i like them (by liza shelestun)
This is a useful resource…
The key is not not to give others the power… Because in the end, there is nothing more important than not giving into the fears and judgments we drain our spirits with.
I would never give these people a reason to question the value I brought to the table.
i wrote a poem
I almost scrolled past this but it’s actually really fucking deep…
Casa Pere Brias in Barcelona, Spain (by Arnim Schulz).
1. a musician with masterly ability, technique, or personal style.
2. a person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.
3. a person with a strong interest in the fine arts, especially in antiquities.
4. Archaic: a very learned person.
5. exhibiting the ability, technique, or personal style of a virtuoso.
Etymology: from Italian - skilled, of great worth, from Late Latin virtuōsus - good, virtuous.
THIS MAN WON THE QUESTION
POC who live here in America:
I realize you’re hurt by the ignorant words of “white people” who don’t know what they’re talking about, and I’m sorry.
But I have a question for you. In this “land of the free”…aren’t you free? What are their words doing to you, unless you LET them affect you? I thought this was a free country, where people were allowed to speak their minds, and other people were allowed not to listen.
But maybe I was wrong. Maybe the words of people are so strong that it’s impossible to stand up against them. Which is sad, and basically means our country is full of weak people.
No matter what race or gender I am, I would never let people’s words affect me. Don’t you realize they’re just words? Words are not physical, they will not capture and torture you. They won’t keep you from getting a job (and if your race is keeping you from getting a job, that’s the owners problem, not every white person), and they won’t kill you.
Unless you let them.
So take pride in who you are and stop listening to stupid people. It’s that easy. Once you let go of worrying about what other people think, your life will be a hell of a lot easier. And a lot less stressful.
Empower yourself. Empower your own life.
“once you let go of ‘worrying what people think and say’, then magically all this will disappear! “
“RACISM CAN’T AFFECT YOU UNLESS YOU LET IT!!!”
“No matter what race or gender I am, I would never let people’s words affect me.”
How easy it is to sprout this bullshit when you’ve never actually experienced the effects of racial slurs and harassment. How easy. And nice victim-blaming, OP.
“Someone may throw racist slurs at you every day but it’s YOUR FAULT if you feel hurt!”
“The fact that Canada would expend national defence resources to monitor our activities amounts to a false and highly offensive insinuation that First Nation advocacy is akin to terrorism or threats to national security,” Mr. Atleo said in a statement. “The reality is that all of the events monitored in the documents released were peaceful demonstrations conducted with the full co-operation and notification of all relevant authorities.”
Is OP serious? They have to be joking…there’s no way. I can’t accept that as their actual thought.
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