There is telepathy between hearts"
Some guy I went to undergrad with said he was outraged because he was stopped by a cop for no reason while standing in front of his office building in the state capitol.
And i’m like, okay that sucks, but you’re white? And this is maybe one out of the two or three times that this will happen to you in your life? And it could have been worse if you were a PoC? So is it really that outraging?
My feelings are also more contextualized in the fact that this guy and I both attended undergrad in an urban city, as well as the fact that he worked in Manhattan for a while after graduating. As far as I know, he never commented on racial profiling and the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program, or even attempt to use his privilege to bring awareness to the issues that PoC face.
So yeah, it does suck to be stopped by the cops, but I guess for this individual case, I’m indifferent about his experience.
shout out to those queerz who seldom make it to “cool radical” events because they can’t get there
shout out to those queerz that have calves of steel from riding their bicicleta everywhere because they don’t have money for the bus/train/taxi
shout out to the queers that have to walk/wheel to the grocery store, bank, government offices, post office, school, doctors office, do laundry, work, whatevr.
shout out to the queers who feel like shit having to ask their friends for rides and end up missing appointments/not going to work/not able to get your daily life shit done, lo siento. if i had a car, i’d take you to every appointment.
shout out to those queerz whose familia lives hundreds of miles away and you can’t see them as often as you would like because you or your parents don’t have money for the bus
shout out to the queerz that have to ride their bike to work, holding on tight to the handle bars, fearing youll surely get run over because you don’t live in a “bike friendly” city.
shout out to the queerz who never got promised a car, who don’t know how they’re going to make it to work tomorrow, and who would help others if they had a chance.
thank you to those that have provided transportation to me unconditionally, without hesitation, without repayment.
you have made my life easier.
thank you for this! xx