19 9 / 2014
"There are atheists in foxholes. There are atheist in schools and public office. There are atheists everywhere. The more we can normalize the fact that this country is full of people of varying beliefs and non-beliefs, the stronger we are. And if you’re swearing to defend the Constitution, you’re swearing to defend a system that protects all of us, whether you pray or not."
18 9 / 2014
I feel like I’m developing a slight problem and it MIGHT end up eclipsing the problem I used to have for Tony. SMFH.
I also feel like I don’t understand why I’ve never been to Scotland and the Highland Games in particular.
To the people who know: Is Scotland known to be friendly or unfriendly to culturally different people, POC in particular?
I have never been to Scotland, but when a Black female friend of mine went there, pre 2000, she was stared at constantly and people asked if they could touch her hair. She didn’t see a single other POC while she was there. She was there for a week. She said the people were friendly though.
A couple of years ago I spent almost an hour talking to a lovely Scottish woman at a friend’s Christmas party. The next year when I went she sought me out and we talked more. I told her about my friend’s experience and she said that she must have encountered people who had never been anywhere else, which isn’t how Americans see Europeans. At least, I have always seen Europeans as world travelers who live and work everywhere. Apparently that is a generalization.
18 9 / 2014
Dress twice as better.
Speak twice as well.
Have twice as much intellect.
So we can still get half of what we deserve…