Adults have way too many unreasonable expectations for kids and are often pretty unfair. Kids are often silenced. Their thoughts are often minimized or not taken seriously. And we often expect them to do/not do things that even we can’t do! We get moody. They get moody. We get irritable. They get irritable. They get hot. We get hot. They have bad days. We have bad days. So why do we expect them toalways be good? And the only thing about them is that depending on their age, all they can do is cry to communicate. I see a lot of parents chastising kids for having very human emotions. They’re not designed to just sit down and shut up! OMG!! They’re fully functioning humans. Not miniature adults! ‪#‎Venting‬‪#‎DefendingAgeistShyt‬

—The Ignant Intellectual

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I find it really interesting that folk acknowledge the existence of homophobia, trans phobia, patriarchy, racism, sexism, classism, hegemony, etc, yet don’t nobody NEVA wanna admit to being homophobic, transphobic, patriarchal, sexist, hegemonic, etc. The amazing human tendency to engage deeply with separatism. #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmm
—The Ignant Intellectual

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Dear Negros,
Are y’all listening? Cause need y’all to listen real good. We MUST cease and desist the immediate yelling RACISM sans a thorough examination of the situation. Marissa Alexander’s case cannot be at all compared to that of George Zimmerman’s. So kill it with the side by side comparisons. There is far more that differentiates those case than she’s black. READ ABOUT IT. Often this becomes the boy crying wolf. When it really is racism, ain’t nobody tryna hear it! We must do better. Racism requires more than the presence of a black person and a white person. PLEASE DO SOME DAMN RESEARCH FO YOU YELL RACISM.
Sincerely,
A Brown Boi Challenging All of Us To Do Betta
—The Ignant Intellectual

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If Rachel Jeantel had less melanin, the fact that her primary language is not English, thus causing her to speak English differently, it would be viewed as marketable/positive/ enhanced communicative ability/etc. Instead she is demonized for her speech (despite having a severe under bite), bashed for her pronunciation, judged for not mastering the Kings English, etc. How this treatment of her from jump is not classist & racist, I will never understand. #GitchoLife
—TheIgnantIntellectual

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Please note the wording/framing of various political statements and the impact/shift that would take place if we switched up the balance in language. For example, If it went from guilty/not guilty to guilty/innocent. If it went from pro-life/pro-choice to pro-life/pro-death. Just things to ponder. #RandomObservations
—The Ignant Intellectual

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Zimmerman & White Privilege

Dear Good Folk,
While it may be true that Zimmerman is Latino. HOWZENEVA, due to factors like his last name and skin color, he is a beneficiary of WHITE PRIVILEGE. Thus his exists in the world, in many ways, like a white male. So these quick short-sighted retorts that “he is not white”, are not accomplishing their goal of separating ‘him’ from ‘them’ and/or disqualifying this verdict from being about race privilege. This further shows that we don’t conceptualize STRUCTURAL racism as a construct and white privilege not being something only white people benefit from.
Sincerely,
The Ignant Intellectual

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Homosexuality is NOT a Default to Heterosexual Fatigue

Dear Straight People, 

Please cease and desist comments that suggest homosexuality should be a default to ‘heterosexual fatigue’. I’m so over hearing women say ‘I am so sick of men. I’m going to become a lesbian’. a) It’s insulting b) Broads cheat, lie, steal, etc too. Please be aware that triflin is not a gay state of mind. 

Sincerely,

A Good Wholesome Queer Boi FED UP with Certain Sentiments

—The Ignant Intellectual

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I would love to have more conversations around the almost incestuous affinity that single mothers often have towards their children, specifically their male children and/or only children. Much like Scrappy and Mama Dee or Patricia and The Ignant Intellectual. Where we are often reminding them that we’re not their spouse. But nobody don’t wanna be honest about this FREQUENT situation in our world and few people like having hard and honest conversations. So until then, I’ll just keep sympathizing with Scrappy and talking about it with my other friends in similar situations.
#RandomObservations
-The Ignant Intellectual

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I want to send a personal shout out to the dudes who bash trans-women and drag queens, yet have not neva missed a single episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. #WeSeeYou&YourHypocrisy
—The Ignant Intellectual

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To all the people mocking Frank Ocean’s sexuality and minimizing his talent because of it. Please tell me, “What was your sexuality looking like when you were writing for and being featured on the albums of folk like Jay-Z & Beyonce?” l’ll wait…
—The Ignant Intellectual

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