Ruth, your words touch on things so sensitive so real and now that you're gone, I don't know how to feel. On one hand, we all have to say goodbye one day but why today? We need you. For on the other hand we haven't finished the work you started but how to start? You're a general commanding fleets of equality and hope but my hope's starting to deplete. Ruth, you've raised a mighty movement, a snarling butterfly of anger and denial and demands so long denied but Ruth, we can't do what you can! No, could; that's death, a shift. Can to could. Ruth, would you show us a way to do the good that you did, now that you're gone? We'll learn to live without you, but I don't want to move on. Fragility is everywhere, and yet it's taboo. I don't know how to be strong without you.
The president is squabbling, disregarding your wishes and
you are part of me and i am part of you but some people don't think so. some people will tear us apart even though you are beautiful, like a midnight sky full of stories. but you are black. and so they oppress you hurt you and strangle you until you can't breathe. they kill you.
It's. Just. Wrong.
unfortunately they don't realize that we are all descended from one person and that person was black.
for christians, i can't say for sure but it's likely that your Jesus was brown skinned.
Black people are human. They deserve to be treated like humans, not like animals. They deserve rights, and education and compassion.
you are a part of me, and i am a part of you and although i can not speak for other people i promise to respect you. i promise to care about you.
Did you know that there's such a thing as a controlled burn? Yep. Here's what controlled burning is: "Controlled burning is any fire intentionally ignited to meet specific land management objectives, such as to... restore ecosystem health" (USDA). And do you know what tends to happen? The earth naturally needs to burn sometimes. And humans often stop that burning if it occurs near them! So then what do you have? A bunch of super-dry-about-to-burn grass. This happens over and over again and you end up with a large amount of land that is dry and burnable, so when lightning strikes or somebody throws a smoking cigarette out of their car window and into a field, that dry field can catch fire. Of course, there are other things to consider that I've left out like climate change and the way humans are affecting ecosystems everywhere and the complete crap thats going on, but honestly I'm tired of watching things burn. So I will let it be.
So you want to be human? Well let me tell you this. Humanity is wanting. Humanity is a hunger. Humanity is a writhing, ever changing mass of feelings. We can no easier hold back these feelings than we could the ocean. They flood each and every one of us. Humanity is a quest for knowledge. For centuries we have attempted to learn as much as we can, from how the planets move to how single-celled organisms function. We want to know. Everything. Some of us hate not knowing, others bask in it and look forward to learning more. So what is Humanity? I can not tell you, I can only guide you. You must find out for yourself.