Malcolm X, on how in the U.S., because of structural racism, the Black community has frequently served as the proverbial “canary in the coal mine” in times of economic hardship
When unemployment or homelessness are bad for White Americans, it’s even worse for Black Americans
and i hate when people on here try to glorify not having friends like shut up it’s fucking horrible i had like maybe one friend throughout all of high school and it’s an awful and seemingly meaningless existence that serves only to make you feel shitty about yourself it’s not fucking cute
W. Somerset Maughman, Of Human Bondage. (via falling-inlove-with-books)
When people think your mental illness is made up, or just an excuse to spend a lot of time sleeping or doing nothing. Because they see you laugh at things sometimes. Because they see you go out for a meal with friends. Because they see you coping with some lame everyday stuff and they think you should be out in the world holding down a job and having 10 kids like them.
And its like no.
no. You don’t know what its like. I sleep so much because just living day to day tires me out. On the occasions I do go out to socialise I will pay for it with 2 more days lying around exhausted just from socialising in a normal manner. I cope because my life is carefully organised to consist of things I know I can cope with. I know I can’t do the things you think I should be doing, that is why I don’t do them.