Amaris Diaz - “Dear Privilege” (WoWPS 2014)
"Dear men who only know how to speak in compliments, you are not needed. Dear comments about my appearance or lack thereof, nothing of mine is for you."
Performing during The Lit Slam at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam.
So yeah I can see how many fingers you’re holding up
THIS IS VERY ACCURATE
THIS IS VERY BEAUTIFUL
I love this woman
This succinctly explains why black people shame each other.
Perfect!!!!! This is such a hard concept to explain. Ughhhh I love this woman.
This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!
WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THIS?!
SO MANY OTHER COUNTRIES EITHER PAY FOR THEIR POPULATIONS’ EDUCATION OR JUST WRITE OFF THE BILL IF DOESN’T GET PAID FOR.
THE WAY THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM WORKS IS BACKWARDS AND MANGLED.