fighting

February 23, 2008 at 3:46 am (anti-heterosexism, anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-sexism, Uncategorized)

i am so angry at the jurors of white women who could not see themselves wholly in these four young women of color.  and two of whom are mothers.

this is what i want to tell my daughter…that you can fight for your life and your dignity in this world.  but, i think that i may end up telling her (as my mother did to me) that you have to fight for your life and your dignity in this world no matter what. and the world will rarely reward you for that courage or intelligence or creativity.  the world will rarely hold you after you are bloody and exhausted and rock you to sleep softly.  instead more likely they will throw you into a cell.

god, this world is sad.  but if she fights, she will not only have a better chance to survive whole and loving, she will support four lesbian women who ought to have the right to fight for us.

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2 Comments

  1. Pomegranate Queen said,

    that’s why we create communties of love and support to remind each other of our courage, intelligence and creativity in this word that not only fails to reward us for our fight but punishes us and tries to shut us down for it.

    we tell eachother and remind one another. we support and love one another. it’s in this way that we rock each other to sleep. it’s in this way we survive and fight to remain whole and loving.

    thank you for this post. your words hit deep.

  2. foundationforjustice said,

    This is so pathetic, how people are afraid to accept the truth.
    The truth is blatantly clear, but people are so brainwashed they don’t want to look.
    Please visit: http://www.foundationforjustice.wordpress.com
    for the TRUTH on this matter.

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