I've been wanting to start a link day because, for the most part, other people generally write what I'm feeling and thinking a lot better than I can.
Post from Resistance on speaking out versus not speaking out when racial injustice occurs and how people of color are sometimes forced to suppress acts of violence they've experienced because that’s the only way to survive day-to-day life.
Written by Dale who works for an NGO in Cambodia called Riverkids, “Still, I have some empathy for people who charge in to rescue children. It’s seductively easy. Children cling to you and you can get such an emotional fix off rescuing them. They are far easier to help than angry independent adults. They are ‘clean slates’, and you can project your own ideas onto them. You have all this wealth and power comparatively, and everyone is so nice to you because you’re the kind lady or man who rescues children from horrible people.”
Los Angelista writes, “It is not a joyful feeling to feel like I need to tell my nine year-old that as he gets older the ladies that say he's adorable are going to morph into women who clutch their purses a little tighter when he approaches.”
Abagond on what America and the rules would look like if we were in a Monopoly game.