The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you are just the same. You erase their experiences and perspective, their struggles and obstacles, their unique way of having to deal with those things in a world that also erases them. With the words, ‘but humans are humans’ or the bs dramatics of ‘we all bleed red’ normal people can simply pretend that if we all did things the way they did, then everything would work out okay. But, yes, we all bleed red but you don’t treat a papercut the same way you treat a gash, you don’t treat an infected wound the same way you treat one that isn’t, you don’t treat a wound to the leg the same way you treat a wound to the gut. You are not acknowledging someone’s personhood when you ignore the very things that make their lives different than yours, and when you refuse to understand that their circumstances have given them their own perspective that is just as valid as yours. More valid in fact – their perspective about their experiences that you haven’t been through is far more valid than anything you could ever think about it. —
The danger of worldviews (Speaking when the world sleeps)
Truth bomb if I ever saw one.
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BOB Has Lifted Off!
Thank you, thank you and Amen and Ashe and praises to the most high. BOB has officially lifted…
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My favorite present ! Love me some grey street :) <3
Grey Street is one of my favorite songs. So beautifully sad
survivaloftheflyest asked: I just wanna say that I fully support you guys. I'm from Baltimore & I love seeing the people in my city doing beautiful things. Many blessings & positive vibes towards everything you are working towards. :)
Thank you! There really is nothing like hometown love/support :)
Hope to see you at one of our events soon!
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Community Service: Planting Trees
The Bois of Baltimore recently planted trees at Douglas High School in Baltimore City. Our goal…
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