I don’t care who you are or what you believe in religion wise. You need to watch this video. It shows from the side of the bully and the person being bullied. I feel as if this should be on everyone’s blog to show you care.
This is the most powerful video I have ever seen. It needs to be displayed at every school shown to every student they need to see this!
Uh, okay: a) I saw exactly three (maybe four) PoC in that and I’m pretty sure two were the same girl. b) The sister says “thank you for listening” (i.e. forgiving him) and THEN he goes and says sorry to the girl. Either his sister had to spur him on to do something or she forgave him before he even had done something right.
In clinical psychiatric settings, black women are diagnosed very differently from white counterparts who present with the same symptoms. For instance, black women have considerably higher rates of anxiety disorders than white women. Blacks are diagnosed with higher lifetime rates of simple phobia, social phobia, and agoraphobia. Therapists tend to view African American women as anxious or phobic while perceiving white women who describe similar emotions and behaviors as sad and depressed. Black women are more likely to be described by therapists as hostile and paranoid, and diagnosis for black women is inclined to be more severe than for white women. In these diagnostic differences we see the operation of the social construction of black womanhood that disallows sadness. Therapists are less likely to perceive a black woman as sad; instead, they see her as angry or anxious.
Melissa Harris-Perry Sister Citizen; Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America (via womanistgamergirl)