"With her fifteen minutes, Bregoli did what so many white women have done before her: she used her platform to co-opt black aesthetics and capitalize off of them in a way that black women cannot. She took what we bore out of necessity and became what we are rarely able to become: marketable."
"We are a nation constantly being asked to grapple with severe emotional trauma -terror we refuse to name- but unwilling to reconcile our supposed love of freedom with our lust for blood."
"For the rest of my life, I will be fighting for my right, my children’s right and my children’s children’s right to be treated like a human being. We should be further along than this. The list should have stopped growing. Another funeral for another teenager shouldn’t have just come and gone."
"Safety pins are cool and everything. The clever signs and pink hats were super fun. But the true test of allyship is how you answer the call when no one is around to post you on Snapchat. It’s the way you stand up even when the march is over. It’s how you step in, in moments where I just can’t anymore, and take up arms for me."
An open letter to Kanye Kardashian-West, Indiana Daily Student
"I heard someone say once that you traded in your spaceship for 40 acres and a mule."
"He has rolled more joints than he can count with these hands. He has cooked dope in the kitchen and counted the dirty money with them. He held his daughter, combed her hair, with these hands. Today, he will pray with these hands and hope the changes he makes are enough."