A Playground of the Mind

"So, if you want to really hurt me, talk badly about my language. Ethnic identity is twin skin to linguistic identity - I am my language."

                                                                          —Gloria Anzaldúa

Racism, the word nobody likes. Whites who don’t want to confront Racism and who don’t name themselves white recoil in horror from it, shun it like the plague. To mention the word in their company disrupts their comfortable complacency. To call a text or methodology under discussion in a classroom or a conference “racist,” or to call a white person on her or his Racism, is to let loose a stink bomb. Like a tenacious weed, Racism crops up everywhere—-it has a stranglehold on everyone. It is cultivated and produced in families, churches, temples, and state institutions. The psychological effects of Racism have been greatly underestimated.
Gloria Anzaldua, Haciendo caras, una entrada (via ancestryinprogress)
During my research, I came across this very historical photo. He was THERE.

During my research, I came across this very historical photo. He was THERE.

My Puma, through MS Paint..

My Puma, through MS Paint..