"I don’t want a piece of the cake, I want the fucking recipe."
"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman."
"It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."
"A woman-of-color who writes poetry or paints or dances or makes movies knows there is no escape from race or gender when she is writing or painting. She can’t take off her color and sex and leave them at the door or her study or studio. Nor can she leave behind her history. Art is about identity, among other things, and her creativity is political."
"A Mexican worker said: “If I am a wetback because I crossed a river to get here, what are you, who crossed an entire ocean?"
The Devil’s Highway Luis Alberto Urrea (via elephantsandmangoes)
This post of mine from last August has more than 5,500 notes (and counting). I really wish tumblr had a way to turn off notifications from particular posts (I get more than a 100 notifications from this post on some days). But since there isn’t, I’m deleting it now. Just reblogging it again, so I actually still have it on my blog :D (hope this actually works haha)
"When an institution is failing to live up to the most basic expectations to protect its own members, to adhere to the rule of law, and to impose punishment and accountability on those who violate it, then there is a deep, institutional problem at hand."