Friday, December 4, 2015

Being Young in 2015 is tricky. It's easy to feel like your safe in in the thick of danger. We're dealing with a style of craziness that's down played and glorified at the same time in media and entertainment world. Most of my friends of all races are aware of the systematic breakdown of ethnic realities. When I think of racism I rarely think of it as just a matter of race... I think of the systematic components that play into life, culture and perception. Privilege is something that everyone has. Men have it over women, straight folks have it over the LGBTQ community, whites over minorities one religion over another... Women have it... We all do. Depending on the circumstance sometimes we benefit more than another at a job, in school from police. Once we realize we have the upper hand over another we make a decision of who we want to be In it... we choose who we are. I feel If we're ever going to evolve our culture we have to acknowledge the ugly realties of privilege, patriarchy, and the isms. I don't think most people are looking to be evil. But when you place your preferences over another's needs your walking a thin line of being a culture vulture, and an opportunist, that's exactly how slavery started. Someone saw an opportunity took advantage of someone else's openness and put their preferences over another. Be aware of your privilege! We all have it but it can be detrimental to a person on the bottom. Violence is ugly regardless of race we akknoqeldge the struggle and push forward culture ‪#‎Evolveforward‬ ‪#‎Carepastself‬ ‪#‎HilltopMarch‬ #12/5 ‪#‎Lovelightanddream‬ ‪#‎Gaspoffthat‬

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