“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”—Lawrence Krauss (via bringtheruckuss)
Intro: if i had to define it, would be the small ideas that kinda infiltrate the thought process by accident. Many people have them and don’t realize it. These thoughts usually come from the media and stereotypes that you notice all the time. most of the time the perpetrators of the subtle racism aren’t racist. For instances hearing the name Tyrone you may automatically think it is a black person before ever seeing him. You are probably correct. Doesn’t matter what people say, stereotypes are real just not for an entire race, religion, etc. Like tons of black people do play basketball not all but most. that is where the stereotype came from.
Of my 21 years on this earth there has only been one time where racism hurt me. It wasn’t the little kids who tried to get an arise out of a black kid playing around nor racist adults who were just plain racist. It actually came from a friend. A very close friend, she is one of my best friends and would do anything for me. I went to a college in a pwa (predominantly white area) i grew up in the hood of Philadelphia fyi. She was one of the people who i met who lived not too far from where the school was. Although the location was a white area a majority of the school was African American because it was a huge sports school. the racist white colleges that surrounded us had nicknames like blackawanna college (Lackawanna real name). Not mad at the name it was pretty true lol. So like the stereotypical white girls portrayed on tv she loved black guys, and spent a lot of time with black athletes. Being College Athletes they basically used her and treated her like crap. i was always there for her and we hung out a lot. After her year of being used she had a negative bias on Black guys. So a point came where she would hint at the idea that i wasn’t black because i was so nice. She meant it in a good way and i just took it as a compliment but one day she said Leon you are so nice you aren’t black i went off. The thought process behind that is that you can’t be nice and black wtf is that. i told her off and spoke my mind. she understood and stopped doing it, but she never meant anything harmful by it. I have lived the stereotypical Black life, no dad, poor family and have dealt with a lot but i never take it out on anyone else and i like to enjoy life. So you would never guess the amount of stress i been through if you met me.
It be cliche to say don’t judge a book by it’s cover but it is true. but this was more of a demonstration of the other side. Some people just won’t understand because they weren’t raised the same. No ones fault just life. Childish Gambino sparked this Post. but it has always been on my mind
If you been following you can probably see that i kinda jump around. it is just how my mind works. my mind lives in the moment then the next moment. I love life so that is where some of it comes from . i also analyze small things in a ton of different ways. Like i study hallways people, tiny features and life in general. i am always thinking. One things i realize is that if you pay attention nothing is surprising clues are everywhere you just need to learn how to read the clues