This Way of Life is Not Negotiable.

Give me some love.   Tales of Aaron, a 24 year old coffee lover working to make the world a better place. Omaha, NE.

"KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!" - Dr. Suess

I love yet hate working in the service industry. The amount of ignorance I came across is ridiculous. I just had to explain to my coworkers (very passionately) that you can’t be racist towards white people (he argued that you could be) and I whipped out lots of fun facts that made him go “oh, that makes sense. Mind blown”. I also had to explain why using “she-male” and “tranny” are derogatory words that should be avoided and to respect someone’s gender expression, regardless of whether or not it makes sense to you.

— 6 hours ago
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"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."
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