Posted by DMV
The very definition of white privilege. The opportunity to object to what you’re being taught in school.
As a black person, we were forced to learn whatever was presented to us. We learned about black people 1 month out of the year and it was always the “safe” stories. MLK, slavery. I was shocked when we took a class trip to see the film Amistad. But black history always started with slavery. That’s it. Nothing before that. Funny, no one objected to that.
The only thing we learned about Native Americans was thanksgiving. I didn’t realize Christopher Columbus and his peers killed off the natives until decades later.
One little minutia about white privilege and people lose their shyt.
I remember history class and the scores of white presidents we had to learn about. One picture after the next hanging up around the class.
Posted by AbbyNormal
Really enjoying my best friends first published book, Chrysalis! If you like fantasy, it’s the first in a new series called A Perfect Order. It’s soooo good so far!!! I’m starting chapter 18 now in front of a lovely roaring fire with some chilled white wine 😎
Posted by SoundAndFuryPosted by SeajattPosted by SoundAndFury
Today's thrift shop pickups: The complete short stories of Flannery O'Connor and 'Cannery Row' by John Steinbeck
They had a few L. Ron Hubbard science fiction books, and I thought about buying some for the meme value, but Idk man maybe that's how you subliminally sucked into Scientology, I don't wanna risk it haha
Thrift shop book hunting is the best. The books themselves have a story behind them. Plus you never know what you are going to find.
Yeah it's pretty cool. It helps me to broaden my reading interests too I feel like. I'll find some books that I might not have otherwise heard of unless I found it, or I'll find a book that I want to read eventually, just maybe not right now or full price. But because thrift stores are so cheap I'll buy anything I'm even a little bit interested in. The O'Connor book I got was in basically brand new condition and the Steinbeck book is old and weathered. Both are coolclick to expand