“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits. The rebels. The trouble makers. The round heads in the square holes.The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules and the have no respect for the status quo.You can quote them, disagree with, glorify or vilify them. The only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things, they push the human race forward and while some may see them as the crazy ones. We see Genius because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who actually do” – Jack Kerouac.
This has been on my mind this past week. What a depressing week. I needed my anger and sadness to sink in. #Blacklivesmatter. How does one even make sense of this?? besides writing how we feel about this on social media and having hashtags for the victims, what can we possibly do to stop this? The truth of the matter is, this is not new. The cameras are new. Even with that said, the perpetrators are still walking scout free. What infuriates me is how silenced we are by some white people.So for every protest you make, (eg. like now) you take the risk to be branded anti-white, when you are not even behind the offense that lead you to protest in the first place, but are a victim. So you decide to keep quiet and it just chows you up inside. As far as I understand it, this movement is not a divisive movement. We established that we as a human race are equal yet some people, some political, some judicial,cultural and social systems still don’t comprehend that. Lets all just check our privileges and work towards obtaining this equality.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” ………………” Racism is no mere American phenomenon, Its vicious grasp knows no geographical boundaries. In fact, racism and its perennially economic exploitation, provide the key to understanding most of the international complications of this generation. ” – Dr. Martin Luther King
Anyhow ……… I got these really cool pants and shoes from 32 Clothing at a bargain. You know I am all about that bargain life. My friend and I had been looking for the nearest 32 clothing store until we finally found one at Southgate Mall. 32 Clothing has all your favourite brands all under one roof. These pants are H&M and the shoes Asos.
Head scarf- Market
Shawl- a gift from mom
Pants- 32 Clothing (H&M)
shoes – 32 Clothing (Asos)
Photography – Zethu Mashika (ig/twitter: @meyouandtheview)