"I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of."
Rock was bused to schools in predominately white neighborhoods of Brooklyn, where he endured bullying and beatings from white students. As he got older, the bullying became worse and Rock’s parents pulled him out of James Madison High School. He decided to drop out of high school altogether and later received a GED.
Just a reminder: Racism is not restricted to the South and it never was.
A wise black man once told me “that whites in the south like niggas in particular, not in general, and whites in the north like niggas in general, not in particular.”
my great grandma used to say that too^
you ain’t said nothing, but a word
(Source: fallsonamemory, via truthislove-always)
"Sometimes I think that maybe we are just stories. Like we may as well just be words on a page, because we’re only what we’ve done and what we are going to do."
"be softer with you. you are a breathing thing. a memory to someone. a home to a life."