if you had to drop out of a class you are not a failure
if you had to take time off school you are not a failure
if you had to leave school for good you are not a failure
your worth is not determined by academia and this goes doubly so for disabled people and others for whom school is set against them
To stand there and have individuals literally inches from you, pointing their fingers, shouting obscenities at you, it’s stressful.
STLMPD Chief Sam Dotson
Source: “What police face during protests" accuses protests of being more dangerous for the police than the protesters.
Peaceful protesters have been tear gassed, shot with rubber bullets, arrested, tackled, hog tied, maced, had guns pointed at them, and so much more. They really wanna try and compare pointing fingers, name calling, and cameras in their faces to everything protesters have faced PLUS the fact that Mike Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson is still free and still on paid administrative leave after 69 days?!?(via felixkattenvoer)