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The fact that I have to put my dad on FAFSA even though he doesn’t pay for my school anymore is precisely why I’m so damn broke all the time ;_;
I spent the first few years after I left my adopted family’s house only taking one or two classes a term because I couldn’t get her signature on her tax info for FAFSA. The first term that I had left, I tried to do things the usual way, but she refused to sign the papers unless I came back.
That’s so fucking infuriating. They really need to update their methods of calculating whether or not we can afford school.
They set that up and put an age limit of 24 because the assumption that mommy and daddy are paying for school up to that point is super convenient. They get to pretend people without parents, or with estranged parents, don’t exist and so they don’t have to give these nonexistent people money. You can tell the government you’re independent from your parents so you can file without their info, but it’s a lot of work, and pretty nonsensical for an adult to do. Meanwhile, they can explain away this gatekeeping by telling anyone who asks that it’s to keep rich people from cheating the system. Like they ever care about THAT.
yup, cause i’m for sure starting to feel some kinda way about Lupita and how folks are fawning over her - not at all saying that it should stop, but if homegirl looked the same, but her name was ShQuanika or Sharkeesha Jones and her accent and roots was southside Philly or the SWATS (Atlanta) and she only spoke english, BUT SHE STILL LOOKED EXACTLY THE SAME, would everyone still be so in love with her?
I was starting to feel some type of way about this too. Somehow her background has become more and more important to the point where it makes me uncomfortable to hear how she was “born in Mexico, raised in Kenya.” Can speak different languages, the daughter of a diplomat, educated at Yale.
I think alot of her appeal or the appeal of a black actor now a days in America is their un-american-ness. Thats not to take away from all that Lupita has accomplished or how excellent she was in the role. I’m thinking more of the reason that has been stated over and over again in terms of why african american movies/imagery dont do well overseas but our culture remains popular around the world. Idk…it just seems like we come back to this feeling of black americans never being human enough…i honestly just dont know how to frame it.
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