I really have not been speaking out too much about everything that’s been going on around me but I can’t resist any longer.
From Trayvon Martin’s case, to the outrageous things I’ve heard the republican presidential candidates have been saying, to the disrespectful comments people have been making on the web about the beautiful young actress who plays Rue in the Hunger Games just because she is black to even the absolute nonsense that has been going on at my own school—and the fight back from students of color to make their voice heard, I JUST CANNOT DEAL.
I guess I was trying to delude myself that it was not this bad but it is. There are still SOOOO many racist/prejudiced/WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL THEM people in this world! I really don’t even know what to say. I really don’t. It’s mind blowing.
“Speaking to a group of voters in Janesville, Wisconsin on Wednesday, the candidate seemed to catch himself before using a word that sounds like “n*gger” to describe the president. (The original video of the speech is available here. The remarks in question take place at about 34:50.)
“We know the candidate Barack Obama, what he was like – the anti-war government nig… America was a source for division around the world, that what we were doing was wrong,” Santorum said.”—