ugh ughg breijdk forever feel shit and anxious idk what to do
my flat ‘mates’ (er) talking about conflict in ireland
one of them is from ireland and is talking about gangs and how one man in her town was knifed in the street and died and about the religious conflicts and things
and then my other flat ‘mate’ goes
'not like an african mob though'
i said what do you mean by that and idek what she said and i had to walk out
i think when i see her again im going to talk to her about how fucking problematic that is because ugh
the thing is like shes fucking like, relatively aware (in comparison to a lot of people) like, she’s not purposefully bad. idk.
it just shows how fucking embedded racism is in our culture
i know she’s just going to be like ‘i didn’t mean it and yeah i shouldn’t have said that’
but still like ugh
losing faith in humanity :(
shes like a ‘feminist’ (kind of) as well yet she fucking reiterates gender stereotypes so fucking bad
but this, ugh ugh ugh
its unintentional and it just goes to show how shitty everything is oh my god
White people praising Humans of New York for ‘humanizing’ the people of the Middle East… what the fuck did you think they were before? Terrorists? Savages? Extremists? Subhumans? It needed to take a white guy with a camera for you all to realize that our people are humans with lives that your fucking government destroyed.
Michael Foucault goes up to the counter and orders an iced coffee. Is his choice a product of his past or his present? Aren’t we all just at the whim of the power structures that control our society? Should we abandon this Starbucks and take control of our own beverages? What do we know about coffee? What do any of us know about anything? The barista, not surprisingly, quits her job.