I never let my schooling get in the way of my education.
Question the history and lessons you are taught daily in the classroom. The education system of the U.S. is designed to simply maintain the status quote of domination and reinforce and reinscribe systems of oppression and dehumanization in turn. From the erasure of the contributions of POC, women and disabled people to American history, to the celebration of native genocide (Thanksgiving, Columbus Day), to the strict controls on the dress codes of young girls which is considered normal, one must never confuse going to school with being educated.
I’ll leave you with this tidbit. 73% of all female characters in the 100 highest grossing films of 2013 were Caucasian, 14% were African American, 5% were Latina, 3% were Asian, and another 3% were aliens or fantasy races. Yes. In 2013, American theater audiences were about as likely to see a woman of an animal species or completely made up race as they were to see an Asian woman.
when i was a child i used to think teens were grown ups and when i was a teen i thought college students were grown ups and now that im a college student im just like what the hell is a grown up anymore
Now that I’m older than college age I’ve concluded that grown ups are a myth.
This makes me feel better.