this one’s for all the punk ass bitches who think that classical music is lame
Look at how happy those people are. LOOK AT IT.
There’s a place I go to, almost everyday. I don’t go there for answers. I go there for shallow conversation, so people can tell me their problems, so I can listen. I’m good at listening and I never divulge anything about myself—I’m pretty sure they don’t even know my real first name. It’s a church but I never expect any answers to echo from the high ceilings. It’s a bar but I never come out stumbling and confused. It’s a sanctuary, where I find peace in the unsteady flow of noise and crowds.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤