sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo
A low income person can get a hold of iPhones, Jordans, they can travel (especially if they’re first generation American)
What a low income person can’t do is purchase a house, pay for college without assistance, pay serious medical bills…build wealth… like the major stuff that actually improves quality of life.
So when you ask the poor person why they have a cell phone know that you’re saying more about your ignorance about class inequality and how it functions than you are indicting their character.
i promise to reblog this every time it shows up on my dash
Taken from Hakim Jamal’s book “From the Dead Level: Malcolm X and Me” (page 180)
In conjunction with my most recent ask.
So he got across town and changed clothes in five minutes. Yeah, okay.
I checked it on Google Maps. It’s three quarters of a mile away, and he supposedly got there in six minutes.