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ex0rdiium:

Real Friends | Cover You Up.

ex0rdiium:

Real Friends | Cover You Up.


The Story So Far - Closure (x)

The Story So Far - Closure (x)

Early in my freshman year, my dad asked me if there were lots of Latinos at school. I wanted to say, “Pa, I’m one of the only Latinos in most of my classes. The other brown faces I see mostly are the landscapers’. I think of you when I see them sweating in the morning sun. I remember you were a landscaper when you first came to Illinois in the 1950s. And look, Pa! Now I’m in college!”

But I didn’t.

I just said, “No, Pa. There’s a few Latinos, mostly Puerto Rican, few Mexicans. But all the landscapers are Mexican.”

My dad responded, “¡Salúdelos, m’ijo!”

So when I walked by the Mexican men landscaping each morning, I said, “Buenos días.”

Recently, I realized what my dad really meant. I remembered learning the Mexican, or Latin American, tradition of greeting people when one enters a room. In my Mexican family, my parents taught me to be “bien educado” by greeting people who were in a room already when I entered. The tradition puts the responsibility of the person who arrives to greet those already there. If I didn’t follow the rule as a kid, my parents admonished me with a back handed slap on my back and the not-so-subtle hint: “¡Saluda!”

I caught myself tapping my 8-year-old son’s back the other day when he didn’t greet one of our friends: “Adrian! ¡Saluda!”

However, many of my white colleagues over the years followed a different tradition of ignorance. “Maleducados,” ol’ school Mexican grandmothers would call them.

But this Mexican tradition is not about the greeting—it’s about the acknowledgment. Greeting people when you enter a room is about acknowledging other people’s presence and showing them that you don’t consider yourself superior to them.

When I thought back to the conversation between my dad and me in 1990, I realized that my dad was not ordering me to greet the Mexican landscapers with a “Good morning.”

Instead, my father wanted me to acknowledge them, to always acknowledge people who work with their hands like he had done as a farm worker, a landscaper, a mechanic. My father with a 3rd grade education wanted me to work with my mind but never wanted me to think myself superior because I earned a college degree and others didn’t.

thatsimplecripple:

So, fuck every friend that felt obliged to listen but didn’t give a shit.
Fuck my teachers for wasting my time and said I was acting out.
Fuck the social worker that got paid to feel sorry for me.
Fuck the church for filling my head with useless stories that never helped.
Fuck the cops for showing up late.
Fuck my parents for making me pay for their mistakes.

Rotting Out - No Clue

(thatsimplecripple)

yungtapatio:

Best tweet I saw this morning. Fuck Joyce Manor.

yungtapatio:

Best tweet I saw this morning. Fuck Joyce Manor.

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get-lost-inside-my-head:

I’m soo tired, tired of everything today. I just want to sleep for like two weeks..

bryanstars:

Motionless In White, I See Stars, Chiodos and more have been added to South By So What?!

bryanstars:

Motionless In White, I See Stars, Chiodos and more have been added to South By So What?!


I’ve given up on you, and my skin, and my bones [x]

I’ve given up on you, and my skin, and my bones [x]