when we were babies my dad was a stay-at-home dad while my mom kicked ass in the courtroom but he would carry my twin brother and me around with one baby on the front and one on his back in backpacks
and women would come up and look at how cute i was and coo over me and be like “awww how cute wow”
and my dad would be like, “YOU KNOW WHAT’S CUTER THAN ONE BABY”
and then he’d spin around
there was my brother
White people, you need to understand this: People of Color classifying ourselves as Black, Asian, People of Color, or anything else that we identify as does not “hold us back”— it is not stupid or for no reason — it does not “increase racism”. You all not understanding or learning about racism, racial disparity, the history of these terms, and critical race theory actually does though. Us using these terms and talking about racism is not “the problem”— it never has been. You all not understanding it is the problem…
I am inside someone
who hates me.
Amiri Baraka, “An Agony. As Now.” (via larmoyante)
Yes. This. Sometimes it’s so this. Ouch. Love.
Later, after Trek was on the air, the producers used the network’s concerns about sexuality to their advantage — they would deliberately put sexy stuff into episodes for the network to freak out about, so the censors wouldn’t notice other things. For example, in the episode “A Private Little War,” the producers deliberately put in a scene of Kirk having an open-mouth kiss with a half-naked woman, so the network could throw a fit about that — and not notice the blatant Vietnam allegory.
THIS IS WHAT STAR TREK IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT
When JJ Abrams decided that he didn’t like the “philosophy” of Star Trek, this is some of the stuff he was knocking.