“I really don’t [think] a lot about how people wear their hair right now, cause I’d rather see a person with a natural mind and processed head than a processed mind and natural head. I always feel like I’m a spiritual being first, a human being second, man or woman third, Black, White fourth. Nappy headed or whatever else anybody wanna call it, ‘good hair’, that’s last on my list. And it may be a result of not altering myself.”—Erykah Badu (via onesmartblackboy)
exactly. we went into definitions of equality and discussed who defines equality and all that jazz but he still stuck to his initial argument. he says that essentially we're all equal under the law. even that isn't true though.
America didnt even become a “Democracy” until the 1960s..(I say that because according to ‘democratic’ definitions a Democracy involves the political participation of ALL citizens—and we know how that went prior to 1960)…So to say that everyone was “equal” is definitely dependent on definitions of the word and the key players in defining it. Essentially, no one is equal under the law except the economically fortunate—They some how have managed to float above the law lol.
Everyone searches or attempts to be different in their own “individual” way, but the complexity and diversity of the world is too demanding to respect such endeavors. Too many things exist for one body to be completely unlike another. We fail to be new to the world, or even society as young as it may be”, so everything that exists—from material things to concepts—are not new. In our age, discovery is an empty measure. Yet, the hunger to be outside of conformity remains and there is this fear of falling in love with the established norm.
"Every historical period is filled with the nobility of humanity…We are not pioneers in the ideas of emancipation. You are too young to be synical, and the world is too old for you to be…The history is NOT already written…"