“To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.”
Mariko says some things that make me roll my eyes at yoga, but this one stuck with me all through class.(via mar-see-ah)
“In one survey a fifth of Korean middle and high school students said they felt tempted to commit suicide. In 2009 a tragic 202 actually did so. The suicide rate among young Koreans is high: 15 per 100,000 15-24-year-olds, compared with ten Americans, seven Chinese and five Britons.”
“The test of how racist you are is not how many people of color you can count as friends,” I recall someone telling me—I can’t remember who now. “It’s how many white people you’re willing to talk to about racism.”
THIS!!!!!!! If you are not actively calling out your white friends on their racism, you are not an ally. Plain and simple. If you are not policing your own whiteness, you are not an ally.