people realize great things when they come around & don’t lose something real. Always fight until you can’t anymore, & then be fought for. You have to remind yourself that you deserve better. You deserve someone who treats you right and makes you happy and is willing to stand up for you.