of people’s inconsistencies. In what they say and do.
“I don’t know what most white people in this country feel, but I can only include what they feel from the state of their institutions.
I don’t know if white Christians hate Negroes or not, but I know that we have a Christian church which is white and a Christian church which is black. I know as Malcolm X once put it: ‘The most segregated hour in American life is high noon on Sunday.’ That says a great deal for me about a Christian nation. It means that I can’t afford to trust most white Christians, and I certainly cannot trust the Christian church.
I don’t know whether the labor unions and their bosses really hate me; that doesn’t matter. But I know I’m NOT in their unions.
I don’t know if the real estate lobby has anything against black people, but I know the real estate lobbies keep me in the ghetto.
I don’t know if the Board of Education hates black people, but I know the textbooks they give my children to read and the schools that we have to go to.
Now, THIS is the evidence.
You want me to make an act of faith—risking myself, my wife, my woman, my sister, my children—on some idealism, which you assure me exists in America, which I have never seen!”
– James Baldwin, speaking on the Dick Cavett Show (1968)
Pussy so good it makes niggas start wearing dashikis and stop wearing shoes
Harvesting herb gardens and doing daily sun salutations.
niggas start learning about world religions and getting pebble fountains and healing plants for every room of the house
Making dudes go from gangstas to hippies in a matter of seconds
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over —
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
—Richard Dawkins (via hehatesmemore)