Shall I get back on the tumblr wagon?

The frame for perceiving one’s minority status can be very context-dependent. In college classes where Caucasian students predominate, non-white students can feel like outsiders by means of the often unspoken imposition of majority attitudes and assumptions. Ironically, however, in courses where minority students predominate (as is often the case in African-American studies courses) new hierarchies of majority/minority status can emerge around the issues of light versus dark skin, hair texture, African vs African American, SES, biracial status, etc. These issues can challenge the legitimacy of one’s own experience as representing the “black experience” or other minority experience. This is especially true for multiracial students who can sometimes be perceived as majority by minority students and as minority by white students. It is this dilemma of being stuck in the middle that is so poignantly captured by the authors of these firsthand accounts.
From an interview with Inside Higher Ed on the new book Mixed
twostrict:

peacefulrebellions:


You can change the direction this train is moving just by thinking about it.

Fuck


Don’t fuck with my mind like this

twostrict:

peacefulrebellions:

You can change the direction this train is moving just by thinking about it.

Fuck

Don’t fuck with my mind like this

I’m always thinking I’m so eclectic, but the truth is that everything boils down to music for me. That’s the key to my success.
Pharrell in an interview with Fast Company
Halloween 2013. Kevin Costner + Whitney Houston

Halloween 2013. Kevin Costner + Whitney Houston

Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak (via lavidabajolasestrellas)
Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me

Feeling it right now.

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The grass isn’t greener; we’re all just high on the manure

I knew there was a reason why I was keeping this thing around. Twitter won’t support my revelations and rants (who can really make a decent point in 140 characters or less anyway?)

It has come to my attention that I’m suffering from grass is greener syndrome [hardcore] right now. I log into my Facebook, someone new is engaged or married. Check out LinkedIn, an old friend moved to a new, more exciting city. Even my feedly (blog reader) has me thinking, “Damn, if I had a website like this, I would be set.”

The truth is that life isn’t as simple as the 140 character cap suggests and we won’t necessarily have everything we want all at once as it seems when pictures of an old high school classmate come up. We already know that there’s no such thing as a perfect life so why do we (I in this case) continue to go along with the notion these presentations are realistic.

In an almost ideal situation, I would say fuck it by deactivating all of my accounts. Yours truly works with social media for a living so that’s not happening. However, what I can do is spend less time trolling on these sites and more time reflecting on what’s going right. If we each did this at the end of each day for just 5 minutes, I wonder how much that could change our approach in performing otherwise routine tasks and interacting with co-workers, etc. I think it’s worth a try.

Different (in a good way). New Yorker at ♥, currently living in the District. My life as a twenty something + the city scene and then some!

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