#STAYMADABBY: IT'S NOT JUST HER THOUGH
We all know about the controversial case surrounding the privileged agenda of Abigail Fisher. Fisher's prejudice and ignorance is only the most current example in this country's history of demeaning the value of non-whites, but let's not pretend it's rare. Let's not pretend that there are many who agree with her senseless entitlement. GOOD people be very aware that this happens to all of us. Education is often used as a metric for human respect across all cultures. Our very own people are much quicker to respect the graduates who attend UT as opposed to those headed to PV or other HBCUs. Entitlement and privilege, in my opinion, is the most dangerous form of prejudice we face today. I base that opinion of the belief that those traits lead to classism. Classism is defined as prejudice against or in favor of people belonging to a particular social class. As we progress as a people, we often make the mistake of thinking that those who don't achieve the same status as ourselves are less deserving and less important to our society and culture. In order for us to fight our best fight against the external hate we endure daily, we must unite under a common cause which is to uplift us all. I was proud to see the responses and opinions shared on #BlackSocialMedia that highlighted our own institutions as well as lauded those who thrive at PWIs. This thing is bigger than an unqualified white woman wanting to have something she doesn't deserve at our expense. It's about us no longer tolerating their superiority complex adversely affecting us in all walks of life.
HAS THE EMOJI CHANGED THE WAY WE DATE?
I had a conversation with some of my close single friends yesterday. I was taking little part in the majority of the discussion until emojis became the topic. I was given a lesson in emoji interpretation from both a male and female (ladies don't trip...I literally could not make sense of any word besides females here) perspective. Apparently, emoji interpretation can be the foundation for a successful date or it can be the doom of a relationship. I was laughing at it all but I am curious. The upside down smiley face can mean so many things? The shades wearing smiley can get you caught up? The purple devil can be code for what? All this is being said around me and I'm just in disbelief. Is a strong emoji game really that important to talk to somebody?