I didn’t disappear.
I decided to change my URL for a while because I felt like my “friends” had abandoned me when I need them the most.
Yes, I’m a woman. But I’m a black woman. I’m a black woman before anything, and I felt that people were looking for someone to assuage the guilt they felt for not caring about what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri.
This isn’t new. This has been happening for a while, but finally, technology is opening the eyes of the world to the injustices that people like me face on a daily basis.
It’s not enough to sit there and reblog something every now and then and shake your head and be like “that’s terrible”. Go out and do something or spread the word as ferociously as you can.
Every generation of college students has their own injustices to fight and this is mine. I’m sorry if you wanted to come here to enjoy yourself or forget about real life or whatever. I did too. But I can’t ignore what’s happening, especially when it can happen to me too. There is a severe disconnect in this.