My name is Fobazi, and I live in the great state of New Jersey, and I just finished graduated from Rutgers University. For the past two years, I have pursued a Masters in Library Science, and I recently got a full-time job.
But the job doesn’t start until after Labor Day. So my immediate need is for funds to move out of my house.
It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –
I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.
So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.
”—comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via meggannn)
So here’s the situation. I need to find a new job, ASAP. My current job is very hard on my chronically ill body, and it doesn’t pay me enough to cover my rapidly accumulating medical bills, or the student loans that will be due soon. I need a new job for benefits, too; I can’t afford my…
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-have my booty grabbed
-have a secret handshake
-fuck on the weekends/whenever I can come through/after fights/sometimes in the morning/probably after we cuddle/holidays/all throughout May/because its Thursday and we should celebrate
I’m just going to remain distancing myself from both my mother and sister. If my mother speaks to me tomorrow I’m going to lay it on the line that I will continue to keep to myself while I live here. I don’t want any fake bullshit and I don’t want to feel uncomfortable coming home. I just want to be treated with respect and with worth. This is not just some fight with my sister that I can just sweep under the rug. This is an ongoing thing whenever she doesn’t get her way, I am 22 years old and tired of this shit! I’m too old for this shit! This is just something I will no longer tolerate. She’s ignoring me but there will be no kiss and make up this time. I’ve had enough. I am done with her.