college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some arbitrary and ridiculous standard?
Me right now
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.
watching-from-the-wall asked: Bahahaha. (Sorry, the "Let's play the Question Game!!" reference went way over my head until I started writing. Then hit all of a sudden, hence the word vomit!) Great blog, the internet needs more like it. That, and a few more obviously feminist/equality minded blogs run by guys... (I can feel the internets flood gates of rage heaving against the hinges but I resist the "Ask anonymously" buttons charms... Keep up the sass. It's so damn refreshing. :)
Thanks for the sass compliment! This made me happy :) and yes I agree with you!