my first diagnosis was a psychotic disorder btw
But lets keep pretending doctors know everything and never fuck up or hold prejudices that make the diagnoses they give wrong.
i hate the whole oppression works both way thing because like
if you go up to your boss and say “YOURE A FUCKING ASSHOLE. YOURE FIRED!!” nothing happens to your boss because you’re not in a position to do anything to her like that. if she goes “NO, YOURE FIRED.” then you’re out on your ass and unemployed. you both said the same thing, but its effects were COMPLETELY different, because of the POSITIONS OF POWER.
Try walking around without wiping your butt for a day or a week. Yep now try laying down in shit for 4-6 weeks, most of it isnt your own. Then add some blood and some mucus. Then grab some chains. Slavery was that bad. dont u ever fucking tell me it wasnt! (via howtobenoladarling)
Not to mention every now and then you were raped by those that were working the ships. Male and female were raped.
24 hrs laying in extremely tight positions with hundreds of people that are suffering from all kinds of diseases due to malnutrition. Weather wasnt always the way the ship owners planned and voyages took longer than usually, the longest I was told by a professor was a whole year.
Most people have no idea what happened to our ancestors, and that’s due to the fact that the powers that be want to act like it never happened.
And let’s add on the fact that ships have to make port and re-supply and between Africa and America lay the Caribbean and South America, which still took a great deal more to travel to. So families were separated not only by death and torment, but by members being sold off on a different continent than where they might have been bound.
Not to mention ships get blown off course, and the slave next to you might have died and you have to sleep next to a corpse for who knows how long before the crew finally decides to handle it and toss it overboard like so much offal.
Sharks still follow the course of the slave trade ships till this day due to the amount of offal and human bodies that were tossed overboard in the ship’s wake.
(Damn is that last thing about sharks true?!)
Yes. They threw so many bodies overboard it changed the ecological feeding patterns of sharks. They follow the slave ships from dock to port. They were even used as an act of terrorism to force Africans on to ships and encourage them not to commit suicide. Slave ships were often packed for collateral damage. It was estimated that many would not make the journey and all those bodies thrown overboard were insured. That’s how insurance companies got their start… It’s also how many families built their family fortune.
This was a business.
i’m so tired of the narrative that Black people tear down other Black people who try to get an education/ who read/ want to learn things.
i truly think that story is exaggerated to paint Black youth as being stupid. the truth is that it’s whites who connect education/ learning with whiteness. if i’ve been accused of not authoring my own papers it’s been a white teacher. if i’ve been looked at with surprise because i spend a lot of time reading it’s been by whites. if i have been racially profiled on my own college campus as not belonging there because they don’t think i’m a student it’s been white police. and if i’ve been told to limit my academic goals it’s been by white academic counselors or teachers. a Black person has never academically discouraged me in my life.
Young Black folks don’t dislike learning anymore than any other racial group in America who would rather be seen at a party than at home studying for a class.
to make it seem like a Black pathology is a white supremacist lie that too many Black people (particularly older folks) have accepted. so much so that you have the the POTUS and FLOTUS telling Black people at their *college graduations* that they need to dispel of the idea that to learn is for whites… come on.