Ett nytt löfte till mig själv; att kolla och läsa i den här så ofta som möjligt, speciellt när jag inte vet vem jag är. #håkanpåullevi #hakanpaullevi #3670
the-old-folk-blues: Sorry if I was unclear. I remember a while back you were considering your dream-team American Gods (one of my favourite books) cast, and you made a point of wanting the right ethnicity for Shadow. Which I found weird because I spent most of the book thinking of Shadow as a white guy until the "coffee-and-cream"(?) offhand description towards the end. So, thought I, if Shadow's ethnicity is so unimportant to be "revealed" towards the end of the book, then why does the actor’s ethnicity matter? 1.
With the greatest respect, that might say more about how you read the book than it does about the book you thought you read. Take a look at American Gods again and let me know what you find…
welcome to being queer, where everything you do is a political statement and your oppressors think youre oppressing them
Seriously, what the police are doing is not “bad”, it’s illegal.
There is a reason why people are raging mad at this situation, and it’s because it’s a blatant violation of basic human rights.
If you don’t understand that, then you are part of the problem.
"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."
One day I will open a diner, only wear backward caps and flannel, and have a ‘no cellphones’ sign on the wall. Thank you, vid-horisonten, for reminding me! I had forgotten about my dream!
when you ask someone to explain something but they make it 100 times worse
So you know my mother?
I’ve never experienced anyone standing up for, defending me. The people I thought would, didn’t and I guess that’s why I’m so afraid to let anyone in or let them know when they’ve done something hurtful. I’m afraid of losing them but I’m even more afraid of them passing what I’ve shared on to other people.
People always get me to keep secrets but they don’t seem the need to do the same. No matter whose sake the secret is kept for.
I can’t lose this feeling of having let down my other friends because they’ve asked and I lied. I feel so guilty. And how was it so easy for you, and why didn’t you let me know. This feeling is something we connected on, I don’t understand how you could do this.