concrete rose chronicles

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kreyolcoco:

fabulazerstokill:

dynastylnoire:

THIS WAS THE FUNNIEST THING OF ALL THE SHOW 

Do they ever take the mom to task for not teaching her Spanish though ? I mean her mom is there.

There was literally nothing funny about this though?

^^^^ that scene hits me right in the *assimilated* child of an immigrant feels. Cause so many parents don’t teach their kids their native tongues (for various reasons) and it hurts us. Especially when we try to connect with those parts of ourselves but other people delegitimize our identity because of a language barrier we are not responsible for.

And before a grade A piece of Shit decides to chime in with “teach yourself” :

1. learning a new language is incredibly hard especially without assistance.

2. Many of us don’t have easy access to quality language learning resources for our mother tongues. 

3. In regards to colonized people, of the easily accessible resources,  most of them are the European versions of the language and not the language of the people. Which means you end up sounding like a stranger.

So yeah, nothing is funny about this at all.

Additional Points:

4. White people are rewarded for learning/speaking more than one language. People of color are ridiculed for that same thing, especially if it impacts any part of their English. A lot of migrant parents think they are protecting us when they don’t teach us our native languages; They think if we only learn English, if we don’t pick up their accent, we might have an easier time in this racist society. Unfortunately, they’re usually right.

5. Learning a new language, especially as an adult, is extremely difficult. Add to that learning disabilities, neuroatypicalities, poverty, lack of resources, lack of time, and it’s nearly impossible.

(Source: twerkdirty, via shamecore)

Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future.

Audre Lorde (via newwavefeminism)

(Source: thoughtcatalog.com, via thechanelmuse)

Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.

—Isabel Allende (via yogachocolatelove)

lexxdigs:

" …work is not simply the output of energy, nor the functioning of certain muscles…people work more by using their brains and their hearts." Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth. | from Chapter 8 of "Ella Baker: Leader Behind The Scenes," 1991.

lexxdigs:

" …work is not simply the output of energy, nor the functioning of certain muscles…people work more by using their brains and their hearts." Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth. | from Chapter 8 of "Ella Baker: Leader Behind The Scenes," 1991.

(via daughtersofdig)