On the 1st of each month, I’ll share links to some of the best posts from my blog, Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian. Here are selected notes from May 2016.
“For me, there are too many reasons not to embrace it. For me, beyond its historical use, and making connections to its oppressive impact on Black people in the current day through programs, laws and policies that go beyond individual acts of meanness, I’ll never be here for the N-Word in any of its forms.”
“I often hear conversations about sexual assault being framed. I often hear warnings about “stranger danger”; that people will be assaulted by a random stranger who does not know them. While this does happen, what the data also suggests is that people who rape are people we know.”
“Some people may take a “that’s what they get” attitude about protesters, no, fellow human beings who advocate for a liveable wage, and while many people are in an uproar and are boycotting businesses that acknowledge the rights of people who are transgender, please believe that the current system would also hold no qualms about replacing you in the future should you get too “upity” and realize that you are also not being paid enough.”
“There are many smart, capable people who would do well in whatever field they wish to enter in, but because of life circumstances, and a variety other reasons they do not have the access to obtain the credentialed education that would grant them further access into their desired career. In this way, access to education is a matter of privilege and not a matter of intelligence.”
More notes from throughout the years can be found on The Best Of N.A.H. page.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW