“When was the last time anyone told you how important you are? Did you know people stood on auction blocks and were bought and sold so that you could stay alive today?”
~Dr. Maya Angelou to Tupac Shakur on the set of Poetic Justice
“Whiteness is the process by which White people fail to recognise how race impacts their lives; White privilege is the personal benefits of living in a society where Whiteness is centred; and White supremacy are the political outcomes of this racial buffer.” ~Dr. Zuleyka Zevallos, Applied Sociologist & Swinburne University Research Fellow
It used to be that whenever I got pulled over, I’d scope out the safest spot I could find, not wanting to put the officer in any danger; I’d seen those videos of some drunk plowing through an officer during a routine stop. These days, I have to think about my own safety, and that drunk may just save my life.