I’m going back to school on Thursday and tomorrow, I’m going to get my metro card

I am always critical of society but with school coming so near, the social critiques are going to ramp up

Going to a high school where people scream at you to go to college and to start college planning early and will hex you if you dare do the SAT in your senior year for the first time

It’s obvious

In my childhood, I lived in Long Island in which a South Asian is just as rare as a shiny pokemon.

Everyone in school is white, black, and brown; but only the hispanic brown

Never the South Asian brown

I was the only South Asian in my class.

I didn’t go outside that much because my mom was paranoid 

so I had to seclude myself into my living room watching TV

and TV has no people that look like me unless you count bollywood films but they’re made in India and I usually watch television shows that are made in the US 

As a little girl, I thought that I didn’t belong in this country because there are no people that look like me in my favorite tv shows. Only in Bollywood movies that are made in India.

So, I got the lowest self-esteem in the world and I have no desire to prove my worth in school because “what’s the point of trying hard, I’m a foreigner living in this country”

This is why media representation is so important because people everywhere will truly get a sense of belonging in where they live. 

I also believe the lack of media representation is the reason why I was bad in math(still am lol) in elementary school because I didn’t try hard. I just had very low self esteem. I tried my best to improve in math right now, but the numbers are getting confusing to me and already, I’m thinking to myself 

the damage has already been done

Thank you media for disparaging my existence 

jellybeans18universe

taesdays:

i don’t give a shit about your “this is why i love the kpop community, we all stand together” posts right now.

a young woman has just died. her driver has just died. two of her friends are in a critical condition and in emergency surgery.

stop trying to make this about yourself.

ayobama

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She alsofiled a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

tarot-sybarite
Student loans are destroying the imagination of youth. If there’s a way of a society committing mass suicide, what better way than to take all the youngest, most energetic, creative, joyous people in your society and saddle them with, like $50,000 of debt so they have to be slaves? There goes your music. There goes your culture. There goes everything new that would pop out. And in a way, this is what’s happened to our society.