Most minorities, however, who regularly encounter difficulties due to race, experience colorblind ideologies quite differently. Colorblindness creates a society that denies their negative racial experiences, rejects their cultural heritage, and invalidates their unique perspectives."
- Monica Williams, Ph.D for Psychology Today, “Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism (via willworkforwords)
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Aww anon, I want to hug you too :)
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Graduated high school.
. Collected something really stupid. Smoked a cigarette.
Got so drunk you passed out.
Rode every ride at an amusement park. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone. Gone fishing. Watched four movies in one night. Gone long periods of time without sleep. Lied to someone.
Failed a class.
Been in a car accident. Been in a tornado. Been to a funeral. Burned yourself.
Ran a marathon.
Cried yourself to sleep. Spent over $200 in one day. Flown on a plane.
Cheated on someone
Written a 10 page letter.
Gone skiing. or snowboarding
Had a best friend. Lost someone you loved. Shoplifted something.
Been to jail.
Dangerously close to being in jail.
Got in trouble for something you didn’t do.
Stolen books from the library.
Gone to a different country.
Dropped out of school.
Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. Had an online diary. Had a yard sale. Had a lemonade stand.
Actually made money at the lemonade stand.
Been in a school play.
Been fired from a job.
Swam with dolphins.
Taken a lie detector test.
Gone to sea world.
Voted for someone on a reality TV show.
Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year.
Gone to Europe.
Loved someone you shouldn’t have.
Used a coloring book over age 12.
Had surgery. Had stitches. Taken a taxi. Seen the Washington Monument. Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once.
Had a drug or alcohol problem.
Been in a fist fight.
Suffered any form of abuse.
Gone surfing in California.
Had a hamster/guinea pig.
Pet a wild animal. Used a credit card.
Did “spirit day” at school.
Dyed your hair.
Got a tattoo.
Got straight A’s. Been on the Honor Roll.
Know someone with HIV or AIDS.
Made-out with someone. Played on a sports team. Snuck out of the house.
Swore at a teacher.
Gone laser tagging. Had a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Been on the TV.
Driven a car. Performed in front of an audience. Been in love Been on a train.
Seen a ghost.
Been to Mexico.
Crashed a car.
Been kissed in the rain. Made an 11:11 wish. Drank alcohol.
Forwarded a chain letter.
Made a mistake.
Facets of my personality that I’ve come to recognize:
Social justice advocate. Manifests in analyzing situations and the speech of others around me in a sociological context. I speak about such analysis and spread awareness even if I don’t always directly confront the issue by challenging those responsible.
Desire to be wild and carefree. Manifests in very much enjoying partying and alcohol and recreational substances.
Desire to be educated, in every sense of the word. Manifests in constant thinking about subjects such as philosophy, religion, logic, and science. May contribute to obsessiveness when it comes to details of stories of games, books, movies etc.
Desire to horde information. Manifests in collecting huge amounts of things I care about, digitally. Even if I couldn’t possibly get through it all in one lifetime.
Desire to be refined, subdued, calm; and to focus and be mindful. Manifests continued interest in meditation, even if I haven’t fully integrated it into my lifestyle yet. Leads to a conflict with my desire to be wild and carefree. Though in a way, both wild carelessness and subdued carelessness are both carelessness, so maybe there is less conflict there than I thought.
In any sense, I have a feeling that the next ten or so years of my life will probably be defined by my inner conflict between wildness and responsibility.
Maybe I can find a middle ground?