Black men constantly live inbetween black excellence and submissive inferiority
I remember interning at Morgan Stanley and seeing how, the more is smiled, fulfilled bell-hop services but ultimately stayed in the background, the more comfortable the white employees felt around me.
It was like they needed to feel superior before they let me into their offices.
But when I started dressing better, walking with confidence, and keeping my conversations with them short but strong, I suddenly found myself almost shunned.
“Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?”
I go MIA on people sometimes and I don’t mean it out of spite… I’m just focusing on myself, what I’m doing, and what’s my next move.
(Source: lloydtheabstrac, via nefer-soul)
“Instead of competing, create.”
“People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.”
This world is filled with ungroped asses and lonely lips.