window is a blog Maria Amidu started writing in January 2015. It is a repository for her random musings on significant and insignificant things…

word collecting

all this is not an agenda item for you to attach words to in a meeting, this is people’s actual lived experiences

“life went for the jugular”

dismantling

dismantling has to be the new paradigm – the attitude, the system and the historical stuff that is still lingering in people’s psyches the world over; the words, sentences, statements we make and currently use can no longer apply, we need new words and new psyches to eradicate this dehumanising living horror show

 

refrain…

…the race place, no one wants to be in that place and no one should be shunted there either; the unrelenting refrain: “you there black woman you do not matter and you do not belong here.” (and as I’ve said before it’s not just the out and proud racists who are doing the pointing, racist actions are on a spectrum: 1 = casual, 100 = murderers)

I am exhausted

and again!

“I can’t be a pessimist because I’m alive, to be a pessimist means that you’ve agreed that human life is an academic matter, so I’m forced to be an optimist…”

The inimitable James Baldwin

#allihavetosay…

…#onthat #ridiculous #racereport, #iam #busybeingequal!