Seemingly forever we are let down when the same monster of American sexism and racism betrays us again, again, again, and yes, again.

We still have not learned, but why we have not learned it is a question simple enough to answer if we understand the basic human needs of community and meeting all the material/emotional necessities therein. Being loved and valued is essential to our well-being. Having been born into a culture which marginalizes our human needs — for all but the few who narrowly fit its dogmatized narrative of humanity — changes nothing of those needs but the frequency at which they will never be met.

Because our natural needs have been and will continue to be exploited, the oppressed peoples of America… are faced with the impossible dilemma of seeking love and validation from a white supremacist hetero-patriarchal culture while simultaneously aiming to abolish it.

Let Burning Houses Burn | AmericaWakieWakie (via america-wakiewakie)