Today I let one of the girls at my internship paint my nails. A few girls exclaimed, “that’s weird!” and one boy timidly asked, “are you actually letting her paint your nails?” I told them that boys are allowed to paint their nails and asked them who told them they couldn’t? None of them had an answer. And one-by-one the boys came over to the nail painting station and started doing their own nails, and each others nails, and one boy even got really excited and asked if he could do my other hand and it was just a really cool thing to see.
When the parents came to pick up the kids, the boy who had enthusiastically painted my nails, started scraping off his nail polish. I asked him why he was doing that an he said that one time he wore his sister’s nail polish and his dad gave him a “whoopin’”. And then, in the meekest voice I’ve very heard, he whispers, “but next time I come to [the program], I think I’ll just paint them again, anyways… I think sometimes parents can be wrong about stuff too.” I half-smiled and whispered back, “I think you might be right.” And helped him take the rest off with nail polish remover.
And that was the coolest moment of my day.
Spike ALWAYS speaks the TRUTH & that’s why CERTAIN people hate him…
Sounds like my neighborhood too.
This is happening where I live at right now. They changed the name and everything.
Where y’all from?
Exactly I live in crown heights right now, like this is west indian capital along side flatbush, the shit is turning white as fuck. I remember on labor day white people calling the cops because of music being played loudly. The cops start squading up patrolling the block. Mind you its fucking labor day/west indian day parade, its held every year in fucking crown heights, Who the fuck is NOT blasting music?
Then the cops gon say they staying all night on this particular block on this particular side of the street and in front of this particular house where these white people moved in recently.
Fuck outta here. White people wanna come in errbody neighborhood tryna run shit.
I can’t stand them fucking our neighborhoods up
Garon Wade and his husband Jamie were prepared for their son in 2012. They were not prepared for what strangers had to say.
Eddie Murphy at the 60th Academy Awards in 1988
I had to cut this speech down to be able to fit it into a gifset so I uploaded the full thing to youtube and recommend checking it out for yourself.
I never knew this happened. Thank you for doing this.
Damn. I never knew eddie got this real