Dude, what’s going on.
harry can defeat the dark lord but can’t pick up some bacon
he looks at it like he just dropped his hopes and dreams
Whoop there’s goes my bacon just like my parents and my pride.
Just like my parents
JUST LIKE MY PARENTS
Shirley Chisholm: Why she kicks ass
- She became the first black woman to serve in the United States Congress. A model of independence and honesty and championed for several issues including civil rights, aid for the poor, and women’s rights.
- In 1972 she ran for President of the United States, making her the first black person to do so. Although she did not win the Democratic nomination, she gained an impressive 10% of the votes.
- Chisholm joined the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971 as one of its founding members. All those Chisholm hired for her office were women, half of them black. Chisholm said that during her New York legislative career, she had faced much more discrimination because she was a woman than because she was black.
- Chisholm said she ran for the office “in spite of hopeless odds… to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.” Among the volunteers who were inspired by her campaign was Barbara Lee, who continued to be politically active and was elected as a congresswoman 25 years later.
- Chisholm worked on a bill to give domestic workers the right to a minimum wage, worked to improve opportunities for inner-city residents. She was a vocal opponent of the draft and supported spending increases for education, health care and other social services, and reductions in military spending.
The nature of this stammering can be reduced to a plea: Do not blame me. I was not there. I did not do it. My history has nothing to do with Europe or the slave trade. Anyway, it was your chiefs who sold you to me. I was not present on the middle passage. I am not responsible for the textile mills of Manchester, or the cotton fields of Mississippi. Besides, consider how the English, too, suffered in those mills and in those awful cities! I, also, despise the governors of Southern states and the sheriffs of Southern counties; and I also want your child to have a decent education and rise as high as his capabilities will permit. I have nothing against you, nothing! What have you got against me? What do you want?
But, on the same day, in another gathering, and in the most private chamber of his heart always, he, the white man, remains proud of that history for which he does not wish to pay, and from which, materially, he has profited so much.”
James Baldwin, Unnameable Objects, Unspeakable Crimes
James Baldwin wrote these words in 1966
I repeat 1966
It is 2013
47 years later and White people are still strumming to this same tune of “don’t blame me”.