Before I begin my rant, I’d like to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and though I do not know every detail of his being or the names of the methods he used to affect the racial issues of this country, I without a doubt recognize the impact he had. I believe that he deserves that respect and even if I have any criticisms about him or his teachings, I cannot deny the credit that must be paid to him. With that said, I’ll move along into some of my dreams:
I have a dream that one day, my vagina will not be the reason for the existence of things like the glass ceiling. I have a dream that the men of my race will stop saying that they are men and demanding respect that they do not deserve when they are nowhere to be found. It’s sad that in my mind, the standard family comes with the father sold separately. I have a dream that women, with emphasis on those of color, will stop completely objectifying themselves. I have a dream that women will stop tearing each other down not only for the simple fact that it’s malicious and unnecessary but also because we will never truly harness the power we hold because of that vicious nature. I have a dream that topics like #youknowshesahoeif, #hoodhoes, and #dontwife would stop trending on twitter. I have a dream that people would stop saying things like “if you knew better, you’d do better” because when we get right down to it, most of us know better but choose for whatever reason not to do so ,therefore we shine light on our own delinquency and stupidity. I have a dream that homelessness and starvation will become a thing of the past; there’s so much over consumption that this shouldn’t even be a dream but a reality. I have a dream that we will all hold hands and sing kumbayah, LOL, not really but I’m just recognizing the pattern at which this post is going. I know that it sounds as if I’m preaching and that I dream of a perfect world but that’s not really my point. I dream simply of a better society and a better world, not perfect, just better. I don’t expect perfection but I want to believe in having expectations again because as of late, the more I learn about this world the lower I place my expectations and currently they lay below zero. That’s not okay.
These are just some of my dreams but I try to bring them to fruition by trying to be the change I want to see instead of criticising and complaining, and hopefully inspire through example and action. I’m not perfect. I’m just a dreamer.
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Post from Dear-Whoever.com. Good blog. Great post. I couldn’t help shining some light on this article because it seems like my generation is Lost In The World when it comes to relationships and how to treat each other. I feel like standards and respect are merely myths now and that’s unacceptable, at least to me.