It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
~Maya Angelou “Phenomenal Woman”
“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.